Transporting liquid bulk cargo – pro tips from experts

Most people will have come across liquid bulk cargo in one form or another. From gasoline to fuel in our cars, or the cooking oil we consume in our homes, it’s difficult to live the lives we live today without these liquids. Transporting these free-flowing liquid cargoes, which can also include crude oil, liquefied natural gas, and chemicals, does not include boxes, bags, or hand stowing. Instead, they are poured into and sucked out of large tanks by a professional cargo company. Oftentimes crude oil has leaked from tankers and polluted our seas and coastlines.

But a lot of legislation has passed and it has increased mandatory obligations from those that carry oil cargos. This has further improved this section of the industry. Along the same lines, there has been a substantial reduction in marine pollution over the last 15 years! Especially when it comes to the amount of oil spilled into the sea. So here are some pro tips from experts on transporting liquid bulk cargo.

Aerial view of oil spill
This section of the industry has attracted more than its fair share of public attention over the years, as a result of high-profile incidents.

Here are the main cargo types:

  • petroleum products: fuel oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, vacuum gas oil (VGO), naphtha, base oils, etc.,
  • crude oil,
  • edible vegetable oils,
  • liquid chemicals.

Arranging for transportation of liquid bulk cargo

When arranging for transporting liquid bulk cargo for the manufacturing and cold chain pharmaceutical logistics, but also food industry sectors, make sure your shipping company is guided by the requirements of the International Code for the Construction. As well as by the Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) and the regulations for the prevention of pollution.

All our vehicles and vessels are insured with first-class foreign insurance companies. They undergo regular inspections. You always need to check if your freight forwarder can efficiently prove their compliance with the safety requirements to oil and petroleum products transportation, as well as to carrying out of cargo handling operations at oil terminals.

Highly skilled specialists transporting liquid bulk cargo should provide you with the following services:

  • assistance and advice on the selection of an optimum cargo transportation scheme;
  • preparation of a shipping contract and issuing shipping documents;
  • arranging for the provision of transportation services.

The most important aspects of cooperation with your freight forwarder are:

  • faultless discharge of all assumed contractual obligations;
  • individual approach to each cargo owner;
  • flexible tariff policy.
Gasoline gauge for transporting liquid bulk cargo
From gasoline to fuel our cars, to fruit juices and cooking oil for consumption in the home, it’s difficult to live the lives we live today without them.

Book our services and you’ll experience smooth sailing to your next destination!

When a company can offer you the optimum quantity and structure of its available fleet, it can offer you both one-time delivery and long-term transportation services. Which is what Four Winds Bahrain are here for! Contact us and book yourself a seamless transition for all your liquid bulk cargo. It will all, of course, be in reference to cargo specifics, shipment directions, and volumes. But there are also navigation conditions and characteristics of specific port terminals.

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