Why Choose Omnia Machinery?

Omnia Machinery has an extensive network of forwarders and carriers that allow us to offer you a competitive price and a stress-free solution to your shipping needs. Having experience in shipping heavy plant to numerous places around the globe, we can help with all of the following plus much more;

Shipping Documentation

Certain countries have strict rules when it comes to having the correct documentation for importing goods, any mistakes made can become very costly and time-consuming when the machinery arrives. From Letters of Credit to Pre-Inspections, we can help in issuing and submitting all documentation to the correct authorities, aided by a large knowledge base that we can draw upon when needed.

Marine Insurance

Marine insurance is a vital part of shipping your machines, especially when they are being trans-shipped through a number of ports and vessels. Any damage can have big repercussions and your insurance will cover this for you. There are a number of different types of insurance and it’s important to pay for the correct one, we can help organise any insurance you take out.

Project Management

Machinery shipping can become problematic when not looked after properly. Everything from checking the machine is correctly cleaned, keeping on top of haulage companies delivering on time to discrepancies with weights and dimensions can mean missing boats and possible deferment charges at port. We can take complete control of the shipment from your site to the destination, giving you peace of mind that your machine is in capable hands.

Moving your machine by Sea freight

When moving a machine from one country to another, there a number of decisions to make. Most cases involve machines being shipped by boat, smaller machines can be moved by plane but this can be expensive. Below are the four main options you have when deciding how to ship, some plant can require a RoRo and Container service when shipping attachments or spares alongside the main unit.

RoRo Shipping
  • Preferred method of shipping by forwarders
  • Most shipments do not require disassembly
  • Little risk of hidden charges
  • Plant must be cleaned thoroughly
  • Machine must be driveable
LoLo Shipping
  • Traditional method of shipping
  • Machine can be left assembled
  • Limited due to availability of port & on ship crane capacities
  • Plant must be cleaned thoroughly
  • Flexible ship deck space to meet needs of freight
Container Shipping
  • Safest method of transportation
  • Most shipping routes
  • Transit times can be un-reliable due to re-routed ships
  • Machine will most likely be disassembled and maximum length is 40 feet
  • Potential hidden costs for out of gauge machinery
Road Transportation
  • Closer destinations can be reached by road, saving on sailing costs
  • Can be quicker than a ship transit time dependant on location
  • Height restrictions and weight limits can limit which routes to take
  • Permits are required in most European countries for larger machinery
  • Some routes will still require short sailings

Shipping Updates

We will ensure that your machine is delivered from the yard to port as quickly and promptly possible whilst keeping you updated throughout the whole process.

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