How to get OneWay units?

1.Trident coordinates with SP for One Way Free Use delivery.

2.SP loads new units with cargoes and make a one-way trip to Buyer's destination city in 60-90 days.

3.SP returns empty container to either Trident or the Buyer's depot within 30km of destination port.


  • The Buyer picks up the container 14 days after its arrival at the depot.
  • The Buyer collects the container from own depot. The Buyer is responsible for all handling and storage charges at the destination depot.
  • If trucker cannot contact the Buyer, the container will return to
  • assigned deport, and the Buyer may incur penalty and transportation fees.

What is SOC? Why use SOC?

SOC are Shipper Owned Containers

Preferred in scenarios where shipments deviate from standard transportation routes or involve complex logistics:

Case-01: Hamburg to Karachi

Karachi has a significant surplus of containers and less advanced local processes. Using a COC container from Hamburg to Karachi may introduce complexities and additional costs. Limited container stock in Hamburg or no need for extra containers at the destination may result in higher rates charged by the carrier to compensate for their expenses.

Case-02: Project Cargoes to Remote Hinterland Locations SOC shipments are commonly used for transporting project cargoes to remote hinterland locations.

like construction sites in remote areas. These shipments require extended delivery time and may involve specialized handling or equipment, which is better facilitated with SOC containers owned and managed by the shipper.

Using SOC containers in these scenarios gives shippers more control over the transportation process and potential cost reduction, especially when the destination has an excess of containers or unique logistical challenges.

What is Demurrage and Detention ?

Demurrage and Detention charges are fees applied by shipping lines to compensate for the extended use of their containers and to encourage the timely return of empty containers for efficient operations. These charges are intended to ensure the effective utilization of container assets and to promote the prompt movement of cargo.

When containers exceed the allowed free days for storage or use, demurrage charges are incurred for the time the container remains within the terminal or depot beyond the agreed-upon free days. Similarly, detention charges are applied when containers are held outside the terminal or depot beyond the allowed free days.

Although these charges serve legitimate purposes for shipping lines, they can be frustrating for freight forwarders and other parties involved in the logistics process. The daily charges for demurrage and detention can quickly add up, especially if there are delays in returning the containers to their designated destinations. It is crucial for parties involved to closely monitor and manage container movements to avoid incurring these additional costs.