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Plant Machinery Shipping Services - First Base Freight Ltd

International Plant Machinery Shipping

What's involved in heavy machinery shipping?

There are some common aspects when shipping heavy machinery overseas such as; handling, cleaning, documentation and the UK haulage. First Base Freight have been successfully shipping machinery all over the world for the last 10 years and have vast amounts of experience in the successful collection and shipment by many modes of transport to date. From site pick up to delivery to the destination port, we have everything covered including cleaning the cargo to meet with quarantine standards.

So whatever you're trying to ship - we can handle it professionally and on time. From tractors, jcb's, agricultural machinery & bob cats we can ship it safely. We have regular clients that return back to us every month because they realised that we can handle their cargo easily. We believe that our professional, no-nonsense attitude allows our clients to have complete confidence in our services every time.

Our knowledge of shipping plant machinery is one of the best around, so whatever you're shipping we will assist you from start to finish. We will keep you fully informed with everything that is happening with your shipment in order to help you plan for its arrival at its destination overseas. We can collect any high and heavy machinery, rolling or not and have the equipment to get the job done right, in time and of course within budget.

Machinery Shipping Costs

When working out your machinery shipping costs, we will always need to know the length, width and height to be able to accurately quote you. All rates for high and heavy cargo will be based upon these dimensions. For example say you want to ship a KMC Kootrac / Kootney Tractor to Jebel Ali, the cost based on dimensions being 5.15 x 2.62 x 3.25mtrs will be £2460.00. Whereas to ship it to Australia will cost £3025.00.

UK Plant Machinery Shipping - Collection Services

So if you need it collected, or just need it shipped, we can arrange this with our fully insured drivers and collection team. No machine is too big, we have the resources at hand to help make your life easier so that your shipment is hassle free from start to finish. We can collect your machinery and take care of all customs and port formalities. If cranes are required on site, we can arrange this no problem.

What documents are needed to ship plant machinery?

When shipping machinery from the UK, we would require copies of the following documentation:

  • V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
  • Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle
  • Packing list
  • Diagram of the machine and its folding mechanism

We will also need to know the weight of the machinery so we can load this straight on to the vessel without issue. We will always ensure that there is enough straps to keep the machinery from moving whilst in transit and will continually check these throughout. All loading and lashing is handled by highly trained people that guarantee to provide a totally professional service. Our aim is to offer peace of mind whilst your machine is in transit overseas.