Medical Equipment Shipping

Global freight and logistics for medical equipment and supplies

Transporting high value medical equipment around the world, such as CT scanners, MRI systems and various types of X-ray systems, is our specialty. We have handled thousands of export shipments of both new and used medical devices for manufacturers, imaging centers, medical clinics, foreign hospitals, doctor’s and leasing companies. We have even equipped complete hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers in countries such as Vietnam, Russia, and Nigeria as well as clinics in Indonesia, India, China and many more countries.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT 1Medical equipment is normally replaced in the US within 3-5 years in order to keep up with the pace of changing technology. These systems still retain a high resale value and are typically exported to countries in which limited healthcare budgets necessitate use of technology which is not yet obsolete, even though the systems might not include the latest bells and whistles. The tradeoff means the buyer will sacrifice some of the latest features available so they can afford relatively recent technology. The capital investment made by foreign buyers is still significant, which means the safe handling of the equipment during removal and transport is critical.


Overseas Brokers offers the following global freight and value added expert logistics services:

  • Inspection of equipment before de-installation and preparation of condition reports by qualified engineers
  • Professional de-installation by qualified engineers including ramping down MRI magnets
  • Rigging and removal from hospitals, imaging centers, clinics and private doctors’ offices
  • Inland transport to crating facilities using padded-van service with air-ride trailers
  • Custom crating of each component using a variety of materials to maximize protection including shock absorption mechanisms, humidity control materials including desiccants, polyethylene wrap and VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor), heat treated wood meeting ISPM-15 standards, cushion crates with polyethylene foam beds, purpose built cases for CT and MRI gantries as well as gamma camera crystals
  • Global freight forwarding by sea, air and surface
  • Special arrangements for ocean transport with on-board ship power connected to MRI magnets to maintain cooling in order to prevent helium burn-off and the need for costly magnet evacuation, recharging and re-cooling
  • Preparation of documentation required for international trade of medical devices
  • Delivery to destination site, rigging and positioning in accordance with manufacturer specifications
  • Re-installation by qualified engineers


Expert logistical handling of the following modalities:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM) gamma cameras
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Cardiac Catheterization (cath labs and angio suites)
  • Stress Testing
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • X-ray
  • C-arms
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Bone densitometry
  • Radiography & Fluoroscopy
  • Endoscopy