Do you have a complex shipment that does not fit to any regular container and needs a flexible and cost effective solution on how it can be shipped? Then you should consider talking with Smith Lewis.

Smith Lewis provides a freight logistics solution for oversized and over dimensional cargo shipped by sea or air. Our team specialises in:

  • Long length cargo for aircraft pallet and sea container dimensions
  • Over height cargo with special loading requirements
  • Heavy lift cargo with special handling requirements towards freight aircraft and vessels
  • Over dimensional cargo with individual transportation requirements

We service various industries including:

  • Mining
  • Textile
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

Read further to learn more about our specialised service.

Specialised Freight Forwarder for Oversized
and Over Dimensional Cargo Shipping

Our team has over-dimensional cargo specialists that are capable of managing and coordinating all aspects of your oversized and over dimensional freight. We use the following specialized transport systems:


  • Flatbed
  • Drop Deck Trailer
  • B-Double
  • Multi-Axle with Hydraulic
  • Side loader


  • Commercial Planes
  • Cargo Planes
  • Charter Cargo Planes


  • Container Ship
  • Roll On Roll Off Vessel

The Shipping Process of Oversized
and Over Dimensional Cargo

We are well-versed at executing the shipping of oversized and over dimensional cargo. Our team follows a systematic process to ensure you will have your cargo arriving safely at its destination on time.

Research and Planning Stage

We carefully research and pre-plan these types of shipments taking into consideration the following aspects:

  • Time constraints
  • Topography
  • Weather

We organise the relevant permits and schedule the required transport.

Organising Special Permits

We assist in the obtaining of all required special permits such as out of gauge permit for when transporting via road.

Organising Customs Clearance (if required)

Our customs clearance brokers are well-versed with the complex oversized and over dimensional cargo shipping regulations. We are happy to assist as part of the shipping.

Provide Shipping and Delivery

Through our network, we find the best carriers and partners to cater to your oversized and over dimensional cargo.

Provide On-Site Surveyor (if required)

We can provide an on-site surveyor to inspect the arrival of your oversized and over dimensional cargo, if it is required.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Oversized
and Over Dimensional Cargo Shipping

What is classified as an oversized and over dimensional cargo?

Oversized cargo is any freight that exceeds the dimensions of a container or flat track. It can also be any cargo that exceeds equipment weight limitations.

What are examples of oversized and over dimensional cargo?

Heavy machinery, boats, yachts, generators, transport vehicles, motor homes and plant assemblies are some of the many examples of over dimensional or oversized cargo.

How do you calculate your rate?

Our rates are calculated based on your cargo's dimensions and the following basic information:

  • Origin and destination
  • Commodity
  • Number of pieces
  • Dimensions per piece: length x width x height (in order)
  • Weight per piece
  • Whether the unit is self-propelled, on wheels or is towable

Diagrams or pictures of the cargo will also help us best calculate the price. Please call us and we will be able to advise you of any other specific items you should consider.

Why Choose Smith Lewis Over other Companies Offering Oversized and Over Dimensional Cargo Shipping?

All Inclusive Service

We provide an all-inclusive service when shipping oversized and over dimensional cargo and take care of all considerations such as:

  • Planning
  • Transporting
  • Special Permits
  • Shipping (if required)
  • Customs clearance (if required)

This makes the process as convenient and easy for you as possible.

Wealth of Experience

Our oversized and over dimensional specialists have a wealth of experience and are experts at transporting your oversized and over dimensional cargo efficiently and cost effectively.

Competitive Rates

Our network of transport providers and customs brokers provide competitive rates and allow us to ship your oversized and over dimensional cargo in a timely and cost effective manner.

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