One of the most valuable possessions, a car, requires careful planning during a relocation. When you are moving internationally, this planning is more important than ever. It is easier for both you and the shipping company to schedule your car shipment in advance. Before your scheduled move, you should make arrangements for the shipping of your car at least a month in advance and investigate which car shipping company you believe to be the most dependable. You will need to find out where your car will be picked up or delivered if you give them exact dates.
In most cases, you can ship vehicles internationally in one of three ways: Roll on and roll off, or R.O.R.O., refers to the process of driving or rolling a vehicle onto and off of a large cargo vessel. The exclusive container is a transport that carries only one car at a time and is more suitable for shipping expensive, or custom, cars. A high cube container, which is a container with more than one loaded car, is less expensive than the exclusive container. Provide all of your car’s necessary documents. It’s best to let shipping companies advise you on the necessary documents because they are familiar with the country’s rules and regulations. Prepare to secure your vehicle against damage during shipping and have your insurance signed. During transportation, some insurance companies may require a separate policy. When you will be shipping the car internationally, some policies may not cover you.
While your car is being shipped, you should not leave anything of value inside. Make a written record of the vehicle’s tank, running condition, engine, and mileage. Additionally, before shipping the vehicle, you should take photographs of it. Conduct the same inspection when you receive your vehicle.
Different ways of charging international car shipping companies exist. Some require cash, checks, an advance payment, a credit card, a down payment, or both. Costs for shipping a car typically vary according to its size and destination. Additionally, shipping companies follow a predetermined route. However, the cost is comparable to that of a small, light car if your destination does not receive a lot of traffic, such as in remote countries or smaller ports. The delivery time will also be affected by the weather, the condition of the ship or truck, traffic in the port, and the distance between the origin and destination.