Shipping Oversized Cargo around the world
Shipping oversized cargo is a matter proper planning. The cost will depend on the actual size of the freight, machinery or heavy equipment being transported, and whether it is on wheels or tracks or not.
Most common large shipments consist of:
- Excavators, Loaders, Graders etc
- Light Aircraft
- Motorhomes, RVs
So if you are planning on shipping heavy equipment overseas, we are well equipped to handle any type of shipment through all stages of the process.
How Shipping Heavy Equipment Overseas Works:
There are a few different options to choose from when shipping oversized cargo overseas. When shipping heavy equipment overseas there are specialty processes we use in order to facilitate them. The following methods are our most popular ways of shipping oversize freight.
Flat Rack Shipping Method:
This essentially uses a large container minus the walls and roof. It’s common when shipping boats overseas, trucks, RVs and heavy machinery.
Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo)
Using the RoRo method for shipping oversize freight internationally is another option. This type of transport is cost effective and simple for large vehicles like trucks, motorhomes and RVs. When shipping oversized vehicles overseas, having wheels becomes a major benefit.
They roll onto the shipping vessel below deck and out of the elements. Generally, operators adhere to a 15-foot height restriction for the loading ramp going into the hull of the ship.
Our shipping process as easy as 1-2-3
Importing vehicles can be a very difficult task. Let us be the experts and help you get the vehicle you want.
We offer a simple and cost-effective three-step streamlined process.
What is Breakbulk Shipping?
Breakbulk shipping is another common term when talking about shipping oversized cargo or heavy equipment. In this case breakbulk shipping is where the goods are loaded onto the top of the shipping vessel. Generally we try to load whatever we can into the vessel itself so your equipment isn’t subject to the elements. Sometimes though the cargo is too large to fit through the opening and must be breakbulk cargo.
To start your international oversized freight shipment, fill out our Online Quote Form today.