March 4, 2024
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What is Considered Project or Oversize Cargo?

What is considered project or oversize cargo?

Project or Oversized Cargo is a specialized field of transportation that requires extensive, comprehensive experience handling cargo/freight that does not fit in standard-sized containers.

A few questions to help you determine if your shipment qualifies as Project Cargo:

  1. Is your shipment too large to fit inside a traditional shipping container?
  2. Are the dimensions wider, longer, or taller than usual shipments?
  3. Is the cargo overweight, unusually shaped, or does it require specialized equipment for handling and/or transport?

If you answered yes to any of these details, our Project Cargo team can provide a solution tailored to your specific requirements.

DHX Project Cargo - oversize ocean example

What information does our Project Cargo specialist require to quote?

In addition to information such as the origin, destination, dimensions, weight, and commodity; our Project Cargo team will need to know:

  • How the cargo is packed,
  • How the freight must be handled,
  • If specialty equipment required—this can range from a customary forklift to a heavy-duty forklift or crane; as well as strapping or tarping,
  • What the cargo value is,
  • If the shipment require additional insurance.

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express provides an array of solutions for oversize and heavy cargo: from origin to destination, shipping to and from Hawaii or worldwide. We will provide a detailed quote to include all required details of the handling from door-to-door and estimated transit time.

DHX Project Cargo - oversize trucking example

Our Project and Oversize Cargo Service features include, but are not limited to:

  • Domestic and International door-to-door execution
  • Export and Import Customs Clearance
  • Flat Rack
  • Open Top
  • Low Boy
  • Flatbed
  • Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO or RO/RO)
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Crating, Shrink Wrap, or Strapping
  • Vacuum Packing
  • Varying forklift capabilities
  • Crane service
  • Route planning
  • Permit execution
  • Port Stevedoring

For bookings or inquiries, please contact our Project Cargo team at or 1-800-488-4888, ext. 1208.

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