Ocean Freight

Import & Export Ocean Freight

With BGI you will get the highest quality ocean freight import and export services to or from nearly any destination worldwide.

As a full-service ocean freight forwarder, we offer cost-effective, reliable, and innovative commercial ocean freight and customs brokerage solutions to deliver your products around the world.

Additionally, we provide import and export ocean freight services from all major ports and provide you with the flexibility to customize your supply chain to suit the needs of your business.

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Working with the wrong ocean freight forwarder or broker can be frustrating, problematic, and can ultimately interfere with the success of your company.

As such, businesses that rely on ocean freight shipping services in their supply chain need the peace of mind in knowing that they are choosing a dedicated and trusted logistics partner who will provide the highest level of transparency and customer care.

We are a licensed NVOCC and a bonded ocean freight forwarder with over 20 years in business. That means we have the industry experience and the financial stability you can trust.

When it comes to problems, we specialize in coming up with solutions, not excuses.

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Ocean Freight Forwarder-Tug boat pulling a full container ship into dock.

FULL CONTAINER LOAD (FCL)

A full container load (FCL) is cargo moving in a single rigid, sealed, reusable metal container in which the merchandise is shipped by an ocean carrier.

All containers are capable of withstanding damage from stresses that may occur during normal use and continuous transportation so that your freight remains safe and undamaged during transport.

Door-to-door transportation service can usually be arranged including drayage (from the port to a warehouse) for full containers. FCL shipments can often be helpful in lowering shipping costs.

LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LCL)

A less than container load (LCL) shipment is a shipment of cargo that does not fill a container and is merged with cargo for more than one consignee or from more than one shipper going to the same destination port.

Merging freight from multiple shippers into one container helps to reduce the shipping cost for companies that don’t have a need for an entire container load of stock so you only pay for the space you use inside.

Since the freight is combined into a single container, LCL freight costs are based on a dollar amount per cubic meter making it much more cost-effective to ship goods in smaller volumes.

Once the freight arrives at the port of destination we carefully de-consolidate the shipment and arrange delivery to the final destination.

Additional Shipping Services

Get a complete range of ocean import and export services for general ocean cargo, specialized items, oversized cargo, heavy equipment, hazardous materials (hazmat), and high-value commodities.

Our services can be custom-designed to handle specialized cargo and freight that doesn’t conform to standard container sizes.

We also offer domestic ocean shipping from any port of origin within North American territories and commonwealths.

BGI has an extensive network of FCL and LCL carriers who can accommodate almost any commercial shipment.


Standard 20′ and 40′ ocean shipping containers and the following specialized equipment are available for international import and export:

  • 40′ & 45′ High Cube
  • 20′ & 40′ Open Tops
  • 20′ & 40′ Flat Racks
  • 20′ & 40′ Reefers
  • 45′ Standard

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

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

Call us if you have questions or want to find out more about BGI

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