Agricultural Equipment Shipping Services: What You Need to Know

Clients looking to transport agricultural equipment, and other high-heavy equipment, can benefit from a reliable and experienced international shipping company like K International Transport. We can help shippers through every step of the overseas transport process. K International Transport is experienced in shipping all types of agricultural equipment and other bulky cargo, such as construction equipment. We can help shippers transport equipment to virtually any port in the world from ports in the United States, including ports in New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington.

K International Can Transport Various Types of Machines and Agricultural Equipment

K International Transport has the experience to transport all types of agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and even machinery parts, regardless of how bulky or large the equipment is. Clients can transport virtually all heavy equipment with international high-heavy equipment shipping services from companies like Volvo, Caterpillar, Hitachi, and Kobelco including tractors, balers, mowers, planters, combine harvesters, bulldozers, sprayers, dump trucks, excavators, and more! K International Transport can also help clients transport smaller machinery pieces, including pulley spindles, manual canisters, grain drills, furrow cruiser wheels, and other parts and tools.

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Fulfilling Requirements for Construction & Agricultural Equipment Before Shipping Overseas

The first thing clients must do before transporting any goods is to submit the required documentation based on what the cargo is. For agricultural equipment, this includes:

  • identification information for the shipper and the consignee
  • a certificate of title to prove ownership of the agricultural equipment
  • specifications and dimensions of the cargo
  • proof of prepayment for the shipping services

Ports overseas may also have their own requests for imported cargo, including cleaning requirements and packing requirements. These requirements must be followed so that the cargo is not rejected when it arrives at the port. However, experienced freight forwarding companieslike K International Transport will remind clients of these standards and can help clients conform to all standards when shipping overseas.

Heavy Equipment Shipping: RO/RO or Container?

Agricultural and construction equipment can be transported via roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) and container shipping services. RO/RO is most commonly used for equipment that is towable or self-propelling. With RO/RO, the equipment can simply be driven on and off the vessel.

For equipment that is not self-propelling, flat racks and containers can be used. Flat racks are often used for equipment that exceeds the width and height allowable for a traditional container. Because flat racks only have two sides, this allows the bulky equipment to stick out during transport. Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) shipments allow clients to share a container with other shippers. Clients should keep in mind that when shipping by LCL, large items and multiple boxes must be palletized and secured so that they can be stacked in the container. Valuable and fragile items can be crated. Crates can contain foam, water-tight construction, and other barriers designed to protect the cargo inside the crate during shipment. Palletizing or crating is important when transporting cargo via LCL, especially for machinery parts. Otherwise, clients can rely on Full-Container-Load (FCL) shipping to have a container of their own for the cargo.

Containers may often create more hassle for the client, however, as clients must dismantle and load the equipment into a container of the appropriate size and reassemble it when it arrives at an overseas port.

An experienced freight forwarder like K International Transport can help shippers decide the best shipping method based on their cargo, budget, and the destination port.

K International Transport Can Ship Your Equipment to Virtually Every International Port

K International Transport can ship to virtually any port overseas, including those in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and South America. Shippers should let K International Transport know of their preferred schedule for shipping. Popular ports include:

  • Port Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Port Dakar, Senegal
  • Port Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
  • Port Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Port Iquique, Chile
  • Port Aqaba, Jordan
  • Port Colon, Panama
  • Port Cartagena, Colombia
  • Port Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Port Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Constanta Romania
  • and More!

Once K International Transport gives you the lowest possible rate for your equipment, you can proceed with the shipment. With a reliable international shipping company like K International Transport, transporting heavy construction equipment from Kobelco/Komatsu/Hitachi/Caterpillar, including excavators, bulldozers, cranes, tractors, planters, mowers, and more, is hassle-free and affordable. For clients that are not located near a domestic port, K International Transport can provide for inland trucking and transportation services that can move the cargo from door to port at an affordable price.

For more information about transporting construction and agricultural equipment, or to get an international shipping quote, call us at 212-267-6400 or send us an email at inquiries@kinternational.com. You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. K International Transport can also offer a preliminary rate on the rate request page. We look forward to transporting your cargo overseas!