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Heavy Lift Cargo Services

heavy lift cargoHeavy lift cargo includes oversized structures or equipment that can’t be broken down into smaller pieces. Global Shipping provides heavy lift services that are ideal for moving what others can’t. We have experience moving unusually large and heavy items across the country and across the world for multiple industries, including oil and gas and even shipping heavy equipment for military. We have access to a reliable network of commercial transport equipment necessary to make difficult moves.

Examples of heavy lift freight include turbines, generators, compressors, specialty vehicles, construction equipment, parts of oil rigs, among others. If you need to transport heavy equipment by land, air or sea, or a combination of the above, Global Shipping Services can handle your move within the constraints of your deadline.

Features of Heavy Lift Shipping

Heavy lift cargo is classified as indivisible items weighing over a ton up to over a thousand tons and have widths and/or heights that exceed 100 meters. Specialty vehicles, vessels and equipment is needed to safely and effectively transport these items via land, air or sea. When shipping items by sea, crane vessels or crane ships may be utilized as well as barges or other heavy lift vessels. Flo-flo vessels are also an option. These are semi-submerging vessels that can be slightly submerged to allow another floating structure to be loaded onto the vessel.

For moving large or heavy freight by land, flat bed and heavy haul trucks or trailers are utilized. In the U.S., cargo that exceeds load limits require permits that vary by state. Moving heavy cargo by land also requires special escort vehicles that are arranged by shipper or freight forwarder.

Shipments that exceeds the size requirements for regular cargo aircraft and special large volume cargo planes are required to move exceptionally large items. Large volume cargo aircraft include Antonovs and Boeing 747 cargo planes.

Benefits of Transporting Heavy Cargo with Global Shipping

  • Tracking & Timing: Our clients have access to our online portal and can view the status of their cargo anytime.
  • Loading & Unloading: We take care of loading and unloading as necessary, whether your equipment needs to be transported by plane, barge or truck. We use cranes, SPMT vehicles and whatever equipment is necessary for getting your heavy cargo aboard the transport.
  • Global Network: We ship products and equipment around the world and have managed international project cargo as well as international shipping and distribution. We have the network to move your oversized equipment anywhere in the world.
  • Specialists in Heavy Lift Transport: The Global Shipping staff has an average of 15 years of experience per person. This gives us a highly competitive level of knowledge and expertise. We’ve moved natural gas compressors and coolers across the world in four working days, and we’ve transported Cobra attack helicopters from the Middle East to the U.S. during the holidays. See our case studies to learn more.

Contact Global Shipping Services Today

When you use Global Shipping for transporting your cargo, you can rest assured that we personally supervise your shipment every step of the way, and you will always know exactly where it is. Enlist us to do what we do best: move what others can’t. We love a challenge. Contact us to discuss your heavy lift cargo today.

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What Our Clients Say:

“We have complicated international shipping requirements and tight schedules to maintain, GSS has always gone above and beyond to meet these requirements and ensure we have the information needed to keep things running smoothly”

Cameron Kehm
Director, International Operations, OSG Lightering LLC

“In my 16 years of service to industry, I would highly recommend this company as a reliable broker and shipping company to cover any logistics scenario that could arise with professionalism, attention to detail & accuracy. Our representation has been nothing but superb from Global whether a simple shipment is brokered through customs or multiple containers are negotiated to our project sites direct from Germany this company delivers on time at competitive rates every time.”

David Zinke
Senior Project Engineer, Geda USA Elevator & Material Lift Company

“Presmer has been working with Global Shipping for over 3 years now and the service they provide is excellent. They go above and beyond the call of duty to ease your shipment hassles. They take the frustration out of the process with their knowledge and relationships. Forever grateful.”

Annsley Popov
Founder, Presmer

“This company truly puts the customer first. They are always ahead of issues and their follow-up and communications with us has been exemplary. They made what used to be a horrific part of our work, something that is now almost effortless.
Thank you for having the highest work ethic, great industry knowledge, reasonable rates and uncompromising customer service. We appreciate you!”

Les Bloom
President, Superior Building Supplies

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