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We ship tractors, bobcats, crawlers, loaders, forklifts, excavators, bulldozers, and even helicopters internationally

Looking to ship heavy machinery, construction equipment or farming equipment overseas? We can help! Ship Overseas Inc. is your overseas shipping resource when shipping your heavy machinery safely to arrive in Europe, Africa, Latin America and The Middle East. Ship Overseas Inc. can also provide professional dismantling services at additional cost if necessary, so your equipment will fit into containers with ease. By shipping disassembled machinery, you can potentially save the import duty fees and have your shipment considered as shipping parts, instead of fully assembled machinery. Over the past 34 years by utilizing our team’s extensive knowledge of the overseas shipping industry we have found ways to streamline the shipping process for your heavy machinery, construction equipment or farming equipment to arrive overseas. We ship:

  • Tractors
  • Bobcats
  • Crawlers
  • Loaders
  • Forklifts
  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Helicopters

Whether you are shipping a tractor, excavator or forklift, your heavy machinery will be handled safely.

We handle all US Customs clearance. Our staff will walk you through the whole Heavy Machinery shipping process.

Remember, once you get your pricing in the email, you can place your order and pay later. You don’t have to pay right away.

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports, and we offer several heavy machinery shipping methods and additional services, to meet all your overseas Heavy Machinery shipping needs:

RoRo Shipping

RoRo ships are vessels built for shipping wheeled cargo, more specifically – shipping heavy machinery. The heavy machinery is driven on to the ship almost like it was a parking garage. The name Roll-on/Roll-off comes from the fact that vehicles roll-on/roll-off the ramp, which is how they are driven on and off the ship.

Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, each heavy machinery is tied down securely in its designated spot.

This shipping method has proved highly efficient and extremely cost-effective. When compared to container shipping, it has an additional advantage: it provides reliable departure and arrival dates. The ship’s departure and arrival schedule runs almost like an airline flight schedule.

Also, RoRo shipping is the preferred shipping method for heavy machinery manufacturers to ship their own equipment. In addition to the exact departure and arrival dates, RoRo shipping means that all heavy machinery are tied down below deck. That way, the machinery have all the protection against external elements.

Marine Insurance

Ship Overseas recommends that all shipments be insured for transit cargo insurance (marine insurance) on a first dollar basis for losses incurring in transit.

We offer FULL COVER Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your heavy machinery is loaded onto the Vessel for shipment at a rate of 1.75% of the value you wish to Insure for.
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Our Competitive Advantage

  • Our shipping rate includes your AES port filing fee, and the express mail fee to return your vehicle documents.
  • You never have to pay in advance to place your shipping order. You only pay when your vehicle is ready to be loaded onto the ship.
  • We are a licensed NVOCC shipper Lic.# 019334, and we only specialize in international vehicle shipping.
  • We ship 1000s of vehicles which affords us to negotiate with shipping lines huge volume discounts directly, to provide you with the best shipping rates.
  • Our weekly schedule of departures means less delays for your vehicle to depart and to arrive at its destination port.
  • Your RV is handled with the utmost care from start to finish, which is reflected in the highly positive reviews and testimonials we consistently receive from our customer. Read our Customers Feedback here.
Important info to Ship a Car Overseas:
  • No car can leave USA if it has a lien on it. What does this mean? Your car must be paid in full. The only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are US Military and Government employees/contractors. For those people a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs. Otherwise the car may be considered stolen.
  • A clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
  • If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the Title.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
Travel & Living Abroad:
  • Most countries will allow a traveler to temporarily import their car for up to 6 months. After the 6 months is up, import duty will be charged. For many travelers going to Europe and taking their car, a deposit is paid up front. When the car goes back to it’s destination country, the deposit is refunded. If a person has lived in USA for 1 or more years, most countries will allow that person to bring their car back duty free! The car must not have any liens on it. Please check with your Customs Department first.
Import Duty for Destination Country:
  • Import duty is NOT collected by Ship Overseas. It must be paid at the arrival port by whoever is picking up the car. We wrote a blog post about vehicle import duty here. It talks about how to find out import duty for your country.