Freight comes in all shapes and sizes, from colossal x-band radars weighing in excess of 50,000 tons, to handy pint-sized parcels bearing gifts for family and friends. Most the time, commercial sea freight cargo conforms to regular weights and dimensions, stowed safely within a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. On occasion, however, size doesn't permit such convenience, measuring beyond allowable width, length or height, requiring specialised services and care to ensure safe transportation. This may require out of gauge flatrack or open top sea freight containers which are especially designed for such cargo, typically large machinery and equipment.
Champion Freight recently shipped a composting machine across the Tasman Sea requiring out of gauge sea freight transportation. Measuring 11.7m long, 4.7m high and 3.7m wide, itís dimensions (intact) didn't allow for regular containerised shipping. Special considerations were made to ensure safe transportation, including use of lashings while noting design and key support structures.
We're happy to report the composting machine arrived safely in Australia earlier this month, transported from port to final destination in original condition. Take a look at some of the photos.