Cross Trade Shipments

With our extensive network of shipping agents and offices in key transportation hubs around the world, Tuscor Lloyds is ideally positioned to carry out cross trade shipments

Tuscor Lloyds is able to handle complex cross trade shipments across land, sea and air with precision and efficiency thanks to our experienced staff, wide choice of trusted overseas shipping suppliers and locally-based freight professionals. Specialist cross trade cargo movements are assigned to our project management team who work with specific shipping agents selected for their unique cargo handling expertise.

Tuscor Lloyds provide a comprehensive range of ‘bolt-on’ services for regular and cross trade transportation including cargo insurance, packing, lashing / securing, container stuffing and local inland logistics. This means Tuscor Lloyds can deliver first rate cross trade logistics services for shipments of any size from just about any port in the world to even the most difficult to reach destinations.

Cross Trade Shipment Services Key features:

  • Customs clearance and documentation preparation
  • Specialist staff for breakbulk, abnormal and oversize/overweight cargoes
  • Strong international network of trusted shipping agents and freight forwarders
  • Packing, lashing and securing
  • Freight insurance

View our Shipping Services Page for more information.

Contact our Team for a Quote on your Cross Trade Shipment

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Cross Trade Shipments?

Cross trade refers to the shipments of cargo from one country to another country without passing through the country where the shipping company is located.

Why is Marine Insurance a Good Idea?

It’s always better to be safe than sorry but with today’s climate of piracy at sea you can never be to safe, marine insurance will cover you for damage incurred during the shipment as well the worst case scenario.

What is Short Shipping?

Short shipping is a term used when cargo reaches the container terminal within the stack period for the vessel but is left behind by the vessel operator, this can be down to many reasons:

  • Vessel is overbooked and isn’t sufficient space for cargo.
  • Vessel loading is behind schedule and in order to maintain schedule has to stop loading operations before all containers have been loaded.
  • Cargo could not be found at the time of loading.
  • Container is overweight and does not correspond with the weight declared at time of booking/acceptance at port.
  • Sometimes hazardous goods maybe incompatible with other hazardous goods already onboard.
What is Multimodal Transportation?

Multimodal transport is the shipment of goods through various means i.e. road, rail, sea.