Dry Cargo

With about 90% of what we transport being dry cargo, you could say we’re dry cargo specialists.

We are no strangers to the challenging markets of Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. This is virtually our home ground and we have deep local expertise and knowledge about these markets. This helps us when it comes to giving you advice on local ports, regulations, customs procedures, even prevailing political conditions that might impact your shipment. We work closely with you to understand your business challenges and shipping needs. This ensures we can plan and deliver your shipment in the most time-efficient manner. 

Our dry cargo containers

Our dry containers are suitable for most types of cargo - and are used to carry solid dry goods like coal, grain, steel products, ore and other similar products. With approximately 3.4 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container units of every size and type, you can be sure we have a container that fits your needs.  Each container in our fleet meets the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) standards. Our dry cargo containers come in several sizes and designs:
  • 20’ with payload up to 28.2 metric tons.
  • 40’ 8’ 6” with payload up to 28.8 metric tons.
  • <45’ 9’ 6” high with a total capacity of 85 cubic metres.

Saving you time and money

Getting your shipment on time means you save on inventory costs and slash production time. Your distribution network functions smoothly, your customers are happy. Delivering your shipment on times means you limit the risk of delay penalties. On time deliveries also means your customers have greater confidence in you, leading to repeat business and growth. At Safmarine, we have the infrastructure, the expertise and the people in place that will ensure your shipment arrives on time. For more information and help with shipping dry cargo, please get in touch with a Safmarine office near you.

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