There are cases where some of containers might need to be
- directly loaded onto the ship from the truck – meaning it doesn’t get offloaded at the CY (container yard) as is normally done with other containers..
- directly discharged onto the truck from the ship – meaning it doesn’t get shuffled to the CY (container yard) as is normally done with other containers..
In such cases it is known as DIRECT DELIVERY..
So when does DIRECT DELIVERY happen..??
- the container could be carrying certain high risk hazardous cargoes such as Explosives, Radioactive material cargoes and generally any of the ports that accept such cargo to be discharged or loaded do so only on condition that the discharge/load is done on a DIRECT DELIVERY BASIS.. This is to minimise the risk of any accidents that might occur at the port due to the volatile nature of the cargo.. The exporter or importer that deals with such cargo normally has to secure permissions from various government bodies like the police, military, fire department etc.. Normally hazmat people are also on standby during such operations..
- any heavy or abnormal cargo that cannot be handled twice at the port due to the nature of the cargo in which case it is directly offloaded onto the truck that will carry the cargo to its final destination..