We have many years of experience in the transport of this type of heavy machinery and from the port of Hamburg we can offer different possibilities for maritime transport to your country with a large variety of shipping companies, whether mounted in one piece on a roro ship, as breakbulk or disassembled into pieces and stuffed onto flatracks.
We can also offer boarding through the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, Bremerhaven if this offers the best connection for boarding. Furthermore we take care of the road transport to the shipping terminal and the customs export procedures.
Sometimes the sea routes allow a transport of the forklift or reachstacker in one piece via roro ship. Usually this applies to large forklifts, which do not have a high mast, or reachstackers, which depending on the brand usually have a maximum height of 4,700 mm.
It must be admitted that roro transport can be very expensive or that there is no sea connection to the port in your country. In these cases the machine has to be dismantled. When dismantling the machine we usually mark with colours the hydraulic and electrical connections to make the assembly easier.
Usually two mechanics and a 60 tons crane are needed to assemble a reachstacker. The assembly time is usually half a day.
In the pictures you can see examples of how a reachstacker is transported by sea in a dismantled state.
If it is a reachstacker we dismantle and tie up the machine as follows:
the chassis is tied in a 40' flatrack with overdimensions
the mast is tied in an open top 40' container or a 40' container
the counterweight and spreader are tied in a 40' flatrack
If it is a container-handler, we dismantle and tie up the machine as follows:
the chassis is tied to a 40' flatrack with overdimensions
the mast and spreader are tied to a 40' open top container