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Heavy and Oversized Freight Blog

Expert tips on smarter shipping of heavy goods

Out of gauge cargo shipping: flat rack or RO-RO?

 

Out of gauge cargo shipping often presents you with a choice. Is it better to transport the oversize load in a specialized ocean container? Or should you use roll-on, roll-off (RO-RO) service?

Here are some questions to consider as you choose the most efficient and cost-effective way to ship out of gauge cargo.

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Why should you use a heavy haul trucking company?

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 15, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight

 

When you ship an ocean container over the road, a standard trucking company might be all you need. But certain shipments really call for a heavy haul trucking company – a carrier that can operate legally at more than the federally-defined maximum gross weight.

And sometimes – even if a heavy shipment wasn’t your original plan – you can save a lot of money by working with a heavy haul expert.

 

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Infographic on Shipping Between Ireland and USA

I.C.E. Transport | Oct 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM | ocean shipping, European Shipping

 

Ireland and the USA are significant trading partners. We've put together this shipping spotlight to summarize the type and volume of goods moving between the two countries, including shipping from Ireland to USA.

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How do air freight rates compare with ocean LCL?

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 17, 2020 7:30:00 AM | air freight

 

How much is fast transportation worth to you? Sometimes speed matters so much, you don’t mind paying air freight rates. But what do those rates actually look like, and how do they compare with the cost of less-than-containerload (LCL) ocean service?

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Infographic on Shipping Between Lithuania and USA

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 10, 2020 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, European Shipping

 

Trade between Lithuania and the USA is small but growing. I.C.E. Transport has a forwarding office in Vilnius, Lithuania. We've put together this shipping spotlight to summarize the type and volume of goods moving between the two countries.

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How are heavy shipping rates determined?

I.C.E. Transport | Sep 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight

 

There are no special heavy shipping rates on container vessels. Ask a steamship line for a quote, and it doesn’t matter if you’re filling a container with 5,000 lbs. or 55,000 lbs. The per-container ocean rate is the same.

But some heavy loads can’t be shipped in containers. And the total cost of transportation includes rates for other services besides the ocean crossing.

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What’s hard about shipping heavy lift project cargo?

 

Say you need to move the machines from three shuttered US factories into a facility overseas. Or you’re providing several huge components needed to build an offshore oil rig. When you transport those items, that shipment is called heavy lift project cargo.

Project cargo might require multiple containers, it’s often heavier and bigger than the average ocean shipment, and it poses some special challenges:

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Infographic on Shipping Between UK and USA

 

The USA is the UK’s #1 export partner and the USA is the UK’s 3rd largest supplier.

The UK is a focus market for I.C.E. Transport. We’ve put together this shipping spotlight to summarize the type and volume of goods moving between the two countries.

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How to save on the cost of shipping from Poland to the USA

I.C.E. Transport | Aug 6, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Poland shipping

 

Poland is a popular source of goods for US companies. The quality of Polish-made products is high, and shipping from Poland has become easier since that country joined the EU and upgraded its transportation infrastructure.

But how does the cost of shipping from Poland to the USA compare with transportation costs from other sourcing markets?

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Average shipping time to US from Poland vs. other markets

I.C.E. Transport | Jul 23, 2020 7:30:00 AM | ocean shipping, European Shipping

 

Many buyers look to Poland as a source of well-made goods at attractive prices. Of course, when you source from overseas, you have to consider the length of transit along with the cost of the product and the transportation.

So when it comes to shipping time, how does shipping from Poland to the USA compare with shipping from other markets?

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