The Slovenian city of Kranj is the fourth largest city in the country and is situated about 12 miles from Ljubljana. It is mainly an industrial city and has a large number of rubber and electronics companies. Thus, employment is high and that is why there is a presence of large number of expatriate populations.
Thus, if you intend moving to Kranj, shipping your car along with personal items that you need for an extended stay can be of advantage.
You will need to work closely with A1 Auto Transport because having the guidance of an expert shipping company becomes important when you are moving your vehicle overseas. You might need to check the closest U.S port to your city and we will work with you to transport your vehicle to the domestic port, while the Port of Koper will be the destination in Slovenia. In addition to the freight shipping overseas, A1 Auto Transport service provides ‘door-to-port’ services at an additional cost but it is convenient as we’ll pick your vehicle from your doorstep, transport it to the closest port and load it on the ship.
Freight shipping options.
Additionally, one of the important decision that you will need to take is selecting the shipping method because it will affect the cost of the shipping also. Thus, if you want to only ship the vehicle to Kranj, Roll-on/Roll-Off is the best method. You will only be charged for the space occupied by the vehicle which turns out to be the cheapest options of freight shipping. Container shipping is best if you are shipping an expensive vehicle that requires more protection or if you are shipping household goods along with the car, then this is best. The size of the containers varies from 20 feet to 40 feet and the costs vary accordingly.
The cost of the shipping will depend upon the value of the vehicle, freight charges and method of shipping that you select. Additionally, you will need to add on the import duties hat are charged by the Customs Department of Slovenia. If you need additional shipping insurance on the vehicle, it will add to the cost as usually it is about 3% to 6% of the vehicle’s value. You’ll need to consider the time of the year when you intend shipping the vehicle because if you ship during the lean months, the cost will be lower.
Documentation and requirements.
Before you ship the vehicle from USA, you are required to notify the U.S Customs and get the approvals to move it to Kranj in Slovenia. There are important paperwork that have to be submitted, which includes:
- Driving license/passport of the owner.
- Lien-free car title deed.
- Original bill of vehicle purchase.
- Registration documents.
- Import license (if applicable).
- Bill of Lading.
At A1 Auto Transport service, we are aware of the requisites for quick clearance at the Slovenian Customs and will ensure that all the documentation is completed and submitted in time for the approval. It is best to avoid any situation that can lead to delay in the shipping or at Customs clearance so you may call the Embassy of Slovenia in U.S and get the information about the latest regulations.
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.