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What is Project Cargo Shipping?

Project cargo coordination in team

Commonly known as project cargo logistics or project cargo forwarding, project cargo shipping is a highly complex logistics function. In essence, it involves the use of multiple different transport mediums and routes to have complex cargo transported under tight timelines. Due to the sheer complexity, project cargo shipping is often considered a hallmark of the global logistics and shipping industry. What qualifies as project cargo? For starters, the type of freight being transported has to

What Is The Role Of NVOCC?

Coordinating NVOCC operations in port

A Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) is an individual or company that performs all the functions of an ocean carrier without actually owning the vehicles. While they do not operate any ships, NVOCCs provides provide goods, products or equipment delivery services to customers. Functions performed by a NVOCC Essentially, a NVOCC has volume based ocean freight arrangements with shipping companies around the world. These shipping companies own and operate various cargo ships, allowing them to

What Is Break Bulk Shipping?

break bulk logistics loaded on ship

Both break bulk shipping and bulk shipping describe methods in which cargo is loaded or unloaded from a ship. The choice of using either of these methods comes down to the type of cargo being handled. In this article, we contrast break bulk shipping with bulk shipping while exploring several distinct characteristics of break bulk shipping. Introduction to break bulk shipping A traditional method of loading goods and materials on ships, break bulk shipping arrangements

What Is RORO Shipping?

Roro ship loading vehicles

Roll-on, Roll-off (RORO) is a method of freight transportation that is used for speed efficiency and operations ease. In RORO, your self-propelled vehicles such as trucks and tractors roll on and off your vessel. This is in contrast to the typical freight loading and unloading process where filled containers are lifted with cranes. It is also possible that goods without self-propelling capabilities are rolled on and off using handling equipment. Given that freight forwarding companies’

What Is A Sea Freight Forwarder?

sea freight forwarder transporting cargo

Sea freight has been and continues to be an integral part of the global supply chain network. According to Statistica.com, an overwhelming 80% of the world’s goods are transported by ships. At the same time, there has been generally a year-on-year expansion of the sea freight industry. While not the quickest, sea freight Introduction to Sea Freight Forwarding Sea freight forwarding involves the use of carrier ships to transport goods filled containers around the world.

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