Break Bulk

Break Bulk Shipping Services

Break bulk is cargo that must be loaded individually. It covers a very wide range of goods. It can be sacks of flour or drill rigs, strictly speaking.

Really though, break bulk signifies cargo that is really, really big

Break bulk cargo are pieces of machinery that are oversized, or that require heavy lift. Truckers sometimes call the cargo “high and wide”, and heavy haul cargo. Basically, break bulk cargo cannot be containerized. It is oversized cargo that cannot be broken down into small enough pieces to be put in a container.  It sometimes is too big for a vehicle (Ro-Ro) carrier.

We Reach the World

Texas International Freight uniquely provides break bulk, heavy lift, and project logistics solutions to all corners of the world. We ship break bulk for power companies, crane companies, engineering firms, construction projects, mining operations, OEMs, marine and naval yards. Our cargo includes transformers, power generation goods, massive cranes, turbines, drill pipe and pipe casing, oil rigs, and Capex plant for energy installations.

Texas International Freight provides project cargo, heavy lift, and break bulk service to companies throughout the United States.

We pick up the cargo from origin and ship all the way to the destination site on the other side of the world. We complete break bulk shipments to foreign inland locations by means of ship and then truck freight. We ship break bulk cargo by specialized truck equipment and by barge. We ship heavy equipment by air charter. We have relationships with the major heavy lift and break bulk carriers that 95% of our competition does not enjoy. We can even source bulk carriers when there is a need. (Bulk carriers are vessels made to ship things like oil, coal, aggregate, fertilizer, etc.) And, we have agents in almost every foreign country that can assist in clearing customs.  Moreover, they are all trained and capable of handling special, oversized freight.

Our Scope

Heavy lift, out-of-gauge, and over-dimensional break bulk cargo that is going to unusual and unconventional locations is a typical project logistics operation. Texas International Freight accomplishes the most complicated project cargo moves through our expertise. We have deep knowledge and experience in highly complex and sophisticated break bulk moves. Additionally, our great relationships with the break bulk carriers, and our freight agents throughout the world ensure that all the bases are covered.

Texas International Freight can handle very specialized projects from point A to point B, whether it is a move of thousands of tons of steel casing for a pipeline or if it is a highly complex move of an industrial plant where no two parts are alike, we can handle it.

Pipe shipping by break bulk

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