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Handling of Goods in the Ports

Handling of Goods in the Ports

Types of port handling services

  • Liquid bulk cargo

Liquid bulk cargo includes any cargo carried in closed tanks and poured or pumped into the carrying vessel. This would include:

  • Hazardous chemicals in liquid form
  • Petroleum
  • Gasoline
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Cooking oil
  • Fruit juices
  • Vegetable oil
  • Dry bulk cargo 

Dry bulk cargoes cover a wide range of products. Some of the most commonly handled dry bulk materials are coal, cement, grain, sulphur, fertilizers, iron ore and sugar. These products are generally not packaged separately but transported in large quantities in the hold of a ship.

  • Motor vehicle handling operations

Motor vehicle handling operations, this involves loading movable goods with the Ro-Ro method which means that they can be loaded without the need to roll between terminal and ship. This approach ensures a high handling speed and low handling costs.

  • Container handling operations

    • Container handling operations is:
      • the activity of  receiving and delivery of containers to and from landside partners arriving by road or rail; 
      • the receipt and delivery of containers to and from seaside partners arriving by barge or ship; 
      • the transfer of containers between sea and land for storage, and possibly loading or unloading of cargo into or out of containers