Shipping Agricultural Machines by RORO or Container Internationally to Ports in the UK, Belgium, France, and Others!

Clients looking to transport high heavy equipment, such as construction and agricultural equipment, can feel overwhelmed by the international shipping process. Luckily a reliable and experienced international shipping company like K International Transport can help shippers through every step of the overseas transport, including export from the United States, import into a foreign country, and regulations. K International Transport has decades of experience shipping agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and other bulky and heavy cargo, and we can help shippers transport high-heavy equipment to virtually any port in the world from ports in the United States, including:

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • California
  • Washington

Although K International Transport can ship to virtually all international ports, we have a lot of experience shipping agricultural equipment to Ports Liverpool and Southampton (UK), Le Havre, (France), and Antwerp (Belgium).

Types of Machines and Equipment We Ship

K International Transport loves to transport all types of agriculture equipment, machinery parts, and construction equipment. No matter how bulky, heavy, or large the equipment is, we can help shippers determine the best ports to ship to and from, the best method of shipping, and the most affordable and safe way to transport cargo overseas. Clients can transport virtually all heavy equipment with international high-heavy equipment shipping services from companies like Kobelco, Volvo, Caterpillar, Komatsu, and Hitachi, including:

  • Tractors
  • Bailors
  • Combines
  • Mowers
  • Planters
  • Sprayers
  • Bulldozers
  • Dump Trucks
  • Excavators
  • Stone Cutters
  • Tractor Trailers
  • Water Trucks
  • 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.

orange and black tractor on green grass field during daytime

orange and black tractor on green grass field during daytime/ Photo by Jon Sailer @eyefish73

The first step to shipping construction and agricultural equipment overseas is to submit the required documentation to the freight forwarding company. This may include identification information for the shipper and the consignee, a certificate of title to prove ownership of the equipment, specifications and dimensions of the cargo, and proof of prepayment for the shipping services. Shippers should also let the freight forwarder know of their preferred schedule for shipping. With these requirements met, the shipment can proceed in a timely and efficient manner.

Destination ports overseas may have their own requests for imported cargo, including cleaning requirements and packing requirements. These must be carefully followed so that the cargo is not rejected when it arrives at the port. However, clients should not worry about forgetting a vital requirement, because experienced freight forwarding companies like K International Transport can help clients conform to all standards when shipping overseas.

Heavy Equipment Shipping by Container or Roll-On/Roll-Off Shipping

Agricultural and construction equipment can be transported via roll-on/roll-off (RORO) and container shipping services. RORO is the most common, and typically most affordable, method for equipment that is towable or self-propelling. With RORO, the equipment can simply be driven onto and off of the vessel. For equipment that is static, 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 allowing the bulky equipment to stick out during transport.

With containers, clients must dismantle and load the equipment into a 20ft or 40ft containers and reassemble it when it arrives overseas. 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 a must when transporting cargo via LCL, especially for machinery parts.

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

yellow and black heavy equipment on brown sand under blue sky during daytime

yellow and black heavy equipment on brown sand under blue sky during daytime /Photo by Vladimir Patkachakov @vladimir_mining

Shipping to Ports Overseas from Ports in the United States

Although K International Transport can ship to virtually any port overseas, heavy agricultural equipment and construction equipment is often shipped to Ports Liverpool and Southampton in the United Kingdom, Port Antwerp in Belgium, and Port Le Havre in France. These ports, along with a reliable international shipping company, can provide a beneficial and efficient international high-heavy equipment shipping experience for all shippers from the United States.

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 in close proximity to a domestic port, K International Transport can provide for inland trucking and transportation services that can move the cargo from door to port for an affordable price.

ship on dock near shipping containers

ship on dock near shipping containers /Photo by Nilantha Ilangamuwa @ilangamuwa

For more information about transporting construction and agricultural equipment, to get an international shipping quote, or to learn more about shipping to the UK, Belgium, France, or anywhere else in the world, contact K International Transport today.

Call us at 212-267-6400 or send us an email at 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!