Time-honoured partnerships with warehouses/forwarders.
Non-committal tips and suggestions for innovative stuffing and transportation techniques based on more than 100 years experiance in commodity shipment.
Working together with customers.
Delivery at consignee's warehouse at major cocoa ports.
Multilingual staff who speak the language of the cocoa trade.
An active member of cocoa associations.
M.A.M. (Moisture Absorbant Material) supplied for shipments of bagged cocoa.
Bulkheads supplied for bulk shipments of cocoa.
Carriage of Cocoa in a Changing Market
Following recent trends in the industry Safmarine has switched to acceptance on FCL terms only in as much as bagged cocoa in containers is concerned. This does not imply, however, that Safmarine would care less about your cargo, on the contrary...
The idee behind the change is that the carriers wish to adapt their contracts to the actual facts, i.e. they no longer wish to assume responsablility for operations which are and have always been performed them for and on behalf of their customers.
Choose the right container
Don't take the risk of having condensation harm your precious commodity. When it comes to choosing the right container, let Safmarine's experience and knowledge be your guide.
Check the container
No one knows the importance of a clean container better than Safmarine. The containers have to be delivered empty and clean for stuffing. Our containers are checked to ensure they are free of any residues, rust and structural damage. Before containers are dispatched, we check that containers are dry, that there are no holes to let in water or light. Of course whenever you find that containers are not suitable for your product it remains your responsability to tell us, thereafter we will immediatetly replace them to suit you and your commodity.
Pack the container properly
When it comes to packing a container, as so with so many things in life, there is a right way and a wrong way. At Safmarine we have 'dressed' containers for years. We can give you non-committal tips and suggestions to dress your containers efficiently. You can line their wallswith corrugated board to protect bagged cocoa and use dry bags to prevent condensation; for bulk shipping you can use high quality liner bags.
Loading a tilted container with cocoa beans in bulk- the method used for standard containers. A polypropylene liner bulkhead reinforced with iron bars has been installed in the front of the container.
Cocoa beans and cocoa products being most sensitive cargoes, they can't be exposed too long to heat and other elements. Also direct cold and sunlight can cause severe damage to cocoa beans and derivates that's why we encourage you to ensure immediate removal from the terminal in order to avoid cargo damage.