Transporting a car outside of the U.S. isn’t at all that difficult. Overseas transport companies exist all throughout the nation. Any reputable transporter will have experience in the industry and a great understanding of foreign import laws.
They will also have all of the equipment needed for a safe delivery, as well as the vessel to secure the motorcycles and other vehicles being delivered to other nations.
Not everyone thinks to call up a professional shipping company for a motorcycle transport because they’re afraid of how much it might cost them. Motorcycle transport services are cost effective and priced very affordably. If the bike is to ship overseas or even across the country, it is almost always to your greatest advantage to hiring professionals.
What Is the Least Costly Way to Ship a Bike?
The absolute cheapest way to ship a motorcycle to a foreign country is through open air shipping services. This service delivers the bike atop the ship. Of course, it is secured during its journey with the transport company.
Although open air transport leaves the motorcycle open to the possibility of poor weather conditions, this shipping method is known for its reliability. With the transporter’s insurance coverage, you can rest assured that your bike is protected no matter what. Before buying open air services, make sure the ports of the country accept imports this way.
Import Duties and Tariffs.
Professional motorcycle transport services are inexpensive. What can raise the cost of shipping are the import taxes charged by the country the car is delivered to. Some countries aren’t as demanding on the pocketbook. Contact the embassy of the nation you are shipping the bike to for information in regard to their import laws, taxes, and duties.
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.