Shipping Overseas

Door to door Shipping

Here at Freight Monster we offer the full spectrum of shipping needs. We offer door to port shipping, overseas shipping, and port to door shipping, making us a 1-stop shop for your shipping needs. Below we outline what you need to know about overseas shipping, and what you need to get started shipping overseas!

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What is the most affordable, economical method of shipping heavy machinery for me?

It really depends on where it’s being shipped and where it’s going. At Freight Monster we can determine what is most economical and offer you a choice. We specialize in the exportation of heavy construction, industrial and farm equipment from the United States and Canada to most international destinations. We ship a lot of Komatsu and Caterpillar construction machines in addition to Tractors, BobCats, Crawlers, Loaders, Fork Lifts, Excavators, John Deer, and Bulldozers. We also specialize in Energy Plants, and plant relocation (call for specifics).

5 Methods to Ship Heavy Equipment Overseas


Shipping heavy equipment overseas can be done in a Roll on Roll off (RoRo) ship. It is one method of shipping heavy construction equipment overseas. It is secured to the ship’s deck using straps and braces.


If there is no RoRo service available to your destination or the equipment cannot fit into a standard container, then a fixed-end or a collapsible-end flat rack may be used.


“Out of Gauge” items (those items being greater than 8 feet in width) are often shipped on a flat rack and the items are charged by the cubic feet or cubic meters. Getting a flat rack to an international destination can be very expensive and sometimes not logistically possible.


Another alternative is to use a standard container, or over size container. Shipping heavy equipment overseas by using a container ship is a popular way to cut costs. Many people in Europe and Africa ship heavy equipment from the US using containers.


Break bulk cargo is non containerized and is usually transported as individual pieces due to cargo often being over-sized and overweight meaning freight containers cannot accommodate the cargo. Cargoes include goods such as construction equipment, oil and gas equipment, windmills, yachts and steel etc.

Due to reduction of costs and minimizing the possibility of theft/ damage much of the worlds freight is now containerized meaning it fits into ISO standard containers but because of size/weight restrictions there is still a lot of cargo (such as over-sized and heavyweight equipment) which has to be shipped break bulk.

With 5 different methods of shipping your heavy equipment, Freight Monster will find the most affordable way to get it there for you.

But wait, what if the heavy machinery doesn’t fit?

If it is possible to partially dismantle the equipment, it can often be placed in a 40 foot or 40 HC container. This can be done by a professional export packing warehouse. While there is a cost to dismantle and reassemble the equipment, the savings of using this method can often be your best value. Another advantage is to consider the savings of import duty. It is often declared as waived for what is frequently declared as “parts” rather than a fully assembled piece of equipment.

Container shipping is often the most economical way to ship heavy equipment internationally.

You may save money by shipping heavy machinery overseas as parts and not pay import duty.

Exporting heavy equipment is an easy process for us since we have been doing it for over 25 years. We are a well established and reliable global shipping company specializing in shipping heavy machinery.

Roll on Roll Off

If a RoRo (Roll on Roll off) is available and the heavy machinery can be rolled onto the ship, then RoRo may be a good option

Flat Rack Container

Sometimes the equipment must be placed on a flat rack container, then loaded onto a container ship. Not all destinations can be serviced in this manner.


If the equipment can’t be placed into a container or if it’s too large to fit, then it must be “broken down” or partially dismantled so it can fit in a standard container. This becomes a very economical way to ship heavy machinery and equipment internationally.

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We can arrange for shipping virtually anywhere in the world, however we specialize and send very large bulk freight to the following areas, which means we get the best rates in the industry!

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