Never buy auto transport services without having some knowledge about the industry and the services used to relocate the vehicles overseas. By using the Internet to conduct some research, you can learn more about auto transport and the companies nearest to your home in the U.S.
Then, after you have looked into some of the most reputable companies, call around for quotes. Use this time to also ask any questions you might have as well.
Once you’ve found the right transporter to ship your car to Gabon, think about what shipping services you would like to purchase. You’ll notice that there are many services to consider. Some of them might be priced lower than others, but all of them are kept affordable. Make the best choices for your transport. If you can’t seem to make any decisions, don’t hesitate to ask customer service for help.
What Auto Transport Methods Are Used Most Frequently?
Open air shipping methods are very popular. This is the cheapest and most cost effective form of international auto transport. It also referred to as RO/RO transport. Prepare the car and completely empty it before the day of the scheduled transport. As the car ships to Gabon, the vehicle is left open to weather conditions and rough waters. Fortunately, all longstanding overseas transporters are required to provide insurance coverage. This protection lets the transporter guarantee their service.
Container shipping is a great choice for any customer who wishes to ship belongings to the nation along with their automobile. Although this method of overseas transport is a bit more costly than the RO/RO method, it presents a lot more options. For example, you will be able to choose between several container sizes and your possessions can be packed inside the car and remaining container space.
All household items must be approved to enter the country through the Customs office, just as the car. Call the Embassy of Gabon to find out about the import regulations set on household items. If you do not need all of the space provided within a shipping container, consider splitting the cost and transport services with another person moving to the country of Gabon.
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.