Cargo & Containers

Transmar continuously invests in containers that are used as a convenient way to ship goods that need to be handled by various modes of transport like vessels, trucks and rail cars. This type of interchange between carriers is called intermodal freight transport.

Transmar is keen to provide safe and reliable transport of all containerized cargo and follows all the requirements of the ISO as well as international regulatory safety standards and industry best practices.

We operate both the 20-foot containers; known as a TEU (20-foot equivalent unit), as well as the 40-foot containers; known as a FEU (40-foot equivalent unit). Once cargo is placed in our container, the container is sealed, locked and is not opened until it reaches its destination.

Over the past years, Transmar has been growing its container fleet consistently higher than the global average order book on equipment, and is expected to close 2022 with a fleet size of 22,000 TEU comprised of:
* 20ft standard dry
* 40ft standard dry
* 40ft high cube
* Reefer

Please note: The container specifications listed above are illustrative examples and may vary depending on the manufacturer. For any container-related questions please contact your customer experience officer. 

20’ Standard Dry
40’ Standard Dry
40’ High Cube
40’ Reefer

Dry Cargo

Dry cargo service is the most popular solution, as it covers a range of commodities, from paper products, to cement to white goods, petrochemical products and food grade cargos. Standard dry containers can accommodate a wide spectrum of cargos in a diverse array of packaging, which includes palletized cargo or cargo stuffed in jumbo bags of various sizes. 

Our teams in local offices are commodity experts in the region’s most traded dry cargo, and have a vast understanding of stuffing, lashing and managing dry cargo in our containers.

Reefer Cargo

Transmar has designed a comprehensive solution for refrigerated cargo whether frozen, chilled or perishable to ensure your cargo arrives safely at its port of discharge

Pre- stuffing 

  • Our reefer team in our home port Adabiya ensure that clean and spec compliant reefers are sent to shippers
  • Ensure product temperature requirements are matched in the transport temperature pre-stuffing
  • Transmar has invested in its own fleet of gensets to ensure temperature control and service quality.

Stuffing of reefer containers

Perishable commodities are handled differently, and depending on their type, particular care is needed for each. Efficient shipping of these perishable commodities is essential to grow your business. These categories can be roughly summed up as follows:

Cool cargo

Frozen cargo

Special handling cargo

Fresh fruits & vegetables

Frozen meats, poultry & fish

Pharmaceutical products

Fresh meats, poultry & fish

Frozen processes foods


Eggs & dairy products

Frozen fruits & vegetables

Tobacco products

Freshly cut flowers & plants

Frozen concentrates

Live stock

Confectionary & fresh juices

Ice-creams and frozen desserts

Chemical/biological products

You can download Transmar’s Reefer Guide here to learn more about each cargo’s temperature control requirements

Reefer Operations

  • In our home port, Adabiya we are able to deliver a one stop shop solution for our reefer customers where the terminal is our sister company, TCI, and Transmar’s in-house equipment maintenance and repair (M&R) workshop is located. 
  • Transmar reefer containers are owned, and maintained and repaired by our in-house M&R team in close conjunction with the manufacturers.
  • Door to door refrigeration. Using our Genset Generators post offloading, we ensure that our customer’s products are safely stored and refrigerated throughout the entire journey.
  • Seamless Traceability. We ensure seamless track and trace during the reefer journey, using “Trade Link,” we are able to track the reefer container’s temperature to ensure safe climate control, we are also able to detect any minor defects in the reefers, and to remotely attend to any defects.
  • Soon, our traceability feature will be customer facing; using this technology, customers will be able to track the reefer’s temperature and get real time updates on the location and temperature of the reefers.