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Rail wagons on board

Oct 1 2012
Loading rail wagons in China

 

Lauritzen Bulkers gains a competitive edge with unusual cargo service between China and Australia. 

For about a year, LB has been transporting freight wagons for the Australian mining industry from railway equipment manufacturers in China. It is far from an ordinary bulk cargo project, but LB has found a way to make it work.

“These wagons would normally be transported in tween-decker or multipurpose vessels,” says Niu Ziru, China-based senior chartering manager for LB, ”but we’re providing a customised service at a very competitive rate. In fact, LB is the first true bulk carrier to handle this kind of cargo.”

The business includes “What has really made us competitive here is the opportunity to carry backhaul cargo.”several mining companies in Australia and rail equipment factories in China and accounts for one or two shipments a month. LB also provides the same service from North China to Indonesia.

“What has really made us competitive here is the opportunity to carry backhaul cargo” says Rasmus C. Hansen, chartering manager for LB’s Singapore office.

Read the full article in Lauritzen News no. 17, October 2012

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