The Process of International Construction Equipment Shipping

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With international construction equipment shipping, companies can help clients transport all types of equipment, including excavators, dump trucks, cranes, bulldozers, and more from Kobelco, Caterpillar, and Komatsu. Although the heavy equipment shipping process may differ slightly from the method of transporting other goods, there is much regularity in the general freight forwarding process.

When transporting equipment overseas, an experienced international shipping company will ask for prepayment in full, as well as the other paperwork required for international transport. Once this is completed, the shipment can be scheduled in line with the client’s desired shipping date.

If the client cannot deliver the equipment to the port of origin, the company can enlist the services of an inland trucking and transportation company, which will transport the client’s Komatsu, Kobelco, or Caterpillar equipment to the desired United States port.

From there, the equipment will either be loaded into a container or onto a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel. Once loaded, the cargo will be shipped overseas to the destination port. Each destination country may have slightly different requirements for accepting imports, but the client doesn’t have to worry about that: the freight forwarding company can take care of the export formalities and customs clearance issues. This is typically included in their international shipping services.

Shipping construction equipment overseas is not as difficult as it often appears to be!