26 April 2021
Every step of the way
Groupe Somavrac’s supply chain and logistics expertise is what sets the company apart and enables it to provide a full range of services. In this article, we focus on one specific service – stevedoring. Here are five good reasons to choose Groupe Somavrac and its stevedoring service.
A HUMAN APPROACH
The stevedoring service our team of experts provides stands out from the competition, in part thanks to the personal touch we promote throughout the supply chain and logistics process. Whether it’s in terms of transparent information sharing, proximity to customers, frequent interactions with them, or customization measures implemented on their behalf, Groupe Somavrac takes care to build solid relations with its customers. We work together with customers and carriers so that everyone involved in the stevedoring service can leverage our professionals’ proactive approach. That kind of collaboration helps maintain good relations with key parties throughout the supply chain and ensure overall satisfaction every step of the way. All of it is made possible thanks to the ready availability of our experts. Examples of this collaboration include making sanitary facilities available to carriers in one of our terminals and the measures we have set up to reduce their turnaround time and maximize the efficiency of their supply chain.
“THE SOMAVRAC TEAM IS PASSIONATE ABOUT STEVEDORING. THE COMPANY WAS FOUNDED ON THAT DRIVE AND IT SHINES THROUGH IN THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS.”
HANDLING A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS
Over the years, Somavrac has handled a wide variety of products that can be loaded onto and unloaded from ships. In fact, excluding a few specific products, Groupe Somavrac can handle any type of dry bulk, bagged material, semi-bulk, or liquid bulk through its stevedoring service. From fertilizers to mine products, de-icing salts, and general cargo, our team of experts can meet your every stevedoring need. Our versatility and flexibility make it possible for our company to serve a number of industries, including agribusiness, mining, chemicals, cement plants, pulp and paper mills, and many more.
One of the elements that separates Groupe Somavrac’s stevedoring service from the rest is the strategic location of its terminals. Most of its terminals are positioned along the Saint Lawrence River, in several different locations to best meet our customers’ needs. Some of our terminals feature nearby warehousing areas and are located near railways or major roadway access points for optimal transportation of cargo. Several of our terminals are also equipped with tank farms for liquid bulk, to make it possible to warehouse a wider range of products.
SHIP LIGHTENING SERVICE
Groupe Somavrac’s stevedoring services also include ship lightening. Lightening consists of partially unloading a ship of its cargo to lower its weight below the draft limits of its final destination, such as when heading toward the Great Lakes. Lightening helps customers optimize load volumes from overseas by unloading imported cargo in several locations. It also enables customers to develop a new market in Quebec. The areas Groupe Somavrac serves can be great places to optimize the supply chain and logistics of customers with needs in Quebec and the Great Lakes area.
Naturally, Groupe Somavrac specializes in a wide variety of logistics services to provide you with turnkey solutions. As such, our team of experts can simply oversee stevedoring, but it can also warehouse, handle, transform, or transport your cargo. Such services can include the bagging, solution preparation, or transshipping of various products.
Learn more about the services Groupe Somavrac offers!