Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo is any cargo that can not be loaded into six-sided shipping containers simply by being too large. The term is a very loose classification of all cargo with dimensions beyond the maximum 40HC container dimensions. That is a length beyond 12.05 meters – a width beyond 2.33 meters – or a height beyond 2.59 meters.
Open Top & Flat Rack Containers – These are alternative to General Purpose containers, used for OOG movements. This type of equipment lends itself to side or top loading – ideal for awkward, over-dimensional cargo. If necessary, two or more Flat Racks can be connected to accommodate larger cargo.
RORO Services – RORO or Roll-On Roll-Off services are preferred where cargo can be driven. The vessel has multiple adjustable decks to accommodate cargo of all sizes – from a new Toyota (ex. Japan) to a Turbine for a Power Station (ex. Germany). The vessel will dock, its ramp extends and this allows cargo to be driven or dragged from or into the stow.
Vessel Charter – In circumstances where cargo volume permits, a full vessel charter will be the most effective means to move considerable non-containerized cargo. These vessels are equipped with fixed cranes and can discharge cargo from the vessel stow. Review ICE’s recent vessel charter here.
Aircraft Charter – When cargo movements are time critical, full aircraft charters can move considerable volumes within days. Review ICE’s recent aircraft charter here.