General cargo is a term used to describe any cargo that is non-containerized and not bulk.
Logistec has developed a specific expertise in the handling of these cargoes throughout its vast network of facilities. At Logistec, you can be assured that we will provide constant experienced supervision, close cooperation with shippers, shipping lines, freight forwarders and brokers, appropriate handling equipment, and unequalled operational expertise for the secure handling of these cargoes. Many of our terminals are strategically located near rail and road infrastructure.
Many of our warehouses have wifi connectivity and cargo can be scanned and tracked within our inventory system. Data can be shared via EDI with customers as well as through reporting via our website for customers, truckers, and shipping lines. These tools can be customized to the customers’ specific requirements. Bills of lading with barcodes and electronic signatures can be printed or accessed online. Truck reservations can be taken to ensure quick and efficient turnaround of trucks. Customers can view real-time inventory through our customer web access tools and can even receive instantaneous notification when a delivery order has been filled.
Fruit and refrigerated cargoes involve special handling requirements. Temperature controls are electronically monitored and recorded around the clock to ensure optimal storage conditions for perishable products. Electric forklifts are utilized to minimize any emissions within the warehouses to protect the cargo and our employees. Services offered include: vessel stevedoring, cold storage, cold treatment, fumigation distribution, product repacking, stuffing and destuffing of containers, truck loading and receiving, preparation of documentation, inventory control, truck and labour scheduling.
Logistec has extensive expertise in handling all types of forest products – from lumber and plywood to woodpulp and paper. Logistec has developed specialized terminals to handle these cargoes. Services provided include: tracking by type, length and piece count, rail and truck loading and unloading, container stuffing and destuffing, distribution centre, etc.
Logistec considers cargoes of steel, aluminum and other metals as precious and fragile cargoes. As such, we have developed expertise in the handling of these products at our specialized metals terminals. This expertise ensures the highest quality standards in handling your metal products at the most competitive prices through the use of qualified personnel, modern equipment, and advanced information technology. Skilled labour, well versed in the sensitive requirements of steel handling, enable the movement of steel products safely and efficiently without damage.
Logistec plays a key role to help meet renewable energy demand in North America by teaming up with the world’s largest windmill manufacturers to get their highly sensitive product to market. Logistec has worked closely with logistics specialists, vessel owner representatives, trucking companies, railways and crane suppliers to ensure the productive, safe and damage-free handling of wind turbine equipment. To meet the needs of its customers, Logistec has operations in strategic geographic locations on the Great Lakes, along the St. Lawrence River, and on the U.S. East Coast and offers strong operational expertise, available laydown space as well as its own crane equipment in many of these locations.
The efficient handling of heavy and dimensional cargoes requires proper planning, an extensive fleet of cargo-handling equipment and, most importantly, experienced personnel who understand the needs of the shipper as well as the ship operator. Turbines, generators, yachts, transformers, locomotives, cranes, heavy trucks and tracked equipment as well as all kinds of machinery are handled with care and precision. Skilled labour, well versed in the sensitive requirements of project-cargo handling, enable the movement of heavy and dimensional cargoes safely and efficiently and without damage.
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