YOUR PROJECT CARGO LOGISTICS & BREAK BULK FREIGHT SHIPPING EXPERT
Latin American Cargo offers fast, reliable breakbulk freight shipping services and project cargo logistics solutions
. We safely transport your heavy lift shipments
such as machinery
, mining equipment
, out-of-gauge vehicles, and other valuable cargo, to and from any country in North America
, Latin America, or the Caribbean
Our team of project cargo shipping experts is ready to assess you and arrange the shipment of your oversized loads, with the highest levels of efficiency, security and reliability.
What is Project Cargo Shipping?
Project cargo is a general term for the international transportation of extra large, heavyweight, or irregularly-shaped machinery, specialized vehicles, and equipment. Sometimes known as "Heavy lift Shipping", this consists of transporting large and heavy equipment by having it loaded onto a special ocean cargo vessel with an on-board crane, or onto a flatbed trailer.
Unlike regular shipments where all material can be loaded onto a truck or container, project cargo shipping requires special design and smart planning process.
Not all logistics companies can handle these exceptional shipments, which require specialized skills and high level of coordination within a solid risk management system.
Latin American Cargo specialized transport services will respect your budget, by avoiding unnecessary expenses for storage, stand-by fees, or extra duties/tariffs.
Understanding Out of Gauge and Heavy Lift Cargo
Out-of-gauge Cargo (OOG) is any shipment that surpasses the maximum dimensions of a standard container in length, width, or height
. Instead, this freight will be securely transported with special types of trucks, trailers, aircraft, a href="https://www.latinamericancargo.com/ocean-shipping-containers-types-sizes-dimensions/">flat-racks, platforms, or open-top containers. We offer the following alternatives for your heavy lift shipments:
• Flat-rack and Open-Top Containers
: When shipping by sea, heavy lift cargo can be loaded onto flat-rack or open-top containers. These specialized OOG containers are open at the top or sides, so the cargo can be lifted in, then covered for protection.
• Flatbed, Winch Truck, Hiab Truck, and Heavy-Haul Trucking
: LAC’s extensive network in trucking facilitates heavy-haul ground transport to and from Canada, USA & Mexico.
• Cargo Planes and Charter Flights
: When it needs to be shipped by air, large machinery and heavy equipment are a snap with LAC’s extensive resources. Our network sources large or specialized cargo planes to do the job. When a charter flight is needed, LAC will arrange the right plane to fit your heavy lift cargo and your timelines.
Understanding Breakbulk Cargo
What to do when your heavy lift shipment does not fit into a standard container
, or is even too hefty to be loaded on a single flat-rack or platform? The solution is breakbulk cargo shipping.
Breakbulk cargo transportation entails dismantling large units into smaller -more manageable- ones, to be fit into drums, boxes, barrels, pallets, or loaded across several flat-racks. Smaller units that will be then assembled at point of destination. It is still one of the most popular method of ocean cargo transport.
Although it involves more labour than FCL or LCL container shipping
, it remains the best choice when your cargo is too large or heavy
to fit inside a standard container.
It is also the best solution in the case the cargo is being transported to a lesser-developed port that cannot take large container ships.
When Choosing Project Cargo / Breakbulk Shipping Solutions?
Breakbulk cargo shipping is frequently used in extensive projects or fields that need to move bulky merchandise and heavy equipment
These include large construction, oil and gas, energy, marine, and mining
, among other industries. Merchandise typically transported using breakbulk might be lumber, raw metals, paper pulp, heavy load machinery, power-generating and refinery equipment.
Among the advantages of this heavy weight shipping method:
• Permits heavy industry and power-generation companies to displace enormous equipment.
• Permits goods to enter lesser-developed ports.
• Keep goods separate (and organized) when they are best used that way at destination.
Our project cargo division offers several value-added services:
- Route surveys and selection of reliable carriers.
- Site inspection and project planning.
- Customs clearance and documentation for Importing or Exporting.
- Arrangement of police/inland transport notifications (when needed).
- Load, lash and secure the cargo at port of origin (or nearby facility).
- Stevedoring, unloading services, lashing and port storage facilities.
- Inland collection and deliveries using various specialized equipment.
- Superior tracking and timing with en-route reporting.
- Final stage delivery with closing report.
Specialized Breakbulk Shipping Expertise
No matter where your heavy lift shipment is going, our team of experts offers a tailored approach to managing every consignment, with knowledge specific to each destination such as USA, Mexico, Brazil or Ecuador
. This includes the planning and engineering of all required logistics documentation, support equipment and/or services.
Our excellent working relationships with liners and breakbulk operators, along with our broad arsenal of specialized equipment, allow us to provide our client with top-notch service and cost-effective pricing. What sets us apart?
LAC Is Your Best Freight Forwarder For Your Project Cargo
Latin American Cargo has been providing specialized break bulk freight services for over 20 years. Our philosophy of excellence places us among the very best logistics company
, helping exporters and importers with their heavy lift shipments to/from North America, Central
and South America
, the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
Overseeing project cargo shipments takes special knowledge, skills and access to resources. LAC boasts all of these, always coming through on extra-ordinary logistics challenges with our solid team of passionate experts. We leverage the best international networks
and an in-depth understanding of different loads, ports & customs laws.
Our team is dedicated to ensuring the seamless and safe transportation of your break bulk freight with one thing in mind: total customer satisfaction.