Door-to-door car transport services from the USA: Is it even worth it?
Are you shifting to another country and want to ship your car to that country too? Do you want to buy a new car from the USA by sitting in Europe? Are you looking for someone who can bid for you in auctions and buy wonderful cars for you and transport them to your country? How much does it cost to transport a vehicle from the USA to any other country? How long does it take?
And finally, is it even worth hiring car shipping companies? Let’s answer all of these questions in this article.
What is a door-to-door car transport service?
Imagine you sitting on the comfortable sofa of your house and your car being shipped to your desired country without you even wondering how it will happen, what documents will this process require, etc. Sound great, right?
Well, this is what door-to-door car transport services are all about. Companies like CMS Divine ship your automobile by picking up the vehicle from your house and dropping it exactly in the USA or outside the USA where you ask them to drop it. They make this process extremely easy and convenient. Apart from door-to-door shipping through CMS Divine, you can also opt for warehouse delivery or directly to the port.
How is a vehicle shipped overseas?
Shipping a vehicle is a tricky process where a mixed blend of knowledge and experience can only shorten the process. For example, did you know that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is very strict about who enters the American docks and thus any truck driver accessing the dock area must have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card?
Well, therefore, companies like CMS Divine help to shorten the shipping process by handling all the paperwork and every other kind of work. A car is primarily shipped overseas by these thee methods:
- Container Shipping
- RORO Shipping
- Air Freight
Since air freight is extremely costly, we will not consider it in this article. Moreover, if you are looking to ship your vehicle overseas, we would always recommend choosing either Container Shipping or RORO shipping as they are the most commonly used and trusted methods.
How long does it take to ship the vehicle?
Well, it depends upon several factors like destination country, type of shipping, port of loading, etc. On average you can expect a shipping time of 2-8 weeks depending upon the destination and type of shipping. Contact us now to get an exact number from our professionals.
How is the cost calculated?
It all boils down to this one question, how much will it cost?
The final quote is dependent upon several factors involved in this whole process. Some of them are:
- Size (Dimensions) of the cargo
- Choice of Shipping- RORO or Container Shipping
- Port of loading
- Port of discharge
- Who will deliver the car to the port? Is it door-to-door shipping?
Based on the above factors a final quote will be provided by your freight transporter. You can contact us now for a customized quote. We will make sure that you get the best services at the lowest price possible.
Note: If you want to read more about RORO shipping and Container shipping in detail, click here.
Is it costly?
Don’t worry!!! Shipping a car via ocean isn’t that costly when compared to freight shipping.
The cost of container and RORO shipping starts at around $800-$1000 and can extend up to $1800 totally dependent upon the factors mentioned in the previous sections. For a customized quote for your car within few minutes, you can contact us.
In one sentence, door-to-door car transport services are totally worth it!
From picking up your vehicle to dropping your vehicle at the destination, there are multiple steps involved that required a knowledgeable professional to handle the situation. Automobile companies like CMS Divine make sure that your documents are complete, and all the necessary conditions are met to ensure smooth shipping of your car.
Read: Did you know that you are not allowed to put anything inside your car in RORO shipping? Read more about RORO shipping here.
So yes, hire a car shipping company like CMS Divine if you want to ship your car overseas to Europe, South America, Japan, Australia, Western Africa, etc.