FreightMonster offers the full spectrum of shipping solutions for ocean freight.
This makes us a 1-stop shop for your ocean freight shipping needs.
DOOR TO DOOR SHIPPING
- door to port shipping
- overseas shipping and
- port to door shipping
We can arrange for shipping virtually anywhere in the world. We specialize and send very large bulk freight which means we get the best rates in the industry!
See our frequently used ports. We’ll quickly help you get started shipping overseas!
5 Methods to Ship Heavy Equipment Overseas
Exporting heavy equipment is an easy process for us since we have been doing it for over 20 years.
We are a well-established and reliable global shipping company specializing in shipping heavy machinery. Container shipping is often the most cost-effective way to ship heavy equipment internationally.
Roll on Roll off
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 a RoRo is available and the heavy machinery can be rolled onto the ship, then RoRo may be a good option
“Out of Gauge” items – those items more than 8 feet wide – are often shipped on a flat rack and are charged by the cubic feet or cubic meters. Using a flat rack to an international destination can be very expensive and sometimes not even possible. Not all destinations can be serviced in this manner.
Collapsible flat rack
This method can be used if the equipment cannot fit into a standard container or roll on / roll off service is not available. Collapsible end racks fold on one or both ends and may or may not have walls.
A common method is to use ISO standard or over size containers. Shipping heavy equipment overseas by using a container ship is a popular way to cut costs. In addition, containers minimize the possibility of theft and damage. Many people in Europe and Africa ship heavy equipment from the US using containers.
Break bulk cargo is not shipped in a standard container because it won’t fit or is too heavy. It is usually transported as individual pieces because it is over-sized and over-weight. These types of cargo include goods such as construction equipment, oil and gas equipment, windmills, yachts and steel.
3 Choices to Ship Vehicles Overseas
Exporting vehicles is an easy process for us because we have been doing it for over 20 years.
Our experienced staff will help you choose the best method for your vehicle shipping needs.
Wheels and Tracks
If your vehicle is on wheels, a trailer (such as boats), or tracks then “Roll on Roll off” (Ro-Ro) vessels are efficient and low cost. This is the most popular method for personal vehicles.
Not drivable, no problem. Use a Mafi type trailer in order to reduce costs. A Mafi is a “mobile loading platform for loading a large item, facilitating transport by Ro-Ro vessel.” – Logistics Glossary
You may also choose to ship your vehicles in a container. These types of containers come 20’ able to fit two standard sized cars and 40’ able to fit up to four standard sized cars. For maximum capacity, cars are stacked two high.
We provide assistance with all shipping needs for vehicles including:
Pier requirements prior to shipment Marine insurance All necessary paperwork Pick up at origin Customs Oversight throughout the shipping process Delivery at destination
Use our services with complete confidence.
4 Options for Container Shipping
Exporting containers is an easy process for us because we have been doing it for over 20 years.
Our experienced staff will help you choose the best method for your container shipping needs.
Port to Port
You are responsible for transporting the ready-to-ship container to the port of origin and also for delivery from destination port to your warehouse or other endpoint.
Drop and Fill
We deliver a container to your location where you pack it yourself. Then, we carry it to the port for shipping. When it arrives at the destination port, we take the container to your final destination where you unload before the container is returned to the port.
Door to Door
We handle all arrangements from origin to destination including packing, unpacking, and transportation to and from ports.
Combination door to
port or port to door
You handle arrangements at one end of the ocean freight cargo shipment, while the other is end is coordinated by us.
Use our services with complete confidence.
RORO Service (drive on and drive off units from vessel) Container loading / unloading Container freight station Packing and crating Distribution Inland Transportation Local and Out of State Trucking Drayage Low Boy & Step Decks