When shipping bulk across oceans, you’ll find that there are several options available to you but it’s important that you pick the one most suited to the items being transported – and it’s likely that lift on/lift off (LoLo) will be the most appropriate if you have particularly large cargo due to be shipped.
The LoLo mode of shipping involves the use of onboard cranes to load and unload containerised items that can’t be transported using other methods because of how big they are. Instead, boats are required to be loaded and offloaded with the use of a crane. LoLo operations can also load and discharge cargo over the tops of ships, as well.
LoLo ships themselves boast flexible cargo space, which means that bigger boats can be loaded from the top, and they also have larger container capacity than other modes of shipping, allowing for greater cargo transportation.
As a way of working, LoLo is a highly efficient and economical one, since vehicles don’t have to be driven onto the vessel itself, with the onboard cranes doing all the heavy lifting. It’s also an eco-friendly shipping method, so a good one to choose if you want your brand to be as green as possible.
And it can be used for a wide variety of different items, both big and small, so if the needs of your business change over time, you can still make use of LoLo shipping methods. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with freight forwarder Seaway Logistics today.