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Classification of oversized cargo

Joint area
of upper and lateral oversize
Lateral oversize area
Lower oversize area

Oversized cargo transported by rail are classified by zone of oversize:

and by degree of oversize:

Index of oversize

When transporting oversized cargo in the column "Name of the cargo" SMGS consignment paid-mark "Oversized cargo ..... (index of oversized cargo)."

Index of oversize contains 5 characters:

1st sign - letter H (oversize)

2nd sign - degree of lower oversize, can take values from 1 to 6

3rd sign - degree of lateral oversize, can take values from 1 to 6

4th character - degree of top oversize, can take values from 1 to 3

5th sign - vertical extra-oversize, has a value of 8.

Lack of oversize in any area, including the lack of vertical extra-oversize, marks with the number "0" in the corresponding index of mark oversize.

Specific values of the each zone oversize degree are determined in accordance with the "Regulations of the transportation of oversized and heavy cargoes on railways states - participants of the ICU, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Estonia".

Instructions for transportation of oversized and heavy cargoes on railways states - participants of the ICU, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Estonia
Application Nr. 1. Dimensions of oversized degrees at different heights and the procedure of referring to them specific goods
Application Nr. 2. Procedure of oversized cargo calculation
Rules of oversized cargo transportation

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We specialise in railway transportation of perishable cargo in refrigerated containers, transportation of bulk chemical and food products in tank containers, bulk cargo in specialised bulk containers, container transportations, transportation of outsized cargo and wheel equipment, and project cargo.


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About our company

SIA SUNGATE was founded in Riga in 1992 and it has been successfully working in the market of international transport services for over 20 years, combining the opportunities of maritime, railway and road transport, stevedore services and transport document execution.

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