A coral atoll of over 64 islands, Majuro is the legislative district on the Marshall Islands. It has narrow strips of land which are densely populated. Irrespective of whether you are here to study or work, the fact remains that it helps in better transportation when you have your own vehicle. However, due to the close proximity of the sea vehicle will require higher maintenance.
The advantages of importing your vehicle from USA are numerous but it will require time, money and proper planning. You will need to hire the services of A1 Auto Transport Company as they have over20 years of experience shipping vehicles globally.
Requirements for shipping to Marshall Islands.
It is important to be updated on the requirements for shipping your vehicle to Majuro. You can discuss the details of the current regulations with one of the business representatives of A1 Auto Transport service or contact the Embassy of the Marshall Islands. Some of the important documentation that is needed includes:
- License, passport of owner.
- Lien-free, car title deed.
- Vehicle registration documents.
- Bill of Lading.
- Bill of purchase of vehicle.
- Proof of insurance.
- Proof of work/residency visa.
There are various import taxes and duties that are applicable by the Customs department when you import your vehicle to Majuro. It is important to know that the conditions of the road isn’t good and few follow the traffic rules so caution while driving is recommended.
Ways of transporting the vehicle.
It is best to select RORO or the container shipping method as they are the most affordable ways to ship. In RORO, the vehicle is driven on the ship in USA and secured in a bay on the ship deck. At the Port of Majuro, it is driven off. You are not allowed to keep any personal items or accessories within the car. It has to be steam cleaned before you ship and ensure that the vehicle is devoid of air conditioning gas. You need to keep a spare set of keys, tire and mats in the car.
Container method is more expensive as it adds a layer of security and safety to your car. The car is harnessed and secured to limit movement and damage during transit. You can keep the rest of the household item is kept within the container and then the container is sealed. It is important to be present when the shipment is due to arrive and get the custom levies and taxes cleared. You will be required to apply for local license tags and driving license within the next few weeks.
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.