Better buy insurance, and be ready to make a claim. We ship lots of big trucks and tractors- never use Brunswick. Its worse the Baltimore or Jersey.
We pay off the dock supervisor, its the best way to get loaded by someone other than a day laborer who gets hired to do something they never did before. When the ships load, they take anyone available to drive as fast as they can and load up. Its a sight to be seen- like insane valet parkers on the loose with 1000's of new and used cars, trucks, and tractors.
You need someone on this side- you're taking a huge chance by sending these blindly through a freight forwarder. I've seen cars and boats stripped in the ports- then they get stranded and left for auction- or just go missing. Its crazy.