The Role of Stevedores

What is Stevedoring? Stevedoring is an occupation which involves the cargo operations such as loading and unloading of cargoes on ships. It also includes the other various dockside functions. Those involved in this occupation are known as stevedores in the UK & Europe, however in America can also be known as longshoremen. The Role of […]

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June 28, 2019

What is Stevedoring?
Stevedoring is an occupation which involves the cargo operations such as loading and unloading of cargoes on ships. It also includes the other various dockside functions. Those involved in this occupation are known as stevedores in the UK & Europe, however in America can also be known as longshoremen.

The Role of Stevedores in Shipping
Ships can make money at sea when it is carrying cargo between ports, but when it is alongside a port it is essentially costing money to its owner. Therefore, ports and terminals need to be efficient to minimise port time and get the ship back on its journey as soon as possible.

The role of stevedoring companies, or companies who offer this as a service like ourselves, will organise the cargo-handling in ports. This is very important as it can make a great difference to the profitability of the voyage.

Stevedoring companies and their skilled personnel will also operate a selection of expensive and sophisticated cargo handling equipment in ports all around the world.

Stevedores might be thought of as the interface between land and sea, but both the speed of cargo handling and the efficiency of voyage depends upon their skills. If the cargo is put into the ship in the wrong order, it might be subject to double handling before it gets to its final port.

Here at TDL Wind, we have the knowledge and skills to adhere entirely to your requirements. From large items of project cargo to general cargo containers, we have access to the best equipment and trained operators providing you with a top-quality, professional investment.

To find out more about us and our stevedoring service feel free to browse the rest of our website or call our team on +44 (0) 1405 720220.

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