The Project Logistics Alliance was founded on the 20th of December 2016 by industry experts around the globe to address the special demands of project freight forwarding for small and mid-size enterprises. PL Alliance is an independent network specifically designed to form a global network of Project Cargo experts.
The Project Logistics Alliance connects the very best people, agents, and companies in the industry in one network. It is our mission to build on the expertise that our members jointly possess, focussing on maintaining high quality service and furthering the unique knowledge required to service the project forwarding industry appropriately. By creating a platform on which solely industry experts can communicate and collaborate, we aim to be the pinnacle towards which the industry aspires.
Other attempts to form networks like this in the past have encountered issues with knowledge and expertise being diluted due to a lack of entry requirements. Many networks are pay-to-join with uncapped numbers on membership which may result in exceedingly high memberships of unproven quality. The Project Logistics Alliance aims to mitigate this by enforcing strict entry-barriers and qualification requirements to join.
Membership applications are subject to a rigorous application process. The Project Logistics Alliance requires applicants to demonstrate a track record of projects as well as proving that they are financially sound. By enforcing strict application requirements, the Project Logistics Alliance ensures its community consists of a global network of approved and qualified members.
PL Alliance membership is limited to two members per country; however, to ensure sufficient coverage, larger markets are allowed more representation.
All members of the Alliance are capable of offering a wide range of project-logistical services and are considered subject matter experts.