Cranes for Sea Freight Ships

Bespoke Project Cargo

Project cargo is complex cargo which does not fit into the standard dimensions or weight restrictions of mass container freight, and therefore requires a specialist freight forwarder to manage the shipment.

Project cargo cannot be handled like normal freight shipments, it often requires specialist moving equipment, and transportation of the freight often requires complex planning, demanding a team of local and global associates with a hands-on approach to ensure your freight is handled responsibly.

In addition to normal freight forwarder shipping procedures, the team at Mercator also takes the following factors into consideration when working with project cargo:

  • Exceptional Dimensions & Weight
  • Awareness of Risk Factors
  • Analysing Critical Aspects
  • Organising Specialised Transit
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Onboard Arrangements
  • Contingency Plans

Mercator’s global network and associations with over 350 other independent freight forwarders in more than 95 countries, means we are able to call on a wealth of global freight transportation and freight forwarder knowledge, reducing costs and providing a comprehensive freight forwarder service for project cargo.

Exceptionally Heavy


Oversized Cargo


Bespoke Solutions


The team at Mercator have handled various out of gauge cargo shipments including cranes, locomotives and wind generators, adopting a range of freight forwarding services to assist with oversized cargo including flat-racks, low loaders, and hi-ab/crane deliveries.

Please contact us or request a quote to allow a freight forwarder from the Mercator team to help plan the shipment of your cargo, offer advice and answer any questions you may have.