Finding a shipping solution which provides a short and reliable transit time. “Usually such freight pieces would be ‘typical breakbulk cargo’”, our Hamburg team colleagues explain. “But in this case a breakbulk vessel was not an option because the delivery was under time pressure.” As breakbulk vessels usually do not have fixed routes and often stop to take in additional cargo, they typically have longer transit times compared to other shipping options.
Karl Gross came up with an unusual solution: Ro/ro shipping. “Unlike breakbulk vessels, ro/ro-ships mostly operate in liner service and therefore have reliable departure and transit times”, our project logistics team in Hamburg explains.