TGI brings decades of experience and proven commitment to moving project type ocean freight including construction equipment, agricultural equipment and plant machinery.  TGI's logistical strategy takes a unique multi-modal approach that analyzes every move and executes a plan that incorporates various methods of land logistics and ocean logistics to optimize the move's budgetary and transit time requirements.

It is our company's responsibility to consider the follow factors when engaging an ocean freight shipment that is either over dimensional or over weight.

  • Is the cargo self-propelled or towable so it can be moved on a roll-on, roll-off vessel?  Is there a reliable RORO service in the trade lane required through either a direct or relay vessel service?  Does the vessel have the ability to handle the cargo with its ramp capacity, door height, door width, and under deck stowage? 
  • Does a lift-on, lift-off project type vessel satisfy the budgetary and transit time requirements better than RORO?  Is there enough freight tendered to induce a project vessel to be cost effective?  Can the terminal operators and stevedores provide the port services for receiving, lifting, rigging and vessel loading?
  • Is the cargo better suited to be disassembled and loaded onto a 40' flat rack or into a 40' high cube container and transported on a container ship?  Is it more cost effective to load the flat racks or containers at the seller's door or better to move the cargo by RGN or flat bed to the port of loading to be disassembled and loaded onto the flat rack or into a container at the terminal?
  • Will a combination of different modes of transport such as RORO and flat racks yield the best overall logistical results?  Is it cost effective to disassemble some parts and ship in containers while shipping the base units on RORO vessels?
  • What are the best time lines that meet cutoff dates for the terminals and the vessels while assuring enough time to comply the US Customs regulations and the carrier documentation requirements?  What is a reasonable strategy to avoid per diem charges on containers and to avoid storage at the port?
  • What are the best document procedures that assure payment of goods by the consignee to the shipper?  What are the documents required by the consignee to assure the customs release at the foreign port of discharge without storage charges?