Project Cargo

Project cargo involves transporting and managing oversized, heavy, high-value, or complex shipments requiring specialized logistics solutions. These shipments are typically associated with large-scale construction, energy, and mining projects and often exceed standard cargo dimensions or weight limits. The logistics for project cargo demand careful planning, coordination, and execution to ensure the safe transportation of the cargo, which may involve using specialized equipment like heavy-lift cranes and flatbed trailers. Custom packaging, route surveys, feasibility studies, and risk assessments are integral to overcoming challenges and ensuring successful and timely delivery within budget while staying compliant with safety regulations.

Types of Project Cargo handled by Access World

  • Mobile Cranes
  • Truck Cranes
  • Crawler Cranes
  • Gantry Crane
  • Spare Parts
  • H-beams
  • Tanks
  • Boilers
  • Compressors
  • Centrifuge
  • Coil Tubing
  • Wire Reels
  • Cable Reels
  • Fenders
  • Mooring Ropes
  • Battery Energy Storage Systems
  • Lithium Battery Ions
  • Wind Turbine Equipment
  • Yellow Metals

Main advantages of working with Access World for Project Logistics

Documentation required for Access World’s project management

  • FOB Terms
  • Certificate of origin
  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list


Break bulk shipping refers to transporting cargo loaded individually rather than in containers.

Charter shipping involves hiring an entire vessel for the exclusive use of one client or charterer.

In breakbulk charter shipping, cargo is loaded individually and not in standardized containers, making it suitable for oversized or out-of-gauge goods.

Examples include machinery, vehicles, construction equipment, structures, and transformers.

A charter party agreement is a contract between a shipowner and a charterer that outlines the terms and conditions of chartering a vessel for a specific voyage or period.

Yes, you can charter a vessel for a single voyage. This type of charter is known as a “voyage charter” and is ideal for one-time shipments.

Laytime is the time allowed for the loading and unloading of cargo. It is specified in the charter party agreement and can affect demurrage or detention charges.

Demurrage is a fee for exceeding the agreed-upon laytime for loading or unloading. Detention refers to charges incurred when cargo or the vessel is detained beyond the laytime.

Freight rates are determined based on cargo type, weight, volume, route, vessel size, market conditions, time frames, and the terms negotiated in the charter party agreement.

Loading and discharging rates refer to the speed at which cargo is loaded onto or discharged from a vessel. They impact laytime and, consequently, demurrage or detention charges.

Deadfreight refers to the payment made by a charterer for the space on a vessel that they reserved but did not fully utilize. It compensates the shipowner for lost revenue.

Freight payable on delivery means that the freight charges are to be paid by the consignee or recipient of the cargo upon its delivery.

Freight prepaid means the shipper or consignor has paid the freight charges in advance. Freight collection means that the consignee pays the charges upon delivery.

Liner terms are associated with scheduled liner services, where vessels follow fixed routes and schedules. Tramp terms are used for irregular or non-scheduled voyages.

Freight forward chartering involves hiring a vessel through a freight forwarder, who arranges transportation for the shipper or consignor.

Back-to-back chartering refers to arranging consecutive charter agreements, where one charterer sub-charters a vessel to another party for a subsequent voyage.

You can use your stevedores or cargo handlers, but they must meet safety and compliance standards specified in the charter party agreement.

Transshipment is the process of unloading cargo from one vessel at an intermediate port and loading it onto another for further transport to the final destination.

On-carriage refers to transporting cargo from the discharge port to its final destination, while pre-carriage involves transporting cargo from its origin to the loading port.

A charterer’s agent is a representative or intermediary appointed by the charterer to coordinate various aspects of the charter, such as cargo handling, documentation, and logistics.

Owner’s goods are cargo owned by the shipowner or charterer, while shipper’s goods are cargo owned by the party responsible for its shipment.

Terms include Laytime, Demurrage, Detention, Free Time, and Time Charter.

Laytime is the time allocated for loading/unloading cargo, while Demurrage is the penalty for exceeding the agreed-upon laytime.

A Time Charter is a vessel rental for a specified period, while a Voyage Charter is for a single voyage.

The maximum cargo size depends on the vessel’s capacity and capabilities.

Fragile cargo can be transported, but special handling and stowage precautions are necessary.

Certain hazardous materials may have restrictions or require special permits.

A stevedore is responsible for loading and unloading cargo from the vessel.

Yes, break bulk cargo can be transferred for further inland transportation.

A bill of lading is a legal document that details the cargo and terms of transport.

We provide tracking and communication systems to keep clients informed.

Break bulk shipping offers flexibility for irregularly sized or shaped cargo.

We can assist clients with packing and crating requirements.

Lead times vary but generally depend on vessel availability and scheduling.

Standard formulas are used for laytime calculations, and clients can request supporting documentation for verification.

A time bar clause sets a specific time limit for submitting claims or disputes, and failure to comply may result in forfeiture of the claim.

“Off-hire” refers to a period during which the vessel is not earning hire due to specific conditions outlined in the charter party agreement.

Charter party terms specify the responsibilities of each party and may address multiple shippers or consignees.

Project-specific charter terms are customized to meet the unique requirements of a specific project, often involving complex cargo and logistics.

Project break bulk terms include flexibility provisions to adapt to evolving project requirements.

Force majeure clauses address unforeseen events beyond the parties’ control and may affect project timelines and costs.

Project break bulk terms often include risk allocation clauses specifying responsibility for delay-related costs.

Ro-Ro involves cargo being driven onto/off the vessel, while Flo-Flo uses specialized equipment to float cargo on/off, affecting project break bulk terms.

Project break bulk terms may outline port rotation schedules, laycan periods, and other details for each vessel call.

Heavylift and oversized cargo require specialized handling and may influence terms related to cargo stowage and securing.

Laytime exceptions outline conditions under which delays are not counted toward laytime calculations, affecting charter party terms.

RE:PORT Case Studies

Discover how Access World handles various shipments over a wide range of different products and commodities, the challenges faced and how they were overcome with ingenuity and innovative thinking.