Spot grid rate index
for boats on trailers,
heavy equipment, RV's,
travel trailers etc

Sailings and Transit Time:
confirmed on a case by case basis


Important
Please read our RoRo Preamble.


    Below are actual examples of units of freight that Sefco has shipped in the past year.  The dims. noted and prices quoted from US port to arrival ports of call are real.  There are many factors that influence shipping rates.  There are many things to consider when shipping oversized equipment overseas.  Below the rates quoted are some notes that we made with each particular shipment.  Also below the rates are some questions we ask you to consider when shipping freight overseas.
       
      from ports of NY/Balt. to arrival port of Le Havre
      Trailer with race car inside the trailer with confirmed dims of: 307" x 102" x 103" @ $5565.00
      Note: trailer with race car valued over 200k and we were able to provide shipper with insurance against total loss at a very competitive price.
       
      from port of Long Beach to arrival port of Southampton:
      1987 BMW Vixen RV with confirmed dims. of : 250" x 85" x 76" @ $3875.00
      Note: when buying units from auction sites around the US you must actually own the unit before we will quote you on the shipping costs. 
       
      from the port of NY to arrival port of Gdynia:
      trailer with 2 autos/2 motorcyles inside with confirmed dims: 48' x 8' x 11' @ $13,885.00
      *Note: no hdhs. gds. allowed in these types of trailers and all other units inside the trailer must be confirmed with SS Line ahead of time.
       
      from the ports of Balt./MIA to arrvial ports of Valparaiso/San Antonia, Chile:
      Pickup Camper with Camper Shell with confirmed dims.: 24' x 8' x 11' @ $7370.00
      Note: due to cutbacks by the SS Lines in service to West Coast South American ports like those in Chile rates have shot up substantially over last years rates.  Rates by SS Lines can change every 30 days. 
       
      from the port of Jacksonville to arrival port of Le Havre
      Travel trailer (nonmotorized) with confirmed dims.: 31' x 8' x 9' @ $5450.00 
       
      from the port of NY to Callao, Peru/Iquiqui, Chile:
      Mobile Crane with dims. of 50' x 11' x 11' /50 tons @ $30,860.00
      *Note: not every veesel has a ramp that can handle this type of weight of this particular unit.  So the sailings of this unit will depend on the availability of the right type of ramp that can handle the weight of this unit.
       
      from the port of Long Beach to arrival port of Drammen, Norway:
      Box truck with confirmed dims.: 30' x 7' x 10' @ $10,660.00 
      Note: Ports of Long Beach and LA are very congested at the present moment and expected to stay this way for quite sometime. 
       
      from the port of Baltimore to arrival port of Liverpool:
      Trailer with Asphault Paver with dims. 26' x 8' x 8' @ $4720.00
      Note: when you have a unit like Paver on trailer it it the total volume of the whole unit that will determine the shipping the rate.  Also both units have to clearly identified on the bill of lading.
       
      from the port of Long Beach to arrival port of Zeebrugge:
      RV (Motorhome) with confirmed dims.: 26' x 8' x 9' @ $6215.00
      Note: Zeebrugge a major base port in Europe
       
      from the ports of NY/Balt. to Lome, Togo:
      Box Truck with confirmed dims.: 25' x 8' x 9' @ $3975.00
      Note: Lome very popular port right since there are no roro vessels going into Tema, Ghana due to port congestion.
       
      from the port of NY to arrival port of Lagos, Nigeria:
      Bus with confirmed dims.: 40' x 8' 5" x 10' @ $8575.00
      Note: rates are very similar Lagos when shipping to Cotonou, Benin.
       
      from the port of Baltimore to arrival port of Hong Kong:
      Dump truck with confirmed dims.: 312" x 102" x 132" / 13 tons @ $13,475.00
      Note: When shipping freight to China, shipper must check ahead of time with Chinese Customs Broker to see if you will be able to ship the unit and if so, the duties applied on the allowed unit.
       
      from the port of Long Beach to arrival port of Sydney, Austalia:
      Travel trailer (empty) with confirmed dims.: 36' x 8' x 11' @ $11,280.00
      Note: roro rates to Aust./NZ are higher than other parts of the world.
       
      from the port of Long Beach to arrival port of Auckland, NZ:
      Airstream Trailer (non motorized) with dims.: 324" x 96" x 117" @ $14,880.00
      Note: US ports with roro services to NZ/Aust. are Balt/Sav/LB
       
      from the port of Savannah to arrival port of Sydney, Australia:
      Powerboat on trailer with dims.: 47' x 10' 4" x 12' @ $31,380.00
      Powerboat on cradle with dims: 36' x 10' 4" x 11' @  $23,365.00
      Note: see the difference in the rates due to the cradle made the overall length of the unit shorter/smaller so the rate is quite abit less.
       
      from the port of Miami, FL to arrival port of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica:
      Box truck with confirmed dims. 35' 8' x 12' 6" @ $5640.00
      Note: Miami is the main port for all points South (Caribbean/Central America)
       
      from the port of NY to arrival ports of Cotonou, Benin or Abidjan, Ivory Coast:
      Motorgrader with confirmed dims.: 330" x 96" x 124" @ $6195.00
      Wheel Dozer with confirmed dims.: 271" 96" x 131" @ $5630.00
      Note: 2 units were delivered together but weren't on a trailer and so rated as 2 separate units with 2 separate b/l's.
       
      from the port of Galveston to arrival port of Piraeus, Greece:
      Powerboat on trailer with confirmed dims.: 35' x 10' x 10' @ $8740.00
      Note: availability of vessels servicing a particular port can change due to many factors.  Always check ahead of time with Sefco.
       
      From the port of Long Beach to Vado, IT and from Long Beach to Zeebrugge, BE:
      Airstream trailer with confirmed dims.: 240" x 98" x 101" @ $6480.00 and $5480.00 respectively.
      Note: sometimes shipping to a baseport like Zeebrugge/Bremerhaven can be alot cheaper than shipping to your desired port of discharge.
       
      From the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia to Valencia, Spain:
      Trailer with Hang Glider inside of it with confirmed dims: 30' x 6' x 6' @ $4690.00
      Note: some units could fit into a std. container but it's not highly recommeded due to the difficulty of loading/unloading the units from the container.
       
      from the port of Jacksonville to arrival port of South Africa:
      Bus with confirmed dims. 360" x 96" x 113" @ $7195.00
      Note: 1 sailing/mo. so this fills up way ahead time, you are advised to book early with ports like Durban.
       
      from the port of Miami, FL to Port au Prince, Haiti:
      Tractor with confirmed dims: 269" x 120' x 125" @ $3975.00
      Note: even with donated equipment for impoverished countries freight must be prepaid or it will not be shipped.
       
      from the port of Southampton, Uk to arrival ports of Port Hueneme, or Tacoma, WA:
      Escavator with confirmed dims.: 29' x 10' 5" x 10' 2" @ $9875.00
      Note: We can do imports from the base ports of Southampton, Zeebrugge, and Bremerhaven
       
      from the port of NY to arrival port of Cotonou, Benin:
      Tractor Trailer with confirmed dims: 850" x 99" x 114" @ $10,095.00
      Office Trailer with confirmed dims: 36' x 10' x 10' @ 7395.00
      Note: we have the capability of providing pickups for all types of units but will need 2 weeks advanced notice to schedule the pickup provider. 
       
      from the port of Houston to arrival port of Kuwait:
      Vacuum truck with confirmed dims.: 418" x 96" x 153" @ $10,975.00
      Note: MiddleEast ports like Kuwait are booked weeks in advance of scheduled sailing due to high demand.
       
      from the ports of Portsmouth, VA/Jacksonville to arrival ports Valetta, Malta and  Civitavecchia, IT:
      Boat on trailer with confirmed dims.: 379" x 113" x 115" @ $14,105.00 and $7240.00 respectively
      Note: For certain ports of discharge like the ports in IT it is highly recommended that your work with an Agent/Customs Broker in getting the freight released easilyt from IT Customs.
       
      from the port of Long Beach to arrival port of Manzanillo, Panama:
      Camper (Travel) trailer with confirmed dims.: 381" x 96" x 148" @ $7270.00
      Note: as fast as new ports of call are opened they can also be terminated by the SS Line in a month's notice.  Always check ahead of time with a Sefco representative for up to date sailings and sailings schedules.
     
    When shipping RV's, buses, heavy equipment (high & heavy), boats, travel trailers or anything else that can't fit inside a std. container and needs to be shipped via roro service please keep the following in mind:
     
    1. What is the year, make and model of the unit to be shipped oversea?
    On the dock receipt and bill of lading that document specialists prepare we have to state, year and model of the unit so please provide us with this info. when requesting a shipping rate from us.
     
    2.  What are the exact dimsensions (l x w x h) and weight of the unit to be shipped overseas?
    This seems to baffle many perspective shippers, yet it's very easy.  Your bill of sale should state what the dims. are, if it doesn't go out and measure the unit.  Keep the following in mind when measuring: the length, width and height of unit have to take in anything that is on the unit. 
    -Length: how long is the unit?  Eg. if the unit like a boat is on a trailer and the trailer is bigger than the a boat then the length of the trailer must be take into account in the overall length.. 
    -The width: how wide is your unit. The width must include all items that are on the unit. Eg. when measuring a truck please take into account items like rearview mirrors which can add an additional 1' to 2' to the width 
    -For height, it's the highest point on the unit in relation to the ground.  An eg.can be with a boat that may have be the same height with the exception of something that sticks out an addiitonal 2' or 3' and this is what will be measured.  Another Eg.a truck cab may be one height but the trailer might be a totally different height.  If these 2 unit's come in together as one unit then it's the highest point on the unit regardless of if it's on the cab or trailer.
     
    If you can reduce the overall length, width, and height of the unit that's fine with us.  Keep in mind it isn't the responsibility of Sefco, the SS Line,  nor the people at the terminal to reduce the volume of your unit.  It's your responsibility!
     
    We can't stress this point enough that your unit will be remeasured at the terminal and if you have provided us with inaccurate measurements then the shipping rate is going to off.   Eg. a 1' difference in the height of a boat can mean several hundred dollar difference when shipping from US to UK, but can mean a thousand dollar difference when shipping from US to Australia.
     
    3. Are you the property owner of the unit?
    This is important when calculating shipping rates.  Most owners know the exact dims. of the unit being shipped whereas people looking to buy a new unit or used from an auction site are just looking for an idea of the shipping costs.  To get a shipping quote from us you must own the property.  If you don't and you want us to give you an idea of the costs then you will have to fill out our ESR report for $250.00 and we will quote you as many rates as you want.
     
    It's very important to understand the following when calculating shipping rates:  Rates are done on individual, case by case basis.  There ane no rate grids like you many have seen for autos and SUV's.  Rates can't be prorated based on one size to a larger size like you may see on our lcl rate grids.  Shipping rates for these units can't be quoted in general terms like our fcl econo rates, they have to be worked on and this takes time.  If you are not serious about using our company please don't waste our time if you are looking for general rate guidance. Our website and pages like this one should give you enough of a feel for the actual costs of doing business. In all cases, our paying customers come first.  
     
    4.  What is the insurance value of the unit?
    Since you are the property owner of the unit it is highly recommended that you purchase marine cargo insurance through Sefco.  On all our rate quotes there will be a stated amount for the insurance value of the unit. 
     
    I can't tell you how many times when shippers felt they didn't need any insurance and then something happened to the unit while in transit causing the unit to be  damaged or destroyed.  It's important to note that SS Line liability when it comes to coverage of any unit that is damaged onboard their vessel while in transit is $500.00, that's it!   This award is stated in case after case in martime law . Therefore the responsibility is on the shipper not the SS Line to provide for additional marine carpo insurance for the value of unit being shipped through Sefco. 
     
    Lastly, our rates for insurance are 2% of the value insured but if the value of the freight is valued over 100k and you wish to pruchase insurance for your unit for 100k or more then we will contact our insurance carrier and advise you at a later date on the rate we will charge you.
     
    5.  Where do you want the freight shipped to?
    -Ports: Roro service out of US ports is limited to certain number of ports. Not every US port provides this serice. 
     
    -Routing: Keep in mind that not every US roro port has roro service to the destination port you are looking to ship to.
     
    -Logistics: If you unit is in one area of the US and yet has to be shipped out of US roro port that has roro service to your desired port of destiantion but is some difference away then you must be aware of the costs for delivery to the port of loading.  Every big US company hires logistics personel or will sub out to a 3PL (third part logistics provider) to help them with the best available routes/ports to keep these costs down and the freight moving in and out of the US. 
     
    For routing patterns please revert back to our roro factsheet shown here:
     
    6. Can you deliver the frieght yourself to the port of loading?
    If you can great! But if can't Sefco can help you with delivery to the port of loading.  But keep in mind the following:
    -Pickup service: we only use the best carrieres out there. Our carriers are  bonded, licensed, and full insured.
    -Specilaization: differecnt units require different types of carrier services and Sefco can provide you with a wide variety of choices for the p/u of your freight.
    -Timing, it can take up 2 weeks to make these arrangements
    -Rural locations:  generally rural locations or areas in the US like the upper parts of MI that are off the beaten path alot cost more and may take more time for the scheduled pickup.
     
    7.US Customs Clearance:
    If you aren delivering the freight yourself to the port of loading then you will be able to self clear the unit through US Customs at no charge provided you have the proper documentation in hand.  If you can't and need Sefco to make these arrangements for you then our document specialists will be glad to assist you on this matter.  Our fees which will be stated on the quote and are non=-negotiable.  The only time we will help somebody here with Customs charges is when they have multiple units delivered to the port at the sametime going to the same port.  Then it will be just one fee for Customs services stated in wirting on the shipping quote.
     
    One more thing that must be stated here with US Customs and that is with the exception of travel trailers you can't put personal/ household, commercial  items inside the unit being shipped overseas.  Keep in mind that insurance carriiers will only cover the unit not what's inside the unit while in transit.  These items that are inside the unit should be shipped separately via lcl/fcl services which Sefco can provide you with shipping rates and guidance on these items.
     
    8. Are you aware of any VAT Taxes, duties on the unit being shipped oversea?
    If you are the shipper and consignee of the freight being shipped overseas know ahead of time what applicable duties and taxes may apply.  Tax lasws in certain countries can change yearly and there is no way that Sefco can keep up with all these changes. Please contact the following for more info. on this area:
    -local consulate of the country you are shipping to
    -Customs at the port of discharge.  Some countries like the US have their duties posted online so you know what to pay on the unit
    -Customs Brokers located at the port of discharge can assist you in this area in addition to helping you clear your freight
     
    9..Is there any additional services that need to be performed first before you the freight is shipped overseas?
    Know ahead of time the countres laws regarding imports. There maybe certain things you are unaware of and it's imprortant that you know ahead of time before you ship the freight.
    -SGS inspections are for only certain number of countries.  SGS inpectors must be set up by you  the shipper in advance of the freight being exported.  On our business section we have a link and info. regarding the countries that require these inspections and how to contact them
     
    -Fumigation: some countries like Australia require that freight that has any wood products on the unit be certified as being fumigated .
     
    10. Why is the shipping rate so different from country to country?
    I don't know.  The SS Lines use their own internal pricing methods for each country.  The rates are determined as mentioned above on a case by case pricing method.  They are influenced by many factors which Sefco has detailed in our roro preamble link shown here:
     
    RORO services for these types of units aren't cheap.  They are fast, reliable, and safe.  Our promise to you is that your freight will arrive safely and in a timely manner. 
     
    BEST REGARDS,
    PETER DESTEFANO AND THE ENTIRE SEFCO STAFF
    VP OF SALES



    We share this with our viewing public in order to give you a better idea of the actual costs for doing what we do.

    Unless you have already used Sefco Export at least once, requests for multiple free quotes will be only an estimation. Cargo needs to be "on the ground and ready to go" within at least 30-days time, for us to make all the necessary export shipping reservations. Shipping costs often involve putting together several different costs which tend to fluctuate over time - like the cost of fuel. We can not service accounts that may have theoretical shipments - unless a deposit is received - to become a first-time Sefco Export customer. Serious clients should send in your initial retainer/deposit.

    Confirmations of all normal details, vessel names, voyage numbers, ETA/ETS sailing/arrival dates, tracking reports while en-route, etc. are provided to our clients in due course. Past Sefco Export clients who are coming back to us for a second time (or multiple times) are given prompt attention. We appreciate your continued cooperation and trust.


    RATES BASED ON OVERALL SIZE.
    COMPARABLE SIZED UNITS WOULD HAVE A COMPARABLE COST FOR SHIPPING.

    Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 1:04 PM
    Subject: Fw: roro shipping rate for Bayliner from Jacks/SAV to Sydney, Australia

    quote #:0090020002005

    HI, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SEFCO. THE SHIPPING INFO. YOU HAVE REQUESTED IS BELOW. IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE THIS INFO. PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

    The costs for RORO shipping your freight (2000 Bayliner Trophy 2302 Motorboat) with confirmed measurements of 28' 1" x 8' 6" x 8' 7" / 5500lbs. from the ports of either Jacksonville/Savannah to arrival port of Sydney, Australia at the following:

    $10,555.00/$10,560.00: SHIPPING which includes receiving and inspection fees, terminal handling charges for the port of loading, port security surcharge, export douments (D/R, SED, B/L), ocean freight, arbitrary fees from Durban for Jacks. only, BAF (bunker adjustment for fuel), CAF (currency adjustment factor), GRI (general rate increase) for 2005, and handling.

    $10,555.00/$10,560.00: SUBTOTAL

    ADDITIONAL SERVICES
    $0000.00: PICKUP services by bonded carrier service from door to the port of loading can be arranged upon request.
    $0000.00: US CUSTOMS CLEARANCE services can be arranged upon request
    $0000.00: INSURANCE services @ 2% of the value insured + $45.00 for processing fees.
    $0000.00: SPECIAL services like the building of craddles for boats can be arranged upon request.
    $0000.00: STORAGE optional upon request
    $0000.00: DESTINATION serviceswhere available upon request.

    $10,555.00: TOTAL (Jacks. to Sydney)
    $10,560.00: TOTAL (Sav. to Sydney)

    Note: with Boats there is no longer the formal US Customs Clearance proceedures like you have for autos. Therefore there are no additional charges for US Customs.

    ADDITIONAL CHARGES:
    -FedEx fees for the forwarding of documents back to you.
    -Terminal handling fees at the port of discharge. These small fees are for the unloading of the unit from the vessel and are paid directly to the port agent when you go to p/u your freight.
    -Shipping rates don't include for any VAT taxes or import duties that your freight may or may not be subject to at the port of discharge. Please contact your local consulate/embassy on these matters.

    SAILING SCHEDULE:
    Sailings are 1 per/mo. with a transit time of 42- 60 days once onboard vessel from Sav and up to 63-70 days from Jacks. Shipping schedules can change and this info. will be confirmed for you when freight is booked with the SS Line.

    INSURANCE:
    The type of marine cargo insurance covering your freight while in transit will be our "Named Perils Polcy". This polciy provides for maximum protection fi something major happens to your freight while in transit. Our insurance carrier is TGI (Travel Guard International) and to learn more about them or this polciy please go to the following:
    www.sefco-export.com/insure.htm

    TERMINAL AND PICKUP INFO:
    -Please note that the terminal handling charge at both the port of loading/discharge assumes the unit can either be driven on/off the vessel or towed on/off the vessel. It doesn't include the lifting on/off by crane in which case there would be an additional accessorial charge assessed based on the volume/weight of the unit.
    -Also please note that for pickups by carrier service that we will need at least 5 business days to make these arrangements. In rural locations we will need at least 2 weeks to set things up.. For more info. on roro shipping please go to the following:
    www.sefco-export.com/roro-usa.htm#rorofacts

    DOCUMENTS NEEDED AT THE PORT OF LOADING:
    If you are delivering and seflclearing your unit through Customs please have the following documents in hand at the port of loading:
    -valid passport ID
    -title to the unit
    -bill of sale to the unit if not the original owner of the unit
    -at certain ports like Houston "a letter of intent" will be needed
    -at other ports like Miami POA document will be needed
    -dock receipt which will be prepared by Sefco and sent to you It's important to note that our document people who are licensed and bonded just don't prepare the docs. they actually assist in getting the freight released for export in a timely manner. For more info. on our document people please go to:
    www.sefco-export.com/autocontfact.htm

    RORO INFO.
    www.sefco-export.com/autocontfact.htm
    Why roro rates change and some pictures of RORO vessels shown here:
    www.sefco-export.com/roropreamble.htm
    www.sefco-export.com/roro1.htm
    www.sefco-export.com/roro2.htm

    RORO GRID INDEX:
    Sefco's RORO shipping guide for autos to over 100 ports worldwide shown here:
    www.sefco-export.com/roro-rategridindex.htm

    REFERENCES:
    We have shipped thousands of people's freight overseas and this is just a small samplong on what these former customers have to say about Sefco:
    www.sefco-export.com/references.htm

    TO PROCEED:
    If you are interested in proceeding ahead please go to this link which goes into the into detail on the steps needed to go with Sefco:
    www.sefco-export.com/toproceed.htm

    COMMENTS:
    This is the busy season for international shipping and with weak dollar the vessels are packed to capacity. Space is tight especially for individual shippers like yourself. My recommendation is for you to book early at least 4 weeks in advanc of scheduled departure date. For more info. on this please go to the following:
    www.sefco-export.com/portnewsupdates.htm

    BEST REGARDS,
    PETER DESTEFANO
    VP OF SALES

    Sefco Export Management Company Inc.
    1 Ascan Avenue, PH-74
    Forest Hills, NY 11375
    phone: 718-268-6233
    phone: 914-293-7109
    fax: 718-268-0505
    email: info@sefco-export.com
    website: www.sefco-export.com





    quote #008009002005

    HI, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SEFCO. THE SHIPPING INFO. YOU HAVE REQUESTED IS BELOW. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
    -shipping out of Long Beach will actually cost more because vessels out of West Coast for Australia are routed via Manzanillo, Panama where freight would change ships for vessels bound for Australia.
    -Since sailings are only 1 per month space is at a premium and the vessels fill up very fast. Bookings should be made at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance of scheduled sailing.

    IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE THIS INFO. PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

    The costs for RORO shipping your freight (Chevy Silvarado) with confirmed measurements of 256" x 96" x 76" and your (5th Wheel Travel Trailer) with confirmed measurements of 419" x 96" x 104" from the ports of Baltimore/Savanah to arrival port of Brisbane at the following:

    $6,770.00 / Silverado $15,415.00 / 5th Wheel Trailer: SHIPPING which includes receiving and inspection fees, terminal handling charges for the port of loading, port security surcharge, export douments (D/R, SED, B/L), ocean freight, arbitrary fees, BAF (bunker adjustment for fuel), CAF (currency adjustment factor), GRI,(general rate increase) for 2005, and handling.

    ADDITIONAL SERVICES
    $0000.00: PICKUP services by bonded carrier service from door to the port of loading can be arranged upon request.
    $0000.00: US CUSTOMS CLEARANCE services can be arranged upon request
    $0000.00: INSURANCE services @ 2% of the value insured + $45.00 for processing fees.
    $0000.00: SPECIAL services like the building of craddles for boats can be arranged upon request.
    $0000.00: STORAGE optional upon request
    $0000.00: DESTINATION serviceswhere available upon request.

    $22,185.00: TOTAL (for both units)

    SAILING SCHEDULE:
    Sailings are 1 per/mo. with a transit time of 56 days once onboard vessel. Shipping schedules can change and this info. will be confirmed for you when freight is booked with the SS Line.




    Post-Script
    Rates are estimations only and are reconfirmed at the time of booking. Historical precedent is no indication or guarantee of future prices. Sefco customers are provided copies of all normal sailing and arrival details for their booked cargo.
    To open your SEFCO EXPORT file: please send your deposit/via FedEx.
    Upon receipt, we can properly service your account. Thank you.