Determining whether or not to transport your auto internationally might be a tough decision. High duties and tariffs might frighten you away. However, if you’re moving there for a while having a personal vehicle to travel the rugged road network throughout Toamasina will prove to be beneficial. Fortunately, transporting an automobile, motorcycle or other personal vehicle is rather simple.
Documents Typically Needed.
While you will have to directly contact Madagascar Customs for more current regulations, there are certain documents that you can just assume are necessary. These documents will need to be present at Customs and at the port.
- License, Picture ID and Passport.
- Title and Registration.
- Proof of Insurance.
- Certificate of Maintenance Inspection (not always essential)
- Proof of Purchase and Receipts for Paid Tariffs.
Auto Transport Methods to Consider
The varieties of transporting methods available for autos include the roll on and roll off service, container transport and air shipping. These methods are all desirable, with the exception of cost. The cost for air shipping is extremely high and usually not affordable to most.
Container shipping allows the vehicle to be placed within an enclosed trailer. The space can be shared with another person, which will also ease the price for service. The vehicle can also hold belongings within its seats and trunk.
Roll on and roll off services consist of the auto being transported to Madagascar on top of a flatbed ship. It will be open to elements, but cost considerably less than container shipping. The vehicle must remain free of all items with the exception of floor mats, a spare tire and a carjack.
Obviously, consider budget first when determining what method of transport is best suited for the job. If the safety of the vehicle is first and foremost, many transport services have additional insurance plans.
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.