Anyone shipping their car to another country is going to fear that it may not be in their best interest. If you hire a dependable and reputable international transport company, shipping your car to the Philippines is actually very safe and reliable. Not to mention, shipping services are reasonably priced and easy on any budget.
After you find a great transport company to trust with your car’s shipping process, you must decide on the best shipping method for your car. There are two common transport methods that most customers tend to choose from. These are RO/RO and container transport services. Both of them are wonderful ways to transport a car, but RO/RO shipping is an open air service that tends to cost much less.
Benefits of RO/RO Shipping Services.
- They are less expensive and cost effective.
- It is a reliable way of having a car delivered.
- Many dealerships and manufacturers use this open air service to ship multiple vehicles at once.
- All shipping services come with insurance coverage free of charge to offer more protection for the car.
Disadvantages of RO/RO Shipping.
- It leaves the car more susceptible to harm since it isn’t protected by any walls.
- This method of shipping isn’t accepted at all seaports.
To find out if the shipping method is best for you, ask your transporter their suggestions. It is also wise to find out what your taxes and duties will be for the import so that you can calculate all the costs before confirming a transport date. Contact the Embassy of the Philippines to find out the import laws and tax rates currently in place.
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.