International Oversized Freight


Oversized Shipping Overseas

We are your international oversized cargo transportation specialists.

BGI Worldwide Logistics offers professional and reliable international over-dimensional and out-of-gauge (OOG) shipping services for oversized, heavy machinery, or project freight.

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Discover what sets BGI apart by contacting us now to learn about transporting over-dimensional cargo and our other cargo services.

We also provide lift-on lift-off freight service and of course, customs clearance for all freight shipments that we handle.


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BGI Worldwide Logistics Ships a Hollywood Legend

BGI WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS, a member of The COOP in Los Angeles, recently completed the shipping of some rather unusual oversized freight  – a giant Marilyn Monroe sculpture to be installed in a Marilyn Monroe-themed shopping mall.

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Shipping the "Forever Marilyn" statue from the U.S. to China.

Preparing Your Oversized Shipment

As global demand for construction equipment increases it’s important to understand the ocean shipping process and freight costs associated with transporting oversized cargo internationally.


Most oversized cargo like heavy machinery is not shipped in a conventional ocean freight container but instead loaded and unloaded from an ocean freight vessel through a method called roll-on roll-off or ro-ro. Rolling stock is rolled onto a ro-ro vessel.


Shipping costs associated with ro-ro are primarily based on both the cubic meter and weight of the machinery. Specifically, the ocean freight cost for heavy machinery is based on weight (per ton) or measure (per CBM) whichever one is greater.


Along with helping to determine the shipping cost, weight is also used to determine port or terminal fees.


∗To calculate the cubic meter of any piece of equipment, the dimensions (length, width, and height) must be provided by the shipper.

Take for example the 13-ton Volvo Excavator pictured below:

A dimensioned view of an excavator.

The length is based on the measurement from the back of the house to the end of the boom (L), and the width is based on the measurement of the widest part of the excavator which in most cases is the house (A), and the height is the measurement from the ground to the top of the house (C).


To receive an accurate transportation quote, shippers must be able to provide the dimensions, weight, and if possible a picture of the equipment being transported.


Let the experienced professionals at BGI Worldwide Logistics act as a true partner, assisting you through the import or export process including customs clearance.


**We also offer trucking services to move your heavy machinery to and from any location in the U.S.


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