INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICES (AIR/SEA)

International Heavy Equipment Shipping

Titan Worldwide works hand-in-hand with our international heavy equipment shipping division and project logistics team to put together the perfect transportation program and fits your needs.  After years of relationship building with air and shipping lines, we have built the ultimate network that also includes a vast Rolodex of national trucking companies.   All of these building blocks have helped us put together the perfect solution, which equals optimal customer service.

Shipping Over-sized Cargo and Equipment Overseas

International heavy equipment shipping of over-sized cargo is a matter of detail, proper planning and execution.  The cost will depend on the actual size of the freight, machinery or heavy equipment being transported.

What is over-size freight? It’s any cargo that doesn’t fit inside a 40′ cargo shipping container.

Some machinery and equipment just don’t have the proper dimensions to fit the standard specifications of an international heavy equipment shipping container service.

The methods in which to figure if your cargo will fit within the proper shipping methods, see the cargo shipping container sizes below:

Drayage/inland

Once your goods come into the port, you need to get them to a warehouse/storage or ultimately its final destination.   How should you call for such a service?  Well, Titan surely can help.  If we don’t have the answer – we will point you in the right direction.

Full container load (FCL)

Stuff all your goods into a container and lets get that thing on the boat.  Container sizes range from a smaller 20′ up to a 45′ container.  How much can you fit in there?

Consolidation

When your cargo is ready for delivery but your volume can’t justify the cost of a FTL, whats next?  The better option would be freight consolidation services (or “load consolidation services”) with Titan, where your load shares the ride with others like yours.  Check out our resources section to get some further insight.

Capabilities

PO management

Hazmat & temp control

Expedited

Out of gauge/special equipment

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How Shipping Heavy Equipment Overseas Works

There are a few different options to choose from when shipping over-sized cargo overseas. When shipping heavy equipment overseas there are specialty processes we use in order to facilitate them.  The following methods are our most popular ways of shipping oversize freight.

Flat Rack Shipping Method

This essentially uses a large container minus the walls and roof. It’s common when shipping boats overseas, trucks, RVs and heavy machinery.

Often, these flat racks are the last items loaded onto a ship. This means the cargo will generally be more exposed to the elements over the course of the sailing.

To combat this, especially with longer shipment duration, we shrink wrap newer vehicles and equipment.

Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo)

Using the RoRo method for shipping oversize freight internationally is another option. This type of transport is cost effective and simple for large vehicles like trucks, motor homes and RVs. When shipping over-sized vehicles overseas, having wheels becomes a major benefit.

They roll onto the shipping vessel below deck and out of the elements. Generally, operators adhere to a 15-foot height restriction for the loading ramp going into the hull of the ship.

Lift-On Lift-Off (LoLo)

As it implies, transporting with lift on lift off happens for vessels that don’t have storage in the hull. So a crane loads all the items, machines, or equipment onto the deck.

Shipping over-sized cargo that has been crated and vehicles that aren’t running are quite common with this method.

What is Breakbulk Shipping?

Breakbulk shipping is another common term when talking about shipping oversized cargo or heavy equipment. In this case breakbulk shipping is where the goods are loaded onto the top of the shipping vessel. Generally we try to load whatever we can into the vessel itself so your equipment isn’t subject to the elements. Sometimes though the cargo is too large to fit through the opening and must be breakbulk cargo. Once you begin working with a Titan rep, we’ll let you know if breakbulk cargo is what you need.

Titan provides solutions customized to meet your needs

Understanding your requirements and objectives is important to us. We listen and work together to create a truly successful supply chain.

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Multi-Modal Transport Options

Our network of partners spans over the entire logistics space, from warehousing to ground transportation and sea to air freight carriers.
  • Ground Transportation

    Our network of over 30,000+ fully vetted and experienced truck drivers move the cargo from the warehouse or place of business to the docks or airports. Whether the load is 5,000lbs or 500,000lbs, we can and have moved it before. We accept the challenge and urge you to push us to the limits. It builds not only character, but also builds an even more expansive knowledge bank.

  • Ocean Freight

    Our customized ocean shipping options allow you to meet ever-changing demands of your clients and production schedules. Benefits include: Full container capacity in all of the major ocean trade lanes; Simplified customs process for FCL ocean freight with timely and accurate data transmissions directly to the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP).

  • Air Freight

    Titan Worldwide will secure a global air freight connection for you that combines the best of service and capacity. Our global logistics team designs a program for you that includes: Direct flight or consolidation services between all major air hubs; Visibility to and tracking of your global air cargo and Trusted single point of contact for clear accountability for the entire journey.

Cargo Shipping Container Sizes

The table of overseas shipping cargo container sizes below shows the dimensions in both standard and metric system measurements. 20ft and 40ft containers are the most common.

45’ High Cube Dry Containers

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 13.556 m 44’5 11/16″ 4,590 kg 27,910 kg 86.0 cbm
W: 2.352 m 7’8 9/16″ W: 2.340 m 7’8 11/16″ 10,118 lbs 61,529 lbs 3.031 cu. ft.
H: 2.695 m 8’10 1/16″ H: 2.579 m 8’5 1/2″

45’ High-Cube Reefer Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 13.102 m 42’11 3/4″ 5,200 kg 27,300 kg 75.4 cbm.
W: 2.286 m 7 6″ W: 2.294 m 7’6 1/4″ 11,463 lbs 60,184 lbs 2,663 cu.ft.
H: 2.509 m 8’2 3/4″ H: 2.535 m 8’3 3/4″

40’ High Cube Dry Containers

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 12.030 m 39’5 9/16″ 3,930 kg 28,570 kg 76.0 cbm.
W: 2.350 m 7’8 1/2″ W: 2.340 m 7’8 1/16″ 8,663 lbs 62,984 lbs 2,714 cu.ft.
H: 2.690 m 8’9 7/8″ H: 2.579 m 8’5 1/2″

40’ Standard Dry Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 12.035 m 39’5 13/16″ 3,700 kg 28,800 kg 67.0 cbm.
W: 2.350 m 7’8 1/2″ W: 2.339 m 7’8 1/16″ 8,156 lbs 63,491 lbs 2,393 cu.ft.
H: 2.393 m 7’10 3/16″ H: 2.274 m 7’5 1/2″

40’ Open Top Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 12.043 m 39’6″  L: 11.858 m 38″ 4,300 kg 28,280 kg 64.0 cbm.
W: 2.338 m 7’8″ W: 2.162 m 7’1″ 9,480 lbs 62,344 lbs 2,260 cu.ft.
H: 2.272 m 7’5 1/4″

40 High-Cube Reefer Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 11.577 m 37’11 3/4″ 4,150 kg 28,350 kg 67.0 cbm.
W: 2.294 m 7’6 1/4″ W: 2.290 m 7’6 1/8″ 9,148 lbs 62,499 lbs 2,366 cu.ft.
H: 2.509 m 8’2 3/4″ H: 2.535 m 8’3 3/4″

40’ Standard Reefer Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 11.577 m 37’11 3/4″ 3,950 kg 7,910 kg 58.7 cbm.
W: 2.294 m 7’6 1/4″ W: 2.286 m 7’6″ 8,708 lbs 61,529 lbs 2,073 cu.ft.
H: 2.210 m 7’3″ H: 2.238 m 7’4 1/16″

40’ Flat Rack Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 12.080 m 39’7 9/16″ 5,480 kg 25,000 kg
W: 2.420 m 7’11 1/4″ 12,080 lbs 55,113 lbs
H: 2.103 m 6’10 13/16″

20’ High Cube Dry Containers

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 5.919 m 19’5″ 1,900 kg 24,800 kg 33.0 cbm.
W: 2.340 m 7’8 1/16″ W: 2.286 m 7’6″ 4,189 lbs 54,673 lbs 1,179 cu.ft.
H: 2.286 m 7’6″ H: 2.251 m 7’4 9/16″

20’ Standard Dry Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 5.440 m 17’10 3/16″ 2,750 kg 24,250 kg 27.9 cbm.
W: 2.294 m 7’6 1/4″ W: 2.286 m 7’6″ 6,062 lbs 53,460 lbs 986 cu.ft.
H: 2.237 m 7’4 1/16″ H: 2.238 m 7’4 1/16″

20’ Open Top Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 5.919 m 19’5″  L: 5.425 m 17’9 9/16″ 2,177 kg 21,823 kg 32.0 cbm.
W: 2.340 m 7’8 1/16″ W: 2.223 m 7’3 1/2″ 4,799 lbs 48,110 lbs 1,143 cu.ft.
H: 2.286 m 7’6″

20’ Flat Rack Container

Interior Dimensions Door Opening Tare Weight Payload Cubic Capacity
L: 5.935 m
19’5 5/8″
2,560 kg
21,440 kg
W:
2.398 m
7’10 3/8″
5,643 lbs
47,265 lbs
H:
2.327 m
7’7 9/16″

What is cooperative outsourcing and why is it important?

Today, pressures continue to rise for organizations worldwide due to globalization and just overall lack of proper talent in the supply chain industry. Maybe international freight shipping cooperative outsourcing makes sense to bridge the gap.
With this type of planning, you are now entered into a relationship that gives you the power to add services and resources to your already existing platform that will create positive outcomes. Titans of the industry work hand in hand with your team, learning of the ongoing challenges, quantifying the accumulated data and creating evolving solutions to drive financial metrics. You ultimately have a team of Titans standing by to help with all international freight shipping management all along the way.

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