Ocean Shipping

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

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Ocean Shipping


We handle domestic ocean shipping from the 48 contiguous states to Hawaii and Alaska. Including U.S territories Commonwealths:

  • Guam
  • American Samoa 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • U.S. Virgin Islands



BGI provides seamless, dependable domestic ocean shipping services. We book your cargo, arrange for door-to-door delivery, and manage the shipping documentation, all so you can focus on building your business.

We offer 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)
What is the difference between an NVOCC and a Freight Forwarder?


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 an agent
  • Serves as the carrier to its shipper customer(s)
  • Does not issue the bill of lading
  • Shown as the shipper on the vessel operator’s Master Bill of Lading
  • Must identify the shipper on the master bill of lading:

Cargo owner is listed as shipper; OR 
“FF as agent for John Doe”

Contact us for more information about domestic ocean shipping.