Characteristic for heavy lift cargo is the absence of standardization, which requires an individual transport planning. The items are oversized and impossible to split over different scheduled services. They need to be transported from one place to another and then lifted or installed into place.
Typical heavy lift items are generators, turbines, reactors, boilers, towers, casting, heaters, presses, locomotives, boats, satellites, military equipment, parts of oil rigs and production platforms, etc.
Transportation of heavy lift cargo is probably one of the most challenging and complex services in logistics and needs to be handled by specialized companies. Every heavy item and project is different, presenting unique challenges and opportunities.
When a vessel or its crew comes to Romania, it could happen that the vessel or its crew are unfamiliar with the loading of a certain cargo or trim/stability calculations for a certain cargo. Local port operations and other aspects might be new to them. In some cases the shipper or receiver wishes to have a representative on-board to facilitate loading / discharging and liaise with key stakeholders.
Eastern Shipping SRL can help your vessels and their Masters in loading and discharging in all Romanian ports, loading facilities, transshipment vessels and barge transfers to ensure safe & smooth port stay and passage thereafter.
- Supervision of loading and discharging
- Stowage planning & ballasting plans
- Liaise with and supervision of Stevedores
- Vessel’s Stability and Voyage planning
- Lashing surveys and cargo securing
- Streamline cargo crane & operation
- Liaison with receivers, owners, shippers, agents and regulatory bodies
- Scheduled reporting to client on vessel’s performance & port operations
Lashing, securing and packaging
The safety and workflow in the loading process of heavy lift cargo is very important. Cargo that is not properly secured can cause severe accidents and lead to the loss of cargo, the loss of lives, the loss of vehicles, or cause environmental hazards.
Heavy lift items is sophisticated and expensive, which means you can’t just go to the warehouse and get another one. Heavy lift cargo is often customised orders that take months, sometimes even years, to produce. If the item is damaged it will cause serious problems for all parties involved. Teamwork is absolutely necessary. A well functioning team is highly motivated, flexible and can handle critical situations better and faster.
Evidence the condition of cargo
When a buyer purchases goods from a seller, the buyer may employ a cargo surveyor to check if the goods are the same as those mentioned in the contract in terms of size, weight, content, etc. before loading on board of vessel.
Provide technical and professional advice
- How to transport large-scale machinery?
- What is the best way to pack the goods to ensure proper protection
- How to fulfill the insurance company’s requirements in order to get insured?
Customs clearance work involves preparation and submission of documentations required to facilitate export or imports into the country, representing client during customs examination, assessment, payment of duty and co taking delivery of cargo from customs after clearance along with documents.
Having the wrong person handle your customs brokerage can be very problematic. Warehousing and storage fees can add up quickly. If there is a problem with your customs brokerage and your customs clearance does not happen smoothly, your shipping costs could go up by hundreds to thousands of dollars.
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