Connecting markets: Short sea shipping

Short sea shipping allows connection between industrial regions and markets. Regular scheduled services between major port locations save time, costs and provide an ecological means of transport. Rhenus Vietnam has long-standing expertise in short sea shipping with a vast network of locations.

Rhenus services for sea-river transports

Rhenus services for sea-river transports

With years of experience, we offer ocean-river navigation across Asian ports and rivers. We provide door-to-door service for your shipments by utilising all available transport modes. We transport any type of goods from general, liquid, bulk, break bulk to oversized project cargo.

Our options for your short sea shipments

For shipments that fill an entire vessel, we can offer you the full charter of a ship. To facilitate the shipment, we use our fleet of coastal vessels, barges and third-party vessels. We always find an ideal short sea solution for your shipment to suit your requirements in terms of the type of goods, size, weight and method of transhipment. We offer charter for single voyages and time charter for extended periods or project time frames to suit your needs.

For part loads, we consolidate shipments from our clients in one vessel and ship them to your requested destination.

Especially for the UK market, we offer a door-to-door service to avoid excessive handling and prevent damages. The shipments are collected and shipped via scheduled service by barge or coastal vessel. At the British port of call, we then organise the final delivery to our customers.

With a special focus on the British Isles, we provide ocean-river transports from Duisburg and other inland waterway terminals to destinations in the UK and Ireland. These include just-in-time services for production facilities and automotive shipments for new vehicles as well as general cargo. Rhenus operates scheduled short sea services from different seaport locations along the German coast.

Rhenus offers shipping agency services at major European ports through our own offices and reliable partners. For our customers, we handle your shipments and cargo at the port and coordinate all activities.

Any questions?

Our experts are always there for you. If you wish, we will also call you back – keeping things convenient and straightforward.

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Benefits of Rhenus short sea services

  • Your reliable partner for steel, aluminium, paper and forest industries for bulk cargo, e.g. grain, gypsum, sand and gravel
  • Specialist for Saimaa trade (Finland) and ocean-river transports to the UK and Ireland
  • We operate across the North and Baltic Seas, the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean

Reliability through experience and expertise

  • Your reliable partner and expert with more than 100 years’ experience
  • Short sea transports with own vessels (deadweight all told (DWAT) from 1,200 up to 4,000 tonnes) to guarantee quality transport and delivery of your goods
  • Box tonnage assures perfect loading and discharging quality

Punctual deliveries to your desired destination

  • Door-to-door services avoid extra handling, prevent damages and deliver the goods directly to you, fast and reliably
  • Just-in-time deliveries ensure the timely arrival of the desired goods or material for your production