Rail

We are the pioneers in developing safe and cost-efficient ocean transportation solutions for a whole range of rail products.

Alstom trams

As urbanisation steams ahead, the rail industry faces increasing demand to provide effective and environmentally sound transportation.

Rail logistics leaders face challenges that range from meeting high volume, high value product deliveries within tight timeframes, to ensuring damage-free delivery of long and high rolling stock.

Rocky Mountaineer rail carriages

We understand these challenges and have developed processes that eliminate the need for lifting entirely, with a range of equipment solutions to cater for everything from railcar shells to locomotives and beyond.

Our industry-leading liner services, network reach and schedule reliability provides ocean transportation that give peace of mind. Efficient and high-quality cargo handling in port ensures a fast turnaround and timely final delivery to our customers. In fact, many of our terminals have rail access for direct commission, so your products can be ready to roll right away.

NRE grain train

Variety of cargo handling equipment

Our technical specialists are on hand every step of the way to oversee the handling and stowage process and ensure the right equipment solutions are used to deliver your products safely. See our range of cargo handling equipment for rail products.

Equipment solutions for rail

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

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.

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.

Trade maps

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