Thanks to MSC’s green, modern and efficient fleet, we can safely handle and transport your sugar. Our top-quality containers can be used to transport sugar in bulk and our thermal liners will help to keep it dry and safe from temperature disruptions during transit. If you are transporting sugar molasses, our Flexi-bags are also a safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to keep your liquid cargo in perfect condition.
Did you know?
Sugar was used as a medicine during the Middle Ages
There are specialist measures for shipping sugar, which is a product highly sensitive to contamination. Sugar needs to be neither too dry or too wet during transportation.
Containers should be maintained at a relative humidity level of 80-85% . If sugar of any type starts to lose moisture caking can take place. Damaged sugar can be saved if refined locally. White sugar is mainly transported as breakbulk cargo in bags of woven natural material or woven plastic bags with a plastic inner bag impermeable to water.
At MSC we ensure that checks are carried out throughout journey.
If you have any questions about the services we offer for shipping sugar, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
MSC offers tailor-made transport solutions across road, river, and sea to ensure the very best door-to-door service to meet your requirements. If there are lumps and bumps in the road to the sugar’s final destination, we are on hand with end-to-end support and expert advice.
India, China, Brazil, Thailand and the US are the main sugar producing countries.
It can take 12-18 months for sugar cane to mature fully in the field before it can be harvested.
In the 16th century, the Spanish introduced sugar cane to America. Some inhabitants of the region discovered that after extracting the sugar from the canes, a thick liquid remained: the molasses. Today molasses is used to prepare endless delicious dishes, desserts and drinks.