Shipping Cost – Heavy Trucks, Plant & Machinery


What is the cheapest, most affordable and economical method of shipping heavy trucks, plant, heavy machinery, equipment and generators to ports in Africa? With 3 different methods of shipping heavy equipment we will find the best quote, cheapest price and lowest cost to ship heavy machinery to ports in Africa

We specialize in the sales, export and shipping of construction, mining, agricultural, forestry and road building equipment heavy trucks, plant, machinery to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.


Heavy Machinery RoRo Shipment Cost


Shipping heavy equipment overseas can be done in a Roll on Roll off (RoRo) ship where the machine is secured to the ship’s deck using straps and braces. If a RoRo (Roll on Roll off) is available and the heavy machinery can be rolled onto the ship, then a Ro-Ro shipment may be a good option


Heavy Machinery Flat Rack Shipment Costs


If there is no Ro Ro service available to your destination or the heavy equipment cannot fit into a standard container, then a fixed-end or a collapsible-end flat rack may be used.  “Out of Gauge” items (those items being greater than 8 feet in width) are often shipped on a flat rack and the items are charged by the cubic feet or cubic meters.

Using a flat rack to ship heavy machinery  to an international destination can be very expensive and sometimes not logistically possible.


Heavy Machinery Container Shipment Costs


Shipping heavy equipment to Africa by container is a popular way to cut costs. If it is possible to partially dismantle the truck or machine, it can often be placed in a 40 foot or 40 HC container. T

his can be done by a professional export packing warehouse. While there is a cost to dismantle and reassemble the heavy equipment, the savings of using this method can often be your best value.

Another advantage is to consider the savings of import duty. It is often declared as waived for what is frequently declared as “machine parts” rather than a fully assembled piece of heavy equipment.

Container shipping is often the most economical way to ship heavy equipment internationally.

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If you already know what you are shipping, go ahead and fill out the Get A Quote Form and we will respond within one business day. Please provide the year, make and model of the heavy machinery and if possible the dimensions (L-W-H) and weight.


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