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OOG, Break Bulk Cargo Shipping from China

OOG, Break Bulk Cargo Shipping from China

We share OOG, Break Bulk Cargo Shipping service from China to all over the world, OOG which is oversized & heavy cargo for shipping, project cargo like new hotel (facilities moving) construction logistics, etc, break bulk like a set of power station, big pinwheel for power station, etc, such shipping solutions. 

Why need OOG service. 

Out-of-gauge cargo (OOG) is for irregular or large cargo which can't fit in standard container like 20'gp, 40'gp, 40'hc, 45'hc, they maybe over width, over height, over lenght, OOG service must been needed which will safely the cargo to transport in the special containers, like 20'fr, 40'fr, 20'ot, 40'ot. This is why Hola freight forwarder and shippers seperate this type of cargo by OOG service.


Why need Break Bulk service. 

Break Bulk service(BB cargo) is for cargo which can't fit in OOG service, or cargo have many repeated and numerous cargo, such like steel pipe, huge machinery, bus which don't have RORO service, they need Break Bulk service. 


China professional freight forwarder for OOG & Break Bulk cargo shipping

Shipping OOG cargo will face different situations and challenges, without full experience on that, cargo will been damaged or broken, only parts of China freight forwarders can do it well. The proper loading, lashing, safty protect and cover, handling of OOG cargo are essential to safe transport from origin to destination. 

As one of the leading China based freight forwarder experienced in OOG and Break Bulk cargo shipping, hundreds of oversized & heavy cargo we have arranged regularly, from heavy machinery such like transformer, big pinwheel for power station, large items like yacht, boiler, and excavator. 


Equipment and shipping solutions for OOG cargo

# 1. 20′ Open Top Container (20’OT)

As you may assume from the name, open top containers are open at the top and covered by a tarpaulin instead of a solid roof.

This enables oversized cargo such as timber and scrap metal to be loaded from the top.

Open top containers normally have end doors to give flexibility to loading and discharging operations.

# 2. 40′ Open Top Container (40’OT)

Like in the previous case, this one is mainly used for cargo that  cannot be easily loaded through the door and needs to be loaded from the  top.

This type of container is also used for loading cargoes that are over high.

This sort of containers can effectively carry machinery and other heavy cargo.

# 3. 20′ Flat Rack Container (20′ FR)

Flat rack containers are used more oftenly for the cargo that is extremely wide and/or high.

Big machinery, vehicles on tracks, big reels can be loaded on this type of container.

Basically, the flat rack container can which is heavy and requires a forklift to load it.

In certain types of flat racks, the ends can also be folded.

Such containers are known as collapsible flat rack containers.

# 4. 40′ Flat Rack Container (40′ FR)

40 feet flat rack container has the same construction and can perform the same functions as the 20 feet one.

How can I calculate the rates for my OOG shipping?

Each shipping company has its own rates for the OOG shipping services.

The final price depends on various factors, like cargo dimensions, lost slots on the ship, cargo packaging, etc.

Please, contact our logistics expert to get the latest rates for the OOG shipping from China.

Looking for OOG & Break Bulk cargo freight forwarder from China

We are the expert you can trust with shipping OOG cargo from China.

Flat rack, open top containers, and Break Bulk cargo shipping are the major solutions, If you are looking for ship oversized & heavy cargo from China, or looking for Break Bulk service, please contact our logistics expert right now.

Tips for clients

Flat Racks: Upon receipt of a Flat Rack, also known as a Flat, you should check the condition and ensure that it is fit for your requirements. If the flat is damaged in any way, do not attempt to repair, and request to have it replaced with a sound container. It is important to note that the height of the end walls differs between a 40 ft. flat rack (1.943 meters/76.1 inches) and a 20 ft. flat rack (2.231 meters / 91.4 inches). Therefore, cargo that may not be over height for a 20 ft. flat rack, may well be over height for a 40 ft. flat rack.

Center of Gravity: Proper determination and identification of the center of gravity for the cargo is of great importance. If the center of gravity of the cargo is not determined and taken into consideration before stuffing, the cargo may be susceptible to shifting off the flat during transit. This results in cargo damage and possible personal injuries. The weight of the cargo should be centered on the flat rack. When shipping wooden crates, it is always preferable to mark the center of gravity on the exterior of the crate for handling and securing reference purposes.

Dunnage: The weight of the cargo must be properly distributed over the length of the flat rack. It is preferable that the weight be spread in such a manner that the load does not exceed 2,500 pounds per liner foot (inside dimensions) of the flat rack. Dunnage and wooden blocks must be made of hardwood and be free of defects and insects. Short pieces of wood and wooden pallets should not be utilized as dunnage.

Lashing: Lashing materials (wires, chains, rods, tensioners, turnbuckles, etc.) must be approved and of suitable size and capacity, taking into consideration the weight of cargo to be secured. As a general rule of thumb, the combined breaking strength of the lashings to be used must be at least 1.8 times the weight of cargo to be secured.

Suitable “chafing gear” and/or “softeners” is to be fitted on the lashings in any areas where the lashings make contact with the cargo, other lashings, or the structure of the flat rack itself, in order to prevent excessive wear and subsequent failure of the lashings.

Flat racks are fitted with specially designed lashing points and “eye rings”. Lashings are not to be secured to any other point on the flat rack other than those points designated for this purpose.

Wheeled Cargo: When preparing the stowage and securing plan for wheeled cargo, the wheelbase dimensions of the cargo must be considered in order to determine whether or not the cargo will be out of gauge. Wheeled cargo must be secured with proper lashings. However, the wheels should be secured further with wooden blocks. The wooden blocks used for this purpose must be as wide as they are high.

Lashing Certificate: The stowage and securing of the cargo on a flat rack should be supervised by a competent cargo surveyor. carrier requires that all Shippers using flat rack for their cargo provide a lashing certificate, issued by a competent cargo surveyor prior to acceptance and loading of the cargo. If the Shipper does not provide the lashing certificate, carrier will nominate an independent surveyor to confirm safe loading, lashing, and protection of the cargo against the normal risks of ocean transportation. The costs for such surveyor are added to the account of the Customer.

Marking: If the cargo is over height, over length, and/or over width, the protruding dimensions should marked in red or yellow paint in order to clearly identify these areas and to help prevent possible handling damage.

Stowage: Due to the size of the cargo, certain shipments may require "on deck" stowage. In such cases, an “on deck” stowage remark must be endorsed on the Bill of Lading.

Flat Rack: Unless  the cargo is a break bulk cargo, make sure that the end walls of the  flat rack are upright, locked and cargo weight is properly distributed  on the flat rack floor.


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