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Chartering of Break Bulk & Ro Ro Cargo

BLISS INTERNATIONAL CARGO LLP consists of a team of highly experienced individuals who are well versed in all the aspects of Break-Bulk and Ro Ro Cargo. Our company provides overseas Liner Break-bulk services. BLISS INTERNATIONAL CARGO LLP arranges carriage of Break-bulk cargoes on a space charter basis from various regions across the globe including USA and Far East.
The function of Chartering Department is of a corporate nature. The Chartering Department is responsible for meeting all the requirements of BLISS INTERNATIONAL CARGO LLP related to in/out chartering of all kinds of ships. In/out chartering requirements are communicated to the Chartering Department by the concerned departments. Accordingly, the department enters the requirement in the market through weekly broker meetings or any other day during the week (depending upon urgency), as per the chartering procedures laid down. Negotiating officers then negotiate and finalize the business

Besides the above, the Chartering department is also involved in:
  • Providing market information to the management through daily/monthly reports.
  • Preparing monthly reports on in/out chartering fixtures concluded by the department.
  • Forwarding brokerage commission Debit Notes to concerned commercial department for payment of brokerage commission after C/P is signed.
  • Conducting weekly meeting with empaBlissled brokers.
  • Reviewing performance of the brokers on a periodic basis.

Vessels, Normal & Heavy Duty Marine Containers

Large and heavy units which take up only a part of the container space, should be placed in the middle of the container. This is to ensure even weight distribution.
The stowage of heavy lifts, such as tracked vehicles, takes place every day in terminal operations. A heavy lift is any single package, pallet, unitized or containerized item that weighs 10,000 pounds or more.

Heavy Lifts above Container Payloads
The following is essential information for considering heavy lift pieces:
  • Mass in metric tons.
  • Principle dimensions (drawing required).
  • Location of center of gravity both athwart ships and fore and aft.
  • Bedding area and particular bedding precautions. Sometimes referred to as the "Footprint".
  • Lifting points or slinging positions.
  • Lifting gear if any accompanying the cargo, complete with test certificates.
  • Securing arrangements aboard ship.
  • Landside transport arrangements.
  • Landside lifting arrangements e.g. gantry crane, floating crane, ship's gear.

Flat Rack

Flat rack containers are especially suitable for heavy loads and cargo that needs loading from the top or sides, such as pipes and machinery. You will find collapsible containers and non-collapsible containers with or without walls. Flat rack containers are manufactured from steel and come in 20' and 40' sizes.

Flat rack container dimensions
Specific dimensions and capacity of flat rack containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative.

Open Tops Containers

Open top containers have an open top covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof. This enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top. Open top containers normally have end doors to give flexibility to loading and discharging operations.

Open top container dimensions
Specific dimensions and capacity of open top containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative.