Ship engine with Cargoboard
If you want to ship an engine, you need to take into account several things in preparation, which we will explain on this page.
With Cargoboard you as a tradesman are able to ship engines or other car parts all over Germany and all over Europe.
With just a few clicks you can calculate your freight price and book the transport via our price calculator .
How does the engine shipping with Cargoboard work?
Shipping an engine or engine part is uncomplicated and, above all, fast with Cargoboard. In this section, you will learn how to proceed.
The order booking through our platform
In order to place the order on our platform, you must first enter your shipment details such as the pickup and destination locations and the exact dimensions of the shipment. It is important at this point that the specified dimensions must be entered including the packaging.
Choosing the right means of transport for engine shipping
When shipping engines, it is important that you remove all fluids from the engine before shipping. These include, for example, the engine oil or the coolant. Once these fluids have been drained, it is also advisable to close all openings in the engine.
Once your engine is prepared for transport, you must then decide on which means of transport you would like to ship the engine. Important for this decision is that goods with a unit weight of 30 kg or more must be able to be moved under with a lift truck.
After you have decided on a means of transport, the next step is to pack the engine appropriately for shipping. You will find out how to proceed in concrete terms in the lower part of this page.
The collection of the engine
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 can either be moved under by themselves or placed on a pallet for shipping.
The delivery of the engine
Like the pickup, the delivery of the engine shipping is free curbside. Our forwarding agents unload the shipment at the roadside delivery address and obtain the signature for acceptance.
Delivery times for engine shipping with Cargoboard
In this section we have prepared our delivery times within Germany for you as an example.
If you are interested in European transport, you can find out the delivery time after entering the pick-up and destination on our booking platform.
Please note that delivery times may vary due to seasonal fluctuations and regional restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.
General cargo shipping
|1-2 workdays||1 working day|
Partial and complete loads
|1 working day (collection within 3 working days)||1 working day (collection on the selected working day)|
Delivery option desired date
If you choose general cargo shipping, the delivery option of desired date is also available. This gives you the option to ship your general cargo shipment at a later date of your choice. What does that mean in concrete terms?
- Collection of the general cargo shipment on the next working day or on the desired day
- Prioritized delivery on the desired date
- Free storage of goods for a maximum of four working days (then 5€ per pallet space and per working day)
- Minimum terms as for the Standard delivery option
Type of transport direct loads
Direct load is our fastest transport product, because here the booked vehicle drives with your engine immediately and without reloading on the direct way to the receiving point.
As a rule, shipments are delivered in 1-2 business days.
Prices for engine shipping with Cargoboard
When shipping an engine by Cargoboard, prices vary greatly, as they depend on the particular pickup and destination, as well as the selected transport product and unit weight.
You will find out your individual transport price after entering the shipment data on our platform.
Packing tips for bicycle shipping
If you have chosen a streetcar transport means in the form of a pallet, you still need to properly pack the engine afterwards.
- Protect the sensitive edges of the motor with a edge protector and then wrap it with a bubble wrap.
- The packed motor is then placed in the center of the pallet. For this purpose, ideally use an additional holder.
- Then secure the packed motor firmly to the pallet using tension belts .
For cushioning and further protection of the engine we recommend the following packing materials:
- Adhesive tape
- Bracket 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 pack the gearbox appropriately for shipping. Be sure to consider the packaging tips listed here.
Insure engine for shipment
It is important to know that there is no standard insurance when shipping, but in case of damage or loss there is only liability according to the German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSP).
Therefore, we recommend you to cover yourself with transport insurance through Cargoboard for expensive products. You can easily and uncomplicatedly add these during the booking process.
Special conditions for engine shipping
Frequent shippers benefit from individual conditions with Cargoboard from as few as 5 regular shipments per month. Just contact our sales team and we will find an individual solution for you.
Frequently asked questions about engine shipping
How do I ship a motor?
When shipping an engine, there are some special features to consider. Make sure that 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, such as size, weight, distance of transport, and the cost of customs clearance. 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 pallet or a one-way pallet for this is up to you. However, make sure that the pallet is stable enough for the weight of the motor.
How must the engine be packed for shipment?
For shipping, the engine must first be cleaned 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.