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Construction Equipment Relocations

Posted on September 19th, 2013

Best in the Industry.

The process of moving construction equipment from one site to another is a job that requires expert knowledge in the moving industry. With a reputation that spans 45 years and acknowledgement around the country for excellence in freighting logistics, Kenter has provided solutions for all freighting requirements with professional knowledge of the industry and a hassle–free mission to get satisfying results for each of our clients in their unique needs. Our experience crosses the field in the smallest and simplest of jobs right through to the most expansive mine-site relocations and we continue to grow our reputation for great service regardless of job size.

Cross Border Experts

Do you need consultation regarding cross border processes? The Kenter team realises cross border processes are a complex and time consuming process. We understand that it is easy to make mistakes in this industry- even the tiniest mistakes can lead to significant interruptions in your intentions to freight machinery. Kenter will provide the smoothest and most reliable exports and imports of your goods and take care of the red tape where government regulations can often slow the process down. The most unfamiliar territory in cleaning and correct form evaluation is second nature to us, and our experiences mean that we can get to work on getting your goods in transit, giving you back the time your need to get moving on other projects.

Protecting your Assets.

The transporting of construction equipment is a task that requires a thorough understanding of equipment in which we are dealing with. Often, construction equipment can be classed as sensitive and delicate and special care must be taken in relocations to avoid interruptions or damages that can result in an unsatisfactory outcome for all involved.

Coordinating Seamless Transitions

We deal with a range of heavy equipment transportation and machinery relocations and our services span the field of lifting, rigging, safety and other services for both short term and long term projects. Our aim is to your productivity stands to benefit from our services and that your agenda is never affected by avoidable circumstances.  We work with the coordination of your machinery exhibitions anywhere around Australia and can offer international solutions through our team as well.

Crane Positioning.

As one of the most complex and time consuming aspects of construction machinery moves, crane construction equipment in particular requires special attention and Kenter is able to provide planning and the carrying out of the positioning of these high maintenance vehicles and machinery. Heavy duty professionals can position cranes on site according to your organisations direct specifications, which means less hassle for you and a seamless transition from site to site where construction is about to take place.

Unpacking and Unloading

We also specialise in the uncarting and unpacking of construction materials and vehicles. Where a great deal of this type of machinery is classed as sensitive, Kenter take great pride in managing unpacking as a vital aspect of the job. We are able to quickly and easily bring down crates and out loading materials to your specifications, decreasing onsite time for you and increasing productivity in the meantime.

From the ground Floor to Top Level

If your construction site requires a relocation either up or down stairs, we can also assist in managing a solution for you using our state of the art equipment and drawing on our many years of experience in the field.  Most areas to be unloaded and unpacked are able to be assessed and carried out by our team. If your construction site is proving to be an awkward and tight fit, Kenter can help to make the job easier with our understanding of your machinery needs and by using our technology, designed to get the job done perfectly every time.

Growing Policies

Kenter is up to date with all regulations, changes and recent administrations which affect our clients and their intentions to import or expert goods. Very recent changes may affect the way you prepare your machinery for shipment and we can help you to make sure all the boxes are ticked if those regulations should apply to your unique freighting process.

Keeping Safe.

Kenter works specifically to the requirements of Work Safe standards. Kenter recognises an outstanding record in compliance to safety policy is central to an excellent service. We target an incident and injury free workplace.  We recognise the imperative of keeping you safe, and our priority is and always will be to complete our assigned charges with full dedication to getting the job done well.

Need a professional? Call Kenter.

If you require the services of construction site relocation, please call the friendly Kenter customer service team for more information regarding our ability to navigate the perfect solution for you and you organisation.


Australian Quarantine

Posted on September 18th, 2013

Australian Quarantine, If you’re importing, it’s your responsibility!

If you are importing anything into Australia, you need to make sure you are aware of all the laws that govern that process, especially around any edible/organic goods. It is imperative that you are well aware of the laws that enable you to do so, and follow the guidelines set by Australian Quarantine.

DAFF- Protecting our Biosecurity.

DAFF or the Department of Fisheries and Forestry, is the government body that sets these rules out and manages the border controls that allow or disallow these products to pass international ports and from state to state. Daff is a facet of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. DAFF is also responsible for carrying out the inspections and certification of livestock that comes in and goes out of Australia for business.

DAFF Officers monitor the shipment of:

Protecting Australian Assets.

Australian quarantine import and export laws are among the strictest in the world, and for good reason. We have one of the most productive export economies and a fragile ecosystem which, under the strict observation and control of authorities, has remained relatively free from biological threats that have caused damage to other countries with less strict laws governing export and imports.

How Passable Goods are Determined.

DAFF officers investigate all shipments using a host of tools to implement investigation. X-ray machines, sniffer dogs and manual searches are all applied in order to determine legal shipping conditions.  Australian Quarantine is a valuable asset to Australia by ensuring it is free from pests and this in turn plays a vital role in keeping the country’s economy strong. The department regularly undertakes research to determine australia’s import risks. DAFF also administers the Imported Food Programme, which deals with all food imported into Australia, and determines whether it meets our Quarantine Standards and the Food Standards Code.

Non-Compliance- It’s breaking the law.

Australian quarantine takes any breach of security very seriously and harsh penalties apply for those who fail to comply with those strict standards. So, how do you make sure that your shipment is compliant under these strict laws?  When packing your cargo into a container we can only use certain types of material for dunnage.  If you don’t use the right material it will cost you considerably to dispose of and fumigate the timber. If you have any doubts as to whether your shipment is suitable for import or export into Australia, it is important to clarify those concerns at your earliest convenience.

Be reassured.

With over 45 years of experience in the field of shipping both at an international and domestic level, Kenter International can provide you with further information and references regarding your unique concerns and Australian quarantine. Please contact our customer solutions desk for further information today. Click here to fill in our form.


Exporting Machinery – Key Things To Consider

Posted on September 15th, 2013

Exporting Machinery

Just as the import laws that govern the circumstances under which machinery is accepted into Australia are stringent, so too are the laws that determine the exporting machinery in other countries. The only way to secure your machinery for export is to consider the key factors which make it acceptable for shipment. The threat presented to the biosecurity of other countries is treated as an extremely serious issue and it makes sense for any individual or organization wishing to export machinery into an overseas country to check in on all import laws in that country that dictate whether your shipment will be deemed satisfactory under those legislations.

What is soiled machinery?

Vehicles that work the land are susceptible to difficulty in thorough cleaning, with the potential for organic matter to be passed on as it is taken from the land and transferred while remaining in the machinery. As land-working vehicles and machinery harbour the seeds and other living organisms that thrive here in Australia, those organic matters may pose a true threat to the country for export, which is considered as a breech of the biosecurity laws. To avoid the potential fines and likelihood of refused entry, it is imperative that the cleaning process you adopt eliminates any possibility of this occurring.  Some of the countries don’t take these issues into consideration, we can guide you which ones when exporting machinery to these destinations.  Biosecurity waste needs to be disposed of properly through a licensed QAP. Thorough cleaning is a time consuming process that can be carried out by you or an external cleaning service. The main categories for concern in organic matter include but are not limited to:
  • Pests
  • Disease
  • Weeds
It is extremely important to consider the consequences, however of failing to clean machinery in order for it to be accepted into the country you wish to send it. Agricultural laws in many countries are able to re-export machinery at your expense if it is deemed unfit for entrance to the receiving country, so enquire with the Kenter customer service team for more information regarding the fail-proof services available in preparing your machinery for export, and avoiding unnecessary costs. If you’ve elected to prepare machinery for shipment independently, the cleaning process you take on must be thoroughly planned and it is certainly best to develop a checklist that ensures no area of that the export machinery has been missed. Kenter has provided a breakdown of the cleaning process that should be carried out in order to secure a good clean machine for export.

Cleaning your machine for export

You will need:
  • High pressure cleaning system, both water and air
  • Paint scraper
  • Wire bottle brush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Industrial torch
  • Stable light source 

The three-round clean

Run the machine for a period of time before you begin your clean. This loosens any particles before exporting machinery that would otherwise come away after you finish. Aim to go top to bottom on your machine three times.  Start at the top but between each round, start and run the machine again to loosen any material that previously stayed stuck in the machinery. 

Work your way down.

The best practise is to consider the machine as you clean from top to bottom, and to consider the material you are removing from the heaviest soiling to the lightest.

Keep it dry if you can.

Firstly, remove all dirt, from the top of the vehicle to bottom by using the air pressure cleaner. Heavy dirt may be softened with water pressure cleaner and a detergent product if necessary but the process of the clean will be easier if heavy dirt can be removed when it is dry. Particularly stubborn dirt will need extra attention to be sure none is missed.

The finishing touches

The final stage of cleaning will include an extremely thorough vacuuming of the machinery. The aim is to remove all the material from difficult areas, and the best line of defence to provide a thorough clean here is a high-powered industrial strength vacuum cleaner with long arm extension and a slim suction head for tight crevices.

Be sure.

All loosened particles of dirt as they are removed should be accounted for. Any reservoirs or areas that may harbour dropped dirt and be particularly diligent in areas of concern where the design of the machinery is particularly tight. Areas that will be checked the most thoroughly will be hard-to reach areas on exporting machinery. It is up to you to be persistent. Once your machinery is spotless, it is imperative that it is not operated and stored in an environment that does not compromise its neutrality. If you would like more information about preparing your exporting machinery, Kenter is able to offer your expert advice and further information about services available for industry level machinery cleaning. We are happy to assist in your enquiry regarding machinery export, large and small. Please contact our friendly customer service team for more information regarding products and services we can provide to help you get the job done and your machinery on board, first time, every time.  


Machinery Relocations – What You Need To Know

Posted on September 5th, 2013

Do you need to relocate your heavy machinery?

There are various aspects of machinery relocations that can affect the shipping schedule of your project. In both domestic freighting and international shipment, relocating machinery is a complicated task.  It requires excellent planning and a thorough knowledge of industry expectations.

What does ‘machinery relocations’ involve?

The terms that define machinery relocations can include the use of multiple services and machinery. It is useful for importers to understand the variety of machines and processes that can be used to assist you in achieving your project objectives. Some of these systems and processes (among many others) can include:
  • Container packing and unpacking
  • Plant and machinery dismantling
  • Plant and machinery assembly
  • On-site repositioning
  • Customs Clearance
In addition to our moving fleet, the machinery used to bring about the relocation may include but is not limited to:
  • Straddle Stackers
  • Crane trucks
  • Forklifts and fitters

Relocation of heavy machinery is a complicated, multi-faceted project. Are you up to date with it?

Along with the rules that affect the transportation of heavy machinery around the world, importers of heavy machinery into Australia need to adhere to strict policies set by the Australian Government.

A Focus on Safety.

A strong influence in the relocation of your machinery centers on strict procedural safety laws. These include key principals that affect machinery and safety equipment, risk control and harm minimisation in equipment hazards and the purchasing of machinery and equipment for relocation.

Your machinery relocation should be a streamlined, safe and hassle free process. 

A thorough assessment of the condition in which you wish to import your heavy machinery is the key to a safe and hassle free relocation. There are heavy consequences for those who fail to meet these rigid laws, so a thorough understanding is key to you project success.

Do you need more information? Ask the experts.

Through our services, Kenter are able to provide extensive advice to help you form a solid understanding about the expectations of the Australian Government, when it comes to relocating machinery in Australia. Our team are known for providing premium assistance when the complicated process of shipping heavy machinery is involved in your next project.

Get it right, first time.

As the trusted providers in machinery relocations in Australia, you can rely on our board of professionals to get the job done tight, first time, every time. To arrange your personalised quote, please call our customer solutions team and speak to one of our trained staff about your project.