If you are looking to export machinery, it’s crucial to get the job done right. We created a list to help you navigate the process of exporting and what you can expect. So how easy can it be to ship heavy machinery overseas?
Whether you are part of the industry or need industrial machinery or cargo vehicle, shipping costs can be quite high, and the process can be challenging.
Here are some helpful tips from our experts to help you along the way.
Hire A Reputable Mover
To ensure the process of exporting is successful, you need a reputable mover. Our team specializes in the logistics and facilitation of moving machinery cargo from the seller to the buyer. This process requires specialized equipment, and we will work to complete the job.
While you are comparing quotes and services, don’t go with the cheapest option. They may not have the proper insurance, machinery requirements, and poor customer service.
Keep in mind shipping rates need to be included in the deal, either as part of the price or a different cost.
Check Legal Requirements
Countries will have specific legal and licensing requirements pertaining to the importing and exporting of heavy equipment. It is essential to obtain licenses and documents to begin the process.
This will include classifying your equipment to determine the exact licensing requirements. Most governments will ask for supporting technical documents. You will also have to check the legality of the equipment when exporting. Specific end-users and end-uses could be unauthorized in some regions. For example, you cannot sell or export heavy equipment to countries or people involved with the sale of weapons of mass destruction.
Once you get approval, you will receive a license number with an expiration date to use with your export documentation.
Common Export Documents
Here are some of the most common export documents you should know about it during the process.
- Insurance certificate
- Bill of Landing
- Certificate manufacturer
- Certificate of origin
- Dock receipts
- Inspection certificate
- Commercial invoice
- Electronic Export Information (EEI)
Confirm Import Requirements
Although you’re thinking about exporting, it is equally important to understand the import procedures and process. You may come across a situation where you can legally export heavy equipment, but you may not be legally imported into the next country. You will need a license to export from your country and import into the buyer’s country.
Before the cargo leaves your country, ensure it meets the import requirements where it is being shipped.
Once completed, the next step will be arranging for the transportation and shipping to its final destination.