As of late, standard sea containers have become widely used for transporting MOP, along with conventional bulk shipments in railcars and vessels. BPC was one the first companies in CIS to have captured the advantages of this shipment type by entering small customers segment, improving service through “just-in-time” and “door-to-door” delivery, expanding the sales geography and cutting transportation costs.
Today, BPC uses stuffing facilities in the port of Klaipeda to put the product into containers. We also have facilities to pack the products in 25-kg, 50-kg and big-bags and cooperate with leading container lines.
The goods in containers are delivered to the port of discharge in 20ft and 40ft containers in bulk or in polypropylene bags of 25 to 1,200 kg at the option of the cargo receiver. The cargo, once at the loading port, is unloaded from the railcar at the transshipment terminal and then stuffed in bulk into the container, or into bags first which are then placed into containers. After that each container is sent to the container terminal where it awaits loading onto the vessel. The basic terms of delivery are CPT and CFR destination port. Among obvious advantages of container shipments are long-distance and targeted deliveries of 25 t and over, the option of ground transfer to destination countries and ports inaccessible due to vessel draft restrictions or lack of adequate transshipment facilities.