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Heavy Lift

Heavy Lift is an additional amount charged by ocean shippers to offset the extra cost of the heavy duty equipment required to handle the cargo.

What is Heavy Lift?

Heavy Lift is an additional amount charged by ocean shippers to offset the extra cost of the heavy duty equipment required to handle the cargo.

The transportation, handling and installation of heavy items which are indivisible, and of weights generally accepted to be over 100 tons and of widths/heights of more than 100 meters. These oversized items are transported from one place to another (sometimes across country borders) then lifted or installed into place. Characteristic for heavy lift goods is the absence of standardization which requires an individual transport planning.

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