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Shipping a High-Value Cargo

What's in this article?
  1. High-Value Cargo Transport Services
  2. Cost Shipping Factors For High-Value Cargo
  3. Transportation Method
  4. Transportation Distance
  5. Transportation Speed
  6. What To Look For In A Heavy Equipment Shipping Company
  7. Preparing Your High-Value Cargo For Shipping
  8. Get In Touch With A-1 To Ship Your High-Value Cargo
Shipping a High-Value Cargo

High-Value Cargo Transport Services

The price of commodities indicated on the invoice may range from a few hundred euros to several million euros depending on the nature of the goods, such as industrial equipment, huge quantities of hi-tech gadgets, or medicines. It is because of this that it is considered high-value cargo.

Shipping companies are often hired to transport this high-value cargo due to its weight and size.

Depending on the type of truck, route, and delivery time, high-value goods can cost anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00 per mile to deliver.

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Cost Shipping Factors for High-Value Cargo

Many factors impact the costs of shipping high-value cargo. An estimate is calculated by entering information such as how quickly the item must be delivered, how far the item must travel to reach its destination, and what type of heavy equipment is being carried.

Transportation Method

It can be very expensive to transport heavy equipment depending on the means of transportation. Transport costs may vary according to the method used. Expensive modes of transportation can result in higher transportation costs. We have three options for transportation: air, sea, and land.

Transportation Distance

High-value goods are more expensive to send across the country than to another state or local area. Shipping short distances carry higher transportation costs than many people imagine. Short-distance deliveries of goods with high value have lower total costs, but higher costs per mile.

Transportation Speed

The shipping fee may differ based on whether the item needs to arrive before or after a particular date. Priority shipping will result in a higher freight charge. If you wait until the end of the period, the standard cost or even a much lower one will apply. To ensure your items reach on time, the shipping company will have to spend more money and exert more effort.

What to Look for in a Heavy Equipment Shipping Company

There are numerous heavy equipment transportation companies that can deliver your high-value cargo. The type of high-value cargo will determine which company is best suited for the job. Surely, you'll find one that fits your needs.

If you are looking for a shipping company, make sure you do your homework. The information you want, including customer reviews, will be available if you do this search correctly. To gain a deeper understanding of a company, it is helpful to read what others have said about it.

Make sure that a shipping company is properly licensed before you use it. U.S. transportation regulations and licensing are overseen by the Department of Transportation.

Preparing Your High-Value Cargo for Shipping

  • To begin with, it is imperative that you purchase appropriate insurance for the equipment you are using.
  • Make sure your valuables are well-organized and clean.
  • Equipment needs to be clean and in good working order during transport. It may need to be inspected by a mechanic before transport.
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Get In Touch with A-1 to Ship Your High-Value Cargo

If you want assistance, please contact us. Please contact us at 1-888-849-2447 or on our website. Our services include heavy equipment removal anywhere in the world.

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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.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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