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Shipping a Piling Rig

Receiving your machine made easy.

The world of transporting piling rigs can be an enigma to those outside of the industry but with years of in-house experience exporting across the globe you can rest assured we’ve got it covered. We have gained our robust reputation through building strong relationships with key freight and haulage companies which gives us access to competitive pricing and timescales.

Transport requirements and costs are always discussed as part of the sales process to ensure budgets are met and approved so you don’t need to think about transporting your piling rig again once the sale is agreed.

Our ethos is to build long lasting relationships that stand the test of time and believe communication is crucial. You can expect to be regularly kept up to date with your machine’s next move to ensure you can plan your project and put your latest acquisition to work as soon as you receive it.

Size really matters when it comes to moving our colossal rigs and this is where our technical expertise comes into play. Whether it’s a 57 tonne Junttan PM20 or a bold Bauer BG28V weighing in at 76000kgs we know how to break a piling rig down for cost effective transportation.

From hiring the right people and equipment for loading to accurate completion of all paperwork first time, we take our responsibility seriously and assume full accountability to safeguard the movement of your piling rig is handled in an appropriate and timely manner.

Banut Pile driver loading on vessel for ocean shipping

Banut Pile driver loading on vessel for ocean shipping

After purchase, our job is then to make shipment as smooth as possible. For our clients, we are very experienced in shipping machines up to Soilmec SR-100 and Bauer BG36 size. For tracked piling machines of this size, the only viable shipment method is RoRo, where the rig tracks onto the vessel under its own power. This is usually straightforward, although unforeseen issues can arise at any point.

Our experience includes shipping all the main brands of heavy piling rig, such as Bauer, Soilmec, Casagrande, ABI, Junttan, Delmag and Mait. We are very happy to discuss the most efficient way of shipping any equipment you have.

Competitive Pricing

Our procedure is to price-check several different providers, to ensure that you get the most cost-effective price possible. In the case that there is no alternative shipping routes for foundation equipment of this size, we will usually try and find some option on timescale or a close destination, just to give you a comparison and make sure you get the best deal.

Shipping Capabilities

Sigma has developed capabilities and competences in handling and shipping machines with fixed leaders, wide undercarriages and static items such as Kelly bars and mast sections. We regularly ship CFA piling rigs, hydraulic hammer piling rigs, and crawler cranes with leaders or diaphragm wall equipment. Our priority is building relationships, and we look forward to dealing with you in the future.


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Ocean Freight for Piling Rigs

In the early days, we got frustrated with lack of accountability from general shipping agents, slow shipments and problems that took ages to be resolved. It impacted our clients and affected our relationships.

We understand that issues and delays happen. But we also know that with technical knowledge of the machines, proper planning and engaged people, the vast majority of issues can be avoided completely.

We know this because we started dealing with the problems that the general shipping agents just left in the “too hard” box.

And we found that we could resolve these issues.

Why? Because we understood the machines, and we cared enough about the customer to come up with solutions.

Today, we have many years of experience in shipping and transporting pile drivers and drilling rigs. We know and understand all the routes, the procedures and the pitfalls. And we look after our clients so that the projects and the relationships are not impacted.

If you have a critical shipment, a difficult shipment, or a tight schedule, Sigma can make the difference for you.

With us, the job’s not done till you have the machine and it’s working on site.