The process of international shipping is detailed and time-consuming especially for anyone shipping a car. To carefully ship a car from the U.S.A. to Switzerland your greatest chances are with a reputable transport company. Hire a transporter nearby your home in the states.
They should offer the best rates, greatest shipping services, and friendliest customer service. Pay close attention to the transporters you call for quotes. They should carry positive characteristics if you are considering hiring them for the transport.
What Are the Shipping Options I Will Have?
The shipping services you are presented with will depend on what transport company you decided to go through. Although all transporters have the right to offer shipping services according to the equipment they own, most of them offer very similar options. As long as the proper equipment is used and trained transport professionals are carrying out the car’s delivery, the car should arrive in Switzerland safe and sound.
The least expensive shipping method is RO/RO transport. Despite the fact that this is an open-air shipping service, it is a very secure and reliable way to get a car to its destination. However, most customers choose this method for shorter shipping distances, or if they have more than one vehicle to ship to Switzerland.
Your other shipping option is container transport. The car is secured inside of a large container where other belongings are also stored for delivery. The container can be shared with someone else if extra space is available. This will also help you save some money on shipping costs. However, you will have several container sizes to select from. If you pack along other possessions for import, make sure they are permitted into Switzerland. You can contact the Embassy of Switzerland to find out what is not allowed into the country.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.