How to Ship Industrial Plant Equipment
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. The industrial equipment is fastened to the top of a large flatbed ship where it will stay 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 equipment, assuring it is safe at all times during the transport. Using the latest transport technology, they’ll do their best to avoid poor weather conditions and rough waters.
Open air transports 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 appear after the delivery, the transport company will assess the situation then file a claim with their insurance company. However, if more protection is preferred during an international transport, enclosed services may be available.
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 equipment 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.
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.
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