International Car Shipping From Australia – Common Questions

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International Car Shipping From Australia – Common Questions
International Car Shipping From Australia – Common Questions

If you are interested in shipping a car from Australia to New Zealand, Canada, the US, or any other country, you may have some questions about the process – read on, and get the answers you need.

How Will My Car Be Shipped Internationally From Australia?

You’ll need to work with an experienced car shipping service. Most customers will need to have their car brought to an Australian port by truck. Then, the car will be loaded onto a cargo ship to be sent to its destination. Air freight is rarely used to ship cars, because it’s extraordinarily expensive compared to ocean-going freight.

There are two primary ways to ship a car on a cargo ship. RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) ships use a special design with a ramp and a large cargo hold that’s similar to a parking garage, allowing up to 1,000 or more cars/wheeled vehicles to be transported at once.

Container shipping is also used. In this method of shipping, your vehicle is loaded into a 20 or 40-foot cargo container. In some cases, multiple customers may have cars shipped in the same container to save money. 

How Long Does It Take To Ship A Car Internationally From Australia? 

This depends on the distance between the point of departure and the destination port for your vehicle, as well as the shipping season, and the number of stops the freighter makes during transit. Shipping to New Zealand, for example, may take less than 14 days, while it could take 30-50 days or longer to ship to the United States.

Once you contact a shipping company for an estimate, you’ll have a better understanding of the transit time you can expect. It’s a good idea to plan your moving and shipping plans well in advance to accommodate this transit time. 

How Can I Make Sure My Car Meets Import Requirements At Its Destination?

Make sure you consult with the country’s individual import requirements. If you’re interested in international car shipping from Australia to the US, for example, make sure to read up on import regulations from U.S. Customs & Border Patrol to understand the process, taxes, and duties, and whether or not you can import a particular vehicle.

Working with a company that has experience in international car shipping from Australia can also be very useful when you ship a car internationally. Your shipping company will help you arrange the proper paperwork and documentation to send your car through customs, and ensure it arrives safely at its destination.

Get Experienced International Car Shipping Services From Australia – Contact Us Now! 

When it comes to international car shipping from Australia, A-1 Auto Transport is your trusted transportation partner. Give us a call or contact us online to get a quote, and learn more about our worldwide logistics network today. 

Joe Webster
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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.

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