Shipping a Vehicle to Puerto Rico
As you likely know, Puerto Rico is an overseas U.S. territory located in the Caribbean Sea. It is a fairly popular vehicle shipping location when compared to the other overseas U.S. territories. In comparison to other shipping locations, particularly in the contiguous U.S., Puerto Rico isn’t all that popular. But that’s okay. Most companies don’t actually ship out to Puerto Rico – it’s time-consuming for both customers and shippers, and it’s expensive to accommodate. That being said, it’s not impossible to ship a vehicle out there, but it’s definitely more difficult.
How does shipping a vehicle to Puerto Rico actually work?
Well, like with any overseas shipment, it will start with booking your shipment. Your shipping company will give you a total price for shipping a vehicle to Puerto Rico, and most will take the entire payment up front. This is in contrast to most shipments which are done cash-on-delivery. But with overseas shipping you can’t really pay the port yourself, so most companies will simply take the payment and pay carriers and shippers as necessary. This is the best way to go about paying for shipping a vehicle overseas.
So your vehicle will be picked up by a carrier company, a standard overland truck, and shipped to the port. Which port will depend on your shipping company and their connections. But once it’s trucked to the port, it’ll be unloaded from the truck and stored until the cargo ship is ready for loading. Then it’ll be secured in an overseas cargo ship, often inside a container. Then it’s simply a matter of waiting for it to get down to Puerto Rico. You can discuss your shipping details with an agent as well, if you have further questions.
Can I get a quote for shipping a vehicle to Puerto Rico?
Of course! All you need to do is fill out our free auto transport quote request form and we’ll take care of the rest. The carriers we use are fully licensed and insured and the port shippers are top-rated. If you have questions about our services, or need help getting your quote, don’t hesitate to call one of our agents at 800-930-7417.
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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