please allow a moment
for the image to
B- port-side gantry cranes
Put your boat
on the boat
Above you see a pleasure craft
that has been professionally loaded and secured
into a standard ocean container.
If you have a boat or any other freight
than is too big to fit into a standard container,
then stevedores at the port of departure
can secure the unit onto a "flat rack".
This can be lifted and loaded onto the vessel
in the same way that containers are loaded on board.
If the unit is larger than "standard gage" --
meaning: bigger than the normal outside height, width and depth
of a standard ocean container
then your shipment will be subject to "oversize" charges
assessed by the chosen steamship line.
How much would it cost to receive a boat this size,
and to suitably secure it for ocean transport?
To give you a general idea, professional stevedores in the US
would charge you about $ 750 for receiving, chain securing,
loading onto a flat rack and local pier transfer charges
to get an oversized 25ft-35ft pleasure craft received
and securely loaded onto an ocean going cargo ship.
Rates can vary from port to port and depends
on the exact size of the unit to be shipped.
Loading and securing at a port is considered an "origin service".
Remember that the cost for any kind of physical
or export preparation of a shipment before it is actually loaded
onto the ship, is to be added to the basic port to port shipping price.
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