Specialist & Out of Gauge Cargo

What happens if your cargo does not fit into a standard container? MacAndrews have been providing logistics solutions since 1770. With our experience in shipping all types of cargo, we offer the technical expertise, secure handling and knowledge to help you move your cargo safely and efficiently.

What is out-of-gauge cargo?

Out-of-gauge cargo is freight which is too large to fit inside one of our standard 20 ft, 40 ft , 40 or 45ft high cube containers. Instead, this cargo can be safely transported on a platform, flat rack or in an open top container.

Shipping out-of-gauge cargo with MacAndrews

Our out-of-gauge service is fully integrated throughout our business, making it simple for you to get expert advice from our maritime shipping specialists, to learn more about our special handling facilities, or simply to make a booking.

Each of our trade service teams has great local knowledge and experience in handling oversized cargo on their individual trade routes. This means that our customers can expect superb continuity with their MacAndrews contact, and can always have the confidence that even the most delicate cargo is in safe hands.

What is breakbulk cargo?

Breakbulk cargo (or ‘project cargo’) is freight which is too large to be transported on a single flat rack or platform. Typically, breakbulk cargo is loaded across multiple flat racks on the deck of a vessel and then secured for shipment.

MacAndrews’ oversized cargo service
When shipping oversized cargo with MacAndrews, our customers benefit from a wide range of service features, including:

  • Competitive Fixed Rates throughout contract
  • Load, lash and securing cargo at your origin port or nearby depot
  • Inland collection and deliveries with a range of ISO equipment*
  • Arrangement of police/inland transport notifications as and when required*
  • Port storage facilities*
    *availability differs by location.Please liaise with your nearest agency

Specialist equipment

Our extensive inventory of specialist equipment gives us the capability to transport large, heavy and irregular sized cargo. You can find out more about our range of equipment here

Our specialist teams are extensively trained and offer destination-specific knowledge and support for oversized cargoes requiring specialist equipment such as platforms, open top containers or flat racks.

For more information

Whether you’re shipping yachts, oil-well equipment, heavy machinery or anything in between, we can work with you to ensure that your requirements are met. You can find your local MacAndrews contact here.