Heavy Equipment

International Oversized Freight Transportation


Allow D. Heath International to assist you through the import or export process including customs clearance of your oversized or roll on roll off freight shipments. As global demand for construction equipment increases it’s important to understand the process and ocean freight costs associated with shipping heavy machinery internationally. Most oversized heavy machinery is not shipped in a conventional ocean freight container but instead loaded and unloaded off an ocean freight vessel through a method called roll-on roll-off or ro/ro. Rolling stock is actually “rolled on” a ro/ro vessel, and some multi-purpose vessels may or may not have a ramp and may need to be loaded with a crane.

Shipping costs associated with RORO are primarily based on both the cubic meter and weight of the machinery. Specifically ocean freight cost for heavy machinery is based on weight (per ton) or measure (per CBM) whichever one is greater. Weight is also used to determine port/terminal fees. There may be some limitations on vessel capacity if the weight is really high, but this is not usually a factor on most shipments.

From door-to-door, we manage:
Licensed, Bonded, Experienced.
D. Heath International is licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), and is a bonded Ocean Freight Forwarder. This means D. Heath Intl., is experience with the stability you can depend on. We have an extensive network of international ocean freight agents in almost every country in the world. Our global footprint allows D. Heath Intl., customers to import and export from virtually any city worldwide.

Custom Customs Support
Our experienced and knowledgeable customs brokerage consultants will guide you step-by-step through the ocean import procedure to ensure that your international ocean freight passes successfully through the complex customs process into the US.

Port to Door Support
When a shipment arrives at port, D. Heath International's team of trusted trucking carriers will insure it's transport it to any domestic location in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our customers have the option of drop-and-pull or drayage services for full container loads (FCL). We also offer cost-lowering consolidation services, combining less than container load shipments (LCL) that are going to the same destination port. Additionally, when exporting, D. Heath Intl., collaborates with our foreign partners to provide door-to-door international ocean freight shipping and customs brokerage services - guiding your shipments through the complex customs process into the destination country successfully.

Domestic Ocean Freight
Along with our professional international freight support D. Heath International also offers domestic ocean freight shipping from the 48 contiguous states to Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. territories commonwealth.

Reduced shipping time is also important for certain commodities in order to lower shipping costs and deliver superior goods on time. When an expedited timeline is required, the experts at D. Heath International can handle vital shipments and get them there fast and safe.