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Logistics Solutions For Freight Transported by Air, Sea and Land...

Air

O&S helps you meet just-in-time requirements via regular air freight connections to and from worldwide destination. Customers can choose from an excellent range of connections, backed by continuous tracking updates through a dedicated customer service team that allows you to coordinate your freight with greater flexibility and efficiency. Customers that have used airfreight services by O&S Shipping include; yacht owners, pharmaceutical companies, semiconductor manufacturers, conference and musical events organisers, and many more. Arrangements can also be made to organise chartered cargo and passenger aircrafts.

Sea

Through O&S Shipping’s network and service contracts with shipping lines and carriers, your cargo can be accommodated on several services calling Malta and ensure that your shipment is moved on time and on budget. Whether transit time or price is the critical factor, the team will find the best freight solution for your consignment.

O&S also has service contracts with consolidators, permitting the company to offer weekly LCL services from the Far East, North Europe, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey and USA. This is complemented by an extensive network of container freight stations, which enables you to use space within a container that is shared with other customers’ goods and benefit from economical usage-based costing, while enjoying Full-Container-Load (FCL) frequency, routing and visibility.

Additionally, as part of the NVOCC network Ocean Wide Logistics, O&S gives you access to global services through a worldwide network of professional freight agents, which are capable of handling inland transport, customs documentation, storage, cross docking, freight services and added value services. The company also offer a transhipment services including negotiation of bill of ladings over Malta.

Land

Through a dedicated and contracted fleet, O&S can offer any kind of local transport deliveries and distributions services. Our trucking services are not only limited to the Maltese territory, but we can coordinate and organise part and full trailer loads through mainland Europe providing wide spread weekly departures to and from countries such as UK, France, Italy, Germany, Holland and Belgium permitting us to offer you very short transit times, giving you the opportunity to improve your reorder methods and reduce stocks and storage space.

Multi modal and Transhipment services

Due to its geographic position, Malta acts as a first point of entry for cargo transiting through the Mediterranean Sea to various destinations. This raises the demand for multimodal and transhipment services, especially a combination of sea and truck or air freight shipments to meet just-in-time and time critical deliveries. We also offer a vast array of related services such negotiation or switch bill of ladings over malta, cross docking, repacking and relabelling, bonded and non-bonded storage, heavy lift and rigging services, temporary admissions, transit formalities for spares and equipment and also onward supply relief.

Chartering & dedicated services

Our team has extensive specialty knowledge and expertise in the movement of dry bulk shipping cargoes including: boats, gypsum, aggregates, steel products, copper slag, cement and bulk minerals.

Our company is well known and respected in the shipping industry and has long-standing relationships with charterers, ship owners and airlines worldwide. We work diligently on behalf of our clients to canvass the marketplace to find the appropriate shipping vessel. Our goal is to keep your dry bulk shipping transportation costs low and backed with efficient and professional operations. Alternatively, we can organise part or full air charter services to cater for your time critical needs. We also provide innovative shipping logistics solutions by offering dedicated or inducement calls for particular cargoes such as ship and yacht hulls, barges, floating objects and oil and gas equipment. Whether an Antonov, Ilyushin, coaster, panamax or semisubmersible vessel, we have the right aircraft or vessel for you, just ask for it and we source it.

Relocations and Removal Services

O&S Shipping offers a range of relocation, removal and storage services that help you transport personal belongings, office equipment and infrastructure or whole business to any destination worldwide.

Relocating to a new home or workplace for personal or business reasons can be a disruptive experience in life, but it can also be the catalyst for uncovering new opportunities.

O&S Shipping, through its subsidiary brand Home Movers, provides a seamless local and international home moving solution that helps you transport any personal belongings and your business regardless of the size or value of items with minimum effort and stress to any destination worldwide.

Great care is always taken to ensure that your moving process is completed in a manner that fully respects the time frames requested and guarantees the safety of your belongings during transit.

Our Services include free on site survey at origin and destination, dismantling or setting of household furniture, dismantling of i.t equipment and servers, office furniture and packing of household, commercial equipment and high value or vulnerable items, customs clearance, crating, freight services by sea, land and air, storage, inventory control, difficult access services and removal of packing or transport debris

Fun facts...

1)  ‘The concept of logistics management was evolved during the second world war to ensure that all foods and supplies reach different troops in different territories at the right time’…

2)  ‘90% of world trade is shipped by sea’…

3)  ‘Ultra Large container vessels can carry from 14,000 to 21,413 teu (twenty equivalent units) and nearly 400 meters in length’

4)  ‘Nearly 21,000 truck loads are estimated to cross to Malta per annum mainly from Italian ports and through a short sea shipping network.’