How Containerization Quoting/Shipping Works

Sometimes customers purchase equipment that is too large to ship RoRo, too tall or too wide to transport on the road, inoperable or the customer just prefers to ship it that way.

In this situation we can containerize your unit. That means that the unit will be taken to one of our many knockdown yards for dismantling and securely loading the pieces into containers for shipping.

We have knockdown facilities located in Los Angeles CA, Houston TX, Jesup GA, Baltimore MD and Abbottsford BC Canada.

The amount of containers needed to ship your unit depends on the unit’s size.

For example, a Caterpillar 140G motor-grader will require one 40ft High Cube container. This is a very simple load. The tires, blade and sometimes cab are the only pieces that are removed. The cab is much a shell and they do not have to disconnect any linkages.

In comparison, a Caterpillar D8H will require 2 containers, one 40ft HC and one standard 20ft container.

40’ – Boom, Track, Cab, Frame, Main Body & Stick

20’ – Counterweight, Track, Bucket, 2 Tanks, 2 Sprockets, Radiator & Engine Cover

Most crawler tractors are shipped this way because of the size the blade. The blade widths on larger crawlers often exceed the width allowed on roads for transportation, so they must be removed for trucking and permitting purposes. Please refer to Static/Break-bulk blog post if the blade must be removed, but containerization is not an option.

Containerization costs are made of trucking to one of our facilities (optional), containerization (dismantling, loading & securing and drayage), ocean freight per container and export documentation.

If you decide to containerize your heavy equipment please be sure that you are able to put it back together at the destination port.

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