In gauge cargo

In Gauge means the dimensions of the special cargo are smaller than or equal to those of the container. This means In Gauge can be transported within the physical constraints of our Open Top containers.

In Gauge cargo containers

With access to approximately 3.4 million TEU container units of every size and type, Safmarine has a container to suit your needs. Our containers have an average age of less than six years and a stringent maintenance programme ensures they are always ready for service. Each container in our fleet meets the Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) standards.

Open top containers

Our special open top containers are available in lengths of 20’ and 40’ and have been designed for over-sized cargo that does not fit into a standard container. They are equipped with removable roof bows and tarpaulin covers, and the cargo can easily be secured with lashing bars and bull-rings.

20’ open top: This is the smallest of our open top containers. However, with a maximum payload of up to 28.2 metric tonnes, it is still able to carry more weight than any of our other open tops. It measures 20’ x 8’ x 8’6”. 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.

40’ open top: 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 26.6 metric tonnes. 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.

40’ open top high cube: Our 40’ open top high cube is the largest of our open top containers. It measures 40’ x 8’ x 9’6” and has a maximum payload of up to 28.6 metric tonnes. This open top is suitable for any oversized cargo that exceeds the usual height of our regular containers, but still fits within the weight limits.

For more information and help with shipping your In Gauge cargo, please get in touch with a Safmarine office near you.

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