Having a car delivered without causing it harm is nearly impossible without an international transporter. It takes trained overseas transport specialists to handle the shipping process. With their training, experience, and use of proper transport equipment, they assure as safe and sound delivery.
To ship a car to the Congo, begin searching for the right transporter months before the desired transport date. Then, call the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They’ll give you all the information you need in regards to import taxes and vehicle import regulations.
Common Overseas Transport Methods.
There will be several options in regards to how your vehicle is transported internationally. One of these methods is a very unlikely option seeing as it is costly to utilize.
- Container Shipping - includes putting the vehicle in a large shipping container. The vehicle can be filled with belongings in compliance with Customs, as well as the rest of the space in the container. The cost of container shipping is usually split between two people as one container can fit many possessions aside from the vehicle itself.
- RO/RO Shipping - this method of transport is known for being the cheapest and most popular way of shipping a vehicle internationally. It requires the vehicle to be drivable so that it can drive onto and off of the flatbed of the ship. The vehicle will be left in the open during its transport but is protected by the transport company’s insurance policy.
- Air Shipping - while this method assures a very timely arrival, it is the most expensive. Not many people can afford the luxury of shipping a vehicle through a flight.
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.