Break Bulk cargo

Oversized and heavy project-related items are expensive and usually comprise complex components. These highly specialist shipments require a certain degree of transport planning - from origin to destination and are usually classified as break bulk cargo. At Safmarine, you get the benefit of our experience and expertise with break bulk cargo shipping – from consulting to planning, from preparation to execution.

Break Bulk cargo containers

With access to approximately 3.4 million TEU container units of every size and type, Safmarine has a container to suit your needs. Our containers have an average age of less than six years and a stringent maintenance programme ensures they are always ready for service. Each container in our fleet meets the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) standards.

Flat rack containers

This equipment is suitable for top or side loading and ideal for items such as heavy machinery and pipes. If required, two or more flat racks can be connected, depending on the size of your cargo. We provide Flat Racks in length of 40’, with fixed or collapsible end-walls. We can also handle 20’ Flat Rack Shipper’s Own Containers (SOC) on a case by case basis, subject to ISO certification and valid CSC plates.

Our 40’ flat rack - folding end: This is our flat rack container with collapsible end walls for extra flexibility. It has a payload of 34.9 metric tonnes and measures 40’ x 8’ x 8’6”. All of our flat racks are suitable for top or side loading, making them ideal for heavy machinery and pipes, and oversized cargo like boats.

40’ flat rack high cube: This is our heavy-duty flat rack container with collapsible end walls. Designed to carry your extra heavy cargo, this flat rack has a massive payload of 47.3 metric tonnes and measures 40’ x 8’ x 9’6”. All of our flat racks are suitable for top or side loading, making them ideal for heavy machinery and pipes, and oversized cargo like boats.

For more information and help with shipping break bulk cargo, please get in touch with a Safmarine office near you.

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