Container Terminal

Container terminal is a place where containers transported by vessels arrive. It is primarily an area where marine containers are transferred for their further transport. Such transfer may take place between ships, barges or between means of land transport, especially between trucks and trains.
Container terminals are usually a part of a bigger port and tend to be located near major cities which are important due to their logistics, good road and rail connections.

Terminal is composed of wharves at which the vessels are loaded and unloaded and a general access zone where containers are loaded and unloaded on/off trucks and trains. Containers are stacked in the stacking yards, which facilitates the operations on the shore and in the general access zone while loading and unloading of ships continue.

GRUPACON as the cargo terminal operator on container’s terminal, we provide our services with dockers and operators such as:

  • Mooring
  • Lashing
  • Crane and hoisting equipment operator – rigger
  • Hatch worker
  • Foreman
  • Operators STS, RTG, reach stackers, mobile cranes, forklifts, empty
  • handlers
  • Ship hosts
  • Ship and gate forwarders
  • Planners

Bulk Cargo

Bulk cargo terminals handle bulk cargoes which distinguish themselves with the following features:

  • They are homogenous, transported in large lots.
  • They are divided into dry, liquid and special cargo.
  • They have low individual value. They include, e.g. coal, iron ore, fertilizers, timber, cereals, grain, sand, etc.
  • Bulk cargo is usually carried by marine, inland or railroad transportation in large quantities loose in transit (in bulk on vessels).

Tasks performed in the bulk cargo terminal by GRUPACON workers:

  • Trimming on ships – even distribution/scattering of bulk cargo in the holds.
  • Relocating or shifting loose cargo in the storehouses ( silos, feeders).
  • Collecting remains of loose cargo from ships’ holds or modes of land transport (e.g. coal wagons, cars).
  • Collecting spills left after handling cargo on rail tracks and on – shore.
  • Handling the unloading stands of transport modes (cars, rail wagons).
  • Operating terminal equipment i.e. loaders, bulldozers, etc.

General Cargo

General cargo terminals handle any type of unitized cargo, transported as items, irrespective of the dimensions of the cargo and the type of its packing. Such cargo is colloquially referred to as generals. The following types of general cargo are distinguished: break-bulk and unitized.
Break-bulk cargo (traditional) is unitized cargo which during the ship-to-shore operations is handled in a vertical cargo handling system (lo-lo: lift on/lift off) by shore cranes fitted with ordinary or special slings.

Break-bulk cargo can be further divided into so-called: heavy lift and mixed general cargo. “Heavy lift” or “oversize” cargo is unitized cargo whose size and weight exceed prescribed limits and which thus require application of special cargo handling techniques (e.g. the use of several shore cranes operating jointly, mobile cranes or even the floating ones.

GRUPACON provides qualified dockers and operators on general cargo terminals to work with ships (lo-lo, ro-ro), trains, trucks and in warehouses to perform followed tasks

  • Cargo storing services – cargo handling, packaging and customizing goods, stuffing/stripping of containers
  • Tasks on general cargo vessels – runnnig the loading/unloading operations (hatch worker)
  • Tasks at the quay – rigging cargoes to crane and hoisting equipment (rigger)
  • Tasks ashore – directing traffic movement of ro-ro cargoes (signalman)
  • Tasks at customs control
  • Operating terminal equipment i.e. cranes, gantries, forklifts, terminal trucks