Being the second largest city in Russia, there is so much to do while you reside there. It is also the most northern city in all of the world with a population over a million people. Many come to Saint Petersburg for the culture and history the region holds. It even houses the largest art museum, The Hermitage.
When coming to Saint Petersburg for work, residency, study or anything else that will require for you to be there a while, consider shipping a vehicle over. This will allow you to further avoid language barriers and currency issues while you try to get accustomed to Russia. It will also allow you the freedom of travel without hesitation. Russia has an extensive road network so navigation is easy.
The Shipping Methods to Select From for Vehicles
There are several ways to ship a vehicle outside of the United States. Some of these ways are more affordable than others, but all of them are options. It is up to you to select the appropriate method.
- Air shipping is the costliest. In fact, it is so expensive that not many can afford to transport a vehicle with this form of shipment.
- Container shipping is a method of shipment that allows a person to ship other belongings as well. This method allows the vehicle to also be filled with possessions. The container can also be shared with another person to help ease the costs.
- The cheapest method, RO/RO shipping, requires that the vehicle is empty with a few exceptions. These exceptions include a car jack, a spare tire, and floor mats. The vehicle must be able to drive onto and off of the ship.
One will have to contact the Embassy of Russia for the requirements for vehicle shipment. It is important to be knowledgeable and to fulfill all requirements. It is also crucial to provide all the proper documentation.
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.