A container’s journey ­– from booking to delivery

Ever wondered what really happens to your cargo once you've requested a shipment with us? In this video post, we take you through the journey of a container when you book with Greencarrier Liner Agency. Follow the container´s journey – from booking to delivery.

1. Receiving your booking

The journey starts by contacting our Sales Department or Customer Service Department. Our team receives your booking and helps you find the most suitable Evergreen Service for your cargo. Depending on your requirements, you may consider adding inland haulage into your transport solution. The booking is usually made approximately 2-3 weeks before the scheduled departure.

2. Checking equipment availability

Our Customer Service or Equipment Department ensures we find the right container type for your goods. Whether it’s Dry Cargo or Reefer Cargo depends on what you’re shipping – foodstuff, furniture, machinery, or waste products.

3. Checking space availability

We also check space availability on the vessel and potential connecting feeder vessels based on your cargo’s final destination. Our comprehensive feeder network reaches hundreds of minor ports worldwide.

4. Booking a truck to load your cargo

We book a truck to make sure your cargo can be picked up, stuffed into a container, and transported back to the terminal. We confirm the booking with you.

5. Loading your container

An empty container is picked up at the container depot at the sea port or from an inland depot. A truck delivers the empty container to your warehouse or factory, where it’s loaded with your cargo.

6. Sealing and loading the container

Your container is sealed with a High Security Seal to ensure no one opens it until it reaches its final destination. Your loaded container is then transported to the vessel terminal at the sea port, where it is loaded onto the feeder vessel by the terminal operator at the sea port.

7. Goodbye, and safe journey to the destination port

The feeder vessel takes your container to a major transshipment port such as Hamburg, Rotterdam, or Bremerhaven, where larger container vessels depart. This means your container will be unloaded from the vessel and stowed in the waiting area at the port. It waits for the next vessel, and when it arrives, the container will be transshipped to a larger mother vessel that will take your container further on its journey to reach the final destination.

Securely guide your cargo home

This is an example of a containers journey, and as you can see, there are several steps before the container arrives to its final destination. At Greencarrier Liner Agency, we are happy to serve as the secure link between your goods and their final destination. We focus on ensuring a smooth and efficient journey for you and your containerised goods.

We hope this glimpse into the journey of a container has been insightful, offering you valuable information for your own ventures.

If you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out. For more details, feel free to explore our website, where you’ll find information about all our services.

Safe travels to your cargo, and we look forward to being your trusted partner in future shipments!

/Morten Quist Andersen
Managing Director Greencarrier Liner Agency Denmark
Phone: +45 86 76 70 09
E-mail: morten.andersen@greencarrier.com

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