GOH stands for “Garments on Hangers”. This means that the garments are transported on individual hangers. Everyone who has ever travelled knows the underlying dilemma: however carefully the garments have been folded and packed, when the cases are unpacked at destination the clothes are always slightly creased and need ironing.
Exactly the same problem arises when garments are transported from their country of origin. If the textiles are packed in boxes, they first need to be processed when they reach their destination. An alternative is to transport them on hangers. Specially prepared ocean- or airfreight containers and trucks enable these hangers to be properly hung inside the container or truck. A distinction is made between GOH transport on rails or in loops. Where they are transported in loops, ropes are suspended inside the container and fitted with loops at regular intervals, and a small group of connected hangers is then hung from each loop.
The advantage of GOH transport is that the garments are relatively crease-free when they arrive at their destination. But this method also less efficient in terms of capacity, so the transport volume in a container is not as high as it is for flat packed flat textiles. Therefore it must be decided in each case whether GOH transport is preferable or whether it is more efficient to transport the garments in boxes.