Special Equipment Container Shipping

GP Logistics can offer you a wide range of services to suit every cargo and budget.

If your cargo is too big to go into standard containers but still able to be container shipped, we are able to offer the full suite of special container equipment. Special equipment allows you to ship oversize or otherwise awkward sized or shaped cargo via container ships. There are of course still limitations as to height / width / length and weight and these are made clear at the time of quoting or cargo acceptance.

Container special equipment does nevertheless provide a cost effective alternative to RoRo or conventional freight. Especially useful for over height or overwidth project cargo especially where ‘end loading’ is problematic. This type of equipment works perfectly with standard cranes or overhead gantry cranes.

Call the our team who are experienced in all manner of special equipment shipping on a global basis, we would be pleased to visit, measure up and advise you on the best solution for your shipping problem.

Examples of special equipment are:

  • Opentops – Standard 20’, 40’ and 40’ Hicube container with no roof for overhead loading. Tarpaulin supplied for cargo protection.
  • Flatracks – 20’ and 40’ with collapsible ends.
  • Platforms – 20’ and 40’ no ends.

With abnormal load specialists within the GPL team we can also advise on the safest and most cost effective method to transport any special equipment to and from the relevant port.

You can find us at those locations:

  • Ayr
  • Barrow
  • Barry
  • Cardiff
  • Dundee
  • Fawley
  • Felixstowe
  • Fleetwood
  • Glasgow
  • Goole
  • Grangemouth
  • Grimsby
  • Harwich
  • Hull
  • Hunterston
  • Immingham
  • Invergordon
  • Inverness
  • Ipswich
  • King’s Lynn
  • Kirkwall
  • Leith
  • Lerwick
  • Liverpool
  • Lowestoft
  • Montrose
  • Pembroke
  • Perth
  • Plymouth
  • Poole
  • Port Talbot
  • Portland
  • Redcar
  • Seaham
  • Sheerness
  • Silloth
  • Southampton
  • Sullom Voe
  • Sunderland
  • Swansea
  • Tees
  • Teignmouth
  • Thames
  • Tilbury
  • Troon
  • Tyne
  • Weymouth

Global Logistics Coverage

We boast a full coverage for all logistics operations, striving to open up new markets and connections across the world. Our Customs and Operations Centre is located in Newport, UK, with a presence in 20 other UK and 3 European port locations, where we have knowledgeable teams of logistics experts on hand and ready to help with your shipping requirements.

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