Container Shipping from France to USA
For the greatest protection during your car’s overseas transport from France to the USA, consider container transport methods. Enclosed or container shipping methods are the most reliable and safest way to get your car over vast waters in the most secure, successful way possible. Find an international auto transporter that offers container shipping methods if you wish to take advantage of this service.
If you ship your car to the USA from France using the container shipping method, the vehicle must undergo some preparation before it is secured inside the container for its travels. Aside from collecting the information that the Embassy of France told you to gather, you will need to get the car ready. When the car is prepared right, it is at less risk and so are those caring for its transport.
- Wash the exterior of the car and clean out the interior.
- Disable the battery and alarm system before its transport west.
- Write down and take photographs of any and all damages the vehicle already suffers from before its transport. These notes will help you through your final inspection of the car after its arrival into the states.
- Remove any items you wouldn’t like to ship and fill the car with belongings permitted by the country.
More Information Regarding Overseas Container Shipping
There’s no doubt that container shipping is the safest and most reliable way to get a vehicle from one country to the next. The container the car sits inside of protects its condition from inclement weather and other outside risks that might cause harm to it as it travels. Not only is the container shipping method more secure, but it allows individuals purchasing this method to ship other belongings with the car.
You will have your choice of shipping container. There are different sizes to choose from. Pick the one that best suits your circumstances. Even the smallest size of shipping container may be more space than you find necessary. If you are moving with other people, see if they would be willing to split the cost of the container and space. All items should be packaged properly and permitted into the France by law.
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.