Shipping of large non-containerizable cargoes.

Goods are shipped in units but not in standard shipping containers (e.g. palletized, in bales, in drums, crates, etc. or large machinery, vehicles, etc.). Loading/unloading must therefore take place using traditional cranes, excluding the use of pumps, screw feeders, etc., synonymous with general cargo.

Thanks to the experience gained in forwarding oversize cargo, our teams have the experience, skills and equipment needed to safely deliver anything you ship. What is OVERSIZE, BREAK BULK or PROJECT CARGO? It is cargo that is too big to adapt to standard containers. This type of cargo can instead be transported safely in bulk in the ships’ s holds or on platforms loaded on deck, or on flat-racks or open-top containers.

Our service dedicated to oversize cargo is completely integrated into our activities, so it will be easy for you to seek expert advice or make a reservation. Each of our commercial service teams can boast thorough knowledge of local specifications and consolidated experience in handling oversize cargo on commercial routes.

Break Bulk VS Bulk

Due to the need for special equipment and know-how, the delivery of this service is closely related to the specific operational and organisational capabilities of each port. For all requests concerning break-bulk transport, please contact our team directly.

Customer shipping oversize cargoes can benefit from a wide range of services, such as:

  • Stowage and securing the cargo at the port of origin or a nearby warehouse.
  • Withdrawal and delivery on mainland with the use of various types of equipment.*
  • Management of communications with the police or land transport authority, if necessary.*
  • Loading, lifting and storing facilities within the port.*
  • Competitive rates.
  • Customs clearance and documentation.*

* Availability of these services varies according to countries of origin and destination.

For the shipment of bulky loads that require special equipment such as platforms, open-top or flat-rack containers, our sales teams will be able to provide assistance and information also in relation to the specifications in force at the port of destination. Our wide range of special equipment allows us to carry large, heavy and oversize cargoes.


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