Cargo Measuring

The actual dimensions have to be provided to EML to:

1. ensure safe handling of cargo handling
2. equipment and prevent overloading the vessel’s capacity
3. ensure optimal utilization of EML operated vessels
4. avoid damages
5. ensure correct freight 

All customers are therefore asked to provide the dimensions of the cargo when placing a booking, dimensions have to be provided in the metric system. The purpose of this instruction is to make sure that all cargo is measured the same way in all ports in order to avoid confusion. Consequently, the cargo has to be measured prior delivery to port.


How to measure the cargo?

  • The measuring shall be carried out with modern professional equipment; this includes technologies such as laser-, electronic- and mechanical-tools.

  • The equipment used for cargo measurement must be calibrated in accordance with manufacturer instructions.

  • EML holds itself the right to re-measure the cargo at port of load, port of destination or anywhere during its voyage under EML custody.

  • The space needed for safe stowage of cargo units are calculated by multiplying overall length, width and height


The overall dimensions must also include all external items, i.e.

    • side mirrors"
    • “exhaust pipes"
    • “out-drives"
    • “air condition units"
    • “antennas”
    • “boat swim platforms
    • “masts”
    • “Outboard boat engines”

    If feasible, external items must be in folded/lowered position as per "in-stow"



    All cargo to be measured as per "in-stow" position (the position it will be stowed in once loaded on-board the vessel) - Unless otherwise agreed, any bucket, boom, crane arm, mirrors etc, are to be pulled in.



    If the cargo is shipped on a roll-trailer (mafi), EML will measure the overall length, width and height once the cargo is stuffed on the roll-trailer as united dimensions (actual dimensions for shipment). As such these are the dimensions to be provided by the customer.

    Should there be a discrepancy between the measurements provided at the time of booking and the actual measurements taken, the customer will be contacted.

    If a customer does not agree to the dimensions measured in port he/she can request a re-measurement based on the instructions above. However, if the 2nd measurement confirms the first taken on arrival, all costs for the 2nd measurement will be for the customer's account.


    Measuring your cargo accurately helps us to determine the space needed to safely stow the cargo on-board our vessels!