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Out-of-gauge cargo

What is out of gauge cargo?

Out of gauge cargo, often abbreviated as OOG cargo, refers to shipments that exceed the standard dimensions or weight limitations for transportation containers or transport vehicles. This type of cargo typically includes oversized, bulky, or irregularly shaped goods that cannot fit within the standard confines of a shipping container or vehicle.

Out of gauge cargo presents unique challenges in logistics and transportation due to its non-conformity to standard dimensions. Examples of out of gauge cargo may include large machinery, industrial equipment, oversized vehicles, or construction materials with irregular shapes.

Managing out of gauge cargo

Transporting out of gauge cargo requires special handling and customized solutions to ensure its safe and efficient delivery. Logistics professionals must carefully plan and coordinate the transportation process, considering factors such as route restrictions, specialized equipment requirements, and regulatory compliance.