How do I get a lower price for shipping construction equipment overseas?

How do I get a lower price for shipping construction equipment overseas?

When you are shipping construction equipment overseas, the price you pay is affected dramatically by the way you choose to ship your Kobelco excavator or CAT Dozer internationally. 

The two most common ways to ship construction and agricultural equipment overseas are Roll On / Roll Off and Containerized shipping. Roll On / Roll Off shipping is when the unit is driven or towed onto a specialized vessel for transporting self-propelled cargo using the RoRo vessel’s built-in ramp. RoRo prices are based upon the cargo’s overall volume and weight. If the unit is tracked instead of wheeled (Like a Kobelco LC210), there is also usually an extra charge. Depending on your destination, shipment of a large unit can easily cost over $10,000.00, but K International Transport can help you cut that in half by containerizing your unit.

K International Transport has contacts with a wide variety of warehouse and mechanics that can disassemble portions of your construction of agricultural unit so that it can fit inside a 20′ or 40′ container. This way, you are paying the rate for shipping a container instead of a rate based on the dimensions of your unit. This often can halve the price of shipping construction equipment overseas. Containerization is an economical option for shipping a wide variety of construction and agricultural machinery, for example:

  • CAT 950
  • Kobelco LC210
  • CAT 416B
  • JLG 600S manlift
  • CAT 12E
The above are just a few units that K international has recently dismantled, loaded, and shipped internationally to ports like:
  • Mombasa, Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Singapore
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Nhava Sheva, india (pictured below)

For either RoRo or containerization quotations for shipping heavy equipment overseas, please give us a call at our New York offices at (212) 267-6400. You can also use our online construction equipment shipping price request form or email us at