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Overseas Shipping – Get a freight Quote today

Posted on May 18th, 2016

Overseas Shipping – Seafreight

Do you have more important processes to manage in your day to day role other than overseas shipping or International freight ? Are you looking to have one point of contact to manage and Facilitate the whole process ? Kenter Logistics has a team of woman with attention to detail, highly effective communication skills and a passion to be organised without hassle.  They can provide full service offerings such as customs clearance end to end, or just the oceanfreight component depending on the incoterms. We can communicate with your Buyer once the cargo has left to ensure you continue to give them the very best followup long after the cargo has sailed to ensure they buy from you again and again. Why not start your enquiry today ? Contact us to see if we are the right fit for you

 Sea Freight – ship overseas

From smaller consolidated LCL (Less than Container Load) shipments to large FCL (Full Container Load) shipments, Kenter partners with you to get your product where it needs to be.  We do this via our long standing relationships with all global strategic ocean freight carriers Whether you are looking for a port to port or door to door service, we offer reliable transit time consistently throughout the year. Need to move half a container, a motorcycle or a used construction machine Kenter has a range of options we can breakdown to see the most viable, price wise and transit time wise to meet your needs.

FCL (Full Container Load) Sea Freight

Our FCL option moves full containers globally. Do you have more than 12 cbm of cargo – then its time to price a full container so you can have full control over the entire container shipping process.  Transporting shipping containers when they arrive will be managed through one point of contact till your cargo arrives at your door.

Project Shipping and Bulk Break Cargos

The Machine or static cargo is wider than 2.3m? Then we need to look at RoRo shipping or Flatrack options.  We can balance out the cost of dismantle and containerization in comparison to lashing onto a flatrack and delivering underhook.  Its over 90% of our day to day business.  The ops team at Kenter have over 60 individual years on the ground, through various projects so facilitating over size, out of gauge and complex freight worldwide can be done without hassle, and for the price we quote. Our team can guide you through the process of complex, out of gauge or over dimensional sea freight movements and integration with other services across the entire supply chain. Want one point of Contact ? Why not try us once, what have you got to loose Contact Us Today  


Machinery Relocation

Posted on March 6th, 2016

Dismantle Machinery For Export

Dismantled Machinery For Export

Machinery Relocation

We work with individual clients, government departments, commercial enterprises to complete your machinery relocation seamlessly.  We specialise in organising and managing all the different supply chain processes seamlessly, happy to work alongside as part of your team short term to get the job done with the least path of resistance on its global journey.
We work with mining companies, manufacturers, dealers, OEM’s, Earthmoving companies,  to complete all their  machinery relocation requirements all Australian Ports, Internal co-ordination with various transport providers.  From Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia, Western Australia, Kenter International will run the numbers and think outside the square to get you the result that’s important to you.  We may offer Roll on roll off solution on a main unit with a container freight option for accessories. It all depends on what it is, where it is, and where its got to get to ! Click here to fill in a rough requirement and we’ll call you with some quick questions so we make sure we offer you the right solution for your machinery relocation.
Which Direction will the Used Machinery relocation continue on ? The recent survey undertaken by the Fraser Institute of Mining in 2015 found that in Oceania regions, Western Australia is still perceived as the most attractive region for investment based on mineral and policy.  Queensland is not too far behind with its machinery relocation. Currently Kenter is seeing its client contractors using the down turn to liquidate old used machinery and ship the machines overseas into more buoyant markets, while sourcing heavy machinery for importing.  Some of our heavy machinery clients have already signaled to us  they are looking at  shipping machinery to Australia, Trade-in prices are paying top dollar for the Used equipment locally in Australia in anticipation of an increase in demand again.  These are very difficult cycles to pick when there are so many external forces effecting commodity prices so machinery relocation is constantly changing on different routes.  Agreed it will be a long time before Australia sees a boom and machinery imports at any level similar to the last 10 years, if ever and machinery relocation worldwide will stay unpredictable. Click on the link for the full report The Fraser Institute Mining Survey Report 2015

 


Verified Gross Mass Certification

Posted on February 29th, 2016

What is Verified Gross Mass?

Verified Gross Mass – As mentioned Earlier Last week Effective from 1st July 2016, with the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) amendment covering container weighing regulations, a packed container will no longer be allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been provided by the shipper to the ocean carriers and/or port terminal representatives prior to the load list cut-off date. The new regulation was adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) to increase maritime safety and reduce the dangers to cargo, containers, and all those involved in container transport throughout the supply chain. Verified Gross Mass Equation = Weight of the Cargo plus weight of Dunnage and Bracing Plus the Tare Weight of the Container.  It must be provided either in the ‘Shipping Documents’ or as a separate notification depending on which way the Shipping line wishes to develop its Liability Protection procedures.  Remember many in the Supply chain already undertake this declaration in the Container Weight Declaration so it may only be a small adjustment in practices. What  are the  two permissible weighing methods before these containers can be loaded on a vessel; Method 1 Weighing the container after it has been packed – the average cost associated with this will add significantly overtime to the bottom line for shippers.  The Average cost for a trip over a set of weigh bridge scales …………big impact on bottom lines  Semi truck pulled over at a weigh station Method 2 Requires weighing all the cargo and contents of the container and adding those weights to the container’s tare weight as indicated on the door end of the container. This can mean Wait time, delays and more importantly additional Charges if you are not organised.  Would Pay to Review your current service providers to see what you can start now to mitigate additional expenses from these changes.   A really great printable document can be found here on the CBFCA site for Australian Shippers.


Verified Container Mass – AMSA MO42 Changes

Posted on February 22nd, 2016

950 B - 6  Will they still load your export container onboard after July 1st 2016 The accurate weight of containers has not always given by shippers or packing yards. The incorrect declaration of container weight has led to accidents and continues to pose a huge risk to on-and offshore personnel, on the roads and inside terminals, to cargo and to equipment. Most of this information is currently supplied to the Trucking Company as they must have a Container Weight Declaration prior to lifting your container from the Ground to Its Side Loader, AMSA are moving to take this one step further in the supply chain. AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) is currently finalising the draft Order for the amendment of Marine Order 42 (Cargo, stowage and securing) 2014 (MO42) to reflect the SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) amendments. AMSA is the governing and enforcement body in Australia. From July 1st 2016 a packed container will no longer be allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been provided by the shipper named in the Bill of Lading, to the ocean carrier and/or the terminal representative. Questions to ask here are – do you pack onsite yourself or do you hire a contractor, is your machinery packed at a yard with safe work methods in place or are you using Joe out in Oakford because he’s cheap. This is where the responsibility will lie primarily both for additional charges if the task and process hasn’t been streamlined causing your Export Container to not be loaded on board – or worse and Injury happens because the VGM (Verified Gross Mass) has not been recorded and received by the terminal. All of these processes should already be a part of your Export documentation – its just making the Liability and responsibility clearer. Understanding that it is not a simple case of multiplying the number of pallets with 60 x 25Kgs bags with used machinery, for example working out the correct Boom Stick and Bucket Combination present in the Above open top was by no means a case of looking up one factory Spec catalogue – demolition units are greatly different from the type of combination and reach for an excavator you would need to use in earthmoving…so on and so forth right down to the weight of a ripper. With the new regulation:

  • The shipper will be the responsible party for providing the VGM – remember this is already a requirement of the supply chain if you are using a good container transport provider.
  • The terminal operator will be obliged to ensure that only containers with a VGM are loaded on the vessel – and we have all experienced the flow on effect when a container doesn’t load, painfully expensive demurrage container charges and the delayed timeline of getting your product to market.
It would be a good idea to have a look at your current Container Export operations and also review the consultation documents available here: https://www.amsa.gov.au There will be two permissible weighing methods for determining the VGM – we’ll tell you soon what they are and ideas for managing it IMG_3509


Scam For Purchasing Used Machinery Foiled

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

Kenter Logistics is an Australian Company, with offices in New Zealand and United States. We wish to advise the public in regards to a seller scam, which we identified in the days preceding our purchase of used machinery. Our experiences as an organisation recounted as follows: Kenter advises all relevant parties to take caution and be proactive in checking dealings with sellers. We recently negotiated the purchase and dismantling of a machine to be packed into a 40HC and shipped from San Antonio, Texas, to Jebel Ali.  The seller asked us to make a USD deposit of 30,000 on the machine to be shipped. Failing this deposit, the machine would be sold to another bidder. We accepted the terms, but informed the seller that a Kenter representative would inspect the machine on behalf of the client prior to any such payment release. Mandatory practise between this client and Kenter is to confirm the machine’s credibility. This is done using the seller’s location and the serial number of the machine. Authenticity was determined. Our Vice President took on the four-hour plus journey to the registered address of the seller. On arrival, he contacted the ‘seller’ who went by the name Alex. Alex apologised for not being there, advised our Vice President that he was in a meeting and would be there shortly. As this is usually a streamlined process without delay, our Vice President acted on growing suspicion and arranged for a caller unconnected to the deal to dial the seller’s number. The unconnected caller dialled, only to be connected with someone who had an entirely different voice with an accent. To add to the concerning nature of this situation, the scammer also had offered a deal on another piece of machinery. Further research on the piece of machinery offered revealed it to be a machine that was still in the possession of a dealer in NSW Australia, which the dealer said he possessed and was visually citing it on his property. All communications have since been pulled and relevant authorities advised. Major alerts would suggest that the seller provided an inauthentic invoice, professional custom until the most crucial points of their service, and had was to our knowledge yet to be uncovered by others in the industry. The concerns from our involvement include the extremely authentic invoice and accrued trust with the dealer. In the wake of what may have resulted in a significant financial loss, Kenter urges all buyers to report suspicious activity and follow best practise meticulously in all areas of buyer’s protocol.


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.


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.