Maritime transportation

Leaders in RoRo services and shipping routes

Maritime goods transportation services

SUARDIAZ Shipping Lines provides vehicular cargo maritime services using its regular routes around Europe. The experience acquired over more than 75 years in the sector has given us considerable flexibility and the ability to adapt when it comes to offering personalised solutions over the entire logistics chain.

In fact, SUARDIAZ Shipping Lines was a pioneer in Spain and its specialisation in vehicle transportation services continues today, positioning it as a leading company in Spain’s RoRo sector. Our European network of shipping routes operates with ships that are specialised in transporting cars and lorries (PCTC).

We offer our clients safe, reliable maritime transportation for RoRo cargo, including cars, heavy machinery and high-tonnage goods, in both full and split cargo.
The Group’s commitment to face the market’s constant development has driven the configuration of its fleet through the acquisition of its own ships as well as time charters.

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The close relationship with our clients has been essential to the development of SUARDIAZ Group. We have expanded our maritime services, which initially focused on vehicular cargo (vehicles and unaccompanied trailers), to span a wide range of goods, including perishable and refrigerated products and all kinds of oversized (High & Heavy) cargo, and extended our services to provide a full multimodal transportation system.

Beyond our role as a shipping line, SUARDIAZ Group has become a comprehensive logistics provider that manages the entire logistics chain. From road transportation, to managing port terminals, to customs paperwork and other additional services, we offer complete and efficient solutions to attend to all our clients’ needs.

We have regular routes to the main European hub ports, guaranteeing fixed departure and arrival times for the efficient and sustainable management of the supply chain.

Sustainability and innovation

At SUARDIAZ Group, we are committed to developing a sustainable future for the maritime industry, and that is why our determination to reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions remains a firm goal.

We are moving towards the zero emissions goal, offering first-rate maritime transportation solutions to clients in Europe and North Africa to that end. We help our clients to decarbonise their supply chain with innovative solutions to lower their environmental impact.

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FAQs

What is RoRo service?

RoRo is an abbreviation of roll on/roll off, used to refer to ships that transport vehicular goods. This category includes cars, lorries, vans, machinery, buses, etc.

When a ship only transports cars, it is known as a RoRo car carrier. SUARDIAZ Shipping Lines is a pioneer in this service, as the first shipping line to offer it in Spain with its own ships specially designed for this type of transportation.

There is also a Lo-Lo service in which goods are loaded onto the boat using vertical cranes, as with containers, for example.

Who is responsible for loading the goods onto the ship?

The maritime transportation service that we offer includes loading and unloading from the ship. As such, at ports where we have an office or where we manage the terminal, our own team is responsible for this service. If it is a route that is outside our field of influence, we have a wide network of collaborating entities that provides for all transportation needs through contracts and quotations that are fully customised to each client.

With SUARDIAZ Group, the service is comprehensive and multimodal to the extent that we ensure the cargo reaches its destination at factories or distribution points by road.

Benefits of contracting our maritime goods transportation services

Our clients particularly value our flexibility to adapt to the changes they suggest. As a result of the years of experience we have, we can streamline the process so as to come to the best decision together.

Another competitive benefit is that, as comprehensive consultants, we offer a service that complements the maritime transportation service. For example, when it comes to allocating ships and dealing with customs, we take care of the administrative part, as well as provide insurance advice and other services that fall within the logistics chain.

Why contract SUARDIAZ Group’s maritime transportation services?

SUARDIAZ Group, a leading company in comprehensive logistics consultancy, complements its range of services with integrated maritime transportation solutions to deal with our clients’ challenges effectively. Our maritime routes are renowned for their regularity and punctuality, thanks to our team’s commitment to adhere rigorously to the schedules.

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