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O/H (Overheight)

O/H (Overheight) Definition:

O/H (Overheight) refers to cargo or a container with a load that exceeds the standard height allowed for normal shipment.

O/H (Overheight) cargo presents unique transportation challenges because it exceeds the standard dimensions of traditional trucks, trains, aircraft, and more and requires specialized handling equipment. When handling containers such as open tops, flat racks, and others, an overheight frame enhances productivity and efficiency. In some situations, loading or unloading some overheight cargo may require disassembling or partial deconstruction to navigate some height restrictions, but it can be reassembled at its destination.

Conex container on a trailer.

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