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What is a Garment On Hanger container..??

Garment On Hanger (GOH) (also known in certain circles as Hangtainer) containers are standard/dry containers that are converted/outfitted to be able to safely and conveniently carry garments on hangers – the same way you see them hanging in all the major retail stores..

A lot of the shipping lines have their own GOH containers for which they charge a premium for the conversion and outfitting.. The retail companies benefit a lot in terms of time, labour and money by using GOH for their garment imports as they can move the garments from the container to the shop floor DIRECTLY and in a good condition..

The pictures and explanations below will help you understand the process further.. 

1. The inside of the container is lined in order to keep the cargo clean.. Notice the iron railings on the side panels of the container extending the length of the container..

2. The interior of the container in a fully covered state..

3. Fitting the cross beams between the two railings that extend the length of the container

4. Knotted strings being tied to the cross beams which will be used to hang the garments

5. The interior of the container with all the lining done, the cross beams fitted on the railings, the knotted strings fitted onto the cross beams – all ready to hang the garments – spic and span 🙂

6. View of the container after the garments have been hung up to the maximum limit and an outer lining to further protect the cargo from dirt, dust during transit..

Depending on the type of garments, there could be other types of GOH outfitting..

7. Below is another type of GOH container being packed and here you can see that there are two bars for hanging garments, one below the other..

8. View of the container with double bars after it has been packed fully

All above images are used with the kind permission of PBox Vietnam Company Limited.. Please also visit below link to view a video of the preparation, outfitting and packing of a GOH..

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Hariesh Manaadiar
Hariesh Manaadiar
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  1. Hi, I am Harish working for a FREIGHT FORWARDING COMPANY in India. I got an inquiry for handling a GOH shipment which will be moving from INDIA to EUROPE SECTORS.
    Do you have any clue which are the lines who can help me in providing Freight rates for a GOH CONTAINER.
    Harish Nair
    Mbl: 91 – 9819375971

  2. Does anyone know what’s the max. number of garments that a 20 ft. or 40 ft. GOH container such as the one pictured above can carry, more or less?


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