Shipping heavy machinery overseas


Transporting all cargo types can be easy if you are selecting and trusting iShip it right for it. We can shift smoothly and efficiently ship construction equipment. Agricultural equipment, mining equipment, and more! No matter how bulky, large, or plump the cargo. A reliable freight forwarder can help transport any materials to and from virtually any port in the world.

Moving Heavy Machinery

Shipping heavy machinery is often a complicated process. It involves careful planning, attention to detail, and professional movers’ skills. Industries looking to move their heavy machinery need to understand that this task is not easy. They should ease their minds because an experienced company knows what to do.
Whether you are shipping assembly line machines, industrial robots, or large vehicles, you want your investment to arrive in pristine condition. Hiring heavy machinery moving company with experience in packaging and shipping large equipment is the most effective way to achieve successful outcomes and prevent a work stoppage.

There are few tips you might need before shipping heavy machinery overseas.


The first and far most important thing will be documentation. You will need proper documentation of your machinery, items ownership documents, and much more.

  • A certificate of title or original bill of sale to prove ownership of the equipment.
  • A packing list that details all of the equipment
  • Identification information of both the shipper and consignee.
  • A power of attorney form allowing iShip it Right to handle the shipment legally.

A freight forwarding company may also expect prepayment in the form of a deposit or payment in full before shipping construction equipment overseas.


The next thing you will need is a complete checklist of what type of construction items, heavy machinery, or any other item you can ship overseas.

Different heavy items that can be shipped are mentioned below:

  • Excavators
  • Motor Graders
  • Dump Trucks
  • Continuous Miners
  • Cranes
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Scientific Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Stone Trenchers
  • Stone Cutters
  • Large Parts

Usually, we transport equipment via container (typically 40 or 45 feet), roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vessel, or flat-rack. 

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Container Shipping for heavy shipping machinery overseas

Shipping your heavy machinery and large items through container could be a good idea too. Shipping containers contribute on a large scale when we talk about shipping cargo. If the moving company you are hiring does not have RORO services, you can ask them to ship your items through shipping containers. 

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However, transporting via container mandates that the client dismantles the equipment into separate parts that will fit in a container. Note that this requires someone to put the equipment back together again when it arrives at the destination port. 

Often, transporting equipment via shipping containers can provide savings in lower freight costs and duty rates. However, if the shipper is not dismantling and reassembling the equipment themselves, they may have to pay for these services. 

Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) Transportation Vessels

Roll-on/Roll-off is transportation vessels mostly made for cargo shipping. They are specially designed to carry wheeled cargo such as cars, trucks, trailer trucks, etc.

RORO mostly drives the equipment on and off the ship. This service usually uses a wheels vehicle, such as self-propelled modular transporter. RORO differs from lift-on/lift-off(LOLO) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.

Similarly, a reliable freight forwarding company like iShip it Right can help clients determine the best shipping method based on their circumstances, the type and dimensions of the equipment, and the client’s budget.


Upon cargo arrival, you have to take these tips in a note.

Once the cargo arrives at its port of destination, clients should be aware that destination ports have their requirements and cargo regulations, including specific cleaning and inspection requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, your cargo will reject.

Read more: Things to consider while shipping internationally.

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