Heavy equipment Ro-Ro shipping from USA to Nigeria and other African countriesGet Instant Quote
RORO (Roll-On, Roll-Off) shipping is the most inexpensive way to transport your heavy equipment and machinery overseas. As the name implies, your machines “roll-on” to the vessel when they initially load, and “roll-off” when they arrive at the destination port.
In fact, your equipment will be driven on its own wheels directly into the freight ship, secured for shipping, and offloaded in the same manner.
RORO shipping is suitable for a wide range of cargo, including agricultural, mining, and construction equipment, trucks, travel trailers, boats, water trucks, ambulance transport trailers, and so on.
We transport all kinds of heavy machinery, from dozers, to dump trucks, RV’s, and excavators to motor graders, forklifts, log loaders, and more.
Your heavy equipment rolls on a RORO ship directly and rolls off to the port of destination without waiting for the containers to be unloaded and sorted.
We partner with the best RORO carriers worldwide (WWL, Kline, Grimaldi / ACL, Sallaum, NYK, and Hoegh, so we can offer you high-quality complete services.
With RoRo, your freight is shipped ‘as is’, without additional dismantling or reassembling costs. No matter the size of your shipment, we adapt to your needs.
We provide heavy equipment transportation services from the United States and Canada to African countries (Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, and Nigeria). So we know how important it is to get ready for the process and prepare both the transport documents and the cargo itself.
Some tips to prepare your freight:
let your equipment functional but disconnect any alarm systems;
secure all loose parts;
make room for the carrier company to pick up the heavy equipment;
have all the necessary documents ready, or make sure that the heavy haul transportation company has prepared them in advance;
cover any part of the equipment that you do NOT want to be exposed to external factors (if shipped outdoor);
the transit time depends on the route but lasts basically between 17 and 48 days.
For customs clearance when shipping your heavy equipment overseas you need an invoice or bill of sale from the seller. It must show full seller and buyer information, unit year/make/model/serial number, and a 0 balance.You should also know that destination ports have their own requirements and regulations for cargo, including specific cleaning and inspection requirements.
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With our international shipping company, hauling your goods can be hassle-free and affordable. In terms of costs, some of the factors that influence the heavy equipment shipping rates are:
the machinery’s weight per ton or its dimensions in cubic meters (whichever is greater);
the international route and shipping price;
any additional insurance to secure your cargo;
inland transportation to and from the shipyard and the RORO shipping service equipment required.
In addition, the heavy equipment shipping fees include destination duties and taxes and the type of service required. Once the freight arrives at its port of destination, you should be aware that seaports have their own requirements and regulations for cargo, including specific cleaning and inspection requirements.
To get an instant quote to transport your freight, check our calculator and get a free estimate.
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Non Starter Define as: any unit that requires mechanical assistance for starting (ex: jump start) once started unit will run on its own power to the vessel.
Tow Unit Define as: Any vehicle that will not stay running under its own power and requires towing on board.
NOTE: All units delivered for export to NIGERIA (Lagos) to be free and clear of any and all personnel effects. This will include spare parts, spare rims, and more than (1) one spare tire. NO EXCEPTIONS. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE FREE AND CLEAR OF LOOSE ITEMS/PERSONNEL EFFECTS INSIDE THE DRIVERS COMPARTMENT AND/OR INSIDE THE TRUNK.
We will not accept any vehicles with any goods of any kind. No compartment of the vehicle is to be locked, welded or inaccessible at time of delivery; all compartments must be available for visual inspection.
NOTE: Autoliners will no longer be accepting motorcycles or wrecked vehicles for shipment throughout our global trading system.
Motorcycles: any 2 wheeled, 3 wheeled or 4 wheeled (ATV) vehicle that has an exposed fuel tank, these are not to be accepted in any configuration, crated, om/in trailer, in back of a pickup truck.
If your cargo does not comply with these guidelines, it will not be accepted!