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3 Things to Know About Exporting Equipment

November 9, 2021

Exporting large equipment cross country or overseas can be a daunting task, but there are many benefits to seeking out reputable shippers. Well-established companies will have the knowledge of what rules and regulations your exported goods need in order to travel safely across borders while less experienced buyers may not know which markets they should avoid due their own inexperience with exporting products. Establishing relationships early is key for anyone looking at shipping gear internationally as these partnerships could save you money on transport arrangements by removing middlemen from the process that charge high rates without any expertise pertaining specifically to heavy machinery export needs.

Shipping heavy equipment can be a complicated and costly process, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the most frequent mistakes that people make when exporting is finding the first shipping option that works for them instead of doing research or looking into different options. They will look at port fees and delivery times from two ports – one near where they are located in Canada with their machinery close by, and another closer to where the machine would need delivered if not picked up locally-and choose what seems best based on convenience without considering everything else involved like terminal handling charges (THC), export clearance charge (ECC) or import duties payable(IDP). This often leads to higher costs than expected due to poor planning because there may also be additional costs

The most direct shipping routes could save a business thousands of dollars, but indirect export routes can also be beneficial. The time it takes for the equipment to arrive overseas may vary depending on what route is chosen. Exporting often involve a combination of shipping methods, such as:

  • Ro-Ro shipping
  • Container Shipping
  • Rail Transport
  • Truck Transport

Machine inspections, paperwork requirements, and many other tasks can all rack up costs associated with the sale. The shipping method of choice can help to recoup some of these losses, which is why it’s essential to consider all route options. Many heavy equipment types can be shipped on ro-ro vessels if working, drivable machinery. Alternatively, larger equipment can be dismantled and shipped in containers. While a shipping container offers more protection at sea, dismantling, packing, unloading, and re-assembling during the transport process can add to the expected lead time of heavy machinery exports. In the event that you are required to ship your machines, it’s important to take a look at all of your options. This helps with recouping some costs and reducing stress on staff members down the line as they will be able to focus solely on their jobs instead of being burdened by tedious tasks like packing up machinery for shipment.

One way in which this can save time is by taking care of paperwork requirements beforehand so employees don’t have any downtime when shipping or picking out trains during transit – after finishing one task before moving onto another!

At first, it may seem like you’re saving money by shipping your heavy machinery locally because of shorter transit times and the distance traveled is less. But when thousands of pieces are exported every day, particularly mining equipment to countries such as Canada or Mexico and construction/agricultural tools overseas to Europe (especially China), Australia – there’s a potential for profit in new homes across the globe.

The shipping process works on a supply and demand basis. When the oil and gas market struggles, mines are closed down, dozers can be in more demand elsewhere around the world meanwhile developing countries like to import used equipment which is close to retirement age because they often have contracting companies ready for it without having to develop their own machinery. This gives you an opportunity of getting great deals while providing jobs overseas as well.

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