As part of Tornado Shipping's commitment to offering complete turnkey barge services in the marine and offshore sectors, we are equipped to offer the full offshore barge package including brokering, chartering and hire. A fleet of barges is available which includes different classes, such as 250', 300' and 400' class barges as well as Tornado Shipping's innovative Hydro Deck pontoon, so we can find the best solution to supplement and complete the job. Tornado Shipping is proud to offer an end-to-end barge service, from FEED and Project Management through to site moves, load-outs and enhanced marine services. In addition, our company can design bespoke solutions including ramps, grillages, seafastening, winches and ballast pumps. Our Marine Engineering division is dedicated to providing full support of marine operations and barge services, such as quayside and bollard analysis, ballast and mooring calculations, barge deck strength analysis, marine management and sea fastening calculations.
Due to the load capacity of a barge and the reduced emissions for each ton of cargo, waterway transportation is one of the most economical and environmentally-friendly means of commercial freight transportation. Our comprehensive barge transportation solutions allow for cost-effective transport of bulk and container cargoes through the offshore sea and inland waterways.
We offer our clients the following barge freight services:
- Barge freight;
- Customs clearance;
- Cargo insurance;
- Inland river transloading.
Tornado Shipping's extensive network allows access to all main world ports and Russian inland waterways; ensuring your cargo gets from origin to destination safely and securely. We're exactly where you, your partners and your customers need us to be. We provide customized shipping solutions, including less-than-bargeload service, project cargoes and 24/7 tracking. Regardless of size or complexity, we leverage the experience of our Tornado Shipping professionals and established network of logistics contacts to develop custom solutions for your specific barge and shipment needs.
The transportation of heavy and over-dimensional equipment involves detailed planning and careful consideration of complex requirements. We offer our clients comprehensive project management and an extensive network to ensure that your shipment reaches its destination on time and on budget.
Examples of project cargo moves we've completed for our clients include:
- Earth moving and mining equipment;
- Transport vehicles;
- Oil exploration machinery;
- Wheel loaders;
- Steel plates;
- Scrap metal.
Continuous Tracking And Tracing Coverage
We provide continuous operational support and oversight while monitoring the shipments and keeping our barge freight clients informed about their cargo. Our clients are always aware of the progress of their shipments, and we provide regular progress updates in the event of unforeseen delays.
Ocean shipping handling and blending;
Freight insurance by drawing up policies to bearer;
Certification of imported/exported goods.
DTC - Domestic customs transit
ITC - International customs transit