Ways of project cargo transportation by sea, road and railway

  • Over dimensional and heavy lift cargo
  • OOG transportation
  • Warehousing and crating
  • Air and ocean charter
  • Cross trade
  • Fulfillment
  • Vendor management
  • On-site delivery schedules
  • Consulting
  • Intermodal transportation

Sea freight for over-gauge cargo is normally performed in specialized container equipment, such as Flat-Racks, Open-Tops and Platforms. This is valid for cargoes which not exceed 12m by length and 3m by height and width. In other cases it requires special arrangements, or shipping on the deck of a chartered vessel. Delivery of oversized and heavy cargo by road is made with the following parameters: weight over 25 tons, width over 2.54 meters, length over 13,5 meters, height over 2,7 m.
Rail transportation of project cargoes can be performed either in containers as multimodal delivery, if the sizes allow, or otherwise – on rail platforms or freight wagons (which is more common for heavy-weight cargo). For each type of transportation, you can calculate its cost. If you encounter difficulties, you can contact the forwarder in chat who will find a way out for all the problems and explain what and how to do.

International transportation of oversized cargo is organized in all countries of the world, you can find any transport solution of the category that you order. The price depends on the size, delivery time, type of the cargo and individual conditions.

Handling Project Cargo takes special care, expertise and attention.

Managing Heavy lift Projects requires special expertise, care and detailing. We have built a formidable reputation in Project Cargo Logistics and heavy lift shipments with our dedicated operations team who have a thorough understanding of handling cargo with ports, customs and transport agencies. We offer innovative Project Cargo Handling solutions as well as technical engineering services to manage the project completely from start to finish, ensuring timely delivery of your valuable goods.

Safeocean E-Logistics PVT LTD o identify best practice for each individual site in order to best manage warehouse, inventory control and deliveries to meet the client requirements at all times.Capabilities to manage,and handle heavy lift projects as well as tug and barge operations required offshore operations.

Bulk cargo and ship chartering

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. For shipment that, based on the route, quantity of cargo and other conditions, are most efficiently transported by the ships, at SeaRates we have combined the capabilities of first-class Shipowners, Shipping Agencies and Ship Brokers in different countries of the world to provide a full range of ship forwarding services in any ports of the world, as well as ship chartering.

The freight market remains the most conservative in the industry, and a key role is always played by professionals with a reputation and proficiency. Based on the experience of professionals in the field of chartering with great practical skills, as well as the most modern methods of digital and mathematical modeling in place with statistical algorithms, we manage to provide the most competitive freight rates and the optimal options for transportation of various types of cargo in ship lots, including vehicles and oversized equipment.

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 and grain.

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.

Legal basis of transportation by ships

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.

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).

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 the organization and support of any transportation is impossible for both the shipowner and the charterer.

Roll On Roll Off Shipping (RORO)

Roll on Roll off Shipping is the simplest and most economical method of shipping for single vehicles.

Your vehicle is driven directly onto the vessel and secured to the car decks inside the vessel which is wind-and-watertight.

Roll on roll off carriers can handle almost all types of vehicles from Motorcycles, cars, 4×4’s, Motorhomes and Expedition trucks.

RORO offers the shipper a simpler process by not requiring haulage and lashing like container shipping, normally port and customs procedures are less complex, making it not only more efficient but also more economical.

We can offer RORO shipping globally to and from major ports in the India, UAE, EU, North America (USA, Canada & Mexico), South America, Africa (Durban, Walvis Bay, Port Elizabeth), Asia, Australia & NZ.

We can advise you on the availability of shipping to the destinations of your choice and whether it would be more cost effective or convenient for you to ship by container.

We work with trusted agents at ports, and can appoint an agent on your behalf to ensure you have a trouble free shipping experience.

We will do our best to find you the option that suits both your travel plans and your budget.

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Roll on Roll off ports

  • Europe
  • South America
  • North America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia and Newzealand
  • Indian Sub continent and Middle east


Customs Clearance

We offer a flexible approach to shipping and will adapt services to meet your needs and requirements.

We can offer all in services that include customs clearance for both import and export or you can appoint your own clearing agent at the port of departure or arrival.

*Note in some countries, it is mandatory to use a customs clearing agent.

Roll on Roll Off Shipping (RORO) Rate Calculation

Roll on Roll off Shipping rates are charged on a number of different criteria:

Cubic metres (CBM) – CBM is the volume of your shipment, it can be calculated with the following formula: Length x Width x Height = cubic metre (m3) (normally calculated to the nearest centimetre).

Weight or Measurement (W/M) –  The carrier will base the sea rate on either the weight of the shipment or CBM, whichever is greater. The W/M rule represents a cargo density equation i.e. light cargo is charged based on the CBM, while heavy cargo is based on the weight. W/M calculations may differ among carriers.

Metre Length – The carrier will charge a rate per metre of the cargo length, disregarding both CBM and W/M. i.e if your vehicle is 6.2m long then the rate would be: Rate($300) x 6.2 = Sea Rate of $1,860.

In addition to the sea rate, it is important to understand that you may also have the following charges to pay:

Carrier Charges – OTHC (origin terminal handling charges), Bill of Lading, BAF (Bunker Adjustment Factor or Fuel Scale Charge), LSL (low sulphur surcharge) and other charges.

Outgoing / Export – Customs clearance fees and related charges, additional local handling fees.

Incoming / Import – Customs clearance fees and related charges, Documentation Fees (i.e BL), THC (terminal handling charges), Cargo Dues, other local handling fees.

Quite often, agents will only provide you with the fees quoted by the carrier, these often do not detail local charges or destination fees.  Where available, we will include these costs in your quote.

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