Pickands Mather’s Services team provides logistical design and planning as well as management, oversight and coordination services for efficiently moving bulk commodities. PM’s Services Group utilizes rail, truck, vessel, and barge transportation to optimize your costs, while driving for efficiency and meeting or exceeding your service requirements, whether your move is single mode, or inter or multi modal in nature. We further believe in the creation of competition between carriers and between modes of transportation to drive value to our clients. Because we have experience with all forms of transportation, we adapt quickly to changes and we integrate an approach that reduces or eliminates impediments to the movement and delivery of your products.
What’s most important to our clients is PM’s 24/ 7 service. It makes our highly qualified services team continuously available to address your critical transportation concerns in real time. Additionally, PM’s field inspectors are available to assist, observe and immediately react to your physical shipment needs.
PM’s field inspection team provides an increased level of quality assurance and quality control when bulk products are transferred between vessels, railcars, barges, and trucks or placed or reclaimed from storage. PM’s experienced field inspectors have an intimate knowledge of handling the frequently complicated transportation requirements of various bulk products and raw materials.
PM, through its affiliation with Match Tracks, provides our clients with access to this unique and specialized on-line database management system. PM can collect, manage, and report on all facets of your shipment, as well as to allow our clients to access data pertaining to their shipments 24/7 from any web-enabled device.
Even simple cross lake traffic can be difficult to master and properly report. By being involved during the development and design of both the Automated Manifest System (AMS) and the Automated Cargo Interface (ACI) mandated by U.S and Canadian Customs, PM provides you with the insight and support necessary to ensure all documents are filed properly and on time. PM Services reduces the stress of bulk material shippers and vessel companies by reporting vessel manifests in advance of vessel departure and/or arrival.
With over one hundred years of combined experience in logistics management, PM Service’s team provides you with a unique approach to risk mitigation and solving complicated bulk transportation problems.