Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador can be a very daunting experience. Having to make plans for passport, travel, housing and employment can take a lot of time as well as careful planning. Part of a complete relocation is often having the need to relocate your car along with everything else. Moving a car to Cuenca doesn’t need to be a difficult transition at all. With the services of a reliable automobile transport company like A-1 Auto Transport, the entire shipping process will seem simple and convenient to do. Cuenca is a very beautiful city filled with historical landmarks, museums and architecture. The weather is generally very warm throughout the year, but be sure to pack an umbrella for use during the rainy season from March through May when rain may be at its most torrential.
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Hiring an Automobile Transport Company.
Hiring a professional automobile transport company is generally a simple thing to do. Once you contact the company they’ll ask for some information about the type of car you have and will gather some necessary documents for shipping the car. Some of the documents will include:
- Social Security Number (Card).
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Power of Attorney.
- Motor Vehicle Title/Registration
Most of the paperwork will be used to verify your identity and car ownership. The Power of Attorney will be used to give the company access to transport your car without you being physically present. The agent you work with from the transport company will provide you with all details that you will need to ship your car including the regulations you need to know for customs both for U.S. Customs as well as customs in Ecuador, international shipping laws, methods of transport and the total price to ship a car to Cuenca. If your car will need special care during transport they will set that up for you. They will also be able to assist you with the method of transport as well as convenient door to door shipping and delivery.
How to Ship to Cuenca.
It would be great if a car could be driven to any location in the world, but unfortunately that is not possible and you will need to determine the type of transport that will move your car overseas to Cuenca. You can choose from travel by sea, which is the most preferred way to ship internationally, or travel by air which is also widely used yet not as frequently as sea shipping. The ways to ship a car from the United States to Cuenca are:
RORO– RORO is also known as Roll/On Roll/Off transport and it is the most preferred way to ship a car overseas. RORO is most preferred for many reasons, the top being that it is the fastest route by sea to have a car shipped, and it is also the lowest cost transport available for motor vehicles. RORO is a type of open transport, meaning that motor vehicles are driven onto an open shipping vessel and several hundred can be transported at the same time. Vehicles on RORO ships must be emptied of all personal items, including paperwork, when being transported.
Containerized– Shipping a car in a shipping container is preferred by owners of luxury, classic and antique automobiles. When you need to have extra protection during shipment, using a container is well advised. Cars are loaded into secure shipping containers for transport. When using containerized shipping, personal items may also be shipped at the same time, thus making it very convenient for a complete relocation to Cuenca from the United States.
Air Cargo- Air freight is not used as often as shipping by sea due to the higher cost, but it is very convenient when you need to have your car delivered very rapidly. You can also ship personal items at the same time as the car ships when you use air cargo to transport the car.
The method of shipping that you choose will be figured into the total final shipping price quote. Your international shipping insurance will also be included in the quote and you will need to discuss the amounts available for damage coverage with the transport agent.
Customs in Cuenca.
Customs regulations in Cuenca, Ecuador are not quite as severe as in many other countries, but you will have to abide by them when shipping your car for import. You can gain valuable information on residency permits, automobile import rules and even housing location and employment in Cuenca by contacting the Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, DC. Required documents for car import include, but are not limited to:
- Driver’s License.
- Original Sales or Commercial Invoice.
- Motor Vehicle Title and Registration.
- ‘Valid Automobile Insurance Certificate.
Your car must be no older than 5 years at the time of import and you are allowed to import one personal car per year, providing that you have exported the first car prior to a new import. You will need to speak to Ecuador customs prior to shipping the car to ensure that emissions and other vehicle aspects are up to date with the current motor vehicle regulations in Cuenca. If you are missing paperwork or your car is not up to inspection status, the import can be delayed or denied by customs officials.
For more information on shipping a car overseas, you can contact the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for regulations and overseas transport data.
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