Bringing live sporting events to the world is an art form, requiring behind the scenes activity to be as seamless as the competitors skills.
Whether you are covering breaking news, or scheduled events, they don’t wait for a broadcaster to be ready. Your team and all your equipment need to be at the location on time, anywhere on the globe.
Effective logistics are required and come from specialist teams working together, which looks to be the plan for a recent US development. NEP Group, an outsourcing production facility, bought SOS Global Express, a freight forwarding and logistics company.
Although they are now in an owner and subsidiary position, this is really about reinforcing partnership. Production skills will be backed by experience of supporting the film industry, an ethos we understand.
A Unique Field
Working with the film, or media sectors is a fascinating and enjoyable experience for a freight specialist. One we know through our sister company, Dynamic International, who lead the UK in film and TV logistics, including sports events.
Sharing a production team’s passion for creativity and technical innovation is an asset. This encourages timeliness, along with an appreciation that planning and detail matter, one small item can be critical.
Access to good air, sea, or road facilities count, professional warehousing and packaging. The ability to move over dimensional, or heavy loads, along with another aspect which is often important to international productions.
NEP listed ATA carnet management amongst their reasons for bringing SOS closer, which makes sense. From a favourite camera, to sophisticated production equipment, crossing borders without a hitch is important.
The film industry counts on carnets more than most and as with freight planning, focused support should be in place. Errors can be expensive, to a sector which added £8 billion to the UK economy last year and over 100,000 jobs.
Accepting that plans change, or sudden needs crop up is part of good support. Providing carnets for film & TV crews can be a reactive process, geared to their developing needs.
Whether through our freight company, or Dynamic Dox, everyone here enjoys assisting creative enterprise. By offering facilities within one group which help to ensure their vision becomes real for all to see.