Special Cargo

At Seago Line we enjoy a challenge. If your cargo is too big or heavy to fit into a standard container, our specialist team will think outside the box to find the right solution for you.

Special cargo

At Seago Line we enjoy a challenge. If your cargo is too big or heavy to fit into a standard container, our specialist team will think outside the box to find the right solution for you.

Seago Line’s Special Cargo service delivers Out of Gauge, In Gauge and Break Bulk cargo throughout Europe, safely and reliably. We have a large fleet of flat rack and open top containers, as well as a variety of extra equipment to make the shipping process easier. From hanger beams for transporting garments, to lashing bars and rings to give your cargo additional security, and ventilated containers for crops like coffee and cocoa. 

We work with three types of oversized cargo:

In Gauge cargo fits within the physical constraints of our open top containers.

Out of Gauge cargo exceeds standard dimensions but still fits within a container. Special equipment is needed to accommodate its size and weight.

Break Bulk is non-containerized cargo that has to be shipped on multiple flat rack containers put together to accommodate its very large size or weight.

Let our experienced team take the hassle out of shipping your hard to handle items. 

Special cargo containers 

If you’re shipping oversized or very heavy items that don’t fit into a standard dry or reefer container, Seago Line has a range of equipment to fit your needs from 20' open top containers to 40' open top, open top high cube, flat rack folding end, and high cube containers.

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You can trust us to deliver your cargo safely in our flat rack or open top containers, depending on the type of cargo you have. If you have your own fleet of containers with valid plates, we would be happy to load them onto our vessels for you.

Open tops

Our open top containers are available in lengths of 20’ and 40’ and are designed for over-sized cargo that doesn’t fit into a standard container. They are equipped with removable roof bows and tarpaulin covers. Cargo can also easily be secured with lashing bars and bull-rings.

Measuring 20' x 8' x 8'6”, our 20’ open top is the smallest of our open top containers. It can carry more weight than any of our other open tops, with a maximum payload of up to 28.2 metric tonnes.

Our 40' open top container has a lot of extra space compared to the 20'. More specifically, it measures 40' x 8' x 8'6” and has a maximum payload of 26.66 metric tonnes. Then there is the 40’ open top high cube container – the largest open top based on measurements. It measures 40' x 8' x 9'6” and has a maximum payload of up to 26.48 metric tonnes.

All our open tops are suitable for any oversized cargo that exceeds the usual height of our regular containers, but still fits within the weight limits.

Flat racks

Seago Line’s heavy cargo equipment is perfect for goods that require special attention or do not fit into a standard container.

Our 40’ flat rack folding end container has collapsible end walls for extra flexibility. It has a payload of 34.9 metric tonnes and measures 40' x 8' x 8'6”.

Designed to carry your extra heavy cargo, our flat rack high cube container also has collapsible end walls. This rack has a massive payload of 47.3 metric tonnes and measures 40' x 8' x 9'6”. All of our flat racks are suitable for top or side loading, making them ideal for heavy machinery, pipes and other oversized cargo. Two or more flat racks can be connected if necessary, depending on your cargo.

We also handle 20’ flat racks Shipper’s Own Containers (SOC) on a case-by-case basis, subject to ISO certification and valid CSC plates.

Container specifications

  • 20' open top

    Description Non-Metric Metric
    Maximum payload 62,170 lb 28,200 kg
    Dimensions 20' x 8' x 8'6" 20' x 8' x 8'6"
    Volume 0 0 m3
    Door openings, width 0 mm
    Door openings, height 0 mm
    Internal, length 19' 4 1/4'' 5,898 mm
    Internal, width 7' 8 5/8'' 2,352 mm
    Internal, height to load line 7' 8 1/2'' 2,348 mm
    Weight, gross 67,197 lb 30,480 kg
    Weight, tare 5,027 lb 2,280 kg
  • 40' open top

    Description Non-Metric Metric
    Maximum payload 58,643 lb 26,600 kg
    Dimensions 40' x 8' x 8'6" 40' x 8' x 8'6"
    Volume 0 0 m3
    Door openings, width 0 mm
    Door openings, height 0 mm
    Internal, length 39' 5 3/4'' 12,032 mm
    Internal, width 7' 8 5/8'' 2,352 mm
    Internal, height to load line 7' 8 1/2'' 2,348 mm
    Weight, gross 67,197 lb 30,480 kg
    Weight, tare 8,422 lb 3,820 kg
  • 40' open top high cube

    Description Non-Metric Metric
    Maximum payload 63,052 lb 28,600 kg
    Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
    Volume 0 0 m3
    Door openings, width 0 mm
    Door openings, height 0 mm
    Internal, length 39' 5 3/4'' 12,032 mm
    Internal, width 7' 8 5/8'' 2,352 mm
    Internal, height to load line 8' 8 1/2'' 2,653 mm
    Weight, gross 71,650 lb 32,500 kg
    Weight, tare 8,598 lb 3,900 kg
  • 40' flat rack - folding end

    Description Non-Metric Metric
    Maximum payload 76,941 lb 34,900 kg
    Dimensions 40' x 8' x 8'6" 40' x 8' x 8'6"
    Volume 0 0 m3
    Door openings, width 0 mm
    Door openings, height 0 mm
    Internal, length 38' 7 7/8'' 11,856 mm
    Internal, width 7' 10 1/4'' 2,394 mm
    Internal, height to load line 7' 1/16'' 1,940 mm
    Weight, gross 87,744 lb 39,800 kg
    Weight, tare 10,803 lb 4,900 kg
  • 40' flat rack high cube

    Description Non-Metric Metric
    Maximum payload 104,279 lb 47,300 kg
    Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
    Volume 0 0 m3
    Door openings, width 0 mm
    Door openings, height 0 mm
    Internal, length 39' 1/16'' 11,890 mm
    Internal, width 7' 9 7/16'' 2,374 mm
    Internal, height to load line 7' 5 1/16'' 2,264 mm
    Weight, gross 115,743 lb 52,500 kg
    Weight, tare 11,464 lb 5,200 kg

Please note that there may be slight size variations for some containers, as well as limitations regarding acceptance in certain locations.

To find out more or make an enquiry contact us. Or, if you’d like to use our online booking system go to my.seagoline.com.

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