Shipping Heavy Equipment for Komatsu
By going through an experienced transporter for the delivery of your Komatsu equipment, you’re ensuring that it arrives in the same condition it was in before the transport. It is very unlikely that any damage will occur to your cargo while it’s in the care of professionals. Nonetheless, to ease the fear of many shipping customers, the transporter will insure the entire value of your equipment under their own insurance policy.
Dealing with Overseas Heavy Equipment Transports
The system and practices of shipping Komatsu products overseas is a little more detailed and challenging than a domestic transport. It requires knowledge of foreign policies as well as the right shipping equipment. Flatbed ships are often used to carefully carry your equipment over the vast waters to the port nearest its home. The Komatsu equipment is fastened securely to the top of the ship where it is tended to by shipping professionals.
Dealing with foreign import laws is usually the most difficult part of an international transport. The laws of another nation are often strict and hard to comply with. Luckily, a transport company with experience in international transports will find it much easier to deal with these tasks. They’ll also help you prepare the proper documentation to provide Customs with including proof of paid import taxes.
Another issue associated with open air deliveries made internationally is that some ports deny this form of transport. If the port of the nation you’re delivering to won’t accept open air shipping, the cargo is delivered to the nearest port that will accept it. From there, a form of open air ground transport is often used. During the transfer of the Komatsu equipment, all precautions are taken to assure its safety.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.