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OOG/Oversized/Heavy Cargo Shipping from China


OOG/Oversized/Heavy Cargo Shipping from China

Out-of-gauge cargo (OOG) is freight which is too large to fit inside a standard container (exceeds the dimensions of a container by length, width, height or all of the above). However, this can be safely transported by using platform, flat rack, open top container , LOLO and RORO shipping solutions. 

When selecting a shipping company, it's important to consider their experience, reputation, and the types of cargo they are capable of handling. You should also ask about their shipping routes, transit times, and pricing to ensure that they can meet your specific shipping needs.

In addition to selecting the right shipping company, you'll also need to ensure that your cargo is properly packaged and secured for transport. This may involve custom crating, palletizing, or other specialized packaging methods to protect your cargo from damage during transit.


Flat rack container (FR container)

Flat rack container is used for carrying awkward and oversized loads too large for a standard container, such as machinery, cable drums, dump trucks, yachts, etc. Flat racks are transported on container ships and allow oversized cargo to move to destinations where RORO and bulk cargo vessels are not necessarily available or to shorten transit time.

Open top container (OT container)

Open top container is cargo that fits within the horizontal constraints of a standard container but over height, can’t be loaded through the container door, such as machinery, sheet glass, construction material. Sometimes we choose OT containers because loading from the top is easier. 

Bulk shipment solution, LOLO shipping from China (for oversized and heavy cargo, or goods in bulk)

LOLO (lift-on, lift-off) ships are equipped with onboard cranes and assisted by dockside cranes to load and offload goods, in contrast to RORO ships. LOLO ships are often used to transport large and heavy cargoes in bulk quantity. Lolo ships have a vast amount of space available at the top of the vessel and the ship deck. LOLO shipping is the most cost-efficient way and sometimes the only way for large and heavy cargo. 

In comparison with RORO, LOLO shipping is slower but more eco-friendly.

RORO shipping solution from China (for vehicles and wheeled cargo)

RORO (roll-on, roll-off) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. RORO vessels have built-in ramps that allow the cargo to be efficiently loaded and offloaded when in port. RORO shipping solution is often used to transport vehicles (bus, truck, car, excavator, etc.), i.e. wheeled cargo. Sometimes we use MAFI trailer as a wheeled platform to enable shipping large and heavy cargo with RORO ships. 

Compared to LOLO shipping, the risk of RORO cargo damage during the transport is much lower. 


Here are some steps to consider when shipping oversize and heavy cargo from China:

  1. Determine the dimensions and weight of your cargo: This information is important to determine the type of transportation equipment needed, as well as the logistics of loading and unloading the cargo.

  2. Choose a shipping method: Depending on the size and weight of your cargo, you may need to choose from various transportation options such as air, sea, or land transportation.

  3. Work with a freight forwarder: A freight forwarder can help you manage the logistics of shipping your cargo, including coordinating with carriers, arranging for customs clearance, and managing the shipment from start to finish.

  4. Prepare the cargo for transport: Depending on the type of cargo, it may need to be properly packaged, crated, or palletized to ensure safe transport.

  5. Obtain necessary permits and approvals: Oversize and heavy cargo shipments often require special permits and approvals from government authorities, so it's important to make sure that all necessary paperwork is in order.

  6. Monitor the shipment: Throughout the transportation process, it's important to track the progress of your shipment and address any issues that may arise.


Overall, shipping oversize and heavy cargo from China requires careful planning, coordination, and expertise. By working with a shipping company that specializes in handling these types of shipments, you can ensure that your cargo arrives at its destination safely and on time.

We provide comprehensive sea freight forwarding services from China to all over the world, offering not only standard container shipping service, but also OOG, oversized & heavy cargo shipping, project cargo, breakbulk, bulk shipment, RORO and LOLO shipping solutions. 

If you are looking to ship oversized & heavy cargo from China, or looking for bulk shipment solution like RORO and LOLO, contact us & request a freight quote. 

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