Ship Heavy Machinery to UK
We offer heavy machinery shipping to UK via RoRo ship. We handle Tractors, Bobcats, Crawlers, Loaders, Forklifts, Excavators, Bulldozers and Helicopters. Get rates to UK.
Ship Heavy Machinery to UK
How to Ship Heavy Machinery From USA to UK
If you have heavy machinery such as construction vehicles to ship from the USA to the UK, let Ship Overseas coordinate the logistics for you. In order to provide you with a free quote, first we’ll need the Year/Make/Model, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country, in this case, UK.
For an extra charge, we can make it easier for your equipment to fit inside the containers by professionally dismantling it first. This may help you save on import duty fees. When shipping disassembled machinery as opposed to fully assembled machinery, this is cheaper because it is considered to be shipping parts.
Examples of the heavy machinery we ship to UK from the USA include:
Our team often works with construction companies, manufacturers, and private agencies for shipping heavy machinery to UK.
Departure and Arrival Ports
The seven departure ports from the USA to UK include:
The sole arrival port in UK is Southampton, a passenger and cargo portin the central part of the south coast of England. Your designated person will pick up and pay for the equipment in person for Tax or Duty upon arrival.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Heavy Machinery to UK?
It’s impossible to make a generalization on price due to the great variations in type and weight of equipment. Heavy machinery also doesn’t fit into standard sizes like cars do (i.e., compact, mid-sized, full-sized, small SUV, large SUV). One factor that may affect price: it’s generally more expensive to ship out of the West Coast than the East Coast.
Estimated Transit Time
From the East Coast, it takes 25-30 days; from the West Coast, it takes about 40-50 days
Documents Required to Ship Heavy Machinery to UK
To ship heavy machinery to UK, the bill of sale is required.
Customs Broker Information
We will assign you a broker (this name will appear on the Doc Receipt).
How Much is Import Tax?
We will provide you with the name of your Customs Clearance broker who will oversee your import taxes where applicable. They will tell you the amount of import tax for your specific piece of machinery.
Destination Handling Charge
The Customs Clearance broker’s fee includes this charge.
Vehicle Age Limits
There are no vehicle age limits on heavy machinery shipments from USA to UK.
Shipping Method for Shipping Heavy Machinery to UK
Our shipping vessels depart weekly from all seven U.S. seaports listed above to the sole port in UK. The only shipping method we offer at this time for heavy machinery shipments to the UK is the RoRo method.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
This cost effective, popular and efficient shipping method is ideal for construction vehicles, boats, motorcycles, motorhomes, campers, trailers, and buses. You will enjoy the reliability in departure and arrival dates, as well. The inside of the ship looks similar to the ramps inside a parking garage.
Do You Need Marine Insurance?
It is our recommendation that you purchase some form of Marine Insurance, as without it, you will be responsible for paying out of pocket for any damages. While rare, it can happen with rough seas. For example, you can choose to cover your machinery for 50% or 75% of the equipment’s value rather than 100% if you wish.
We offer 1.75% of the value of the machinery for FULL coverage, theft, vandalism, total loss, damage with $500 deductible. Coverage begins when your machinery is loaded onto the ship until the time it is collected and signed for at the arrival port. Total Loss for 1.25% charge for the value of the machinery.
Shipping heavy machinery to UK is our specialty here at Ship Overseas, backed by nearly 40 years of experience in ensuring smooth experiences. To ask more questions, call us toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.