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Focus on Your Core Business

Do you already have businesses and engage in the moving of goods and services to or from Africa? Or are you looking for a service partner with whom to venture into new territory? Focus your energy on what you do best, and simply leave the logistics to us – this is our forte! Thanks to a substantial network in Africa, Asia and Europe, we are able to offer complete logistics solutions tailored to our customers. Together, we are able to overcome any and all challenges relating to overseas/over-land transportation and take care of all customs matters.

Whether it is a one-off transportation project, or the recurring transfer of goods to and from the African continent, see your projects to completion with ACS.

Door-to-Door Service in West Africa

Exports from Africa

To ensure the continued stability of the African economy, it is not sufficient to focus solely on the export of abundant resources such as gold, diamonds, ores, etc., but also to sustainably develop on local economies. This includes not only developing local production capacity for domestic demand, but also developing this further for export to other countries. For this reason, we promise to promote “Made in Africa”, and provide specialized support to your imports from Africa. Furthermore, if you are looking for specific contacts in the countries of origin, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Services

Full Container Load (FCL)

If a container is transported from a shipper to a consignee fully loaded, this is referred to as a Full Container Load, or FCL.

We will reserve, provide, and place your container.

The container is then transported by truck, rail, barge and/or ocean-going vessel to its destination in Africa, passing through various countries and borders. Our experienced team of dedicated professionals will provide guidance and support throughout every stage of the various customs clearance processes and ensure correct planning and coordination of all aspects of the container.

Less Container Load (LCL)

Less Container Load, or LCL, refers to individual freight consignments that do not fill a complete container, and are therefore grouped together in one consolidated container.

This service gives customers the possibility to save costs by booking only a part of the freight space of a container.

When using an LCL service, your goods will be collected by us and then shipped in a consolidated container with other shipments.

Out of Gauge (OOG)

We are also familiar with oversized cargo and can arrange shipping with all the appropriate and required special equipment. We will take care of the specialized transport from the factory to the port, including any stowage as necessary, for example on flat racks or in open top containers, and then arrange delivery from the stowing area to the shipping terminal.

Roll on / Roll off (RORO)

Conventional services with specialized roll on/roll off (RORO) ships or ConRo ships (ships for both containers and rolling cargo) offer a wide range of options for transport. These are commonly used for self-propelled cargo such as cars, trucks, or construction machinery, as well as for towable cargo such as trailers, agricultural equipment, etc. Oversized and extra-heavy goods can furthermore be shipped on specialized Mafi trailers.

Break Bulk

We have close ties to specialized freight lines that operates break bulk vessels for general cargo, that is not expected to be loaded into container, as well as for heavy and oversized cargo, which needs to be loaded and discharged by vessel’s own cranes. We will plan and book your shipment with either a conventional shipping line or by charter ship, depending on requirements and availability.

Project logistics

ODC = Overdimensioned Cargo or HL =  Heavy Lifts as well as complex projects, which need an individual combination of above mentioned shipping possibilties, are a welcome challange for which we will work out with you a tailormade solution. Please contact us.

First Class Partners

At ACS , our range of services for the individual transportation of heavy/oversized goods, as well as more complex turn-key
projects and logistics requirements, are carried out in collaboration with our first-class partners. These include:

• Feasibility studies, Method Statements, Road Surveys

• Organization of special transports of ODC and HL cargo to ports
by truck and/or inland waterway vessels;

• Arrangement of port handling and provision of storage;

• Stowage in or on specialized equipment such as flat racks,
open top containers, or Mafitrailers

• Selection of the most suitable shipping options via container,
RO/RO, and/or break bulk ships;

• Partial or full charter, according to your individual requirements;

• Supervision of all phases of loading;

• Professional management of all export and
import customs duties andclearances;

• Unloading and installation at jobsite

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Containerdimensionen

There are a variety of container types. What kind of container do you need for your transport project? We have summarised the most common container types for you with useful key data in a brief overview. Of course, we will be happy to advise you personally in order to make the right choice.

20 feet

Internal Dimensions
Length          Width             Height
589mm        235mm         235mm

Door Opening
Width           Height
232mm        226mm

Maximum Weight
28’000 – 30’200kg

The measures can vary depending upon manufacturer and year of construction around some cm.

40 feet

Internal Dimensions
Length          Width           Height
1’202mm     235mm        235mm

Door Opening
Width           Height
232mm        226mm

Maximum Weight
26’700 – 28’800kg

The measures can vary depending upon manufacturer and year of construction around some cm.

40 feet High Cube

Internal Dimensions
Length          Width           Height
1’202mm     235mm        266mm

Door Opening
Width           Height
232mm        256mm

Maximum Weight
28’200kg

The measures can vary depending upon manufacturer and year of construction around some cm.

Refrigerated container / Reefer 20 feet

Internal Dimensions
Length          Width           Height
545mm        229mm        226mm

Door Opening
Width           Height
229mm        226mm

Maximum Weight
27’500kg

The measures can vary depending upon manufacturer and year of construction around some cm.

Refrigerated container / Reefer 40 feet

Internal Dimensions
Length          Width           Height
1’158mm      229mm        242mm

Door Opening
Width           Height
229mm        226mm

Maximum Weight
29’500kg

The measures can vary depending upon manufacturer and year of construction around some cm.

Container types for all sorts of goods

We have a large number of special containers at our disposal. Please contact us directly for further information. Together we will find out which type of container is most suitable for your cargo.

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What our customers say

“I have used ACS to send goods to Gambia on a regular basis for several years now. They have proven time and again to be a reliable and flexible logistics provider, even organizing a storage area where I could temporarily store my goods.”

AZIZ CEESAY • CUSTOMER OF AFRICA CONTAINER SHIPPING

“The Africa Container Shipping team goes the extra mile for their customers. They advised me competently and were able to execute the order on time, despite difficult circumstances.”

ABDUL MORR JARRA • CUSTOMER OF AFRICA CONTAINER SHIPPING

Africa Container Shipping

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