Esch-sur-Alzette is a city status commune in Luxembourg. It is the second largest city and it is located in the valley of Alzette. The capital is about 15 kilometers away to the north-east. When exporting a vehicle to the country there are certain specifications that have to be met in order to successfully go through the process. There is paperwork to be filled out and prepared as well as documents to be sent and fees to be paid.
It’s also important to account for the weather conditions in the country. Luxembourg has a relatively standard climate in comparison to most of the countries. The summers are quite warm but they don’t get terribly humid. The winters are rather mild and the temperatures don’t usually drop below freezing levels. The coldest months are often January and February so shipping then should be avoided. Luxembourg is a well-developed city and it is easy to navigate through the authorities. It is incredibly easy to drive through the city unlike other capital cities in Europe.
Luxembourg is constantly benefiting from the independency they have. The customs and laws that are implemented are incredibly efficient through the last few years.
Steps prior to shipping your car.
Transporting a car to Luxembourg is relatively easy in comparison to other countries. When preparing the process you would have take care of essential documentation such as:
- Registration and Purchase invoice.
- Car Title.
- Passport and Ownership proof.
- Permit of residency/work visa.
It is advisable to visit the Customs Department of Luxembourg for further information regarding the matter. You can reference the page to understand certain limitations as well as restrictions. You can face some of them upon relocating vehicles to Luxembourg. Keep in mind that the banks won’t work on Saturdays and Sundays.
You have to make sure that your car is thoroughly steam cleaned so it won’t be quarantined. This is going to speed up the overall process because your vehicle won’t have to be moved to a quarantine facility. Bypassing these would definitely ensure a faster delivery and it is going to provide a smaller possibility of damages. Make sure to get rid of all the air-conditioning gases as well. You can refer to the Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal regulations for further information regarding the eligibility of the vehicle. Contact the Embassy of Luxembourg for more information.
Shipping Methods to Luxembourg.
Roll On/Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Shipping is the most commonly used method that the majority of people choose. This is a method in which the vehicles are driven on and off the deck of the carrier ships on wheels. The sea vessels are armed with ramps that facilitate the process. This is the best method to ship anything on wheels. It is the most cost efficient and convenient way for shipping to Luxembourg.
Container Shipping is popular for people who want to ship other personal belongings along with their vehicles. The car can be picked up from your home or you can deliver it at the depot. You can choose from private containers in 20 ft. or 40 ft. and you can use the remaining space to load personal items or you can share it with someone else. This is more expensive but it is definitely safer.
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.
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