Shipping Heavy Equipment by RO/RO to Port Iskenderun, Turkey!

Shipping Heavy Equipment by RO/RO to Port Iskenderun, Turkey!

Transporting construction and high heavy equipment to Turkey is hassle-free with a reliable international shipping company, roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) shipping, and an efficient port like Port Iskenderun, Turkey.

K International Transport is a respected and experienced freight forwarder that can transport virtually all types of construction equipment, regardless of the dimensions, model, or brand of the equipment. We love to transport all types of equipment from brands like Caterpillar, Kobelco, Volvo, Hitachi, Komatsu, and more. K International Transport can ship:

  • Excavators
  • Stone Trenchers
  • Dump Trucks
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Compactors
  • Graders
  • and more!

No matter where our client is located in the United States, K International Transport can ship construction equipment with our international construction equipment shipping services. We can ship from New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, Washington, or any other American port.

Often, clients are unable to transport their Kobelco, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Volvo, or Komatsu equipment to the port of origin in the United States because of its size and weight. In these cases, K International Transport can enlist the services of a reliable inland trucking and transportation company. The ground transportation company can deliver the equipment from the client’s door to the port safely and efficiently.

yellow and black heavy equipment
yellow and black heavy equipment. Photo by Troy Mortier @troyscanon

About the Port

Port Iskenderun, Turkey is a reliable and efficient port on the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of Turkey’s largest ports on the Mediterranean and is located in Turkey’s industrial center. The port is designed as an efficient international container shipping terminal and is the first container terminal in the Gulf of Iskenderun.

Port Iskenderun is a multi-purpose port and can handle break bulk, dry bulk, roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO), and container cargo. The port can connect European, African, American, and Asian Ports.

Necessary Documentation

Before the shipping process can begin, clients must submit all the necessary documentation to ensure that the international construction equipment shipping process can begin successfully. First, shippers must submit a power of attorney form, which will allow K International Transport to legally handle your shipment. A bill of lading is also required and allows the consignee to take possession of the equipment once it arrives in Turkey. Certificates of title for each piece of equipment to prove ownership must be provided as well. Last but not least, shippers must provide their identification and the identification of the consignee. Once these documents are received by K International Transport, shippers can let us know of their preferred time frame for shipment and we will schedule it for a date that is agreeable with the shipper’s schedule.

Shippers should keep in mind that the aforementioned documentation may not be the end of the requirements. Overseas ports may have their own requirements for the cargo being imported into the country. This may include inspection and cleaning requirements. Luckily, K International Transport is aware of these requirements and procedures and can inform shippers of them so that the shipment proceeds smoothly.

aerial photography of harbor
aerial photography of harbor. Photo by Wonderlane @wonderlane

RO/RO Shipping

Construction equipment to Turkey can be shipped via roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessels. RO/RO is most common for towable and self-propelling equipment because the equipment can simply be driven onto and off of the vessel, rather than being loaded in more complicated ways. With RO/RO shipping, clients cannot take additional cargo along with the construction equipment. However, RO/RO is easier and more affordable than container shipping.

With an experienced freight forwarding company like K International Transport, shippers can rest assured that their equipment can be transported to Port Iskenderun safely and efficiently. We will help clients through every part of the shipping process.

Shipping Heavy Equipment Overseas

After all the documents are prepared and the equipment is ready to be shipped, clients working with K International Transport can request a price quote for the shipment. To get a quote, visit the rate request page or contact K International Transport by phone, email, or Skype.

There is certain information about the cargo you must know to get an accurate rate, including the dimensions of the equipment which consist of the length, width, height, and weight. K International Transport will also need to know the year, make, and model of the heavy equipment. You should also decide whether you will need inland trucking and transportation services for door to port transport or dismantling services.

With a reliable international shipping company like K International Transport, transporting heavy construction equipment from Kobelco/Komatsu/Hitachi/Caterpillar/Volvo, including excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and more is hassle-free and affordable. Call us at 212-267-6400 or send us an email at You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. We look forward to working with you!