It’s never been simpler to ship heavy machinery from the USA to Europe. That’s because Ship Overseas guides you through every step of the way. From ports to pricing, we will do all we can to get your shipment to your destination country safely. Let’s kick things off with a free quote! For that, we need the Year/Make/Model, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country.
Our team frequently assists construction companies, manufacturers, and private agencies in shipping their heavy machinery to Europe from the USA.
To help you save on import duty fees, we can (for an extra fee) professionally dismantle your machinery first so as to fit it inside the containers more easily. Shipping disassembled machinery is considered a shipment of parts rather than a fully assembled machine, so it can save you money.
Departure and Arrival Ports
The departure port in the USA will depend on which country in Europe you are shipping to. Likewise, the arrival port in Europe will vary with the country.
The countries we ship to in Europe include:
Each one of these countries has its own port or ports that will receive your shipment.
While it will depend on the specific country you are shipping to, the departure ports from the USA to Europe typically include:
Newport News, VA
Long Beach, CA
How Much Does it Cost to Ship Heavy Machinery to Europe?
To give you the most accurate quote, you need to call us. Due to such big variations in type and weight of equipment, and the fact that heavy machinery doesn’t fit into typical size categories like cars do (i.e., compact, mid-sized, full-sized, small SUV, large SUV), the price can vary greatly.
This will depend on the country you are shipping to. But in general, it typically takes between five and seven weeks. Just keep in mind, that every country has a different timeline.
Documents Required to Ship Heavy Machinery to Europe
You will need to present the bill of sale.
Customs Broker Information
You will be assigned a Customs Clearance broker for you. It’s listed on the Bill of Lading.
How Much is Import Tax?
The Customs Clearance broker will handle your import taxes when applicable. We will give their information and you can contact them and find out the import tax for your heavy machinery.
Destination Handling Charge
This charge is included in the Customs Clearance broker’s fee. They can let you know what it is.
Vehicle Age Limits
There are no vehicle age limits on shipping heavy machinery from the USA to Europe.
Shipping Method for Shipping Heavy Machinery to Europe
The RoRo method is the preferred method for shipping heavy machinery to Europe. Our vessels depart every week from all major U.S. seaports to any of the above-listed countries in Europe.
RoRo Shipping (Roll-On/Roll-Off)
Vehicles must roll on and off the ship to use this parking garage-like vessel. This is the most convenient, quick, and cost-effective method of getting construction vehicles, boats, motorcycles, motorhomes, campers, trailers, and buses overseas. The departure and arrival dates are pretty firmly set, such as in an airport.
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I used Ship Overseas back in 2019 to ship my 2008 Harley Softtail from Galveston Texas to Belgium. I forget exactly how long it took, perhaps in the two month range. However, the bike did eventually arrive and was completely ready for me at pickup. They even handled all the import paperwork etc. My only complaint would be that somehow the bike had accumulated almost 100 extra miles on it from when I dropped in off, and picking it up. Perhaps they needed to run it around the boat a few 1000 times. Also, there were a couple of parts missing from my saddle bags. Lesson: NEVER leave anything that can't be bolted to the object you are shipping. Otherwise, great service and a very good shipping experience.
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Technically, no. We don’t require it but we certainly recommend it. This will protect you in the event of damage to your machinery while in transit. It’s rare but it happens. If you don’t buy it, you will be responsible for paying out of pocket for any damage. You could also opt to cover your machinery for 50% or 75% of the equipment’s value rather than the full 100% if you find it too cost-prohibitive.
We offer 1.75% of the value of the machinery for FULL coverage, theft, vandalism, total loss, and damage with a $500 deductible. Coverage begins when the machinery is loaded onto the ship and ends when the pickup person signs for it at the arrival port. Total Loss for 1.25% charge for the value of the machinery.
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