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Heavy Machinery Shipping Services


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Shipping Heavy Machinery

Taurus Logistics are one of a very small number of international freight forwarders that provide specialised heavy machinery shipping services. We speak the same language, so we understand what you’re talking about when you call and want to ship a skid steer, D9 or a log forwarder.

Get me a Quote

Takes approximately 5 minutes. One of our team will email you a quote within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

What's Involved In Heavy Machinery Shipping?

It depends on what heavy machine(s) you are looking to ship and the start/end location, however there are certainly some common procedures in heavy machinery shipping.

  • We handle site pickup and delivery for you.
  • In some cases we can disassemble them to fit in conventional containers which is normally the cheapest option, though this is not always possible and the cost to disassemble sometimes outweighs the cost savings.
  • Preparation of the machine is very important to avoid the machinery being rejected or costing thousands of dollars in cleaning and decontamination when it arrives in the country. If you’re unsure then we can do the cleaning for you to ensure no dirt or contamination is present.
  • We collect your machinery and take care of all the customs and port formalities, if cranes are needed to lift your machinery then we can handle it all for you.
  • Non-operational heavy machines can be serviced by us where a basic fault has occurred i.e. flat batteries, tires, hydraulic malfunctions and more.
  • Loading and lashing is handled by experienced professionals who understand loading points and weight distribution. You can be confident your precious machinery won’t move unduly during transport.
  • We handle equipment disassembly to make it configurable for cheaper machinery shipping.
  • On arrival we will pre-clear your machinery with Customs so there are no hold ups with inspection by quarantine. Should your machine need to be washed for quarantine clearance we have excellent relationships with the ports and wash bays to get your machine cleared and off the port as soon as possible.

What our customers say

  • David ClarkAll of this equipment arrived in Lyttelton on Time, on Budget and with not so much as a single scratch on them.

    David Clark Valetta Farm, Ashburton
  • Terry AndrewsWhen your spending this kind of money on equipment, you want a company like Taurus who know what they are doing.

    Terry Andrews
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Our Service Promise

  • We will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.
  • No hidden agenda, just clear easy to follow quotations.
  • We'll take care of all the red tape for you.

Taurus Logistics Ltd
Unit 4, 245 St Asaph St,
Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand


+64 3 358 5154
+64 3 358 4895
info@tauruslogistics.co.nz

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