Characteristic for heavy lift cargo is the absence of standardization, which requires an individual transport planning. The items are oversized and impossible to split over different scheduled services. They need to be transported from one place to another and then lifted or installed into place.

Typical heavy lift items are generators, turbines, reactors, boilers, towers, casting, heaters, presses, locomotives, boats, satellites, military equipment and parts of oil rigs and production platforms. These items weight between approximately one and 1000 tons and can be more than 50 meters high and wide.

It’s not unusual that heavy lift cargo requires several modes of transportation.
Special trucks or trailers with extra large loading areas often carry out transports by road. For air freight there are special large-volume aircrafts that carries up to 250 tons of freight. Then there are heavy lift ships that are designed to carry excessively large loads – anything that is too large or heavy to be easily transported on a conventional ship. There are two types: semi-submerging ships (more commonly known as a flo/flo) that are capable of lifting another ship out of the water and transporting it; and vessels with unloading facilities at inadequately equipped ports.

“Project cargo” is a term used to broadly describe the national or international transportation of large, heavy, high value, or complex pieces of equipment. The materials can be sourced globally, or from one individual location. The oil and gas, wind power, mining, engineering, and construction industries are heavily involved in this level of transportation. Project cargo requires a detailed engineering process in order to stay within the projected budget, and be completed on time.

It can consist of multiple or single shipments, and can both cover a wide range of freight volume and cargo value. It can mean single or multiple pieces of equipment being transported from point A to point B, or various destinations over a period of time. It can move by land, sea, or air, and can involve trucks, rail, cranes, ships, barges and/or planes.

Project cargo is all about attention to detail. Pre-planning is the crucial step that leads to efficient operations. Maintaining efficiency in such complex cargo operations eliminate risks and reduce costs.

Breakbulk refers to cargo that is normally packed, bundled or unitised general cargo, NOT stowed in containers. 

Our Dry and Break Bulk experience includes:

  • Long term shipments of pulp and paper products
  • Bagged cement
  • Agriproducts
  • Bagged Rice
  • Aluminium Products
  • Fertilizer
  • Steel Products
  • Timber and Plywood
  • Bagged wheat flower
  • Various steel products

Our chartering team have the knowledge of different vessel types available on the market. Omnia-Maritime have extensive experience in the charter of vessels on either a full or part load basis from and to the destination.

We are one of the leading brokering houses in the MPP segment having long established relationships with the major and niche Owners, Charterers, Shippers and Operators. Through our world wide network, our broad and funded knowledge, our customers entrust us to handle their tonnage, time charter as well as cargo requirements.

As a pure stevedoring company, our partners load and unload liners, semi-liners, charter vessels, inland vessels, trucks, railway wagons and containers at our private terminal with 730 metres of quay on Waalhaven Noordzijde in the Port of Rotterdam. Where required, our partners can also store cargo on your behalf at their secure AEO- and ISPScertified site or in one of their warehouses.

The warehouses of our partners are AEO certified and approved to the high standard of the London Metal Exchange (LME). Transit Storage, Bonded Storage, VAT Warehousing Entrepot and EU-goods Storage are available at our partners Stevedoring & Warehousing Rotterdam.

Our partners handles and store your cargoes like Heavy Lifts, Project Cargoes, Windmill Blades, Nacelles, Non Ferrous Metals, Ferro Alloys, Industrial Cargoes, General Cargoes, Steel Products, Plastics, Dangerous Goods IMO 1 – 9 and all other packed or unitised cargoes for short or long term storage.