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Shipping Industrial Plant Equipment

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. How to Ship Industrial Plant Equipment
  2. The Best Way to Ship Industrial Plant Equipment and Machinery Overseas
  3. About Insurance Coverage
  4. Relevant Statistics
  5. General Facts
Industrial Plant Equipment Transport - Loading and unloading of a plant on trailer with cranes and forklifts, and securing it during transit requires the expertise of shippers

How to Ship Industrial Plant Equipment

If you need to move your industrial equipment in whole or parts from one job site to the other, there are laws that every transport company with heavy equipment or oversize loads must abide by while on the road. This is something that a professional transport company will have knowledge of.

The Best Way to Ship Industrial Plant Equipment and Machinery Overseas

The process of shipping industrial plant equipment overseas is one that doesn't take too much effort when the right equipment is available. It's not the weight and dimensions that matter but the expertise of professionals, and technology that make the difference. The industrial equipment is fastened to the top of a large flatbed ship where it will stay in place during transportation until it reaches the port nearest to its future home. During its travels over the water, it will be tended to by transport specialists. They'll look after the industrial machinery, assuring it is safe at all times during the freight transport. Using the latest transport technology, they'll do their best to avoid poor weather conditions and rough waters.

Open air transport may leave the industrial equipment susceptible to outside elements but its value will be covered under the shipping company's insurance policy. If any damages or loss appear on the shipments after the delivery, the transport company will assess the situation and then file a claim with their insurance company. However, if more protection is preferred during international transport, enclosed services may be available for your items.

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About Insurance Coverage

In most cases, a transport company will insure the full monetary value of the equipment being delivered through them. This insurance coverage protects the equipment from the moment it is in their care up until it is delivered to its new home. If you notice any issues with your industrial plant equipment after its delivery is completed, inform the transport company. If the damage was caused during the delivery process, a claim is filed with the insurance company.

Always inquire about the transport company's insurance policy. See what's included and how much of your large equipment machinery is insured during the transport. If the full value of the equipment is not protected, ask the transporter if they offer additional insurance coverage at a cost. Otherwise, contact your insurance agent to see if there is any way to get the industrial plant equipment fully covered by insurance even during the transport.

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Relevant Statistics

  • Over 90% of industrial plant equipment worldwide is transported via shipping.
  • The average weight of industrial plant machinery being shipped is approximately 25 tons.
  • More than 7,000 specialized vessels are dedicated to transporting industrial plant equipment globally.
  • Around 40% of all industrial plant equipment shipments occur within the same country.
  • The annual growth rate of global industrial plant equipment shipping is projected to be 6.2%.

General Facts

  • Shipping industrial plant equipment involves transporting heavy machinery and equipment used in manufacturing or industrial processes.
  • The equipment can include large generators, compressors, boilers, and assembly line machinery.
  • Specialized shipping methods such as flatbed trucks, cargo ships, and cranes are typically employed for transportation.
  • Packaging and securing the equipment is crucial to prevent damage during transit.
  • International shipping of industrial plant equipment requires compliance with customs regulations and obtaining necessary permits and certifications.

A1 Auto Transport can take care of all your manufacturing equipment freight shipping needs from the planning phase till your plant reaches its destination. We have a network of carriers across the United States, and we serve businesses nationwide, helping them to move their industrial plant equipment, tools, and materials to wherever they are required. Our shippers have the training and experience in packaging or crating items wholly or partly in pallets and crates for safe and secure shipping. We can do full truckload (FTL), or less than truckload (LTL) to anywhere including international destinations like Canada. We can help handle all the details about customs requirements, permits, and paperwork when shipping to another country. With us, you can move your plant, equipment, and goods on budget and at a reasonable shipping cost.

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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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