How International Construction Equipment Shipping Differs from Automobile Shipping

Because of the nature of the cargo, international construction equipment shipping often seems like a far more difficult process than the usual run-of-the-mill overseas automobile transport. Although there are a few differences between shipping cars and construction equipment, the similarities are vast.

In both instances, the international shipping company the client works with can request inland trucking and transportation services if they are unable to get their cargo to a port in the United States on their own. Once the cargo arrives at the port, whether it be in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas, or California, the differences tend to begin.

With an automobile, roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping is often preferred because of the efficiency of the process, as well as its affordable nature. However, construction equipment is sometimes too bulky, not-wheeled, and generally unsuited for RoRo shipping. For construction equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and other types of equipment, containers are often the way to go. For this reason, companies will often include rigging and dismantling in their international shipping services.

The rest of the process, including customs clearance, export formalities, and duties at the ports are usually easy to take care of with the help of the shipping company’s guidance. All in all, the shipping process shouldn’t deter anyone from transporting cargo overseas.