Moving to Duran, Ecuador can seem like a very daunting task to take upon oneself. Moving your car with the help of a professional automobile transport company can be seamlessly simple when choosing a company with a reliable reputation. Duran is a very commutable town with roadways that are fast moving and link Duran to surrounding cities easily. Having a personal car to travel in when staying in Duran for school, work or personal activities is a necessity due to the small proportion of public transportation available for residents and tourists alike. If you have moved to Duran, you will quickly see that accessing transport without a vehicle of your own can become very expensive quickly because the rates that hired cars charge can be excessive at times. To lower your expenses, having your own car shipped from the United States is a terrific option even if you worry about the cost of shipping. Overall, the cost to ship is far less than the cost of hiring a daily car or taking a public shuttle to and from your destination in Duran.
Professional Automobile Transport.
Looking at professional automobile transport and trying to determine the right one to choose can often seem difficult. First, you must sift through hundreds of companies listed and find the ones that offer international automobile shipping. Keep I mind that just because a company offers international shipping does not necessarily mean they are the best one to choose. A-1 Auto Transport has been shipping cars internationally for more than 20 years, and with the knowledge and experience within, there is not another company that can begin to compare to the fast, professional and trustworthy results you will see when you have your car shipped from the United States to Duran when you choose A-1 as your go to source for transport.
When you contact an auto transport agent for a price quote on international shipping for your car you will need to supply them with some information about your car. They will need the basic information like the make and model of your car but will also need to know if the car has been specialized in any way that would change the height or weight. Part of the cost of shipping will include vehicle weight, so alterations affecting weight can affect the shipping cost as well. The agent will discuss the shipping contract with you and will give you information on damage insurance, door to pick up and delivery and schedules for transport. Prior to giving you a total price quote you will need to let the agent know what type of transport you will be using for shipment.
Types of Transport.
Shipping a car overseas takes careful planning, and one of the most important aspects of shipping is the decision as to which type of transport to use. There are two ways to ship a car overseas to Duran, Ecuador from the United States. The two ways to ship by sea are:
Roll/On Roll/Off- Also known as RORO, this is a simple method of international automobile shipping where motor vehicles are rolled (driven) onto the RORO ship at the exit port in the U.S. and then rolled (driven) off the ship when it reaches Duran. Automobiles of all makes and models are transported daily by sea with RORO vessels. This is the least expensive as well as the quickest way to have a car delivered by sea transport.
Enclosed- Enclosed shipping, or container shipping, is the second most popular way to ship automobiles overseas. Motor vehicles are loaded into large, secure shipping containers for international transport and arrive safely at the destination port for Duran. When utilizing a shipping container for transport, you can also load personal items inside the container with the car. Note that using the container for both automobile as well as personal belongings can occasionally delay the delivery date as customs will have to complete a physical inspection of the container during shipment.
For information on export regulations for shipping from the United States you can contact the U.S. Customs office. You may also want to check with the Federal Maritime Convention for information on shipping motor vehicles overseas.
Ecuador Customs for Motor Vehicle Importation.
Ecuador has some standard procedures for importing a motor vehicle to Duran. You are allowed to import only one car per person or family and it must be within five years of age at the time of import. You will need to provide customs with your passport, driver’s license, bill of sale and your motor vehicle title. You will also need to have the automobile checked prior to shipment to make sure it is up to standards with the motor vehicle regulations of Ecuador. You can check with the Embassy of Ecuador for further information on motor vehicle laws, local ordinances for Duran and for customs regulations that must be adhered to when importing your car.
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.