It is essential for energy, mining, and marine (EMM) workers to get to where they need to be at the right time. If a seafarer misses their ship, it could be several weeks before the vessel calls at its next port, and it’s certainly not easy to reschedule a chartered helicopter flight for a worker arriving late to the helipad to reach an offshore installation. And that’s just a couple of the unique challenges of managing EMM travel.
From dealing with frequent itinerary changes and fulfilling intensified duty of care requirements to finding the right travel suppliers who can meet your unique needs, there are many considerations EMM companies must address for getting their people safely to some of the world’s toughest environments.
We explore some of those special challenges – as well as solutions and best practices – in our newly released “Travel Management Report: Energy, Mining, and Marine.” They include issues like:
- Moving mass numbers of people in and out of remote job sites and handling complex and multilegged journeys.
- Managing a high level of last-minute changes to travel plans. (According to our internal data, 57% of itineraries are modified or created within three days of departure for EMM travelers – 2.5 times higher than for standard corporate travel bookings.)
- Navigating the special yet stringent marine and offshore fares and benefits airlines offer to EMM companies.
- Booking nontraditional accommodations that can house larger groups of workers and are not usually found on standard corporate booking platforms.
Efficiently and effectively managing this kind of travel requires specialized tools and services, which is why teaming up with the right travel management company (TMC) is so important.
In the report, we explain how:
- Having the right mix of automated technology and 24/7 support from experienced travel counselors is crucial for effective EMM travel management.
- Leaning on a TMC’s risk management solution can be a lifesaver during travel emergencies and more mundane duty of care issues too.
- Using virtual cards can be a successful payment option for a workforce that typically doesn’t have access to corporate cards.
- Reducing carbon emissions from EMM can be managed through a five-step process.
To learn more about the very particular requirements and solutions for successfully managing EMM travel, download the report today.