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OCEAN FREIGHT IMPORT AND EXPORT SHIPPING

BGI is a full-service ocean freight import and export freight forwarder, we offer cost-effective, reliable, and innovative commercial sea freight shipping and customs brokerage solutions to deliver your products around the world.

We offer you personal, one-on-one support and transparency, along with the highest quality ocean carrier options for importing or exporting ocean cargo to or from nearly any destination worldwide.

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OCEAN FREIGHT RATES


We don’t offer instant ocean freight rates because your freight needs are unique to your business type.

Not sure whether to ship by air freight or ocean freight? The major carriers are constantly changing their freight rates and a rate that you get today could change dramatically by the time your cargo is ready.

That’s why BGI offers you a personal dedicated freight agent to ensure that you stay informed throughout the entire process.

Along with great communication, you get top ocean freight shipping services with the best carriers for importing and exporting from all major ports, and we provide you with the flexibility to customize your supply chain to suit the needs of your business.

OCEAN FREIGHT IMPORT AND EXPORT SERVICES


BGI is 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.

Working with the wrong freight company can be frustrating, problematic, and can ultimately interfere with your company’s success.

As you know, businesses that rely on ocean freight shipping services in their supply chain need 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.

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

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FULL CONTAINER LOAD (FCL)


A full container load (FCL) is an entire sea container dedicated to your cargo. It moves 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 to include drayage from the destination port to a warehouse for full containers. FCL shipments can often help lower ocean freight shipping costs when you have large volume shipments.

LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LCL)


Less than container load (LCL) shipments are cargo loads that do not fill a container. They are 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 reduce the shipping cost for companies that don’t need 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 LOGISTICS SERVICES


Get a complete range of ocean freight 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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