Shipping containers have revolutionized the way cargo is transported on ships the across oceans.
Until 1956 goods packed in bales, sacks or barrels were individually transferred from the delivery vehicle to the waiting cargo ship. This was manual work carried out by “longshoremen” using pulleys, cargo hooks and a significant labour force. An average ship had 200, 000 individual pieces of cargo and it would take around a week to load and unload.
Containerization has not only helped in ensuring the safety of the cargo transits but has also improved the overall cargo carrying capacity of the cargo ships.
The shipping container has only been around for the last 50 years. The containerization of cargo revolutionized the transportation of goods as, thefts, damage to goods and costs were drastically reduced.
This ultimately revolutionized international trade & vastly increased cargo turnaround times
Mostly, all shipping containers are made from steel and have closed-top with hinged doors they are a standardized reusable steel box, used to store and move materials and products, in international trade
Inter-modal shipping is a method of moving cargo that involves more than one kind of transportation, whether truck, rail, ship or plane. By using standard shipping containers your cargo is transferred from ship to rail to truck without having to be repacked This allows moving your containerized cargo between truck to ship to warehouse with ease.
We have been assisting importers or exporters successfully ship their cargo for over 38 years, we have extensive experience in all area of international trade, and have found more often than not the mostly likely area to be overlooked is the selection of the correct packaging requirements and materials, before importing or exporting we suggest you contact one of our highly trained professionals.
When selecting your packing materials, we suggest you carefully examine the types of packages available keeping in mind the import restrictions including the Quarantine requirements of the destination countries.
We advise on all special equipment requirements including tie downs, transport chains and chain fittings, binders, winches, plastic pallets, marine lashing equipment, cargo barrier nets, heat control blankets & rolls, container liners, security seals, boat & tarpaulin tie downs, desiccants (moisture control products), car carrying tie downs and lifting slings.