Shipping A Car To The Marshall Islands
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- To ship a car from the U.S. to the Marshall Islands will generally cost from $2,300 to $5,400, depending on the type of size of the vehicle.
- Certain times of year may be more affordable than others, especially if you find a shipper with an available spot or it’s a popular delivery timeframe.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Marshall Islands
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Majuro||$200||$2,700||5+80|
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Majuro||$275||$5,200||5+65|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Majuro||$400||$5,200||5+65|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Majuro||$450||$2,700||5+80|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Majuro||$550||$2,700||6+80|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Majuro||$575||$5,200||6+65|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Majuro||$675||$5,200||6+65|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Majuro||$775||$2,700||7+80|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Majuro||$800||$5,200||6+65|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Majuro||$1,025||$2,700||7+80|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
The Marshall Islands is a country island located in the Pacific Ocean. The beaches there are very desirable and in 2011, a shark sanctuary was also declared. People come from all over to reside and visit the Marshall Islands.
It doesn't matter why you intend on residing there, although many come for study. Having a personal vehicle to travel the island will be very useful to you. It is much easier to travel this way although public transportation is available. A personal vehicle will help you to avoid any language or currency barriers.
Popular Shipping Destinations
Shipping to Marshall Islands
When you want to import a vehicle to the Marshall Islands, contact the Embassy of Marshall Islands to become updated on the current policies for vehicle shipment. Policies can change at any time so it is in your best interest to contact the Embassy of the Marshall Islands first. Even though there will be other requirements that will need to be addressed, one can assume that they will need specific documentation.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To The Marshall Islands
- License, picture ID or passport
- Title and vehicle registration
- Proof of purchase
- Proof of insurance
- Proof of residency
- Bill of lading
- Passport and/or visa
Exporting Methods to Select From
There are several forms of shipping that a person can take advantage of. However, two of them are more reliable and cheaper than the others. Air shipping is only best for landlocked countries and is so expensive that not many can afford it.
The RO/RO shipping method is the least expensive. It requires that the vehicle is able to drive onto the ship as well as off of the ship. The vehicle must be empty with the exception of floor mats, a car jack, and a spare tire. This method isn't permitted by all seaports so make sure that there is one close enough to you that is willing to accept the RO/RO shipping method.
Container shipping is when the vehicle is placed inside a large container aboard a ship. The container and the vehicle can possess other belongings as long as they are accepted by the country's Customs. When choosing the container method of shipment, consider sharing the container with another individual to help ease the costs.
The owner of the vehicle must be present at the time of the arrival of the vehicle at port. A port will not hold a vehicle for the owner so arranging transportation to the port will be necessary.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To The Marshall Islands
At A-1 Auto Transport, we get to know our customers and their unique shipping needs. This allows us to apply our decades of expertise to deliver a precise, personal experience. When shipping oversized cargo or heavy equipment to the Marshall Islands, the overall size and weight play a large part into the cost, type of vessel used and insurance considerations. With A-1, we have probably done it before and in the past year have shipped quite a few pieces of large cargo including: bulldozers, cranes, heavy vehicles, large trucks, log loaders, pneumatic rollers, pile drivers, skidders and much much more. As a full service shipping company, we will initiate and see you through the shipping process, so you can attend to the other important facets of your business.
Explanation of A1’s Overseas Transport Solutions
One part of that process is determining the type of vessel and transport option that aligns best for your needs. The dimensions of your freight play a deciding role in how it’ll be transported. If your item isn’t oversized and not particularly heavy, then shipping via a container might be a good route to go. Albeit more expensive than some of the other options it provides unparalleled protection from the elements and criminal activity. If your cargo is self propelled, then the least expensive shipping option might be best for you. Known as RoRo (Roll On/Roll Off), vehicles roll onto the ship’s ramp, through the hull, and are placed amongst thousands of other operables. Locked into a car deck, this is simplest shipping method we offer.
If your freight is inoperable, oversized and/or on a flat rack then a LoLo (Lift On/Lift Off) vessel would be the most ideal form of transport. With the help of a crane operator, your freight is lifted dockside and placed onto the cargo ship. Sometimes a flat rack is necessary when shipping stacks of materials or oddly shaped items that need special attention to transport. Acting as an open walled shipping container, freight can be attached to a multitude of locations on the rack to ensure secure transport.
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.