What is Break Bulk and Oversized Shipping?

Ship Overseas is happy to say we have more than 36 years of expertise in transporting and shipping high, heavy and super loads, offering you the safest, fastest, and most efficient way to transport breakbulk cargo around the world. We offer oversize shipping internationally to all seven continents. Plus, we transport oversize loads in all 50 states in the U.S.

Transporting breakbulk cargo brings many challenges, such as the risk for damage, delay penalties and missed connections. That’s why you can rely on our highly trained logistics team. We work closely with you every step of the way to ensure we understand your needs and special requirements.

Oversized shipping involves any large piece of equipment, machinery, vehicle or vessel that needs to be shipped overseas. Break bulk refers to the method of transporting cargo as separate pieces rather than in containers.

We serve a variety of industries, from construction and mining to oil and gas. Some materials require special handling. Steel, for instance, is handled based on its type and individual characteristics such as shape, weight, sensitivity and texture. As another example, when it comes to rubber, we can accommodate both natural and synthetic rubber products, on pallets or in metal crates.



Here’s a look at the many industries we serve here at Ship Overseas. Contact us today to learn more about our break bulk and oversized shipping services.


Oil and Gas


We provide proper handling and stowage services for oil and gas equipment such as:

  • Drilling Rigs
  • Piping
  • Well Heads
  • Pump Jacks
  • Refinery Equipment
  • Replacement Parts
  • Skidded Process Units
  • Frac Tanks

Power Generation


This equipment is some of the heaviest to transport, featuring some pretty big logistical challenges. That’s why we partner with a global network of heavy haulers and ocean freighters to properly transport your equipment such as:

  • Generators
  • Steam and Gas Turbines
  • Combined Heat and Power Units
  • Wind Power




We give you cost-effective solutions for cargo handling, storage, processing, maintenance, and inland and ocean transportation for these types of mining equipment:

  • Conveyor Belts
  • Dump & Haul Trucks
  • Bulldozers
  • Track Loaders & Wheel Loaders
  • Excavators
  • Trenchers & Scrapers
  • Drilling Rigs



We can do anything from fit high-volume product deliveries within tight time frames to ensure damage-free delivery for the following rail machinery:

  • Switching Equipment
  • Locomotives
  • Cabooses
  • Rail Cars
  • Boxcars and Refrigerated Boxcars
  • Streetcar Trolleys
  • Diesel Engines
  • Auto Racks
  • Rails and Rail Ties
  • Flatcars
  • Covered Hoppers
  • Gondolas
  • Tank Cars





Offering cost-efficient inland and ocean transportation solutions, you gain the flexibility to dispatch your construction equipment to the right destination at the right time. We can transport these commercial vehicles and more:


  • Dump Trucks
  • Excavators
  • Backhoe
  • Dragline Excavator
  • Bulldozers
  • Graders
  • Wheel Tractor Scraper
  • Trenchers
  • Loaders
  • Tower Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Pavers
  • Compactors
  • Telehandlers
  • Feller Bunchers
  • Pile Boring and Driving Machines




We offer creative handling and safe transportation solutions for on-time delivery of your sub-assemblies from factory to factory for:

  • Airplanes
  • Helicopters
  • Jet Engines
  • Airplane Fuselages
  • Airplane Wings
  • Aviation Testing Equipment
  • Airplane Tail Sections
  • Aviation Wind Tunnels
  • Aviation Hangars
  • Runway Pavers
  • Aviation Control Towers
  • Aviation Electronics


Mobile Office and Trailer

Whether your company needs office mobility on job sites or you need temporary housing for disaster relief, we can transport your:

  • Mobile Office
  • Mobile Home
  • Portable Storage
  • Modular Home
  • Container Office



We offer transportation for a full range of agricultural products:

  • Balers
  • Harvester Tractor
  • Backhoe
  • Front-End Loader
  • Cultivator
  • Cultipacker
  • Plows
  • Harrows
  • Plastic Mulch Layer
  • Wheel Rakes
  • Irrigation System
  • Seed Drills
  • Broadcast Seeder
  • Transplanter

Boats and Yachts

Our solutions include cradling, stowing of smaller boats, and crane operations, accommodating:

  • Fishing Vessels
  • Motorboats
  • Sailboats
  • Yachts
  • Houseboats
  • Tugboats and Towboats
  • Ferries

Trucks and Buses


From just the chassis to fully built-up units, we can deliver the following:

  • School Bus
  • Refrigerator Truck
  • Semi-trailer
  • Tank Truck
  • Garbage Truck
  • Coach
  • Fire Truck
  • Transit Bus
  • Double-decker Bus
  • Ambulance


If you are interested in our break bulk or oversized shipping, contact Ship Overseas today for a free quote. We would be happy to accommodate your unique needs.

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