How to Get the Car Ready for Its Shipping Process to Madagascar?
There are numerous reasons why someone might need a vehicle transported from the United States to Madagascar. Professional transport services handle the shipping process by transporting your auto for you.
Several methods of overseas transports are available and insurance is usually offered to assure the safety of the vehicle during the time of shipping.
Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Shipping Process.
Prior to having your car transported to Madagascar, you will have to prepare the vehicle accordingly.
- Remove the vehicle’s battery.
- Empty all flammable liquids, especially the gasoline.
- Remove all personal property. If shipping the vehicle with the roll-on, roll-off method, remove everything but the car jack, a spare tire, and the floor mats.
Not only is it necessary to prepare the vehicle for transport, but it is just as important to be prepared with official documents and other necessary items. It is in your best interest to contact the Embassy of Madagascar due to the ever-changing rules for vehicle importation. However, certain documentation should always be prepared for presentation through Customs and at the port.
- License, picture ID or passport.
- International insurance certification.
- Receipts for all paid tariffs and duties.
- Title and registration.
- Know the model, make, year, cost, and color of the vehicle.
What’s the Difference between Freight and RO/RO Shipping?
Both means of transport are great options, and they’re actually about the only options one will have to choose from. RO/RO shipping tends to cost less than container shipping since the vehicle is shipped on top of a flatbed ship without protection from the elements. The vehicle must be empty at the time of transport.
Container shipping can be shared with another individual. This also means that the costs can be split. Property can be stored in the vehicle as well as the container itself. This means of transport is efficient for anyone moving to the country for lasting citizenship.
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.