Transport of industrial machinery

International machinery transport requires careful planning and specialized logistics to ensure seamless and secure shipment across borders.

Transportation is the most crucial stage in the process of purchasing used machinery, significantly determining the success or failure of any project. The cost of transporting the equipment can be as high as the purchase price of the machinery itself; for this reason, it is essential to hire a professional company to carry out this type of operation.

At MachinePoint, we not only handle the organization of machine transportation but also manage the dismantling, packaging, and loading of the machines we sell. It is highly beneficial for a single company to oversee the comprehensive project management, as this helps to avoid deviations in terms of time and costs while ensuring thorough control of all operations, viewing them as an integrated whole.

Our team oversees the entire transportation and packaging project. We personally supervise the entire process, ensuring the good condition of the machine during this stage.

Furthermore, at MachinePoint, we offer insurance that covers any accidents that occur during the handling of second-hand machinery, ensuring the recovery of 100% of the machine's value and not just that of the affected container. Typically, liability insurance policies purchased by the customer offer coverage for the value of the machine within the factory. However, once the goods start being handled, these policies do not cover potential damages that the machine may incur. Therefore, we provide a solution to protect your used machine throughout the entire process.

How do we manage machinery transportation at MachinePoint?

1. First and foremost, we need to refer to the "Operations Plan" developed at the beginning of the project. Throughout this process, we schedule and plan the different tasks to be carried out on the machine so that when the transport company arrives at the pickup location, the machine is dismantled, packaged, and ready for loading.

At MachinePoint, we only work with specialized transport companies for heavy machinery. We have been collaborating with these companies for years, resulting from a lengthy selection process. In addition to flexibility, good service, and professionalism, they guarantee quick responsiveness, helping us reduce times and costs. They also provide guidance to our internal logistics team when necessary.

2. Once the machine has been packaged, it's important to choose a transport company that offers guarantees, up-to-date insurance policies, the appropriate equipment, and clear procedures. This will prevent accidents and losses in case of unforeseen events.

Transport requirements and availability will differ depending on the type of machine to be transported. If the dismantling and packaging have been done correctly, we can load the machinery onto regular trucks and containers, which are more cost-effective and easier to reserve. On the other hand, if the machine has non-standard dimensions, it's crucial to have a rigorous operations plan that specifies the exact timing for the trucks to arrive at the plant.

3. Coordinating all processes is important to avoid incurring extra costs for various services. When a single company is managing the entire process, it's easier to have control over the timing of each service and avoid surprises.

Transportation can be subject to many alterations, which is why we need to be very precise and prepare all the documentation and permits for the trucks to move without issues.

4. We also control and ensure that there are no documentation issues at borders and customs points. At MachinePoint, we have extensive experience in triangular operations, and a network of customs agents supports us in completing all export and import documentation, including CMR, BL, and AWB. This way, we facilitate the import of the machine for the buyer.

For instance, when dealing with Low Bed trucks or trucks transporting Flat Rack containers, it's important to book transportation at least 3 weeks in advance, ensuring that the truck can navigate the roads leading to the port. Additionally, these types of trucks need to travel with an escort vehicle.

If you need to hire international machinery transportation services, you can rely on our services. We have agreements with logistics companies worldwide, possess experience and knowledge in the sector, and our international and local geographical presence makes the transportation of your machinery efficient.

At MachinePoint, we care about the safety of machines throughout the transportation process.

Do you need advice?

We will guide you through the entire process of buying and selling used machinery in a changing and complex international environment. Our sales, logistics, legal, and marketing teams will accompany you throughout the process to make the operation easy and risk-free.

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