L’affrètement de navire maritime
L’affrètement de navire maritime
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When it comes to shipping heavy, oversized or time-sensitive goods, traditional transportation methods are sometimes not enough. It is therefore essential to find a reliable and efficient delivery solution to meet the specific needs of your business. We are here to help!

CERL offers shipping services for chartering a vessel or part of a vessel. With our wide range of services including different types of container equipment, we ensure that your shipments arrive at the right place, at the right time and at an optimized cost!

As an experienced partner, CERL helps you determine your needs and define the best solution. CERL charters the right vessels for your cargo. We are able to design and execute door-to-door transport on demand and our know-how guarantees a personalized approach to sea freight.

Successful vessel chartering with CERL

Chartering a vessel or part of a vessel is the ideal solution for your transportation needs. At CERL, we offer a wide range of vessels, from small coasters to heavy lift vessels, and we are with you every step of the way, from negotiating the terms of the charter party to securing charterer insurance. We are here to help you find the best transportation solution for your cargo, ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your supply chain.

CERL select the most suitable solution for you, at the most advantageous price:

  • Full or partial vessel chartering,
  • Groupage and deconsolidation containers,
  • Conventional sea transport,
  • Standard container (20′ or 40′),
  • Specific container (oversized, refrigerated, tanker, IMDG, etc.).


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We work in partnership with numerous shipping companies, rigorously selected on the basis of privileged agreements. Our experience allows us to know the key factors for the success of a maritime project. Our chartering solutions are without limits of volume, weight or country and we carry out all your transports in the respect of our QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment) approach. During the operations, CERL ensures a follow-up and a total transparency of the logistic operations thanks to our methods and tools of piloting and coordination.

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Successful vessel chartering with CERL

For a successful ship chartering operation, one of the essential points is to know the goods to be transported! A diagram or a technical drawing is therefore essential in order to know the dimensions, the weights and the center of gravity of the cargoes.  It is necessary to take into account all the details essential to the good functioning of the transport. It is also the coordination between the different participants of the chartering project that will make all the difference.

The actions carried out by our teams dedicated to chartering a vessel are the following

  • A team specially dedicated to chartering and industrial projects,
  • Packing and crating ,
  • Partial or complete vessel charters (all regions),
  • Coordination and supervision of loading and unloading operations,
  • Coordination of the various participants from the port of arrival to the destination,
  • Administrative and documentary assistance,
  • The real-time management of unforeseen issues,
  • Cost and deadline management,
  • Reporting to customers on actions taken.

FAQ : Chartering a vessel

How does chartering a vessel work?

Chartering a vessel is an operation that consists of making available to a client (the charterer) a whole vessel or a part of it for the transport of goods to a specific destination.

Chartering a vessel involves several steps. First, the lessor must identify his needs and choose the type of charter that best suits his goods and constraints (transit time, ports, insurance, etc.). Next, the lessor must select the appropriate vessel for his cargo. Once the vessel is selected, the lessor must negotiate the terms of the charter with the vessel owner. These terms usually include: the cost of the charter, the duration of the charter, the ports of loading and discharge, and the insurance and customs clearance responsibilities of each party. There are different types of charters depending on the degree of control the charterer has over the vessel and the cargo.

  • The voyage charter is the most common. It consists in renting a part of a vessel for a single voyage. It is a contract by which the charterer undertakes to transport the charterer’s goods from a port of loading to a port of discharge, in return for the payment of freight. The charterer remains responsible for the vessel and the choice of route.
  • Time chartering is the leasing of an entire vessel for a specific period of time for a daily fee. The lessor can use the vessel to transport goods to different destinations according to his needs (choose the ports of call and the cargoes).
  • Bareboat chartering is a contract by which the charterer gives the use of the vessel to the charterer for a fixed period of time, in return for the payment of a rent. The charterer becomes responsible for the vessel and must ensure its crew, maintenance and operation.

Why use a vessel chartering service?

If you are facing specific problems for the transportation of your goods, chartering a vessel can be the ideal solution:

  • The trade lane you are using has few regular vessels,
  • You wish to access a secondary port with little service from regular lines,
  • The ports of origin or arrival are rarely used,
  • Your goods require the use of a specific vessel (exceptional or bulky transport),
  • The quantity of your goods allows the chartering of a complete vessel,
  • You have short transit time requirements and no air carrier.

What vessels are available for cargo chartering?

CERL can meet your needs by chartering complete vessels or shared spaces according to your requirements. Depending on your cargo, we charter various types of vessels of different capacities:

  • General cargo vessels with or without equipment,
  • Heavy lift and Ro-Ro vessels for exceptional heavy lift or rolling stock,
  • General cargo vessels, with or without equipment,
  • Tankers,
  • Open-hatch multipurpose vessels for general cargo (dry and irregular cargo),
  • Coasters or vessels assigned to inland waterways (short distance transport).

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