Move One continues to experience success in Mongolia, despite tight deadlines, challenging security, and the freezing cold
Move One has successfully handled another time- and temperature-sensitive consignment of fresh food for the massive Oyu Tolgoi mining project in Mongolia. The shipment was delivered from Miami and Australia directly to the major catering contractor in Ulaanbaatar using temperature controlled containers and storage facilities. Transporting cargo over such distances within a short time frame requires a high degree of expertise and planning, further challenged by Mongolia’s weak transport infrastructure and difficult weather conditions.
“Move One has yet again shown that it has the skills and the systems necessary to handle such shipments, whether it is refrigerated airfreight to Mongolia or sensitive cargo to anywhere in the world,” says Sean Kosa, Move One’s country manager for Mongolia.
In addition to providing supply chain solutions to the catering contractor, Move One is pleased to play a key role in the development of the natural resource-based economy in Mongolia by supporting other Oyu Tolgoi suppliers and subcontractors. Common shipments received at the Ulaan Baatar warehouse 660 km north of the mine include spare parts, equipment, and out-of-gauge material.
Despite strict time frame requirements and difficult winter weather conditions, Move One has managed to avoid shipment delays for its customers. For example, recently Move One delivered valves for a customer before the Chinese New Year. “If it had been delivered after or during the holiday, major delays in supply chain would have occurred,” explains Kosa.
“Typically shipments slow down this time of year but we continue to be highly active in these tricky times,” he adds. “We avoided major shipment delays which all resulted in high level of customer satisfaction.”
After years of providing freight forwarding services in Mongolia, Move One last year opened a dedicated office in the capital of Ulaanbaatar to centralize its services in the country. With the new office, Move One is actively involved in the country’s industrial development, using all resources at its disposal to assist with freight forwarding and logistics services.