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Shipping service ECL

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ECL, our scheduled service to the Caribbean and South America, stands for: safety, reliability, efficiency, speed, and a tailored approach. In these blogs, we will discuss the various types of cargoes that we have shipped for decades: rolling stock, project cargo, steel cargo, bulk cargo and pallet transport.

ECL: 35 years of shipping cargo to the Caribbean

From Antwerp, Hull and Gijon to Georgetown, Paramaribo, Point Lisas, Matanzaz/Puerto Ordaz and back to Rotterdam. For over 35 years, Europe Caribbean Line (ECL) has been providing this service, also known as the South Caribbean Service.

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This is how ECL transports rolling stock

Trucks, excavators, agricultural machines, tractors: ECL has been transporting everything that can drive and roll for over 25 years. Seeing this as a specialism that involves certain safety risks, not all scheduled shipping services transport rolling stock. How does shipping rolling stock work?

What is project cargo?

Some cargo is too large or heavy to be transported by just any ship, as loading it would simply be too difficult. In that case, a project-based approach is required. ECL specialises in project cargo. Nothing is too heavy, too long, too wide or too high for us. We will make sure that all your cargo safely reaches its destination.


How does shipping steel cargo work?

Buildings in the Caribbean are usually made of European steel. With its scheduled South Caribbean Service, ECL makes sure these materials get where they need to go. For as long as we have existed, ECL has been shipping steel cargo to the Caribbean. That is why we started our scheduled service, and is what we have been doing for the past 35 years.

Shipping bulk cargo: a hold full of bulk cargo

Grain, rice, fertiliser, ore and animal feed are all examples of bulk cargo. Every year, ECL ships many tonnes of bulk cargo from Europe to the Caribbean and vice versa. Our ships are fully equipped to do so and our crew knows exactly how to load, ship and unload bulk cargo.

How does pallet transport work?

Some countries do not have container shipping companies, in which case pallet transport can be a good solution. At ECL, we regularly transport pallets to the Caribbean and various countries in South America.

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