“What our customer was looking for – apart from price, of course – was a shipping concept which would short transit times”, Andreas Wippern, Office Manager at Karl Gross in Düsseldorf, says. “That is why we decided to arrange for shipping of all parts of the consignment on a container vessel in liner service – including the shipment’s break bulk pieces. Not quite a ‘standard solution’ for shipping project cargo, but a transport method we have been successfully implementing for years when realizing logistics solutions for urgent project cargo shipments.”

We have successfully been implementing non-standardized project cargo shipping solutions for many years.

"Shorter and – quite important – more reliable transit times are significant advantages of container vessels in liner services compared to multipurpose vessels. Of course, when shipping industrial plants, machinery and equipment on container vessels, special preparations and planning are needed, but this effort may well pay off for such projects.” The port of loading selected for this shipment offers solid settings for such an undertaking – in regards to departure frequencies of container ships in liner service, and regarding the know-how available of how to handle such a ‘special container vessel shipment’.

Unusual but not impossible: shipping break bulk pieces via container vessel

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