Types of ocean transport

  • FCL

Full Container Load. Cargo is loaded to 20-40′ long containers, with a capacity of 32.3 to 76.6 cubic meters. The load cannot exceed the maximum allowed weight – from ca. 21 t to ca. 26 t. FCL is perfect for the transportation of large amounts.

  • LCL

Less than Container Load. A few importers share space in the same container. It is ideal for carrying loads that do not fill an entire box. The downsides of such a solution are frequent stops and opening the container to load a cargo of other consigners.

  • Bulk Cargo

includes coal, cereals, wood, and other natural resources in large amounts. There are carried by a particular type of ship, called bulk carrier.

  • Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo

Transport of machines and other constructions that cannot be disassembled.

  • Ro-ro (Roll-on/Roll-off) cargo

is brought aboard and unloaded directly in a vehicle.

  • Hazardous goods

among others, chemicals, flammable, toxic or radioactive materials, transport of which requires special permits and precautions. Products that contain batteries such as laptops or phones, as well as perfumes and aerosols, also belong to this category.