The Types Of Cargo

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People use cargo for several things. For instance, a manufacturing company send their finished goods to the retailer or a warehouse in another country, with the use of cargos. Not only companies, even we will have to use them if we decide to move out to another country for permanent residence. What kind of cargo do you need? That is a question you may come across.

 If you are migrating, you probably contact an international mover to assist you with transporting your households and other valuables. Sometimes they might tell you the type of cargo that you need to select, by looking at your goods. A good company will provide you even that service to remove you from all the hassles.

 However, there are few common types of cargos which you should know a little bit in detail before sending your stuff abroad. It is better to have a rough idea. Let’s look at some of those.

 Gas Cargo

 These are the most unusual type of cargo to be moved across the ocean. It is also known as gas tanker. Propane and methane (LPG and LNG) are transported in these cargoes. Since gas cannot be pumped to a tank like a liquid, it is converted to a liquid state by high level of cooling and pressurization.

 Liquid bulk cargo

 Can we live without fuel, fruit juice or cooking oil? No. This cargo is used to carry different types of liquid from one place to another.

 Dry bulk cargo

 Usually dry items such as raw materials, grain, sugar, are carried in dry bulk cargo. It has two types namely unpacked and homogenous. In general, these are shipped in large unpacked amounts. There are some companies who specialize in dry bulk delivery.

 Unitized cargo

 Unitized cargoes are very diverse. It can be seen mostly in most convenient international household shipping and covers consumer goods, forest products, metals, machines, electronics and so on. The name unitized means, each unit is packed together for the ease of transportation.

 Refrigerated cargo

 Do you go to the supermarket to buy fruits and vegetables? And did you ever check that from where are those coming? Probably you might have not. But you will be surprised to hear that those fresh fruits and vegetables come from different parts of the world.  Hence, such fragile & time sensitive cargo requires special transportation to maintain the right temperature, with the aim of keeping the freshness and also to make sure that the product is delivered to the end destination in the perfect condition without any damage or loss.

 What type of cargo are you looking for? Decide it based on what you have to send.

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