La Lima is a municipality in the Honduran Department of Cortes. The city is divided into two cities and the Chamelecon River divides them.
La Lima Vieja which is on the western side of the River and La Lima Nueva is located on the eastern side of the river. In the past, La Lima is a city that is known for being under the municipality of San Pedro Sula.
Auto Transporting Service.
A1 Auto Transport Service is a professional service that can assist you in importing your vehicle to La Lima so you can drive on your own. You need the assistance to support you in making choices, filing paperwork, and providing the right amount of documentation in order to successfully import your vehicle. You will need to provide A1 Auto Transport Service with a Power of Attorney form that will give them the right to handle your import for you. You will also be able to do a pre-delivery inspection with your personal shipping agent so you will know every chip, dent, ding, or scratch on your vehicle before it is shipped.
Types of Transports Available.
When you need to have your car delivered to La Lima, you will have two different methods to choose from. You will need to make your decision based on the type of vehicle you are importing and your budget.
Roll On/ Roll Off is one method of shipping that is also known as open transport. This type of transport will allow the cars to be parked on the deck of a freight ship which will then harness the vehicle to secure it during transit. With this type of shipping, several vehicles can be shipped at one time which can be cost saving for everyone because the freight ship owner can divide the number of vehicles on the freight and divide it with the owners of the vehicle to determine how much everyone will pay. With Roll On/ Roll Off shipping, your vehicle will get there quickly as compared to, if you used another way of shipping. This method of shipping is most often used for those who have the standard car or truck.
Container shipping or enclosed shipping is another way to transport your vehicle. This method of shipping is more expensive when compared to the Roll On/ Roll Off method but it protects your vehicle from the weather elements, flying debris, and animals that could possibly land on the vehicles on an open deck. This type of method of shipping is great for those who have antique vehicles, luxury vehicles, or vehicles that are part of a collection.
Customs Checkpoint Requirements.
When you want to ship a vehicle over to Honduras, it's important that you follow all rules and regulations as per the Customs department of Honduras to avoid any delays or added expense. You need to follow export regulations as per the U.S Customs and Border Protection service as well as the importing regulations. You need to know the laws of the United States and Honduras. You can contact the Embassy of Honduras to learn more about their shipping rules and regulations before you schedule your shipment. You will need to provide the proper documentation in order to successfully import your vehicle. Documents you will need include:
- Vehicle title.
- Commercial invoice.
- Taxation registry number.
- Original bill of lading.
- Receipt for any taxes and duties paid in advance.
Specific Honduras import requirement.
The tax amount you will pay will vary depending on your vehicle value and the size engine. They can vary from 3.4% up to 12%. Your vehicle cannot be more than seven years old unless your vehicle is listed as a classic car or a collector car. Your shipping agent will be able to help you understand more about these shipping methods and determine which one is right for you. Your vehicle will need to clear Honduras customs so, in order to do that, your transport agent will help you collect the right documents so they are available when you need them. You will also need to pay your fees as well otherwise your vehicle will be delayed. If you fail to provide the right documentation or show proof that your vehicle was inspected for clearance, you may be denied importation rights or you may be on delay. For further information about the current eligibility criterion or other regulations, please contact the Embassy of Honduras.
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.