Frequently Asked Car Shipping Questions

Frequently Asked Car Shipping Questions2019-03-11T13:10:57+00:00

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions that our customers ask us prior to shipping their cars to the various destinations we offer. We hope this guide will be of assistance to you.

What are the different shipment methods?2018-09-12T13:29:51+00:00
RoRo Shipping:

These are purpose built vessels that are like floating car parks, vehicles are driven onto the ship via a Ramp and then parked securely with lashings so that they do not move during their voyage on the high seas.

Cargo is safely secured underdeck and these vessels also support high and heavy cargo like trucks, heavy machinery, boats etc

Container Shipping:

One of the most widely known methods of shipments, 20 FT Containers hold one motor vehicle and 40 FT Containers hold two motor vehicles. There are specialized shipment methods where more cars can be loaded however these need to be done by a professional loading firm.

Air Freight:

The quickest method of shipment however also an expensive method for shipping. Shipping vehicles by Air means they are generally stored in the cargo holds of aeroplanes.

It’s an extremely quick method of shipment.

What documents do i require to ship a car?2019-02-04T08:46:24+00:00

We generally require a copy of the UK Logbook as well as a filled booking form which can be done via our website.

These details then help us ensure we get the right information as well as process your shipment booking.

It is however important to note that you should also know the destination rules and regulations as sometimes pre-shipment inspections are needed – and the inspection certificates required to clear a vehicle.

In certain cases we shall also require a copy of the purchase invoice.

Where do you ship cars from?2019-02-04T08:48:58+00:00

Different destinations have different load ports, we however look for the closest port for you while ensuring the price is competitive and the schedule meets your requirement. 

What taxes will i have to pay?2018-09-13T13:51:38+00:00

Taxes vary per destination and often returning residents are exempt from taxes in certain countries.

To determine the taxes that are due the best person to speak to is a clearing agent – we always highly recommend speaking to at least three different clearing agents to determine that the figure at hand is correct.

Cheap is also not always the best when it comes to clearing agents, look for a reliable clearing agent who is dependable.

Are you able to arrange pre-shipment inspections?2018-09-13T13:52:42+00:00

Through our offices in Watford, Tilbury and Ipswich we are able to arrange inspections once cars are delivered to us – alternatively depending on the inspection company we may be able to also arrange the inspection at the port of loading.

Do you source cars?2018-09-13T13:53:08+00:00

We are not in the business of sourcing cars as this is our clients business, we are however able to recommend trustworthy reliable sourcing agents who can help you find the right car for you.