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Heavy and Oversized Freight Blog

Expert tips on smarter shipping between the U.S. and Eastern Europe, including shipping of heavy goods.

Understanding permit requirements for OOG cargo

I.C.E. Transport | Dec 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM | heavyweight freight, out of gauge

Out of gauge cargo – cargo that doesn’t fit in a standard shipping container – poses extra risks on the road. That’s why state DOTs regulate OOG cargo and require truckers who transport it to get special permits.

Complying with state regulations for oversize cargo helps ensure that your load will arrive on time, undamaged and without any legal problems.

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International shipping from Poland to USA

I.C.E. Transport | Nov 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Poland shipping

Poland has become a popular source of well-made, well-priced goods for US companies. But international shipping from Poland to the USA isn’t simple. It takes deep expertise to develop a profitable import strategy.

You’ll find many service partners available to help. Some produce better results than others. Which to choose? Here’s a look at the options.

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Quick guide to shipping containers from Poland to the USA

I.C.E. Transport | Nov 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM | Poland shipping

 

Since its entry into the European Union in 2004, Poland has become a popular source of goods for American firms. If your company wants to enjoy the advantages Poland can provide, you’ll need to get up to speed on shipping containers from Poland to the USA.

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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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