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This network is one of the few networks which does not focus on quantity but quality. Instead of collecting companies that are ready to pay our membership fee, we select companies that fit in our understanding of a network and, most importantly, that can provide us with sufficient proof of expertise in outstanding project cargo handling as well as with a record of satisfied customers. We ensure you high-quality members who know their business!
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Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide you with an environment that fosters long-term relationships in a world that becomes increasingly short-term, impersonal, and transactional.
We have a unique and exclusive partnership with the Africa Logistics Network (ALN) which means that our members have full access to the members of ALN and vice versa, at no additional charge. We believe that this wider audience is beneficial for both networks. ALN has a dense coverage in the African market 98%, however, most of them are common forwarders. For further information, feel free to check their website.
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This depends on how actively you are using the network. You can gain new business by being listed for a country because other members will approach you with their requests. The more active you are, the more requests you will receive! We welcome you to take part in our annual meetings and benefit from conferences to build personal and long-lasting relationships with other members.
No, there is no obligation to terminate current relationships, however, we kindly ask you to prefer doing business with fellow members of the Project Logistics Alliance. This helps to build up relationships within the network, profit from better rates and margins and strengthens our community in the long run.
Yes! PLA membership is limited to two members per country. To ensure sufficient coverage, larger markets such as India, the USA, and China have four members.
We distinguish between members and partners in our community.
Our members are specialized project forwarders with the expertise to handle project cargo and with local know-how in the country(-ies) they are registered for. There is a strict limit of max. 2 members per country (with the exception of 4 members in China, India, and the USA to allow more coverage).
Partners are companies that can but not necessarily must be associated with project forwarding in the first place. Our partners offer products and services on an over-the-edge base and thus provide a competitive advantage to our members. Partners are exclusive for the segment/ industry they are representing in our partnership.
You can find the list of all network partners here: https://www.pl-alliance.com/partners.
No, we do not offer free or trial memberships.
The standard membership fee is €1.750 per annum, per enterprise.
The Project Logistics Alliance is based in the Hanseatic city of Bremen, in the north of Germany.