Industrial & Metals2022-06-27T15:04:03-04:00

With more than two decades of experience, John S. Connor has the expertise to move bulk items through air cargo, shipping and trucking services. No project is too big, bulky or massive for us to handle.

Whether it’s over-sized, high value, or unconventional cargo, we’re equipped to manage even the most demanding shipment. We have experience moving tractors, mobile units, hyperbolic chambers, as well as turbines, cables and blades for off-shore wind projects.

In handling steel and metal freight, we understand that it takes on many forms in size and shape – rolls, fabricated machined steels and heavy I beams. Regardless of the modes: whether on pallet, bulk on flatbed, or imported in a container, we stand ready to move bulk and oversized items for warehouse storage or site delivery, with reliable tracking, special crating, and over-size permits.

When specialized metal fabricators require less-than-truckload (LTL) deliveries, in all shapes and sizes, safe shipping of the product paramount.

Packaging is the prime concern when it comes to shipping metal products in LTL situations. Shrink-wrapping a pallet or placing the freight into a crate isn’t always possible because of the products’ unique size, shape, or weight. Metal rods, for instance, can be especially difficult to ship.

Shipping bulk items or fabricated and manufactured metal products have inherent challenges that require special attention and diligence to ensure safe handling and worry-free delivery. With John S. Connor managing the process – the right planning, carriers and shippers, all communicating and collaborating effectively, will ensure a successful experience.



White glove services – removing all packaging


Oversize items too large for containers


FLatrack, Mafi, roro and breakbulk
Coordinate utility companies to move bulk items via highway


Packing and warehouse storage


Superior tracking


Vapor barriers, special crating


Over size permits



John S. Connor coordinated a complicated project move for Phoenix, relocating 2 out of gauge belt press machines from Indiana to Germiston, South Africa. The move required coordination with rigging companies at origin, police escorts and crane rentals at the Port of Norfolk. Once the machines were transloaded at the port, they were loaded on a breakbulk carrier and off-loaded at the Port of Durban. John S. Connor coordinated the final leg delivery with their counterparts in South Africa for a smooth clearance and delivery to the final job site. No easy feat and a job well done!

Alan Barr, Purchasing Manager, Phoenix Process Equipment Co.


We believe that every customer deserves peace of mind, provided by a comprehensive logistics strategy and a robust technology platform that delivers real-time brokerage, logistics tracking and visualization of the supply chain.

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