Reliable and trustworthy international shipping companies can help all clients transport high-heavy equipment from any port in the United States, including those in New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California, to virtually any country in the world. When transporting construction equipment, clients often ship products ranging from cranes, stone trenchers, excavators, and dump trucks to tractor trailers and water trucks, from Kobelco, Hitachi, Caterpillar, and Komatsu. The heavy equipment shipping process is only slightly different from other types of freight forwarding, such as overseas car transport.
When transporting equipment overseas, the freight forwarding company will often ask for prepayment in full, as well as the other paperwork required for international transport, same as if the export was an automobile or a set of personal effects. Once this is completed, the shipment can be scheduled in line with the client’s desired shipping date and the existing schedule of the freight forwarding line being used.
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, Hitachi, or Caterpillar equipment to the desired United States port, no matter which state it is in and where the client is located.
From there, the equipment will either be loaded into a container or onto a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel, which is reserved for wheeled cargo. Once loaded, the cargo will be shipped overseas to the destination port. Each destination country may have slightly different requirements for accepting imports. However, the freight forwarding company can take care of the export formalities and customs clearance issues, which alleviates most client concerns and issues that may arise. This is typically included in their international shipping services. Once the cargo is received in the destination port, the overseas transport process is complete.