Export Transhipment

Export bound transhipment refers to transhipment that is performed at load port and is destined for outbound or export markets. The vast majority of CSL’s transhipment operations are export bound.

The case studies outlined below demonstrate how, by carefully evaluating the geography and shore infrastructure, the operating condition and the cargo profile, CSL was able to successfully deliver tailored transhipment solutions to customers in a variety of challenging environments.

CSL was one of the early pioneers in developing coal transhipment solutions in Indonesia. The Sea Spider transhipped her first coal cargo in 2000 and operated permanently in remote Muara Pantai for 10 years consecutively. Prevailing operational parameters, mainly very long barging distances, in... Read more »
A steel manufacturer in South Australia approached CSL for assistance in exporting iron ore to major markets in North Asia. The problem was that the Port of Whyalla in Spencer Gulf could only load Handymax and Supramax vessels, making it uncompetitive in the Australian iron ore export market. CSL’s... Read more »
An ore mining company in Eastern Quebec was seeking to develop it’s resource and export large volumes to China as ore prices were rising sharply. The mine, rail logistics and port terminal facilities were mobilized expeditiously and designed to eventually handle volumes of more than 16 million... Read more »
In a high volume, high distance and high draft scenario, large integrated transhipment vessel (30,000-60,000 dwt) would be the best transhipment solution. Well-designed transhipment can offer loading rates that are comparable to traditional ports, with much shorter lead times and much less upfront... Read more »