In the CIS countries, we were among the first to pay attention to the advantages of this type of shipment: entering the segment of small buyers, increasing the level of service by delivering goods ‘just in time’ and ‘to the door’ of the buyers, expanding the geography of deliveries and optimizing transportation costs.
Today, BPC successfully uses sites for stuffing products into containers in Klaipeda, where the company has the ability to pack products in 25-kg, 50-kg and big bags, and cooperates with leading container lines.
Usually, the goods are delivered in 20ft or 40ft containers in bulk or in polypropylene bags of 25 kg to 1,200 kg at the option of the cargo receiver. Following the delivery to the port of loading in rail cars, the cargo is unloaded at the transshipment terminal and then stuffed in bulk into the container, or it is packed into bags and stuffed into containers at the same time. After the stuffing is finished, 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. The advantages of containers are obvious. We have the possibility to carry out long-distance and targeted deliveries of 25 t and over, can combine the transporting with ground transfer to destination points in many countries in the world, including ports inaccessible due to vessel draft restrictions or lack of adequate transshipment facilities.