International Construction Shipping Services to the Middle East and West Africa

International Construction Shipping Services to the Middle East and West Africa

A reliable and experienced international shipping company, like K International Transport, can help anyone transport high-heavy construction equipment to ports in the Middle East or West Africa from the United States. K International Transport has decades of experience transporting construction equipment from brands like Caterpillar, Kobelco, Volvo, Hitachi, Komatsu, and more. K International Transport loves to transport all types of construction equipment, including bulldozers, cranes, excavators, dump trucks, agricultural equipment, stone cutters, mining equipment, and more!

No matter where our clients (or the equipment) are located in the United States, K International Transport can ship it from New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, Washington, or any other American port. Often, clients are unable to transport their Kobelco, Caterpillar, Hitachi, or Komatsu equipment to the port of origin in the United States because of its size and weight. In these cases, K International Transport can enlist the services of a reliable inland trucking and transportation company. The ground transportation company can deliver the equipment from the client’s door to the port safely and efficiently.

Required Documentation for International Construction Equipment Shipping

Before shipping, clients must submit all the necessary documentation to ensure that the international construction equipment shipping process goes successfully. First, shippers must submit a power of attorney form, which will legally allow K International Transport to handle the shipment. A bill of lading is also required and allows the consignee to take possession of the equipment once it arrives in the Middle East or West Africa. Clients must provide certificates of title for each piece of equipment to prove ownership as well. Last but not least, shippers must provide their identification and the identification of the consignee. Once K International Transport receives these documents, shippers can let us know of their preferred time frame for shipment, and we will schedule it for a date that is agreeable with that time frame.


Shippers should keep in mind that the aforementioned documentation may not be the end of the requirements. Destination ports may have their own requirements for the cargo being imported into the country. This may include inspection and cleaning requirements. Luckily, K International Transport is aware of these requirements and procedures and can inform shippers of them so that the shipment proceeds smoothly.

Construction Equipment Shipping Methods

Construction equipment can be shipped via roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessels or by container. RO/RO is most common for towable and self-propelling equipment because the equipment can simply be driven on and off the vessel, rather than being loaded in more complicated ways. Containers are great for static equipment and for shipment to ports that do not have RO/RO capabilities. Construction equipment that can be dismantled would be loaded into 20-foot or 40-foot containers and reassembled when it arrives overseas. Often, this option can provide savings to shippers in the form of lower freight costs and duty rates. However, shippers may have to dismantle and reassemble the equipment themselves or otherwise pay for dismantling services. Equipment that exceeds the width and height of a container can be transported on a flat rack container. Flat racks only have two sides, so the bulky equipment can stick out of the container during transport. No matter what the situation is, K International Transport can help shippers find the best mode of overseas transportation for construction equipment.

Popular Ports in West Africa and the Middle East

With an experienced freight forwarding company like K International Transport, shippers can rest assured that their equipment will be transported to the Middle East and Africa safely,efficiently, and for an affordable price. We will help clients through every part of the shipping process. Some popular ports in the Middle East and West Africa include:

  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Aqaba, Jordan
  • Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Sohar, Oman
  • Abu Dhabi or Jebel Ali, UAE
  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dakar, Senegal

K International Transport can also ship equipment to Africa, Europe, Oceania, Australia, and South America!

Finalizing the Construction Equipment Shipment

After all the documents are prepared and the equipment is ready to be shipped, clients working with K International Transport can request a price quote for the shipment. To get a quote, visit the rate request page or contact K International Transport by phone, email, or Skype. You must know certain information about the cargo to get an accurate rate, including the dimensions of the equipment, which consist of the length, width, height, and weight. K International Transport will also need to know the year, make, and model of the heavy equipment. You should also decide which port you will need to ship to, which method you may want to use (RO/RO or container), and whether you will need inland trucking and transportation services for door-to-port transport or dismantling services. Once K International Transport gives you the lowest possible rate for your construction equipment shipment, you can continue with the shipment by telling an agent your preferred schedule for export, submitting the necessary documents, and paying the price in full.

With a reliable international shipping company like K International, transporting heavy construction equipment from Kobelco/Komatsu/Hitachi/Caterpillar, including excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and more, is hassle-free and affordable. Call us at 212-267-6400 or send us an email at You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. We look forward to working with you!