Ship Heavy Machinery to South Africa

The heavy machinery we ship to South Africa from the USA includes: Helicopters, Bulldozers, Excavators, Forklifts, Loaders, Crawlers, Bobcats, and Tractors.  Get rates to South Africa.

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Ship Heavy Machinery to South Africa

How to Ship Heavy Machinery From USA to South Africa

If you’re contemplating shipping heavy machinery from the USA to a country in South Africa, you may assume the process is confusing or difficult. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Ship Overseas handles everything while you only have to provide payment and a few bits of information for a free quote: we will need the Year/Make/Model, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country in South Africa.

To help you save on import duty fees, we can professionally dismantle your machinery first (you would pay an extra fee). This makes it simpler to fit your equipment inside the containers. Shipping disassembled machinery is often more affordable because it is considered a shipment of parts – not a fully assembled machine.

Our team caters to construction companies, manufacturers, agencies and private owners who wish to ship their heavy machinery to South Africa from the USA.

Need to Ship Heavy Vehicles to South Africa?

We ship agriculture and construction vehicles to South Africa from USA. Here is a short list of heavy machinery vehicles we ship to South Africa from USA.

  • Articulated Trucks
  • Asphalt Pavers
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Boom Lifts
  • Cold Planers
  • Compactors
  • Compact Track and Multi Terrain Loaders
  • Bulldozers
  • Drum Rollers
  • Excavators
  • Forklifts
  • Skid Steer Loaders
  • Wheel Loaders
  • Bobcats
  • Tractors
  • Swather/Windrower

If you need us to ship your heavy machinery, it’ll need to depart from one of the departure ports below. If you bought your item online and it’s in rural USA, that’s not a problem! We will send our trucker to pick it up and bring it to the nearest departure port.

Departure and Arrival Ports

There are three departure ports in the USA for shipping heavy machinery to South Africa:

  • Freeport, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Jacksonville, FL

The arrival port in South Africa will depend on the country you’re shipping to. The most popular countries we ship to in South Africa include:

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • The Gambia
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania

How Much Does it Cost to Ship Heavy Machinery to South Africa?

Providing general prices on shipping heavy machinery to South Africa is not feasible, for a couple of reasons. First, there are large variations in type and weight of equipment. Second, heavy machinery doesn’t fit into typical size categories like cars do (i.e., compact, mid-sized, full-sized, small SUV, large SUV).

To get specific pricing for your shipment, we ask that you call us for the most up to date rates.

Estimated Transit Time

Every country has a different timeline, but typically it takes about 50 days to ship to South Africa from the United States.

Documents Required to Ship Heavy Machinery to South Africa

The bill of sale is the only required document to ship heavy machinery to South Africa.

Customs Broker Information

Your Customs Clearance broker will be listed on the Bill of Lading.

How Much is Import Tax?

Your Customs Clearance broker is the person who oversees import taxes. They will advise you of the amount of import tax owed upon pickup.

Destination Handling Charge

This is included in the Customs Clearance broker’s fee.

Vehicle Age Limits

There are no vehicle age limits on heavy machinery shipments from USA to South Africa.

Customs Import Duty Information

Our Recommended South Africa Customs Broker

Brandon Naicker
Logan Freight Logistics
24 Railway Lane,
Seaview, Durban, 4094

Tel: 031 465 7906 Fax: 031 465 6982
Mobile: +27 83 648 7070

Shipping Method for Shipping Heavy Machinery to South Africa

We offer the RoRo method for heavy machinery shipments to South Africa, with vessels departing every week from three major U.S. seaports to a variety of countries in South Africa.

RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)

These ships are similar to a parking garage inside, and we use this method for overseas transportation of construction vehicles, boats, motorcycles, motorhomes, campers, trailers, and buses. Just as the name implies, your shipped heavy machinery must roll onto and off of the ship. You get set departure and arrival dates, which means this method has a reliable time table, kind of like an airport. 

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