Żejtun has its location in the South Eastern Region of the country and it’s without a doubt a major city. One of the most important industrial estates, Bulebel is located on its borders.If you intend to come to work or to study in Malta, you might want to bring your personal vehicle with you in order to get the convenience of traveling at will. Furthermore, the public transport services might not always be as reliable.
If you intend to come to work or to study in Malta, you might want to bring your personal vehicle with you in order to get the convenience of traveling at will. Furthermore, the public transport services might not always be as reliable.
The roads are properly maintained throughout the entire year. However, you would have to work with an international shipping service prior to carrying the process forward. A1 Auto Transport Service is without a doubt one of your best bets as we have over two decades of international shipping experience. We are going to assist you with everything there is in order to make the entire process of importing a vehicle to Malta as seamless as it can be. You will need to be at the shipping port or you need to authorize one of our agents to pick the vehicle for you. You might be charged extra for this particular service but it’s definitely worth it as it spares you the hassle and provides you with an additional sense of security.
Get the Documents in Line.
As it is with every international transport, you would have to provide a bunch of documents to the U.S. port and to the Malta Customs Authority. Prior to taking up this task, you might want to make sure that you’ve prepared:
- Social Security Card.
- Car Title.
- Driver’s License.
- Proof of purchase alongside details of the vehicle such as model makes, engine number and chassis number.
- Signed power of attorney if you need us to pick your car up.
Prior to importing your vehicle, you must ensure that you live in Malta for at least six months and that you have owned the car for the last six months before the shipping. There are 10% taxes on permanent imports while temporary ones are free. You also have to fill out different forms - VEH01, VEH02 and so forth. For any further information, you might want to contact the Embassy of Malta.
You have two options in front of you – Container Shipping and Roll On/Roll Off. Of course, which one you decide to go for is completely up to you and you must make the decision based on your budget requirements and shipping needs.
RORO requires you to drive your car on its own vehicles on the shipping deck. Then, you have to empty it out of all personal belongings apart from the car jack, floor mats and spare set of keys. What is more, your vehicle is going to be constantly exposed to all of the elements – this is something that should be considered. Of course, this is why RORO shipping is so quick and cheap. The vehicle is driven on the deck and secured in a parking bay and that is all that you need to pay for.
Container Shipping, on the other hand, involves your car being safely stored within an enclosed container. This is particularly beneficial, especially if your car is expensive or collectible. You can also ship as many personal belongings as you want.
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.