How to Ship a Construction Crane, and Other Bulky Items, Internationally

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Most customers seeking shipping services are aware of international automobile shipping, regardless of how much experience they have in the field. It is impossible to be completely unaware of this aspect of international shipping because of how common the world-wide transport of cars is.
However, many customers are also interested in shipping construction equipment, a practice that is gaining in popularity. But how does a company successfully transport a bulky item, such a crane or a dump truck? Although it sounds difficult, the process doesn’t deviate too far from standard automobile shipping.

No matter the cargo, the shipping company will help you transport the equipment. Some popular ports in the United States include those in New York, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and more. If needed, the international shipping company can offer inland trucking and transportation services to move the Kobelco equipment from the warehouse to the port.
Once the equipment arrives at the port, the shipping company will either utilize container shipping or roll-on/roll off (ro/ro) shipping, depending on the specific heavy equipment being shipped. Both alternatives will allow for a safe transport overseas, and will protect the product from the elements. The usual method for transporting a crane with international construction shipping services is a 40 feet high cube container.

Once the equipment arrives overseas in the target country in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, or virtually anywhere else, the shipping company will unload the cargo. The remainder of the international shipping services will be used for customs clearance and anything related to unloading and transporting the cargo.

The process of shipping construction equipment overseas is easier than it is perceived to be: just let your shipping company do all the work!