Engine shipping with on-site pickup!

      We offer our services exclusively for commercial customers, public authorities and companies. Transports on behalf of private individuals are completely excluded.

      Ship engines with Cargoboard

      If you want to ship an engine with Cargoboard, you need to take several things into account during the preparation.

      With Cargoboard's established and comprehensive transport network, you can implement your shipment within a few working days.

      In just a few clicks you can select your shipping method, calculate the freight price and book the transport directly via our platform.



      How does the engine shipping with Cargoboard work?

      Shipping an engine or engine part is uncomplicated and, above all, fast with Cargoboard. The next steps will show you how to proceed.

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      The booking through our platform

      To place an order on our platform, you must enter your shipment details first. It is important that the specified dimensions must be entered including the packaging.

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      Choosing the right means of transport for engine shipping

      When shipping engines, you must remove all fluids from the engine before shipping. These include, for example, the engine oil or the coolant. Once these fluids are drained, it is recommended to close all openings of the engine.

      Once your engine is prepared for transport, you must then decide on which means of transport to ship it. It is important that goods with a unit weight of 30 kg or more must be accessible from underneath with a pallet jack.

      After you have decided on a means of transport, the next step is to package the engine appropriately for shipment. You will find out how to proceed in concrete terms in the lower part of this page.

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      Die Verpackung der Ware für den Transport
      Die Abholung der Ware für den Transport

      The collection of the bike

      For engine shipping, our freight forwarders will usually pick up your goods from the curb. For this purpose, it is imperative that shipments weighing 30 kg or more are either accessible from underneath or placed on a pallet for shipping.

      The delivery of the engine

      Like the collection, the delivery of the engine is free curbside. Our freight forwarders unload the shipment at the curbside of the delivery address and obtain the signature for acceptance.

      Die Lieferung der versendeten Ware

      Transit times for engine shipping with Cargoboard

      In this section, we have listed examples of our transit times within Germany.


      If you are interested in European transports, you will find out the transit time after entering the pick-up and delivery locations on our platform.


      Please note that transit times may vary due to seasonal variations and regional restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.

        Standard delivery Premium delivery

      Groupage Freight

      1-2 business days 1 business day

      Less Than Truck Loads

      1 business day (collection within 3 business days)

      1 business day (collection on the selected business day)

      Full Truck Loads

      1 business day (collection within 3 business days)

      1 business day (collection on the selected business day)



      Premium delivery

      With premium delivery, the fastest possible delivery date is selected by default. Alternatively, a later delivery date can be selected during the offer configuration.


      Premium delivery for pan-European shipments
      If you want a fixed delivery date for a pan-European shipment, it is the last day of the specified regular transit time for the premium delivery option.


      Premium delivery for groupage freight
      If you request a fixed delivery date, we will store your shipments for up to 3 business days free of charge. These are counted from the last business day of the earliest possible term. For each additional business day, we will charge 5€ per pallet space and business day.


      Shipping method Direct Loads

      The Direct Load is our fastest transport product, as the booked vehicle makes its way to the delivery location with your engine immediately and without transshipment.

      Shipments are usually delivered in 1-2 business days.


      Learn more about Direct Loads

      Prices for engine shipping with Cargoboard

      When shipping an engine with Cargoboard, prices vary greatly. They depend on the pickup and delivery locations, as well as the selected shipping method and unit weight. You will find out your individual transport price after entering the shipment data on our platform.

      Packaging tips for engine shipping

      If you have chosen a means of transport in the form of a pallet, you still need to properly package the engine.

      1. Protect the sensitive edges of the engine with an edge protector and wrap it with bubble wrap
      2. The packaged motor is placed in the center of the pallet. For this purpose, ideally use an additional holder
      3. Secure the packaged engine firmly to the pallet with tension belts

      For cushioning and further protection of the engine we recommend the following packaging materials:

      • Cardboard
      • Adhesive tape
      • Holder on which the motor can be securely positioned
      • Tension belts
      • Handling advice for careful handling of the goods

      We also recommend this procedure when shipping a gearbox. Again, it is important that you drain the fluids ahead of time and package the gearbox for shipment. Be sure to take the packaging tips listed here into account.

      Insuring the engine for shipment

      It is important to note that there is no standard insurance when shipping. In case of damage or loss, only the liability according to the German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSP) applies.


      Therefore, we recommend our shipping insurance for expensive products. You can easily and uncomplicatedly add it during the booking process.


      Learn more about shipping insurance

      Custom conditions for engine shipping

      Frequent shippers benefit from custom conditions with Cargoboard from as few as 10 regular shipments per month. Simply contact our sales team and we will find an individual solution for you.

      Frequently asked questions about engine shipping

      How do I ship an engine?

      When shipping an engine, there are some particularities to consider. Make sure you pack the motor properly and remove all liquids before transport.

      What are the costs of shipping an engine?

      The cost of shipping an engine depends on several factors. You can view your individual price on our platform.

      Can I ship an engine on a pallet?

      Yes, you can! We even recommend you to choose a pallet for transportation. Whether you use a Euro or one-way pallet is up to you. However, make sure that the pallet is stable enough for the weight of the motor.

      How must the engine be packaged for shipment?

      For shipping, the engine must be cleared of all fluids. Remove engine oil, coolant and brake fluid completely. Then close all openings in the engine, such as the intake or open cooling hoses.

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