Ocean Freight Import Services

Ocean freight unloading from import shipment

  • Licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier
  • LCL, FCL and oversized cargo services
  • Door-to-door delivery
  • Customs clearance
  • Exceptional service at competitive prices
  • Commercial shipments only

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International Ocean Freight Import Services

BGI offers a complete range of import ocean freight services including general cargo, specialized items, oversized loads, heavy equipment, hazardous materials (hazmat), and high value.

Companies that rely on ocean freight shipping services to import cargo understand the importance of choosing a trusted shipping company and the enormous implications an inexperienced freight broker or consultant can have if the shipment goes wrong or gets held up in customs. BGI Worldwide Logistics is licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), and is a bonded Ocean Freight Forwarder. This means BGI has significant industry experience and the financial stability you can trust. We have built an extensive network of international agents in almost every country in the world. Our experienced foreign partners provide us with the versatility to import from virtually any city worldwide.

Along with the ability to import from any location, we offer efficient and knowledgeable customs brokerage services that successfully guide your shipments through the complex customs process into the United States. Once a shipment arrives at the port in the United States, we can transport to any domestic location using one of our dependable trucking carriers. Customers have the option of drop and pull and drayage services for full container loads (FCL). BGI also offers consolidation services, combining less than container load shipments (LCL) that are going to the same destination port, providing you with reduced shipping costs.

BGI can also offer domestic ocean freight services from any domestic port of origin within North America including Hawaii and Alaska as well as commonwealths such as Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to any domestic destination.

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)

Click here to see detailed container specifications.

BGI provides services along the major trade lanes to the U.S. from:

  • Europe
  • China, Japan and Korea
  • Southeast Asia
  • Middle East: Israel, Jordan Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey
  • India and Pakistan
  • South American and Central America
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Egypt



Guide to Ocean Freight Containers

Incoterms® 2010

For an understanding of the rules that reflect business-to-business contracts for the sale of goods, click here.


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