Arranging Machine Dismantling for Container Freight
Sigma can arrange for machines to be partially dismantled to maximise savings on shipping costs. On machines such as heavy excavators, crawler cranes, crushers and motor graders, reductions in shipping costs are easily obtained through machine dismantling in order to reduce RORO dimensions, and shipping parts in containers.
Please ask us for quotations to dismantle and pack machines for container transit. We have done the following shipments in the past:
- Hitachi ZX870 excavator weighing 80 tons, from Dubai to Hong Kong; We dismantled the boom, stick, bucket and counterweight, and loaded them into open top containers. The main unit was then shipped RORO with a different shipping line to minimise the shipment cost.
- Hitachi KH180 50-ton crawler crane, from Southampton to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. This machine was equipped with a 40m boom, which had to be stripped from the machine, dismantled and carefully packed into containers. This was done on site, and the containers were taken to port and shipped quickly. The base crane was then taken on a low loader truck to Southampton. We we loaded the machine onto a flat rack container and shipped with the boom.
- Metso Lokotrak LT140 crusher, from mid Wales to UAE; this machine has an operating weight of 111tons, and can produce up to 1200tons of crushed rock per hour. The crusher was dismantled on site with a mobile crane, and the hopper and jaw section were loaded into containers. This meant the crusher was then able to be shipped as a RORO unit.
Machine itself will receive:
- Storage in yard if needed
- Machine cleaning
- Packed into container
- Pre Shipment manufacturer inspections
- In port repairs – if needed
- Machine servicing
Sometimes a unit may be slightly oversized to fit into a container but machine dismantling can solve this problem and you can then make use of a container. This will massively reduce costs and is an option, if you are able to reassemble at the final destination.