Out of Gauge

Out of gauge (OOG) cargo transportation is required for oversized cargo shipments. Using specialist equipment and shipping methods on board liner vessels improves transport efficiency for oversized cargoes.

Tuscor Lloyds is present in all the major cargo markets across the globe but it is our ability to serve some of the world’s most unreachable destinations which set us apart from other international shipping agents and project forwarders. Our professional packing, securing, lashing and stripping services for out of gauge cargo consignments in each of these regions opens up a range of options to our customers


Only the highest quality oversized and overweight cargo equipment and lashing methods are employed for complex project shipments. Through our global network we source specialist freight equipment such as flat rack containers and heavy lift cranes, quickly and at locations close to port as well as inland locations for greater flexibility. Inland specialist haulage can be more effective when out of gauge containers are stripped at the port.

Out of Gauge (OOG) Transport Key Features:

  • Highly skilled project handlers monitor shipments through every stage of transport
  • Professional OOG export packaging and crating
  • Specialist cargo equipment readily available
  • Shipping methods improve transit times, schedule reliability and reduced transportation costs
  • Securing and lashing for safe transportation
  • Out of gauge cargo transportation to destinations not covered by major carriers


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Out of Gauge Shipping?

Out of gauge refers to the shipments of cargo which dimensions exceed the dimensions of a 20 ft or 40 ft freight container. Flat rack containers open top containers, and/or platform containers are often used to secure out of gauge cargo which cannot be loaded into standard freight containers with fixed side or walls.

What is a Heavy Lift Cargo?

Single cargoes which weigh over 5 tonnes are classed as heavy lift cargoes.

What is a Commercial Invoice?

A commercial invoice is a document required by customs to determine the actual value of transported goods, for assessment of duties and taxes. A commercial invoice must identify the buyer and seller, and clearly indicate the date and terms of sale, quantity, weight and/or volume of the shipment, type of packaging, complete description of goods, unit value and total value, and insurance, shipping and other charges (as applicable).

What is Hazardous Cargo/ Goods?

Hazardous goods include cargo such as flammable gases, poisons and corrosives.