Breakbulk

Roll-on roll-off (RoRo) is the safest, fastest and most cost-efficient way to transport breakbulk cargo. As the world’s most experienced RoRo breakbulk carrier, we offer our customers unmatched expertise in handling high, heavy and long loads.

Equipment and breakbulk cargo on terminal

What do the power, oil and gas, rail and aviation sectors have in common? Other than being global billion-dollar industries, they’re also all producers of large and outsized equipment that regularly needs shipping across the world.

Transporting breakbulk involves a number of challenges – the risk of cargo damage, missed connections and delay penalties to name a few. And that’s why we work closely with our customers from initial preparation through to execution to bring peace of mind and reassurance.

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Our RoRo vessels, with industry-leading capacities and capabilities, offer a unique alternative and often more competitive solutions than other more traditional modes of ocean transportation for breakbulk.

Even the most experienced logisticians are sometimes surprised to learn that our vessels can transport products up to:

6.1 metres high
12 metres wide
400 tonnes in weight.

Our technical specialists and innovative equipment solutions significantly minimise the need for cargo lifting/handling, ensuring that your products are always managed in safe environments.

Heavy Breakbulk Cargo Handling Yokohama

In addition, our extensive liner service network has global reach, which offers greater flexibility and drives cost efficiencies in your supply chain.

Explore how we can help you deliver on all your ocean transportation requirements, no matter which industry you operate in.

See our wide range of cargo handling equipment for breakbulk

Equipment details

< 140 MT

Cargo max weight

< 28 m

Cargo max length

20’-80’ feet (6-24 m)

Equipment length

2.5 m

Equipment width

0.44-1.1 m

Equipment height

Roll trailers

The workhorse of our equipment fleet, roll trailers have been developed for cargo up to 140 tonnes. Roll trailers are simply towed on and off the vessel. Cargo types: all kinds of breakbulk from machine tools to crane counterweights. We also offer specialised railed roll trailers for rail cars and extra low profile roll trailers for particularly tall cargo.

Equipment details

< 140 MT per set

Cargo max weight

6-40 m

Cargo max length

Turnable 3x2 m

Equipment length

Turnable 3x2 m

Equipment width

0.94-1.1 m

Equipment height

Multi-Purpose Bogie (MPB)

The Multi-Purpose Bogie (MPB) is our latest invention. They are used in pairs and are suitable for long cargo up to 140 tonnes. The MPB can be fitted with different kind of attachments depending on the cargo. For instance, railed beams for trains and locomotives or a 22 m transport platform to create a roll trailer which can be maneuvered from both ends. The turntables, of the MPBS, can also be connected together to create a short, light version of our Samson trailers. The Samson light is suitable for generators and transformers.

Equipment details

< 220 MT

Cargo max weight

6-18 m

Cargo max length

8-16 m

Equipment length

3 m

Equipment width

1.1 m

Equipment height

Samson heavy-lift trailer

One of our original designs, ideal for breakbulk up to 220 tonnes. They are available in 8, 10 and 16 m versions, ensuring there’s always a perfect fit for your needs. Cargo types include: transformers, generators and turbine rotors.

Equipment details

< 400 MT

Cargo max weight

< 50 m

Cargo max length

approx 1.55 m

Equipment height

Blocks and Beams

Jack-up trailers with blocks and beams are used to handle RoRo cargo of up to 400 tonnes and are configured to suit the cargo being shipped. The unit is stowed on blocks and beams during terminal storage and onboard the vessel. Cargo types include: transformers, generators, boilers, rotors, tunnel boring machines and hydraulic press machines.

Equipment details

< 23 MT

Cargo max weight

9 m

Cargo max length

< 3.5 m

Cargo max width

6.10 m

Equipment length

2.44 m

Equipment width

0.23 m

Equipment height

Bolster

Designed for smaller breakbulk cargo which is not suited for direct stowage on a vessel deck. Bolsters are suitable to minimise the handling operation in the port as several small pieces of cargo can be loaded on a bolster and forklifted onboard. Cargo types include: steel plates and coils, small yachts, crates and machinery.

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