Global Machinery Logistics

Merritts can provide you with fully managed global logistics solutions

We have the expertise and knowledge to cover every aspect of your international machinery & equipment moving requirements. Our Global Logistics package has been specifically developed to provide a comprehensive service, delivering the solutions to your machinery moving problems in a cost effective and time efficient manner. Elements of this service include:

  • Transportation of your machinery, to and from anywhere on the planet
  • Organisation of sea or air freight plus handling of customs clearance documentation
  • Professional packaging services to protect your high value machinery
  • Machinery storage and bonded warehousing
  • Industry leading fleet of specialist machinery lifting equipment & transport vehicles
  • Full installation package with mechanical and electrical engineering services

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Air freight organisation

Merritts offers international air freight solutions for all machinery and equipment. With access to all international airlines, our experienced team are able to identify and arrange the most appropriate flights to meet your specific service needs and delivery deadline for each of your items.

Benefits of our air freight service include:

  • Movement of your items, to and from airport
  • Handling of all import & export documentation and customs clearance procedures
  • Storage services, included entry of items into our customs bonded warehouse if required
  • Professional packaging services
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • De-van items and dispose of packaging
  • Item tracking

Sea freight arrangement

Our sea freight division offers you a completely bespoke service for all aspects of your import & export requirements, providing a global sea freight service to get your shipment where it needs to go, exactly when it needs to be there. Our dedicated service package can include the following:

  • Movement of your items, to and from docks
  • Handling of all import & export documentation and customs clearance procedures
  • Storage services, including entry of items into our customs bonded warehouse if required
  • Professional packaging services
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • De-van, unpack containers and dispose of packaging
  • Handle the restitution of containers with the shipping line
  • Item tracking

With our global network of air and road freight services connecting to major sea ports around the world, Merritts can help you with a cost-effective carrier service delivered by maritime experts working with major shipping lines.

Customs bonded warehousing

Our premises are an HMRC customs bonded warehouse facility. Key features of this service include:

  • Defer payment of import duty and VAT
  • The opportunity to purchase stock machinery without paying import duty & VAT until sold
  • Provides you with greater flexibility for supplying ‘quick turnaround’ machine deliveries to clients
  • Allows you to take advantage of favourable exchange rates when purchasing stock machinery
  • If you are unable to sell your machinery domestically,  you can sell it for re-export without having to worry about the duties which would already have been paid
  • All customs documentation will be handled by us where required

Transport specialists

Merritts Road Transport division provides you with all the necessary logistical requirements to get your machinery safely to and from your desired destination. Merritts headquarters are centrally located in the Midlands with close access to the M1.

Our transport services extend to the following:

  • Out of gauge loads
  • Road closures & permits
  • Escort vehicles
  • Route planning
  • Liaison with police and highways officers
  • Full UK and European deliveries
  • Handling of all necessary paperwork

Our transport fleet comprises of:

  • HGV Tractor Units
  • Rigid Crane Vehicles
  • Semi Low Loaders
  • Wafer Deck Low Loaders
  • Crane Trailers
  • Flatbeds
  • Curtain Siders

Lifting expertise

Merritts own fleet of lifting technology can provide solutions for all your machinery and equipment handling requirements. Our extensive list of lifting resources includes the following:

  • Lorry mounted cranes with lifting capacity up to 30Te
  • Mobile cranes with lifting capacity up to 90Te
  • Overhead cranes with lifting capacity up to 20Te
  • Versa-Lift fork trucks with lifting capacity up to 27Te
  • Megalift jacking systems with lifting capacity up to 200Te
  • Where required, Merritts will also provide experienced Slinger Signallers, Banksmen and Appointed Persons

Merritts experienced lift coordinators are able to provide CAD based lift plans for simple and complex lifts. When combined with Merritts comprehensive insurance this package forms the basis of our contract lift service.

Storage options for machinery and equipment

We have extensive storage facilities and over 100,000sq ft of warehouse space on multiple sites. This allows us to offer you your own dedicated storage area if required. The benefits of our storage facilities include:

  • Flexible storage options for your machinery and equipment
  • An area for PDI of your machinery
  • Demonstrate your machinery to your customers
  • Train your staff on your machinery
  • Allow your customers to train their staff on the machinery
  • Use the area as a showroom for potential customers

 

Installation services

When your machinery is ready to be moved and installed we can provide a free site survey at the installation site and provide all the necessary services to move and install your machinery, which can include:

  • Loading of machinery at Merritts or from OEM facility
  • Delivery to site
  • Offloading of machinery
  • Floor loading calculations
  • Positioning and assembly of machinery
  • Connection to services
  • Machinery decommissioning and recommissioning
  • Alignment/Levelling/Core drilling/Bolting down
  • Movement of additional machinery on site if required
  • CDM project management
  • Storage and bonded warehousing where required

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