PSI has unique experience in providing innovative logistics, operational, planning, and security management support services to mineral industry professionals, all in challenging environments in the US and around the world. The team offers a full spectrum of protection management and life support services including intelligence coordination, regional assessments, surveys, and situational analysis focused on the mineral industry. PSI provides international project support tailored to the particular region and to the industry, to include translation and interpretation services, key regional and local contacts, local contracting and consultants.
Specifically, PSI has provided international logistics solutions, transportation and security support to various Department of Defense programs along with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) during the initial geologic surveys of various worldwide tender packages and for others set to come. PSI has unique access to U.S. and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military command centers, connections to local military and police, the U.S. State Department and other governmental agencies to gather and provide information and intelligence about the local area, threat level and daily operations.
The company’s expert security management skills allow it ease of access in setting up local offices with in-country business partners. Projects begin with country assessments, including the vetting of local companies and a situational analysis to include cultural, social and political factors. The company provides life support, transportation and other logistics services and specialized security support, to include risk management solutions. Security management, facility security and executive protection services are also offered.
PSI understands all the sensitive issues that come with supporting the mining industry in rural and isolated areas, particularly in terms of documentation and international logistics solutions. The company’s teams have been involved in numerous tender package areas and a number of tender package areas under consideration, and are considered highly skilled in these areas.
The company has particularly specialized experience in Afghanistan, where is has been in partnership with the DOD and USGS on all facets of the local mining tenders within the country since 2010. PSI has expertise and experience in Herat, Badakhshan, Zarkashan, Balkhab, and Shaida; maintaining strict compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, obtaining an Afghanistan business license, providing cultural and logistic support between the Afghan government and NATO, assisting USGS with early lithium explorations and providing expertise in aviation, ground transportation and movement to port.
The PSI team currently assists organizations in building trusting, respectful relationships with Afghan people, their leadership and their communities.