Whenever you plan on shipping a car to another country, you want to make sure it is safe and sound during its travels. There are many great ways to ship your car, but you must hire professionals to oversee the delivery.
Luckily, shipping services are cost effective and affordable. If you wish to keep your car’s transport less expensive, consider open air transport.
Although open air transport doesn’t provide the ultimate protection against outside elements such as weather and ocean water, it is known as a dependable form of transport. Actually, many manufacturers and dealerships use this method when they must ship multiple vehicles to a location. Just make sure that there is a seaport near the country that accepts open air deliveries. Contact the Embassy of Botswana for further information.
About RO/RO Transport.
This open air method of shipping is the most sought after shipping option for a few reasons. RO/RO transport is the cheapest way to ship a car to Botswana from the United States. The car is prohibited for having any personal items onboard. Shipping companies are not liable for damages done to personal items inside of the car during transportation.
Preparing for open air transport is important. Take pictures of the car and write down any damages. Check the tire pressure, flat tires or cars missing tires will not be allowed on the ship. The best way to make sure your car is ready for overseas shipping is to have it inspected and serviced at the auto shop before the ship date. Make sure your insurance policy covers overseas shipping, if it doesn’t, take advantage of the coverage available through the shipping service you hired.
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.