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International Car Shipping in Boston
International Car Shipping in Boston

Boston, the largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States is filled with history as it is the largest city in New England as well as being the twenty-third largest city in the United States. Boston is also the anchor of the larger Metropolitan area referred to as the Greater Boston and is the county seat of Suffolk County.

If you want to ship a vehicle to Boston, there is a process that must be followed, especially if you are coming from a country outside of the United States and are transporting to Boston. It's not only about loading and unloading your vehicle onto a ship but it's about having the right paperwork and licenses with you at all times.

When you hire A1 Auto Transport Service for International Car Shipping in Boston, they have a delivery route established and provide a professional service to assist you throughout the entire process so you are never doing everything on your own.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click Here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

How to Move your Vehicle Overseas.

There is a difference in shipping overseas and shipping within the country. An auto transport is a carrier that will safely complete International Car Shipping in Boston without driving the vehicle and adding miles to it. If you need to transport longer distances, you can use air freight or boat instead. Either method you choose, it's important to note that either method you choose will often supplement the standard auto transport services, whether picking up or dropping off. Air freight is an option but it is rather expensive and is most often used only for luxury vehicles, exotics, and high end vehicles.

Shipment Pricing.

When you price your International Car Shipping in Boston, you may find that there are several factors that play a part in determining the final costs. Here is an explanation:

Insurance - You need insurance when you transfer the vehicle around. While you may already have insurance on your vehicle, you will also need the transport insurance too. The coverage will normally not be outrageous. When searching for insurance, you need to find marine transport insurance so you can be covered while your vehicle is in transport should something happen then it will be replaced. Marine insurance will normally run between 1.1% and 2.5% of the vehicle value. With this insurance, you will be protected from any expense you may endure while your vehicle is in transport.

The maritime law requires that this insurance be offered. Any ship transporting a vehicle will be liable only for $500 per car no matter what it is worth. You can get one of two kinds of insurance; all risk insurance or total loss. All insurance services value of your vehicle so you can file and claim and get paid for damages while your vehicle is in transit. Total loss coverage will not allow you to claim any damage for your vehicle but they will cover the cost if your vehicle disappears overboard while in transit.

Air Transport vs Ocean Shipping.

Air freight and ocean shipping are options when transporting a vehicle. If you chose ocean transport, the Roll On/ Roll Off service is the most commonly chosen service. This term suggests that the vehicle is driven onto the deck of the boat, or plane, and then secured in a bay for transit. Once the ship arrives at the destination, the vehicle is then driven off. Variations of this type of service include container shipping for those with high end or valuable vehicles. Motorcycles can be crated for transport and lifted on/ off the ship. Most major ports in the United States participate in overseas shipping.

What Vehicles Can You Ship Overseas?

  • Boats, yachts, and other watercrafts.
  • Oversized vehicles or heavy machinery.
  • Vehicles that are privately owned by someone in the military.
  • Collections and dealership inventory.
  • Motorcycles - sports bikes like Harley Davidsons.
  • Classic vehicles.
  • Luxury vehicles.
  • Sports Utility Vehicles and ATV's.
  • Electric/ alternative energy saving vehicles.
  • Recreations Vehicles, RV's, as well as motorhomes and fifth wheels.

It's not easy to understand and file the right paperwork for importing a vehicle. A1 Auto Transport knows the ins and outs of importing. They understand the language that you may not be familiar with. Our agents are hired and trained to be experts in this particular field so you can feel good about the entire process.

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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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