Shipping Heavy Equipment To Canada – Know Before You Ship

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Shipping Heavy Equipment To Canada – Know Before You Ship
Shipping Heavy Equipment To Canada – Know Before You Ship

Need to ship industrial equipment, farm equipment, construction equipment, or any other type of heavy machinery to Canada? Let’s discuss a few common questions and answers about the process to ensure you understand what to expect.

How Can I Ship Equipment To Canada?

You’ll need to work with an experienced equipment shipping company such as A-1 Auto Transport. Depending on the equipment, its current location, and its destination, it may be shipped to Canada by ocean-going freight, train, or road-based trucking, or a combination of these shipping modes.

Working with an experienced equipment shipping company ensures that you can transport your equipment safely, pass customs, and get it to its destination on time and on budget, so make sure to choose your shipping provider carefully.

What Customs Requirements Do I Need To Meet When Shipping Equipment To Canada?

This depends on the type of equipment you’re shipping to Canada. But as a rule, you will need a Canada customs invoice, a manifest or some other type of cargo control document, a bill of lading, and a shipper’s export declaration. 

Your equipment shipping company will help you work out the logistics of shipping your equipment to Canada, ensuring that you fill out the right paperwork and can get your equipment through customs quickly and easily. If you would like more details, you can click here to see more information about importing commercial goods to Canada.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship Equipment To Canada? 

The cost of shipping equipment to Canada will vary quite a bit depending on the type of equipment, weight, and size of your shipment, the time it takes to transport it, and a wide variety of other factors. An experienced shipping company like A-1 Auto Transport should be able to give you a quote for transporting your equipment. 

Different types of equipment may also require different transportation logistics. For example, while a bulldozer can travel under its power when loading and unloading, a large boiler can’t, so a stationary or mobile crane may be needed to help load and unload it, complicating the logistics of the process.

How Long Will It Take To Ship Equipment To Canada? 

Each shipment is different. You can get an estimate for the time it will take for your shipment to arrive in Canada from your shipping provider. There are a lot of factors affecting this, including the total length of the trip, weight, bulk of your shipment, the type of equipment, to name just a few.

Even the season can have an effect on the time it takes to ship your equipment. Busier customs seasons mean longer wait times at the border.

Get Help With Your Next Shipping Project From A-1 Auto Transport 

A-1 Auto Transport can ship cars, trucks, heavy equipment, and more to Canada. With our global network of logistics pros, we’ll handle your job with care and professionalism. Contact us online or give us a call to get a consultation now.

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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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