Machinery & machine tools

The range of products in the machinery and machine tools industry is as wide as the equipment solutions and wealth of experience we offer, meaning we can help with the challenging distribution of your high value cargo.

Big crate on 40ft rolltrailer

The products covered by this segment produce the parts that are needed to manufacture many types of product. As a result, the sector is heavily dependent on the demands of other industries, most notably oil and gas, as well as manufacturers of vehicles and heavy machinery.

Although this segment comprises a wide range of products which are then exported to various markets, it shares common challenges with other industries – for one, exports to new or remote areas often require new distribution patterns. Setting up and successfully driving sales in foreign markets is challenging enough without being hampered by distribution challenges. The good news is that we can help.

Wooden crate - machinery

We ship large volumes of machinery and machine tools for some of the world’s biggest brands and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this segment. Products can vary from individual machine tools to full production lines or even whole factories, with sizes and weights that may differ with each shipment. Often fitted with sophisticated electronics, these machines require careful handling, including the use of special equipment to enable loading and transfers without disturbing the product and full protection from the elements during ocean transportation. Every stage of the journey needs to be well planned and competently executed to guarantee safe delivery.

Wooden crates - machinery

Variety of cargo handling equipment

Ensuring that each piece of machinery or tool is moved securely and to schedule is the responsibility of our team of technical specialists who are on hand to oversee the handling and stowage of your products and make sure the right equipment solutions are used for a safe journey. See our range of cargo handling equipment for machinery and machine tools.

Equipment solutions for machinery & machine tools

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

< 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

< 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.

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.

Global trade network

Our trade maps provide a great overview of WW Ocean's global liner services. The detailed maps specify ports of load and ports of discharge, transit time and frequency as well as other practical info.

See our trade maps

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