Frequently asked questions
- Which vessel types does Seatrade operate?
Seatrade operates about 100 specialised reefer vessels of various sizes.
Early 2016 Seatrade will take delivery of the first newbuilding specialised reefer container vessel. These 2,200 TEU vessels will be an integral part of the FDD concept.
- What is a reefer vessel?
A purpose-built ship for ocean transport of perishable and frozen cargo. Its cargo holds are equipped to keep the cargo under constant temperature control.
- Where can I find details about the vessels in your fleet?
On the fleet-page of our website you can find a list of all the vessels in our fleet. By using the filters you can narrow down your choice. When you click on the name of a specific vessel, a pdf-file containing that vessel's details will open.
- Is it possible to charter a Seatrade vessel for only one voyage?
Certainly, with a fleet of about 100 vessels, Seatrade will always have the right ship at hand to meet your requirements. Contact us for a quotation.
- Is it possible to take a Seatrade vessel on time charter for an extended period of time?
Yes, if you foresee steady cargo volumes over an extended period of time and you wish for maximum flexibility in terms of scheduling, then contact us for time charter possibilities.
- How does a sideloader work?
Click on the link to see one of our M-Straits in action.
- Which cargo types does Seatrade carry?
We carry mainly perishables, both palletised and containerised. Especially fruit such as bananas, pineapples and kiwis is transported on board our vessels, but also frozen commodities like fish and meat.
In addition we transport general cargo, including cars, trucks and yachts.
- Can reefer vessels carry containers?
Yes, many reefer vessels have significant on-deck container capacity, for dry containers as well as reefer boxes. The temperature of the latter is also monitored on a 24/7 basis.
- Which container types and sizes can Seatrade carry?
We carry a variety of container types and sizes: 20' and 40', dry, reefern open top or flatracks. General specifications can be found in the pdf-document Container sizes and weights . Measurements for actual units may vary.
- What is the 360 Quality Code?
The 360 Quality Code lays down requirements for ships, terminals and trades that need to be followed in order to prevent damage to cargo and to control food safety hazards during the period the cargo is in the custody of the shipping line and the terminals. More information on the 360 Quality Code can be found on the website www.360quality.org .
- What is FDD?
FDD is short for Fast, Direct and Dedicated, the three keystones of Seatrade's logistics concept. The FDD concept is put into practice in all our services. For more information on this subject, click here.
- Which liner services does Seatrade operate?
- Where can I find the latest schedules of the liner services?
For the most recent schedules of our liner trades go to the services-page on our website and select the relevant service. To open the pdf-file with detailed schedule information, click on the orange link.
- Can Seatrade take care of transport to and from the vessels?
Of course, we can arrange door-to-door deliveries, including picking up of the cargo from the packing station and delivering it all the way inland to the receiver.
- In which countries/ports does Seatrade have representatives?
Seatrade has a worldwide network of representatives and agents in the major exporting and imporitng areas. To find your personal contact in one of the local offices, go to the agency network-page.
- How can I apply for a job at Seatrade?
- What is the 360 Quality Association?
The 360 Quality Association groups different companies that have as mutual goal to ship perishable cargoes from port to port without compromising the quality of the product. More information on the 360 Quality Asssociation can be found on their website www.360quality.org .
- What is the Trident Alliance?
The Trident Alliance is a coalition of shipowners and operators who share a common interest in robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations and are willing to collaborate to help bring it about. More information in the Trident Alliance can be found on their website www.tridentalliance.org .