Ship Heavy Machinery to France
We ship heavy machinery to France East via RoRo ship. We ship tractors, bobcats, crawlers, loaders, forklifts, excavators, bulldozers, and helicopters. Get rates to France.
Ship Heavy Machinery to France
How to Ship Heavy Machinery From USA to France
If you have heavy machinery to ship from the USA to France, you probably have a lot of questions. We are here to answer them. Rely on Ship Overseas for a smooth process that’s affordable and easy. We work frequently with construction companies, manufacturers, and private agencies to ship heavy machinery to France, such as:
At an additional cost, we offer professional dismantling services so your equipment can fit into the containers with ease. When you ship disassembled machinery, you may save the import duty fees, whereby your shipment is considered as shipping parts rather than fully assembled machinery.
Let us make sure the shipping process for your heavy machinery, construction equipment or farming equipment overseas goes smoothly.
To obtain a free custom quote now, we will need the Year/Make/Model of your heavy machinery, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country, in this case, France. Ship Overseas offers weekly sailings from seven ports in the USA to one port in France.
Departure and Arrival Ports
The departure ports from the USA to France include:
There is only one arrival port in France and that is LeHavre, where your designated person will pick up the equipment and pay cash in person for Tax or Duty. LeHavre is the second-largest commercial port in France in tonnage, and is also country’s largest container port featuring three sets of terminals.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Heavy Machinery to France?
For specific prices on heavy machinery, we ask that you call us for a custom quote. That’s because heavy machinery varies a lot by type and weight, and doesn’t come in standard sizes like cars do (i.e., compact, mid-sized, full-sized, small SUV, large SUV). One thing to consider: the West Coast is typically more expensive to ship from vs. the East Coast.
Estimated Transit Time
It takes five weeks to ship heavy machinery from the West or East Coast USA to France.
Documents Required to Ship Heavy Machinery to France
You will need the bill of sale in order to ship heavy machinery to France.
Customs Broker Information
We will assign a broker for you, listed on the Doc Receipt.
How Much is Import Tax?
The Customs Clearance broker will handle your import taxes where applicable. We will provide you with their information so you can contact them to find out the import tax for your specific piece of machinery.
Destination Handling Charge
This is included in the Customs Clearance broker’s fee.
Vehicle Age Limits
There are no vehicle age limits on shipping heavy machinery to France.
Shipping Method for Shipping Heavy Machinery to France
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from all seven U.S. seaports listed above to the one port in France. Our one and only shipping method to France for heavy machinery is the RoRo method.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
Designed for wheeled vehicles that can get up the ramp on the ship, such as construction vehicles, boats, motorcycles, motorhomes, campers, trailers, and buses, this is popular thanks to its cost effectiveness and efficiency. It has reliable departure and arrival dates, sort of like an airport. Your construction vehicle will be securely tied to the deck for the ultimate in protection.
Do You Need Marine Insurance?
We highly recommend insuring your heavy machinery for the trip but you don’t have to.
1.75% of the value of the machinery for FULL coverage, theft, vandalism, total loss, damage with $500 deductible. Coverages start at the time when your machinery is loaded onto the ship until the time it’s signed for when collecting. Total Loss for 1.25% charge for the value of the machinery. You can choose to cover the machinery for 50% or $75% of the equipment’s value rather than 100% if you feel the Marine Insurance is too expensive. Just keep in mind that if you don’t purchase any insurance, you will have to pay out of pocket for any damages that may occur.
When it’s time to arrange shipment of heavy machinery to France, partner with Ship Overseas for the smoothest results. If you need more information, please call us toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.