Preparing irregular items

How to assure safe transport

Large, heavy or irregularly shaped items need extra attention to packaging and handling. Often they cannot be stacked or placed on conveyor belts during transit. Because of this, you may need to pay a surcharge. If your shipment requires special handling, please contact us for assistance.

A guide to irregular items

Tubes

Heavy cylinders should be strapped to a pallet, being sure to avoid overhang and make your pallet stackable. Lighter tube-shaped items can be packed in a triangular shipping tube.

Unboxed items

Large unpackaged items should be strapped to a pallet. You can then build a protective wooden frame around them or cover with an overturned box. Use additional padding to protect any sharp edges which may be exposed.

Sharp/protruding items

Sharp items must be wrapped in protective padding before being placed in a box. Never allow anything to protrude from a packed box, as it risks damage when stacked. If necessary, use a larger box or consider a pallet.

Heavy/oversized items

Maximum weight and dimensions vary per service. For shipments exceeding 2.4m x 1.2m x 1.5m (L x W x H) or 500 kg, please contact customer service.

240cm > 120cm > 150cm > 500 kg >

Engines & other Engine Componentry

  • All engines, transmissions and gearboxes from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are acceptable and can be picked up.  This includes OEM and OEM dealers.
  • All engines, transmissions and gearboxes from non-Original Equipment Manufacturers are not to be picked up.  This includes boat motors
LED TV

Industrial Equipment

  • Industrial Equipment must be shipped in a crate or covered with cardboard panels on each side and top, with edge/corner strengthening and strapped to a pallet
  • Items should fit squarely on the pallet, without hanging over the edge where possible
  • Items must be held in place by at least 2 horizontal and 2 vertical straps to ensure the items do not shift in transit
  • Strapping must be suitably rated for the type of freight being sent (Refer NTC Load Restraint Guide)
  • Industrial Equipment must be drained of ALL fluids - oils, fuels etc
  • Items must be placed on a pallet large enough so that the items will not tip over in transit

Bare Metals

  • Pad all sharp edges, corners, and burrs of parts
  • Items must be held in place by at least 2 horizontal and 2 vertical straps to ensure the items do not shift in transit
  • Strapping must be suitably rated for the type of freight being sent (Refer NTC Load Restraint Guide)

Tyres

  • Tyres must be laid sideways on a pallet
  • Items should fit squarely on the pallet, without hanging over the edge where possible
  • Tyres must have strapping and stretch wrapping to hold items in place on the pallet.  Wrapping MUST include the pallet itself
  • Items must be held in place by at least 2 horizontal and 2 vertical straps to ensure the items do not shift in transit
  • Strapping must be suitably rated for the type of freight being sent (Refer NTC Load Restraint Guide)