Floating terminals

A flexible solution for dry bulk commodities trade

Current port infrastructure is not always suited to receive the larger vessels being used in today’s dry bulk commodities trade. Floating terminals represent a valid alternative, considering the reduced costs and required installation time. Furthermore, floating terminals are a flexible solution, deployable wherever needed and have limited environmental impact.


RINA offers tailor-made solutions to end-users, producers and shipping and logistic companies, assisting you during the entire life cycle of a floating terminal project, from providing high-quality design, guiding the whole tender process, to construction supervision, commissioning and crew training. Our floating terminals and floating cranes assure you advanced, reliable solutions and a fruitful outcome.

The activity is carried out in accordance with the RINA governance model, which safeguards impartiality and prevents conflict of interest situations.


A solid design of floating terminals is essential as they can be subject to a wide variety of environmental conditions. We have a long-standing specialised expertise devising and designing floating terminals and floating cranes. We have devised various offshore transshipment solutions operating under a wide range of environmental conditions for loading/unloading vessels up to the 400,000 DWT Valemax, handling bulk commodities (coal, iron ore, wood chips, bauxite, grains, sand, cement, etc.), steel products and containers. Our experience includes self-unloading vessels and barges.

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