Port of Durban
Many people are interested in traveling on cargo ships. Following an article we published some time ago explaining how to travel on a cargo ship, we have received quite a few messages asking how to start, how much it costs or where to go to undertake such an adventure.
On the other hand, you also have the option to skip the reservation and go directly to the port, go to the dock and ask for a job during the voyage. It is possible although, of course, it is not safe. It’s up to you!
Quique CardonaPassionate about traveling without premeditation, crazy about getting to know and mixing with other cultures. Enthusiastic about telling it to myself and infecting others by spreading this virus called traveling in order to get more than one person off the couch.
Traveling cargo ship
Trade goods from Europe were shipped to Africa for sale and exchanged for enslaved Africans. In turn, Africans were taken to the regions depicted in blue, in what became known as the “Middle Passage.” The enslaved Africans were then exchanged for raw materials, which were returned to Europe to complete the Triangular Trade.
The Middle Passage was considered an intermediary time for those trading from Africa to America. The proximity and intentional division of African communities pre-established by the ship’s crew motivated captive Africans to forge kinship ties that then created enforced transatlantic communities. The length of the transatlantic voyage varied.
The length of the transatlantic voyage varied widely, from one to six months, depending on weather conditions. The voyage became more efficient over the centuries; whereas an early 16th century transatlantic voyage averaged several months, by the 19th century the crossing often required less than six weeks. The voyage was often completed in less than six weeks. The African captives were then forced to travel the length of the transatlantic journey. The African captives were then forced to travel the length of the transatlantic voyage.
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When transporting your hazardous cargo, we consider the entire supply chain. From providing specialized training for our drivers to carefully planning the stowage of containers on our vessels, we do everything we can to limit the risks associated with this type of cargo.
We are constantly improving and upgrading our containers to provide you with the best possible service. We have a large inventory of reefer containers for food products that require refrigeration or freezing during transport, as well as standard containers to keep other food products in optimal conditions. Each container is dehumidified, so you can be sure that your cargo will be delivered in the best possible condition.
Maritime routes of the Americas
How long does it take to travel on a cargo ship? Normally they leave from ports in the United Kingdom, Hamburg, Rotterdam or Dunkirk. To reach Australia and New Zealand they enter the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar, cross the Suez Canal, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.
How much does it cost? The price is between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds (between 3,400 and 4,500 euros). Yes, it is expensive but it is about half the cost of a cruise with a similar route and we would be paying something like 110 euros for transportation, house and food. That’s not too bad.