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Whether Granulated, Course or Brown, we are Experts in Transporting all Kinds of Sugar Around the World.

We consume nearly 180 million metric tonnes of sugar in the world every year. But once it was a luxury. Refined sugar was extremely rare and often called ‘white gold’. Not any more! Thanks to its use as a sweetener, flavour enhancer and a source of energy, sugar has become a staple ingredient in what we eat and drink every day.

 

The global demand for sugar has never been greater. Sugar products, like molasses and sugar cane, require meticulous care on their journey through the supply chain in order to preserve freshness and taste. MSC is an experienced specialist sugar transporter with local experts in the major sugar producing territories.


We are present in 155 countries, including the world’s leading sugar producers. MSC’s outstanding global port coverage and connectivity means that we provide local support throughout your sugar’s entire journey to nearly any destination around the world. Our team of logistics experts will handle all your needs and we take great pride in our ability to help you every step of the way.

Count on us for your Sugar Shipment Needs

We offer tailor-made transport solutions from the warehouse to the port, to the river barge and then in open sea, to ensure the very best door-to-door service that meet your requirements.

  • A Class food-grade containers

  • End-to-end
    solutions

  • Wide range of equipment and transport methods

Keeping your Sugar Safe on its Journey

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

How Sugar Should be Shipped

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. 

Supporting Sugar Shipments Every Step of the Way

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.

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Did you know?

When stored properly, sugar never spoils.

Because you Need more than Port-to-Port Services

  • Inland Transportation

  • Smart containers

  • MSC Cargo Insurance

FAQs about Sugar

Which countries produce the most sugar?

India, China, Brazil, Thailand and the US are the main sugar producing countries.

How long does it take to grow sugar?

It can take 12-18 months for sugar cane to mature fully in the field before it can be harvested.

What are sugar molasses?

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.