Yacht transported from Italy to Taiwan

PCN Members EZ Link in Taiwan and Fortune International Transport in Italy recently executed the out of gauge (OOG) shipment of a yacht together.

The cargo was shipped by RO/RO vessel. (Photo: PCN)

The yacht was shipped by roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessel from Italy to Taiwan.

The dimensions of the yacht were:

Cargo Weight (kg) Length (m) Width (m) Height (m)
Main body and saddle 15,110 15 4.3 3
Keel 9.4 3.3 2 0.8
Mast (x2) 350 12 11 -

Fortune International Transport handled the ex-works service from the original site to Savona Port in Italy where the cargo was loaded to a RO/RO vessel.

“An extendable trailer was used for inland haulage in both Italy and Taiwan and Mafi [wheeled platforms measuring 19 metres and 12 metres long] were used for shipping,” said a spokesperson for the project.

Suitable cranes, including a Kobelco truck crane, were used for the loading and unloading operations with the cooperation of professional longshoreman to move the cargo from truck to Mafi at Savona port and from Mafi to trailer at Taipei Port.

Cranes were used for the loading and unloading operations at Savona port and Taipei Port. (Photo: PCN)
For the final part of the transpot job, the cargo was loaded onto a low bed trailer. (Photo: PCN)

After the cargo discharge at Taipei Port, EZ Link coordinated the final delivery to Anping Port. They arranged for the cargo to be loaded onto a low bed trailer, and acquired road permits due to the oversized dimensions of the yacht’s main body.

“Thanks to the great cooperation and communication between EZ Link and Fortune, our clients in Taiwan and Italy have been satisfied with the timely and reliable service offered,” added the spokesperson.

Road permits were required for the oversized cargo. (Photo: PCN)


RO/RO vessels are ships designed to carry wheeled cargo such as trucks and trailers, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle such as a SPMT.

OOG shipments are cargo that cannot be loaded into six-sided shipping containers due to its size.


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