Cruise and cargo ship handling

For most of our customers, this service provides the support and equipment to move some of the world’s most commonly traded commodities such as paper, white-goods and scrap metals; however we understand that not all cargoes are quite this straightforward.

During our 30+ years of experience, we’ve learned how to safely handle, stow and transport more complex cargoes, in turn allowing us to extend our dry cargo services to customers looking to ship food-grade, hazardous and rare/precious cargoes.


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Whether we are transporting a rare or precious item or scrap metal, we treat all cargo with the utmost care and attention because we understand that whatever the cargo is, it matters to you.

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Logistics Ground in Asia Pacific
  •  Operating in all major countries and borders
  • Extensive services including: linehaul, Pick Up and Delivery (PUD), home delivery, milkrun, cross-border, courier and rail
  • Singapore to Shanghai cross-border service
  • China to Europe railway service: Innovative service balancing speed and cost; faster than Oceanfreight, cheaper than Airfreight
  • Linehaul China: 700 trucks a day, 6.25 million pallets moved yearly
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Transportation across Europe
  • Multi-sector and multi-mode capabilities
  • Working with Pan-European players and niche specialists
  • Central control and network monitoring through the Control Tower
  • 50,000 tons managed a year
  • 4,000 shipments a year
  • 20 transport partners
  • Groupage/LTL/FTL
Logistics Ground in North America
  • Supports U.S. Domestic network through LTL/FTL services
  • Over 250 scheduled linehaul segments per year
  • Seven hubs and 20 stations
  • 75 thousand miles a month
  • 100 loads a month

To learn more about our ground transportation operations in North America and how we can support your business, please contact us

Hazardous cargo

When we transport your hazardous cargo, we take the whole supply chain into consideration. From offering specialist training to our drivers, to the careful planning of container stowage on our vessels, we’ve established our operations to limit the risks associated with this type of cargo. Visit our hazardous cargo page in the Industries section to read more.

Food-grade cargo

We have an extensive inventory of reefer containers for food products that require refrigeration or freezing during transit. We also prepare our standard containers for other food-grade products to ensure we maintain the optimum condition of your cargo. Each container is dehumidified, offering you peace-of-mind that we can deliver your cargo in the same condition as it was received. For more detailed information visit our food and drink cargo page in the Industries section.

Rare and precious cargo

We understand that transporting rare or precious cargo can be stressful. When you work with Canadian Star Line Shipping you can be assured that your cargo is travelling in safe hands, supported by a company with over 40 years of experience.

Please note that due to its bespoke nature, this service is subject to application. For further information please contact your local Canadian Star Line Shipping agent.

Shipping cargo with Canadian Star Line Shipping

Supported by our established global fleet of over 2.5 million containers, we offer the equipment, know-how and experience to safely handle your cargo. But what really makes our dry cargo service stand out is our team of over 24,000 dedicated employees. We provide our staff with specialist training to enable them to confidently handle all enquiries regarding our dry cargo services, so you can be assured that our local teams are on-hand when you need them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still open questions?

Electrical items can be sent using our service, however, require additional packaging when placed in a suitcase or a box.

The total cost of a sea shipment is determined by the volume, the destination and surcharges (if any). Please request your quote thru this online form. We will send you our best prices as soon as possible.

Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds and perishable products of any kind are prohibited on all routes. Non-perishable foodstuffs and small amounts of liquids such as olive oil (alcohol based and flammable liquids are not acceptable) can be sent. Confectionery and other dry foodstuffs (not containing dairy and not of animal origin) such as sweets, chocolate, cookies, biscuits & crisps are typically permitted for entry into most countries. Individual customs authorities may reject and return packages containing any foodstuffs not permitted for entry into their country at their discretion, or in some cases, again at their discretion, they may remove and dispose of the offending item, as such we recommend checking the destination’s customs website for more information.

Vessels that transport perishable foodstuffs and commodities requiring special conditions during the voyage, such as fruit, vegetables or certain pharmaceutical products. Here we refer to goods requiring temperature-controlled transportation, and which must specifically be kept at very low temperatures. Vessels of this kind generally have from three to five holds.

Vessels designed to transport crude oil or petroleum products. They have a double-hull to keep potential damage to a minimum and prevent spills caused by collision or running aground. Apart from transport by pipeline, oil tankers are the only way to transport large quantities of crude oil.

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You benefit from our experience in delivering effective solutions to the complex global supply chains of some of the world’s biggest corporations.

Fast Delivery

You benefit from every innovation, whether it involves a simple extension to our Air and Ocean Freight products, whether it means a development in warehousing.

24/7 Support

All of which explains why you’ll find the team of outstanding support at TransCargo ready to apply their passion for solutions in support of your business.