When you need a vehicle transported overseas, you’ll find shipping services can get your vehicle delivered to just about anywhere on the planet. Thousands of vehicles are sailing across ocean waters into ports in various different countries, including Adama, Ethiopia. The condition of the vehicle is the determining factor in which shipping option is best.
How Is Cost Determined for Transporting a Vehicle Overseas?
- Distance to destination.
- Date of departure.
- Weight and model of the vehicle.
- Type of transportation chosen.
There are two methods most shipping services use to ship goods into Adama. The roll on, roll off method is the least expensive but the car is left vulnerable to weather conditions. Container shipping is how most people want their vehicles transported even though it is more costly. A car missing wheels or unable to be driven must be transported in a container.
How to Insure Additional Items for Transportation.
The only way a person can ship personal belongings with their vehicle, is if the vehicle is transported in its own exclusive container. Items can be stored inside of the vehicle and inside of the container as well, but each item must be documented on a packing list. It is important to count each box and its total value in the event that an accident or theft should occur.
It isn’t likely, but delays in the automotive shipping industry do occur. Problems at U.S customs, port congestion and overbooked ships are just a few reasons why a delay can occur. However, a shipping company will be able to give their customers a definitive answer on a ship date. When the vehicle arrives at its destination, clearing agents will assist with offloading the vehicle and other cargo.
Most shipping companies accept multiple forms of payment including a wire transfer, cashier’s check and credit card. It is highly unlikely they will accept personal checks but this isn’t a policy all shipping services follow. Contact a shipping service about transporting a vehicle to Adama, Ethiopia to receive a quote and discuss which shipping method is right for you.
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.