Guidance

Movement of abnormal loads by water

Guidance on when to move an abnormal load by water and when it is allowed for it to be moved by road.

Documents

Water preferred policy guidelines for the movement of abnormal loads

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Where practical, economic and environmentally desirable the largest abnormal loads should be moved by inland and/or coastal water to reduce the impact caused by moving these loads by road.

This document provides details of the water preferred policy for the movement of abnormal loads and guidance to help those wishing to move an abnormal load determine whether their load should be moved by water or road.

View map of inland freight routes suitable for abnormal load movements.

Find out more about the requirements for transporting abnormal loads.

Published 12 July 2012
Last updated 14 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. link to map of inland freight routes added.
  2. Documents updated
  3. First published.