Prepping for Overseas Auto Shipping
Are you looking for overseas auto shipping? If so, make sure to read a bit about how overseas vehicle shipping works, and familiarize yourself with why overseas auto transport is so expensive, as those are both important things to know and understand.
In this article we’re going to discuss some ways to prepare for your overseas auto shipment. Whether you’re shipping overseas to Alaska, Hawaii, some other U.S. territory or even internationally (something that we here do not provide quotes for, unfortunately, but much of the information here still applies), you’re going to need to know a bit about what you need to do to make sure that your overseas shipping services go as smoothly as possible.
You want to start getting your quotes and talking to people about your shipment as soon as you know you need to ship, because they’re going to be able to explain all the paperwork that you are going to need when you ship your vehicle.
This is important – the paperwork that you will need is a bit different than what you need when shipping from one U.S. state to another. This is because your vehicle will be traveling over international waters. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii may require proof of ownership of the vehicle or some other type of confirmation that you are authorized to ship said vehicle.
It also takes a lot longer to get a vehicle shipped, as it will need to be trucked either to or from the mainland port in the United States, so make sure that you have all your ducks in a row prior to the vehicle being picked up.
This includes having all the paperwork you need, as well as all the funds. Payment up front is generally required with overseas shipments, as several different companies are involved in such a logistically-complicated shipment, so make sure you have it ready to go – it’s often much higher than standard shipments among the contiguous U.S. as well.
If you are interested in overseas auto shipping services, take a minute to fill out our free online vehicle shipping quote request form. It takes only a minute from start to finish and you can get quotes to ship from or to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, the American Samoan Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As mentioned, you cannot get quotes from our form for international shipping, but anything else U.S.-related we can help you with.
When you use our quote form you’ll get a direct quote to ship your vehicle right away. We work with only top-rated carriers and overseas shippers so you know you’ll be in good hands from booking to delivery. If you have questions about our services, the quote you received, overseas transportation services, or just need some general help, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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