Kili is a small island situated in the group of Marshall Islands. It is part of the district of the Ralik Chain of islands. It is about 30 miles from Jaluit in a southwest direction. It’s also one of the smallest islands in the Marshall Islands.
There are a lot of known benefits of having your own vehicle there but the import is going to take time, planning and money. You will need to get the services of A1 Auto Transport Company as we have over 20 years of international shipping experience.
Requirements for shipping.
It is important that you stay up to date with the requirements for shipping your car to Kili. You can discuss all of the details about the process with the A1 Auto Transport or you can directly contact the Embassy of the Marshall Islands in Washington, DC. The papers validate and verify the details of the owner and the vehicle, which is important and the documentation includes:
- License, passport of the owner.
- Title deed free of liens.
- Bill of lading.
- Bill of purchase.
- Work/residency proof.
There are different taxes and duties which are subjected by the Marshall Islands Customs department upon importing your vehicle to Kili. It is important to know that the road conditions aren’t that good and a lot of people don’t follow the driving rules so you need to be careful.
You would need to be aware of the regulations set forth at any given time. The A1 Auto Transport is going to help you out with any questions that you may have. The customs department is also capable of providing you with information regarding the taxes and duties so that you have an idea prior to the shipping itself.
The vehicles driven in the Marshall Islands have to be licensed. The taxes are going to be determined by the weight of your car and the average tax is about $35. You would also have to get your car thoroughly inspected every year. Once it is licensed, you’d be given a sticker and you need to have liability insurance at all times. The minimum coverage will cost you about $200 while the driver’s license is about $20. You don’t need to take driving tests as the international driving license holds validity in Kili.
When it comes to shipping methods, you have the traditional RORO and Container shipping choices in front of you as they are the most convenient. RORO shipping would require you to empty out your car of any personal belongings and leave nothing but your spare tire, floor mats, car jack and a spare set of keys. Other than that, you won’t be allowed to ship any other belongings. All vehicle alarms have to be disabled, fuel needs to be just 1/4th of the tank and air conditioning gas needs to be removed as it is a fire hazard. To ensure that the vehicle is not quarantined at the port in the Marshall Islands, steam cleaning it from inside is required.
Container shipping, on the other hand, is going to provide you with the safety of your private container which is 20ft or 40ft in size, based on your preference. You can stack it with other belongings as long as they are allowed in the Marshall Islands.
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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