Puerto Cortes is a city that was formerly known as Puerto de Caballos and is located on the northern coast of Honduras has a natural bay.
Among all of the global seaports that trade with USA, this particular city is the 36th one in terms of sheer volume of trade.
The majority of people don’t want to drive their own vehicles in Honduras because it can get quite expensive. However, when you factor in all of the expenses associated with lodging costs, they could quickly stack up and overwhelm you. That is why having your own vehicle can be more cost effective. And it is best not to try to navigate through the customs in U.S and in Honduras as it can be cumbersome.
Additionally, when you compare these costs, you will quickly find out that hiring a professional auto transport company might actually seem like a great idea. Professional agents from Honduras Customs are going to assist you in this otherwise challenging undertaking and are going to make it rather hassle-free. You can rely on the A1 Auto Transport service to handle the process for you. You would have to provide us with a signed power of attorney so that you can rest assured that we will take care of everything. You would also need to conduct an extensive pre-delivery inspection of the vehicle in order to determine whether or not there are already existing dents and scratches. If there are, you have to list them down and sign it in order to make sure that there are no additional ones after the process.
Types of transport available to Puerto Cortes.
In order to have your vehicle delivered to Honduras, you would be provided with a choice of two different shipping methods. You would have to choose between RORO and Container shipping based on your personal preferences and the needs of your undertaking.
Open Transport (RORO) – This particular type is convenient if you want to ship nothing but your vehicle to the country of Honduras. This is due to the fact that you wouldn’t be allowed to transport anything but your car and you have to empty it out leaving nothing but the car jack, spare tires, floor mats and the spare set of keys. RORO is without a doubt the quickest and cheapest way to ship a vehicle based on water. RORO transport is definitely recommended for regular vehicles as well as for some trucks.
Enclosed Transport – Container shipping is incredibly valuable and cost-efficient if you have a lot of personal belongings to ship along with your vehicle. You would be able to carry as much of them as you can fit within a 20ft or a 40ft container of your choosing.
These criteria could be quite stringent and you have to follow them closely. You need to understand that you have to be familiar with the laws of Honduras in order to drive adequately. You would also want to contact the Embassy of Honduras if you need any further information. You would also have to submit a wide range of documents such as title deed, registration, commercial sales invoice and also the national taxation registry number.
Furthermore, you would also have to make sure that all the duties and taxes are paid. There is a 3.4% to 12% tax based on the type of the vehicle. Furthermore, you can only import vehicles which are not older than 7 years of age. In order to ensure that your vehicle is transported securely, you need to provide all of the necessary documents and fill out all of the required paperwork.
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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