Frequently Asked Questions
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- 1. I'm interested in purchasing a pair of your engines/gears/winches. Can I inspect this equipment? How do I know that I will be receiving the equipment stated in the description?
This is one of our most commonly asked questions. First, please be assured that you are dealing with one of the longest operating marine equipment companies in the secondary market.
You are welcome to inspect the equipment at its given location, either in-person or by using a third-party inspection agency to perform the task on your behalf, which is usually much cheaper than flying there yourself. The buyer typically hires and pays for the inspector because they are working on their behalf. We can suggest some nearby companies that could perform the inspection for you or you can locate someone on your own. In most instances, we ask for a percentage down as a refundable deposit to inspect the equipment and to ensure someone else doesn’t buy it out from under you.
- 2. I've found the perfect pair of engines, had them inspected and would like to purchase them, but we are located in X country and these engines are located in Y country, which is halfway around the world. How do you get them here?
Ah, another benefit of working with MyMarineTracker. For the un-trained person, the worldly transport of these large pieces of equipment may seem like a daunting task. Since MyMarineTracker’s launch, we have been focused on total customer service. Our freight forwarding solutions will move your equipment to any port in the world*.
Our long-term provider has the expertise to move via LCL, full containers, flat-racks, ro-ro, and more. This means that we’ll provide excellent communication from start to finish when moving your new equipment to you.
*We can’t move equipment to any country currently black-listed by the U.S.
Certainly! If you have marine oriented equipment that you would like to liquidate, please:
- Take good photos of the item(s)
- Gather serial numbers
- Gather any maintenance records you may have
After you have done the previous steps, give us a call at 608-783-2766 and we will get it listed for you.
We do not buy items outright, but we will try and find a buyer for you with no cost of service. We can also sell industrial items associated with the oil drilling and power gen industries.
- 4. Our company would like to purchase an engine, crane, and genset, but does not have all the funds available for the purchase. Can you help?
MyMarineTracker works with several third-party lending institutions specializing in industrial equipment lending and we can refer you to them.
All of our equipment is sold Ex Works (EXW). However, we can obtain guaranteed land, ocean, or air-freight costs to move your new purchase. Shipping insurance is also available.
Crating of Items
All Less than Container Load (LCL) items will need to be crated if moving via ocean freight. If the items are only moving within the U.S., then no crating is needed. For ocean shipping, it becomes more cost effective to buy a whole 20 ft or 40 ft container at certain size points, which is done instead of paying for crating charges on large engines.
Commercial Transaction Terminology
All terminology is per Incoterms. Incoterms are a set of rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts. They are published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and are widely used in commercial transactions.
It is hard to state exactly how long it will take for shipments to come due to the business of trucking companies, but shipments within the U.S. should take no longer than five to seven days. For international shipments, we can arrange for air-freight or ocean freight. Once we get a shipping quote for you, we will have a much better idea for days-in-transit.