Chihuahua is the capital of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. It is a smaller city with nearly 1 million residents. Regardless of its size, the city has many active industries. It is full of historical statues, buildings and more.
If you plan on residing in Chihuahua or going there for an extended period for employment or study, having a personal vehicle shipped over might be of great assistance. This will help limit the amount of language and currency barriers that you may come across while there.
Various Methods of Vehicle Shipping.
One of the first things one must do prior to vehicle shipment, is to select a form of shipment that suits them and their budget best. Below, are some of your options.
Container Shipping- Container shipping is a method that requires the vehicle to be set inside of a large container aboard a ship. The container and the vehicle can be filled with belongings. The container can also be shared with another individual which will help lessen the cost. All belongings inside of the container and vehicle must be permissible by Mexican Customs.
RO/RO Shipping- RO/RO shipping is also referred to as the roll on, roll off method. This is because the empty vehicle must be rolled onto and off of the ship. The only items allowed in the automobile are a car jack, a spare tire and floor mats. This is the cheapest method of vehicle shipment from the U.S. However, not all ports will accept RO/RO shipping.
Air Shipping- Air shipping sounds like a wonderful option. It is best used for landlocked cities, but is typically too expensive. Many people avoid this option considering the price is so high.
RO/RO shipping is not accepted at all ports. With over 40 seaports in Mexico, you are surely able to find one nearby that will accept that method of shipment if that is what you choose to go with. Of course, before shipping your vehicle, you will want to contact the Embassy of Mexico so that you can become informed of all the current policies for vehicle shipment.
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.