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Domestic Ocean Freight Shipping

Domestic Ocean Freight Shipping

BGI Worldwide Logistics supplies a complete range of domestic ocean freight shipping services for all types of cargo. Cargo services include less-than-container load (LCL) and full container (FCL), as well as special equipment, and oversized cargo. BGI is a licensed and bonded Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI).

 

We handle domestic ocean freight shipping from any domestic port of origin within North America, including Hawaii and Alaska. Additional domestic ocean freight shipping territories include Commonwealths:

  • Guam 
  • American Samoa 
  • Puerto Rico 
  •  U.S. Virgin Islands
  •  …to any domestic destination 


Our domestic ocean freight shipping and forwarding services work much the same as our international ocean freight. However, domestic ocean freight is governed by a different set of regulations (Ref. Jones Act) requiring all shipments transiting between U.S. ports to be transported on a U.S. flag carrier. BGI maintains relationships with these specialized ocean carriers to maximize your routing and transit time options. And of course, we are well-versed in all regulations.

 

BGI Worldwide Logistics provides seamless, dependable domestic ocean freight shipping and freight forwarding services. We book your cargo, arrange for door-to-door delivery including drayage, and manage the shipping documentation. BGI’s advanced tracking ensures visibility, security and product safety throughout the journey.


BGI offers standard 20’ and 40’ ocean shipping containers and the following specialized equipment:

  • 40’ and 45’ High Cubes

  • 20’ & 40’ Open Top

  • 20’ & 40’ Flat Rack

  • 20’ & 40’ Reefer (refrigerated containers)

 

COMPARE:

Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC)  Freight Forwarder (FF)
Common carrier status under FMC regulations Not a common carrier
Serves as a shipper to the vessel operator Only serves as agent
Serves as carrier to its shipper customer(s) Does not issue bill of lading
Shown as shipper on the vessel operator’s Master Bill of Lading Must identify the shipper on master bill of lading:
Cargo owner is listed as shipper; OR
“FF as agent for John Doe”

 

 Download container specifications. 

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Contact Us

2453 Lewis Avenue
Signal Hill, CA  90755
tel: 800.987.4244
fax: 562.597.4601

sales@bgiworldwide.com
lax@bgiworldwide.com