Air Freight: Shipping A Car Internationally By Plane

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Air Freight: Shipping A Car Internationally By Plane
Air Freight: Shipping A Car Internationally By Plane

Shipping A Car Internationally By Plane

Consider Your Budget - Shipping a car by plane is quite expensive when compared to shipping by another method. This should not be understated as it is a service that is generally reserved for high-end, luxury, exotic, vintage, and one-of-a-kind vehicles. Before committing to ship your car by air freight, make sure you have a good understanding of the total cost. 

When you ship a car to another country, the costs include more than just how much you pay for auto transport. Import taxes (VAT), duties, and customs all factor into your final cost, in addition to what you pay the shipper. This is an important piece of information: sometimes the import taxes on a vehicle can be 50% or more of its value. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that not all cars, especially American made, can be imported into other countries. There are often limits that affect your ability to ship internationally to certain countries. Examples of this include a limit on engine displacement, the age of the vehicle, and which side of the car the steering wheel is on. 

        Need a quick, accurate price estimate on the cost of shipping a car internationally by plane? Call us today at the number at the top of the page and our staff will be happy to answer your questions! We can also be reached through our online contact form. All estimates are 100% FREE all the time!

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 The Benefits Of International Air Freight | Car Shipping.

One of the primary advantages of shipping a car by plane is that is significantly faster than any other method. This is especially true when shipping internationally as it would typically take several days to transport a vehicle from its point of origin to a shipping port, where it would then take several weeks to arrive at its final destination. 

Another benefit is that there are not significant limits as to where you can ship to with international air freight. On a boat or an auto carrier, you may be limited to areas that are accessible by that method, whereas shipping a car by plane means you can get a shipment to any area that has an airstrip.

Insurance is included - As with other types of auto transport services, insurance is included in the cost of shipping with air freight. By law, companies that ship cars, domestically or internationally, must carry insurance that covers at-fault damages during the shipping process. Additional insurance can be purchased if you feel the coverage minimums are insufficient to cover potential damages. 

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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