Ship Heavy Machinery
Ship Heavy Machinery From USA
"What is the most affordable, economical method of shipping heavy machinery for me?"
It really depends on where it's being shipped and where it's going. At Ship Overseas we can determine what is most economical and offer you a choice. We specialize in the exportation of heavy construction, industrial and farm equipment from the United States and Canada to most international destinations. We ship a lot of Komatsu and Caterpillar construction machines in addition to Tractors, BobCats, Crawlers, Loaders , Fork Lifts, Excavators, John Deer, and Bulldozers
With 3 different methods of shipping your heavy equipment, Ship Overseas will find the most affordable way to get it there for you.
Shipping heavy equipment overseas can be done in a Roll on Roll off (RoRo) ship. To your right the picture illustrates the inside of a RoRo ship. It is one method of shipping heavy construction equipment overseas. It is secured to the ship's deck using straps and braces.
If there is no RoRo service available to your destination or the equipment cannot fit into a standard container, then a fixed-end or a collapsible-end flat rack, as shown to the left, may be used.
"Out of Gauge" items (those items being greater than 8 feet in width) are often shipped on a flat rack and the items are charged by the cubic feet or cubic meters. Getting a flat rack to an international destination can be very expensive and sometimes not logistically possible.
Another alternative is to use a standard container as shown below. Shipping heavy equipment overseas by using a container ship is a popular way to cut costs. Many people in Europe and Africa ship heavy equipment from the US using containers.
"But wait, what if the heavy machinery doesn't fit?"
If it is possible to partially dismantle the equipment, it can often be placed in a 40 foot or 40 HC container. This can be done by a professional export packing warehouse. While there is a cost to dismantle and reassemble the equipment, the savings of using this method can often be your best value. Another advantage is to consider the savings of import duty. It is often declared as waived for what is frequently declared as "parts" rather than a fully assembled piece of equipment.
Container shipping is often the most economical way to ship heavy equipment internationally. To find out more about shipping heavy equipment, visit the FAQ page.
To the right and below are images of partially disassembled Caterpillars being loaded into a 40 foot container.
"You may save money by shipping heavy machinery overseas as parts and not pay import duty."
Exporting heavy equipment is an easy process for us since we have been doing it for over 25 years. We are a well established and reliable global shipping company specializing in shipping heavy machinery.
If you have any questions, simply contact us through the contact form or call us at 1-858-547-0840. If you already know what you are shipping, go ahead and fill out the Get A Quote Form and we will respond within one business day. Please provide the year, make and model of the heavy machinery and if possible the dimensions (L-W-H) and weight.
There are three shipping options available. Each one has benefits and related costs.
1) If a RoRo (Roll on Roll off) is available and the heavy machinery can be rolled onto the ship, then RoRo may be a good option
2) Sometimes the equipment must be placed on a flat rack container, then loaded onto a container ship. Not all destinations can be serviced in this manner.
3) If the equipment can't be placed into a container or if it's too large to fit, then it must be "broken down" or partially dismantled so it can fit in a standard container. This becomes a very economical way to ship heavy machinery and equipment internationally.
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a car, an owner should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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