Shipping a motorcycle overseas requires the owner to do a few different things to ensure that it can make it there safely. The first is finding a reputable company that they can work with. The second is being able to choose the right shipping method that works with them and their motorcycle. You also want to ensure that you have insurance, as well as the necessary documentation that is required for the country that the motorcycle is going too.
Finding a Company
Considering a company that does this type of transportation is essential. You want to know that they’re able to provide you with the best Miami motorcycle shipping services possible. While, being affordable is great it is also important to note how they ship their items and how they’ve done with customers in the past. Are they knowledgeable about overseas motorcycle transportation from Miami?
The shipping method that you choose is entirely up to you. You can do a roll on, roll off service that allows you to put the motorcycle right on the ship and have it sent over. You can also choose an enclosed service that puts your motorcycle inside a closed container and protects it against damage or the outside elements that might come from the weather, the sea or anything else.
Generally, with motorcycles it is highly recommended that container shipping be used. This is because the motorcycle is not completely covered like a vehicle and can see some wear and tear during the shipment process.
Insurance and Documentation Coverage
Those shipping their motorcycles should always have insurance coverage to protect against accidents or any other issues that might come about with shipping. Additionally, to pass customs, sometimes proof of insurance is required. Generally, a visa, passport, proof of ownership and other information and documents are required to pass customs.
It is important that you read the guidelines for the specific country that the motorcycle is being shipped too from Miami to ensure that you have met each of them. The company can then require you to provide additional paperwork to help them pass the motorcycle through customs when it arrives at the destination.
Speak with the professionals that know how to safely and effectively move a motorcycle from one area to another. Even overseas, you want to protect the motorcycle during the shipment. Choose a company that knows overseas motorcycle transportation from Miami and can get the job done.
For the safest overseas transportation for your motorcycle from Miami, be sure to contact A-1 Auto Transport at 800-518-8708 or fill out our fast quote form now for an accurate quote and to book your motorcycle for fast shipment overseas from Miami.
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.