Heavy Machinery Shipping Services for the Mining Industry

Newport Marina,
158 Griffith Road,
4020 Queensland,

Freightplus is an Australian-owned, international freight company, specialising in the door to door shipment of mining and construction machinery around the world.

Now in its 14th year in business, Freightplus has successfully transported more than 10,000 mining machines, earning in the process an enviable reputation for delivering in full, on time and on budget.

The Freightplus crew – most of whom have been with the company for over 10 years and many in the industry more than 20 years – undoubtedly has the experience needed to handle heavy and challenging, over-dimensional cargoes. The challenges and rewards of their work come from continually looking for ways to provide greater value for their customers, mostly mining companies and machinery procurement specialists from Australia, Papua New Guinea, South East Asia, the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.

Freightplus is one of only a few freight forwarders that specialises in the international movement of heavy machinery. With offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Fremantle, Osaka, Bangkok, Atlanta, Savannah, Santiago and Bremen there is always an office open for business, shipping new and used mining machinery, construction equipment, earthmoving machines, exploration and drilling equipment, and agricultural machinery, every day of every week.

International heavy machinery shipping services

Whether you are shipping dozers, dump trucks, diggers or drag lines, the very experienced Freightplus crew knows exactly what is required to transport your heavy equipment in the safest and most economical shipping configuration.

Freightplus maintains an extensive technical database with machinery specifications of nearly all major mining plant and construction equipment. This means you don’t have the hassle of having to provide technical drawings or machinery specs every time you want a quote to ship machinery.

The company provides a comprehensive range of services related to the movement of heavy machinery:

  • Pre-purchase machinery assessments (mechanical condition reports)
  • Trade and payment facilitation (escrow services)
  • Analysis and planning of appropriate forwarding solutions
  • Preparation of cargo for shipment, including dismantling, packing and quarantine cleaning
  • Ex-works solutions, from job-site to port
  • Pre-shipment inspections
  • Handling and loading solutions
  • Roll-on / roll-off, lift-on / lift-off and containerised shipping solutions
  • Urgent, general and oversized air cargo solutions
  • Door-to-door mechanical back-up
  • Shipment tracking and reporting
  • Export and import customs compliance, including duty classification and tariff consultancy
  • Destination quarantine compliance

Mining machinery pre-shipment services

As well as shipping heavy machinery around the world, Freightplus provides a number of ancillary services. At origin, before shipment, our comprehensive range of services includes:

  • Pre-purchase, technical machinery appraisal – covering a wide range of used heavy equipment
  • Dismantling and reassembly of heavy machinery
  • Steam cleaning to Australian, New Zealand and US quarantine standards for used machinery
  • Mechanical support prior to shipment
  • Supervision of ship loading
  • Full range of customs services, including documentation and formalities for export
  • Preparation of carnets
  • Chamber of Commerce representation
  • Payment facilitation between buyer and seller (escrow services)
  • SGS inspections
  • Marine insurance
  • Marine surveys
  • Comprehensive service ex job-site

International freight for heavy machinery

  • Fully comprehensive door-to-door service
  • Regular roll-on / roll-off shipping services
  • Break-bulk shipping
  • Containerised shipping
  • Part or full vessel charters
  • Air freight and heavylift aircraft charters
  • Overland haulage
  • Coastal shipping
  • Tug & Barge
  • Landing craft

Post-shipment destination services for mining machinery

There is much more to transporting massive machines from site to site than booking space on a ship. As well as capably shipping heavy machinery between any two ports in the world, Freightplus provides comprehensive support services. When your cargo arrives at its destination port, Freightplus can help with a number of ancillary services, including:

  • Coordination of necessary permits and licenses
  • Payment facilitation between buyer and seller
  • Post-shipment condition appraisal – covering a wide range of used heavy equipment
  • Dismantling and reassembly of heavy machinery
  • Steam cleaning to Australian, New Zealand and US quarantine standards for used machinery
  • Mechanical support during all stages of shipment
  • Crane services, with doggers and riggers
  • Container devanning
  • Fumigation
  • Full range of customs services for import
  • Full range of quarantine compliance services
  • Processing of carnets
  • Customs tariff concession applications
  • Duty drawbacks
  • Duty audits
  • Greenhouse gases compliance and reporting
  • Marine insurance claims
  • Comprehensive job-site delivery
  • Pre-sale refurbishment

Project management for heavy machinery shipments

If your project involves moving anything large from one place to another, Freightplus will make light work of it. The company’s very experienced crew is well versed in the disciplines of planning, organising and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives, managing diverse and comprehensive solutions from planning to fruition.

Whether it’s relocating an entire mine camp, disassembling and reassembling a manufacturing plant or mobilising heavy equipment for new construction projects for a turn-key project, Freightplus offers free, no-obligation advice.

In full.
On time.
Within budget.

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Newport Marina

158 Griffith Road





+61 7 3203 8822 +61 7 3880 2712
Freightplus (Australia) Pty Ltd - Sydney

5 Kiama Street



New South Wales


+61 2 9522 0926 +61 2 9522 0497
Freightplus (Europe) GmbH - Germany

Konsul Smidt Str. 76




+49 421 89 77 69 00 +49 421 89 77 69 69
Freightplus (Japan) KG - Osaka

Matsuya Bldg. No.5

Room 1066

6-6-7 Tani-Machi, Chuo Ku



+81 667 661 775 +81 667 661 776
Freightplus (USA) Inc - Atlanta

192 Anderson Street, Suite 250




United States of America

+1 678 905 0615 +1 866 531 1432
Freightplus (USA) Inc. - Savannah

6001 Chatham Center Drive

Suite 270




United States of America

+1 678 369 5415 +1 678 823 6941
BIRD Freightplus (Thailand) Co., Ltd

Moo Ban 101

Garden Vill Thanon Klang Khlong Chan, Bang Kapi

33/334 Moo 10, Ladprao sub-district, Ladprao district




+66 86 533 0372 +66 2 5301160
Freightplus (Chile) Ltda

Av. Apoquindo # 6410, Of. 1609

Las Condes




+56 2 2760 2240 +56 0 2299 7566