Ship Heavy Machinery to USA
The types of heavy machinery we ship to the USA include Tractors, Bobcats, Crawlers, Loaders, Forklifts, Excavators, Bulldozers, and Helicopters.
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Ship Heavy Machinery to USA
How to Ship Heavy Machinery to USA
Here at Ship Overseas, we ship heavy machinery of all kinds from many continents in countries all over the world to many ports in the United States.
While it will depend on the individual country you’re shipping from, there are a total of seven ports in the U.S. your heavy machinery may sail into:
- Newark, NJ
- Baltimore, MD
- Newport News, VA
- Charleston, SC
- Brunswick, GA
- Galveston, TX
- Long Beach, CA
We ship to the USA from many continents. The countries we ship to USA from Europe include:
The countries we ship to USA from the Middle East include:
- Saudi Arabia
The countries we ship to USA from Africa include:
- West Africa
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leon
We also ship to the USA from Guatemala and Panama in Latin America.
To get a free quote, please provide us with the Year/Make/Model of your machinery, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country, in this case the United States.
Departure and Arrival Ports
When shipping heavy machinery to the USA from any of the above countries, your shipment may sail into one of up to seven U.S. ports:
- Newark, NJ
- Baltimore, MD
- Newport News, VA
- Charleston, SC
- Brunswick, GA
- Galveston, TX
- Long Beach, CA
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Heavy Machinery to the USA?
Call us for a custom quote on shipping heavy machinery to the USA. It’s impossible to give you a flat fee on heavy machinery because it doesn’t fit into typical size categories like cars do (i.e., compact, mid-sized, full-sized, small SUV, large SUV). Plus, the departure and arrival ports will change prices as well.
Estimated Transit Time
This will vary with the country you’re shipping from, but in general it takes anywhere from one to two months to ship heavy machinery to the U.S. from other countries.
Documents Required to Ship Heavy Machinery From USA
The bill of sale is required.
Customs Broker Information
We will assign a broker at the time of booking. You’ll find the name on the Doc Receipt.
Destination Handling Charge
This is covered by the Customs Clearance broker’s fee.
Shipping Method for Heavy Machinery Shipments
We use the RoRo shipping method to ship all heavy machinery to the USA.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
This is the most cost effective way to ship boats, motorcycles, motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, and construction vehicles to the USA from anywhere in the world. It boasts set departure and arrival dates, which makes it easy to rely on for timing.
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Do You Need Marine Insurance?
It’s recommended but not required. You could choose to cover your heavy machinery for 50% or 75% of the value rather than 100%. Just be aware that you would have to pay for out of pocket damage that may occur if you get limited insurance or no insurance at all. We offer:
1.75% of the value of the equipment for FULL coverage, theft, vandalism, total loss, damage with $500 deductible. Total Loss for 1.25% charge for the value of the machinery. Coverage begins when the machinery is loaded onto the ship and ends when picked up and signed for in the USA.
If you need to ship heavy machinery to the USA from any of the above countries, call one of our Ship Overseas team members toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840. We make the process easy!