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Project Cargo

Operating in a variety of industries has allowed Rapid Fire Logistics to recognise the need for special projects. We provide expertise in planning and executing complex proejcts for our cusotmers valuable cargo.

Whether it highly valuable or over-sized in weight and/or dimension or break bulk solutions, we understand that these shipments require the special attention.

Furthermore, our customers can reply on our organised approach to finding the right services for their unique requirements.

Our project team, known for their creative skill sets and veteran experience, monitor your product(s) and ensure that your goods are delivered safely across the globe.

Dedicated project team that can scale to individual client needs

Bespoke reporting on the KPIs with recommendations 

Integrated IT solutions keeping our customers connected to their cargo

Flexible and agile company able to react fast to new challenges 

BULK CARGO AND SHIP CHARTERING

Project cargo Solutions Bulk Shipping

Definition

"Transportation of bulk, break-bulk, project and heavy cargo, military equipment and other non-standard cargoes that are too big or too heavy for a container (NCL - Non Container Load). Vessel chartering and forwarding ship cargo lots."

When should this type of transportation be considered?

The proposal of the most efficient and economical way of delivering your cargo is always the most urgent issue for a logistics company.

Over 2,000 tonnes

In some regions of short-sea navigation, general cargo transportation by vessels has lost its relevance due to its laboriousness, and container transportation has come to replace it, which in this case often turns out to be even cheaper than ship lots. Nevertheless, when the volume of the cargo exceeds 2,000 tons, the carriage in bulk again acquires its relevance, but for its implementation it is necessary to have a special qualification. Not to mention lots of over 50,000 tons (Supramax vessels type), 70,000 tons (Panamax type) and 100,000 tons (Capesize type).

Classification of bulk cargoes

Bulk cargo, in terms of normalizing the conditions for their transportation, are divided into two groups:

  • Non-Grain
  • Grain

 

Definitions

Non-grain includes goods transported in bulk: ore, ore concentrates, coal, building materials, salt, raw sugar, grain, etc. All these loads consist of homogeneous or inhomogeneous particles of limited size.

ll grain cargoes are divided into three groups: cereals, legumes and oilseeds. Physical properties: flowability, shrinkage, density, borehole, thermal conductivity and sorption properties. Biological properties: grain respiration, ripening, germination, self-warming, etc. The carrier must take into account all the specified properties of the cargo and ensure, firstly, rational loading and safe navigation of the ship; secondly, the safety of the goods carried.

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Our international shipping solutions can be found here.

Legal basis of transportation by ships

Documentation

All ships carrying grain in bulk must have on board the relevant documentation developed in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 6 of the SOLAS-74 Convention (the "International Grain Code") and the Rules of the Register.

Regulation

Transportation of bulk cargoes in international shipping is regulated by the Code of Safe Practice for the Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes, which have an advisory character, and the Intra-Union Rules for the Safe Transport of Non-grain Bulk Cargoes (RTM 310038-78).

International

There are also a number of Standards, International Conventions and Regulations that are directly related to the goods carried on board and regulate them. Among them - SOLAS, MARPOL, IMDG Code, standard Gencon, Nype, Synacomex and many others, without understanding which applies, the organization and support of any transportation is impossible for both the shipowner and the charterer.

To speak to one of our experts about project cargo on 44 (0) 3330 150 330 or schedule a meeting below.