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Cartagena is the 5th largest city in Colombia and home to three large container shipping ports. The Port Society of Cartagena, the Muelles El Bosque and the Container Terminal of Cartagena make shipping a vehicle to the city a relatively easy task to accomplish. International shipping is not the same as shipping from state to state within the same country. When you ship a vehicle to Cartagena you will need to follow some strict guidelines administered through Colombia Customs as well as rules set by the auto transport company that you hire for shipping services. Prior to shipping a vehicle internationally the shipping agent will require you to provide several legal documents. These documents include:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Vehicle Title and Registration
  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate
  • Power of Attorney Statement (Signed)

You will need the Power of Attorney Statement in order to have the auto transport company provide pick-up and delivery service to transport or drive your vehicle to the exit port in the United States. There are more than ten Major Shipping Ports in the U.S. and your car will need to be delivered or personally driven to the one nearest you that provides shipping service to Cartagena. You will also need to acquire International Shipping Insurance for your vehicle for the overseas journey. This insurance can be obtained through the auto transport company if your personal auto insurance does not already include it.

Customs in Colombia will allow Diplomats to import used vehicles into Cartagena, but this without Diplomat status may only import new vehicles or vehicles less than one year old and with zero mileage accrued on them. Diplomats must provide a Diplomat registration form, an import permit, and a Diplomatic permit. These forms can be acquired through the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Incomex Institute. You will also need a Quality Certificate from the Department of Environment. Your shipping agent will be able to assist you with accessing the necessary documents for Customs clearance or you can also contact the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency for further information. Failure to provide all of the necessary documents to Customs for clearance of the vehicle can result in the vehicle being held and large fines accessed for holding.

Ways to Ship to Cartagena

Your shipping agent will discuss the details of shipping your vehicle overseas and will let you know what preparations you may need to do with the vehicle prior to shipping. Be sure to get a detailed final quote in writing from the Shipper to confirm all total amounts that you will need to pay prior to as well as upon delivery of the vehicle. Depending on the way you choose to ship your vehicle, you may need to steam clean and/or remove all personal items and paperwork from the interior of the vehicle. There may also be exterior parts that may need to be removed prior to shipping internationally.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

There are three ways to ship a vehicle to Cartagena and these are the choices you will have:

  • Ro-Ro Shipping- Ro-Ro Shipping literally means roll-on roll-off. This is the quickest and most efficient way to ship a vehicle internationally from the United States. It is also the most widely chosen form of sea transport for cars. Your vehicle is driven up a ramp onto the ship at the port in the U.S. and then driven off once it reaches Cartagena. You will need to remove all interior items and paperwork to ship with Ro-Ro.
  • Container Shipping- Container Shipping is the perfect source for those who need to ship household goods and personal items along with their vehicle. Your vehicle and any personal belongings that need to be shipped can easily be loaded into a container (20 foot or 40 foot) and then loaded onto the ship for travel. Once the ship reaches the designated port in Cartagena the container will be unloaded and the vehicle may either be driven to your location or re-loaded to a train or truck for delivery.
  • Air Shipping- When you need to have your vehicle in Cartagena as fast as possible, then shipping by air is the best choice for you. While a bit more expensive than shipping by sea, air shipping provides the quickest way to have access to your vehicle when you need it the most.

Shipping your vehicle to Cartagena is an easy process when the auto transport company is there to guide you through each step of the journey. Being able to drive your own vehicle in Cartagena will not only allow more freedom when traveling but will also provide a way to save money when you do not have to hire taxis or rental cars to get to and from the places you need to be.

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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.

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“I must say after looking at the Better Business Bureau prior to moving my vehicle with you I was aprehensive. I noticed 67 complaints in the last 12 months. When I called John in your office to discuss this he informed me that "Yes, we do have 67 complaints, but we moved over 13,000 vehicles last year and that is less than 1/2% complaint rate" Well John, you managed to exceed my expectations! The A1 team delivered on time and without a scratch. Thank you once again for all your help.”

“I don’t normally write reviews for practically anything, but I feel like I have to make an exception for A1 Auto Transport. I couldn’t recommend this company enough for such a job well done. My son and I run a small auto repair business, and we needed a client’s car moved to Arkansas in less than 2 days. We were so pressed for time that we even considered just going for the same transport people we worked with last spring, who weren’t so hot on the service and communications part of the deal. After many hours going through hundreds of calls and emails from all these companies offering ridiculous rates (not to mention somewhat suspicious reviews), we were about ready to give up. Finally, I got a call from one of the A1 staff named Joe. Virtually every person you speak with from this company is very polite, professional, and straightforward. They have a way of assuring you the process is not as complicated as you thought. Joe gave us a reasonable quote that he promised will not “mysteriously” change after the whole transaction is completed. He made sure to update us all the way to Arkansas. Talk about a job well done at a competitive price tag, plain and simple. Tell you the truth, that’s all you’d ever need to succeed in any kind of work. I’m definitely staying with A1 Auto Transport, no doubt about it.”

“Not sure what to do? Then, definitely go for A1 Auto Transport. I tried over 15 transportation companies and brokers to get my car going to New Mexico. I wasn’t exactly a pro at this, so yea, I was skeptical. It tempted me to avoid A1 Auto Transport to save some cash, but after I found out what that brought some of my friends, I chose otherwise. I trusted my instinct, and I was right! It should have taken about 3 days for my car to be picked up according to the contract, but they were at my doorstep after just 1. My Honda was also supposed to arrive in New Mexico in about 10 days, and I got it in 8. Kudos to the driver! He updated us all the time and always answered the phone. Great service!”

“It was great to work with Joe. He let me choose the communication method (phone, text, or email), and updated me regularly. He took my Honda from Chicago to Washington, and it all went smoothly. The driver took a thorough look at my car and made sure I received it in the same condition. To pick it up, I had to take it to a parking lot large enough for a truck to fit in. I was out of town when the car got to Washington, so Joe took care of it until I arrived with no extra charge. He was there when I got back to greet me as well. The move was stress free and straightforward.”

“I had to leave Tennessee due to my school and could really use my car. I wasn’t sure about shipping it, so I was quite nervous. I searched for a company for almost a week before I finally found A1 Auto Transport. It seemed to have to greatest number of happy customers, so I felt I could trust them. Joe helped a lot with setting up the transport, contacting me and keeping me informed all the way. The delivery date was set on Monday, but I really wanted it to arrive on Sunday, so I may use it to commute. After telling the driver my situation, he was super ok in that he managed to get my car on Sunday evening. Superb customer service if I’ve ever seen one! I definitely got what I paid for. The pickup was done on time, my car arrived on time, the staff was super attentive, I loved the customer service, and my car arrived intact. I’m extremely happy with the service I got and will recommend it to everyone I can. Thanks a ton!”

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