Relax. Your special cargo is in safe hands.

If your cargo is needs special treatment, look no further. Our world-leading special cargo services will get it to its destination when you need it.

Our feet are in the starting blocks. Just say when. 

Whatever you need to ship – from wind turbine blades to chemicals – just let us know. Our special cargo team has been moving special cargo for you, and we’ll get yours safely delivered. 

With shorter transit times, frequent services and our stronger inland network, we can move your special cargo across the continent with greater speed and efficiency. And, with the world’s largest shipping network behind us, you know it will always arrive on time.

Oversized cargo

 Is your cargo is too big for a standard box? You’ve come to the right place. From olive trees to locomotiveswe’ve moved it all before – and will get your cargo to its destination when you need it.

Dangerous cargo 

Put your dangerous cargo in safe hands. Whether you’re shipping pesticides, charcoal or other potentially dangerous cargowe help you with the entire shipping process, from certification and loss prevention to advice on Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Chemicals

Whatever type of chemical you want to shipwe’ll bring speed, agility and flexibility to your shipping process, to help you to establish a safe, reliable and efficient supply chain.

What do you want to ship? 

Special cargo containers

Your special cargo deserves to travel in the perfect container. From flat racks and open tops to reefersall of our containers are carefully designed to keep your special cargo safe from A to B. 

What’s more, if you have a fleet of containers with valid CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) plates, we can help you move them with greater ease.

Get in touch with your local team today to get instant help with selecting the best container and most efficient packing methods. 

With Sealand – a Maersk company, you get:

  • A wide range of containers at your disposal, including open tops, flat racks and reefers
  • Remote Container Management to monitor your cool cargo on the go
  • Complete compliance with International Maritime Organisation for Safer Container Standards 

Container specifications:

20' standard - steel

Payload: 28,300 kg
Capacity: 33m3 (1,165 ft3)

This is the smallest of our dry containers. However, it still carries a payload of up to 28.3 metric tonnes and has a total capacity of 33 m3 (1170 ft3). It measures 20' x 8' x 8.6'.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 62,390 lb 28,300 kg
Dimensions 20' x 8' x 8'6" 20' x 8' x 8'6"
Volume 1,165 33 m3
Door openings width 7' 8 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 7' 5 3/4" 2,280 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' 5 3/4" 2,393 mm
Weight gross 67,200 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 5,030 lb 2,180 kg

40' open top high cube

Payload: 28,400 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

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.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 62,610 lb 28,400 kg
Dimensions 40' x 8' x 9'6" 40' x 8' x 9'6"
Volume 0 0 m3
Door openings width 7'8 - 1/8" 2,340 mm
Door openings height 0 0 mm
Internal length 39'5-45/64" 12,032 mm
Internal, width 7'8-19/32" 2,352 mm
Internal, height to load line 8’ 8 4/9” 2,653 mm
Weight gross 71,650 lb 30,480 kg
Weight tare 9,040 lb 4,100 kg

40 high Flat rack Collapsible

Payload: 47,300 kg
Capacity: 0m3 (0 ft3)

Maersk Line has specific equipment for heavy cargo that requires special attention, or does not fit into a standard container. We provide flat racks in length of 20’ and 40’, with fixed or collapsible end-walls. This equipment is suitable for top or side loading, and ideal for items such as heavy machinery, pipes and boats.

Container Specifications
Description Imperial Metric
Maximum payload 0 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 38’ 2 ¾” 11,630 mm
Internal, width 7’ 9 7/16” 2,440 mm
Internal, height to load line 7’ 4 29/30” 2,260 mm
Weight gross 115,742 lb 52,500 kg
Weight tare 11,464 lb 5,200 kg

Kindly note dimensions vary with container series – for dimensions of specific unit, please contact your local Sealand - A Maersk Company office. 

 

Anything else we can do for you?

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.