International car shipping services are the only way to assure the safe delivery and import of a vehicle. Most international auto shippers prefer to transport their vehicle in one of two ways.
Both of these shipping methods are reliable and reasonably priced. If you find it hard to make a selection, customer service can guide you with your decisions.
RO/RO shipping is an open air transport method. This is the least expensive and most cost effective form of international auto shipping. The automobile must be properly prepared and completely empty before it is secured on top of a flatbed ship. As the car ships to Samoa, the vehicle will be left open to outside elements. Fortunately, all authentic overseas transporters are required to provide insurance coverage even though accidents are rarely a concern for the professionals.
Container shipping is more expensive than open air services but it provides more safety for cars traveling longer distances. Container shipping is a wonderful option for anyone who wishes to ship other stuff with the car to Samoa. Although this method of overseas transport is a bit more costly than any open air method, it presents a lot more options. For instance, you will be able to choose between several container sizes and your possessions can be packed inside the vehicle and remaining container space. All belongings will need to be approved by the country. If you do not need all of the space provided within a shipping container, see if you can find someone to share the expense and space with you.
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.