Miami, Florida is an ideal spot from which to ship a car internationally, mainly because so many parts of the world are easily accessible from the local port. Whether you’re shipping a car to Central America, South America, or Europe, Miami provides one of the central gateways and delivery routes to those parts of the world. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the topic of shipping a car internationally, specifically from Port of Miami.
The Port of Miami is one of the largest and busiest shipping ports in the United States, especially for cargo shipping containers, which are frequently used when shipping vehicles overseas. In addition to being a a major port for container shipping, the Port of Miami is also equipped to handle RORO (roll on, roll off) transport of vehicles.
RORO v. Containerized - If you’re unfamiliar with the shipping terms mentioned above, we’ll explain them here. Containerized shipping means the vehicle is secured inside a shipping container, which is then loaded onto a transport ship with other cargo in containers. RORO or roll on, roll of, means the car is driven onto the ship and parked in a cargo area designed for cars, where it is then secured for transport.
Other Concerns When Shipping A Car Internationally
For those shipping a car in the Southeast U.S., Miami is one of the few good options you’ll have (Tampa being the other one). That means you may also have to arrange for a short overland auto transport shipment to get your vehicle to the shipping port. In most cases, you can arrange this with the same company that you’ve hired to ship your vehicle, as they generally provide both services, particularly in the same region.
Preparation - It’s important that you properly prepare your vehicle for shipping before it’s loaded either into a container or onto a ship. There is probably a little more to the process than you might think so make sure you understand everything that’s involved! This guide will help you cover the bases and make sure you have everything in order.
Insurance - Basic insurance coverage is provided by the auto transport company and it covers any at-fault accidents caused by the shipper. In some cases, your current auto insurance may also provide some coverage against damages when shipping. Alternately, you can also purchase additional insurance through the carrier, which is generally only recommended for high value, rare, or exotic vehicles.
Call us at the number at the top of the page if you have questions about shipping a car internationally from Miami! Our auto transport experts are happy to help & we offer 100% FREE cost estimates for all shipments no strings attached! Call or email us today to learn more about what we offer, including our affordable shipping packages to any country in the world!
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.