Mastering Oversize and Heavy Lift Shipments: A Comprehensive Guide

27Mar, 2024

Navigating oversized and heavy lift shipments can be a daunting task for businesses involved in international trade. From specialized equipment to complex logistics coordination, managing such cargo requires expertise and careful planning. At Everglory Logistics, we understand the unique challenges associated with oversized shipments and are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need to ensure smooth and successful transportation.

Understanding the Challenges:

Oversize and heavy lift shipments encompass a wide range of cargo types, including machinery, equipment, vehicles, and industrial components. These shipments often require specialized handling and transportation methods due to their size, weight, and dimensions. As a result, businesses may encounter extra costs and labor associated with:

  • Specialized Equipment: Oversize shipments may require specialized equipment such as flatbed trucks, lowboy trailers, or cranes for loading and unloading. Not all overweight shipments are oversized. Did you know that there are chassis options when space isn’t an issue but weight is?
  • Route Planning: Transporting oversize cargo may involve route planning to avoid low bridges, narrow roads, and other obstacles that could impede the movement of the shipment. Do you know how to coordinate with a city to temporarily remove a light pole to make a tight corner on the way to a port? We do. 
  • Permits and Regulations: Oversize shipments may require permits and compliance with regulations imposed by local authorities, transportation agencies, and regulatory bodies. Taking down poles requires a number of legal and legislative approval processes. Local experts are key and our network is unbeatable.
  • Changes in Processes: Handling oversize cargo may necessitate changes in warehouse operations, loading procedures, and documentation processes to accommodate the unique requirements of the shipment. Know what you need before you need it with Everglory. 

Our Expert Guidance:

At Everglory Logistics, we have extensive experience in managing oversize and heavy lift shipments, and we are committed to providing you with expert guidance and support every step of the way. Our experts in heavy, oversized and unusual freight offer comprehensive insights into:

  • Understanding Oversize Shipments: Learn about the different types of oversize cargo, including dimensions, weight limits, and special handling requirements.
  • Planning and Preparation: Discover key considerations for planning and preparing oversize shipments, including route optimization, equipment selection, and permit acquisition.
  • Compliance and Regulations: Gain insights into regulatory requirements and compliance considerations for oversize shipments, including permit applications, road restrictions, and safety regulations.
  • Best Practices and Tips: Explore best practices and practical tips for navigating the challenges of oversize and heavy lift shipments, from cargo securing to documentation management.

Navigating oversize and heavy lift shipments requires careful planning, expertise, and attention to detail. With Everglory Logistics as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that your oversize cargo will be handled with the utmost care and efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about managing complex cargo and discover how Everglory Logistics can help you overcome the challenges of oversized shipments.

CTPAT Statement of Support

As a proud member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) CTPAT program since February 9th, 2012, supply chain security continues to be an integral part of the Everglory Logistics, Inc. culture and business processes.

Since its inception in 2001, CTPAT remains a voluntary public-private sector partnership program where members work with CBP to strengthen their international supply chains and ultimately improve border security, protecting the supply chain from criminal activities such as drug trafficking, terrorism, human smuggling, and illegal contraband.

Everglory Logistics, Inc. has developed, and maintains, a multi-layered security program that is consistent with the CTPAT minimum-security criteria (MSC), and remains committed to protecting our organization and supply chain from any illegal or illicit activities.

Security is everyone's responsibility. All employees and business partners, including contractors, service providers, and visitors are educated and must comply with the company's CTPAT policies and procedures that are in place at each facility.

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