Yeah I would be very nervous shipping. I would have to give it weeks just for the peace of mind.
I don't know how to contact them but I know the Spanish team this past year used several LARGE crates for all of the equipment they needed. I would see if you could get a hold of them to see how their experience was
We rent a 26' Ryder truck and drive out and some of the team flies but most of the team goes in rental cars.
(We have a jet dragster team with the school. might use their rig this next year.... would be fun to see all ya'll's faces when a trailer with a jet dragster on the side pulls in)