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Out of Gauge shipments

NileDutch is proud to be a full container line, however that doesn’t mean we limit ourselves to simply transporting containers: we also take project cargo.

Successfully transporting project cargo, especially Out of Gauge (OOG) shipments, requires a flexible approach as well as a good understanding of loading techniques and cargo specifications.

That’s why for every OOG request we receive, we ask for an image or technical drawing of the item to be transported to ensure that we fully visualise the shipping requirements. Then our Operations department checks that it is feasible to load, carry and discharge the item using our on-board cranes. When they give the green light, we calculate a competitive price based on weight, dimensions and lost container slots.

Some of our recent OOG shipments include transporting a 22m long and 6m wide brewery tank from Antwerp to Luanda for CUCA, an Angolan brewery and one of our major customers (see images). A further two tanks were transported to Libreville a few weeks later.

With the interesting OOG requests that are popping up across the world, we look forward to continuing to welcome OOG shipments on-board.