Agricultural Equipment Shipping

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Shipping agricultural equipment internationally can be a daunting task — the size of the parts, the expense, the complexity of regulations, and finding transport options that fit within your budget – but it doesn’t have to be!

We understand the challenges of the import or export of farm equipment, so if you need to move your tractor, harvester, or other essential equipment across borders or the US – we are here to help!


The types of farm machinery and equipment we ship include but are not limited to:


  • Tractors
    Also known as a farm tractor, it is a self-propelled wheeled or tracked vehicle specifically designed for agricultural operations.
  • Combine Harvesters
    A self-propelled agricultural machine designed to efficiently harvest grain crops in a single, continuous operation.
  • Forage Harvesters
    Designed to mechanically harvest and process forage crops. Forage harvesters often work in conjunction with silage blowers to efficiently load chopped forage into storage structures for preservation as silage.
  • Windrowers
    Utilized for mechanically cutting hay or small grain crops and depositing them in windrows for subsequent drying. Windrowers promote even drying of the crop by creating an ideal surface area for air circulation.
  • Cotton Pickers
    A specialized mechanized agricultural machine used to harvest cotton fibers from bolls. These machines mechanically remove the entire cotton boll from the plant, separating the fibers from the bolls during a later ginning process.
  • Sprayers
    Designed to apply liquids or gaseous formulations in a controlled manner to crops, soil, or livestock.
  • Balers
    Designed to compress loose crop materials, such as hay, straw, or silage, into tightly bound bales for efficient storage, transportation, and utilization.
  • Spreaders
    Used to distribute loose materials such as fertilizers, seeds, lime, or manure onto soil surfaces in a controlled and uniform manner.
  • Draper platforms
    An integrated seeding solution designed for John Deere planters, has the innovative John Deere ExactApply™ metering system and a Draper row unit platform.
  • Headers
    A specialized attachment on a combine harvester specifically designed to sever mature grain crops at ground level and channel the harvested material into the threshing unit for further processing.
  • Tillage Equipment
    A diverse group of specialized implements utilized for the mechanical manipulation of soil in preparation for planting crops. Some common types of tillage equipment are moldboard plows, disc harrows, cultivators, and tillers.
  • Seeders
    Used for the precise placement of seeds at a predetermined depth and spacing within a prepared seedbed.
  • Grain Trailers
    Bulk hauling vehicles specifically designed for the efficient transportation of harvested grain crops from fields to storage facilities or processing plants.


Atlantic Project Cargo provides long-haul delivery transport for farm & agricultural equipment listed above, and other shipping methods. Additionally, we offer international export shipping of agricultural machinery.



The agricultural equipment requires special handling and customs clearance to guarantee safe passage across the globe. Heavy machinery and equipment used for agricultural applications usually won’t fit inside a standard ISO shipping container. This means you may need custom out-of-gauge shipping solutions to protect your goods during transit.
Another option to consider when shipping agricultural equipment internationally is Roll On, Roll Off (RoRo) shipping. Self-propelled equipment like tractors and harvesters enable carriers to drive the vehicle onto the shipping vessel deck, which is secured for transport without a container.

While these processes may take some extra effort, agricultural companies can broaden their market reach beyond their local regions to grow their business.

What Resources are Available to Ship Agricultural Equipment?

Atlantic Project Cargo is an international shipping company that provides safe and efficient agricultural equipment transport to many locations worldwide.

With over 20 years of experience in this sector, Atlantic Project Cargo has developed a trusted network of specialized carriers and ships to move all types of agricultural-related goods.

Our team of specialists works to manage every step of the project cycle with professional attention, including research on local requirements, advising on route selection, crafting detailed plans, tracking shipments, and reporting updates.

Atlantic Project Cargo provides customers with reliable transportation solutions for agricultural machinery at competitive rates for their entire journey, from the place of origin to its final destination.

How to Prepare Agricultural Equipment for Shipping


Preparing agricultural equipment for shipping can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.

At Atlantic Project Cargo, we do it all for you. We offer disassembly, packing, and shipping in standard containers, RoRo, and flat racks.

Preparing your agricultural machinery for transport is a matter of taking the necessary steps to protect your equipment during transit. This includes:

    • draining any excess fuel or oil,
    • operating a basic safety check on the equipment
    • securely packaging smaller components in crates and boxes free from rust and corrosion.

Finally, we ensure that all labels containing important information about the equipment’s loading, unloading, and usage instructions are visible.

Also, you can read our article about heavy equipment shipping – “10 Things You Should Know about Shipping Heavy Equipment Internationally“.


STEP 1. Provide shipment details

STEP 2. Send the link to the listing or equipment brand, model, and dimensions

STEP 3. Receive a detailed quote

STEP 4. We oversee the shipping process

STEP 5. Customs clearance and delivery


The price of shipping agricultural equipment depends on various factors. Here’s the list of these factors:

  • Dimensions and Weight
  • Distance
  • Shipping Timeframe
  • Method of Shipping
  • Season
  • Customs payments
  • Taxes and Duties
  • Insurance
  • Other services

Head over to our quote button for a fast estimate of your farm equipment shipping. Just give us details about machinery and desired destination, and we’ll provide accurate and all-inclusive price. At Atlantic Project Cargo, transparency is key – you won’t find any hidden fees to surprise you later.

What Export Documents are Needed for International Shipping?

International agricultural equipment export requires several legal documents. Work with Atlantic Project Cargo to ensure you have the required papers to facilitate the international shipping process.

Export declaration filing

The United States government requires that any time you export a single commodity having one HTS Code/Schedule B Number over $2500 in value, you must file an EEI with the US Customs and Border Protection on the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) portal.


You may need an export license issued by government agencies that authorizes you to export a specific quantity of goods to a location for a particular end use.

Customs clearance

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations require the exporter of a vehicle( any self-propelled equipment) to submit all export documents to the Port of Entry from which the vehicle will be exported at least 72 hours prior to export.

Bill Of sale

An initial invoice between the buyer and seller that lists the specifications of the goods and acts as a commercial invoice when shipping.

Packing list

A detailed list of what’s contained in the shipment. May include invoice number, shipment date, carrier, mode of transport, total weight, and package dimensions.

Transportation documents

Transportation documents may include an air waybill for air shipping or a bill of lading when shipping by sea freight.


The rapid growth of the agricultural sector in the US is met with increased demand for agricultural equipment worldwide. The US not only serves as a significant market for agricultural machinery but also as a robust exporter of such equipment. The agriculture sector in the US is thriving, with a high demand for equipment. Atlantic Project Cargo ensures efficient shipping for agricultural machinery, contributing to the industry’s growth.

Ship Your Agricultural Equipment with Atlantic Project Cargo​

At Atlantic Project Cargo, we understand that your agricultural equipment is essential to you and your livelihood. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure the delivery time meets your and your customer’s expectations. Whether your needs require to combine export or simple machinery shipment, our experts understand all U.S. and international heavy machinery shipping requirements so your equipment arrives safely and on time at its destination.

We have over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry, and a helpful shipping team is ready to help you get your essential equipment where it needs to be. Contact us today to get your free quote!


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