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The Costs Associated with Boat Shipping Services

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  1. What Is The Costs Associated With Boat Shipping Services?
  2. How Shipping Costs Are Calculated
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What is The Costs Associated with Boat Shipping Services?

After you find a few wonderful boat shipping companies you have interest in, gather their contact information. Give them a call one by one so that you can gain more information regarding their services and costs. By providing the shipping company with the necessary details, they can give you a rough estimate for the boat’s transport services you’re interested in. You’ll then have a better idea of it’ll cost to ship your water vessel.

You may notice an online calculator on the websites of some of the transport companies. These calculators provide a fast estimate for services although they’re not usually 100% accurate. This should only take a minute or so to submit the information for the online calculator. The costs associated with boat shipping shouldn’t be too far off from one another. Most shipping companies base their charges off of the same criteria.

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Shipping Costs Are Calculated

How Shipping Costs are Calculated

  • The distance that must be traveled to get the boat from Point A to Point B. The distance is measured in miles.
  • Since there are various shipping methods and services to choose from for your boat’s safe delivery, the rates will differ between each one. For example, enclosed transport services typically cost more than an open air methods. Door to door delivery is an optional service that is also a slight increase in cost.
  • Current fuel costs especially along the route that’s traveled are deeply considered.
  • If you are shipping your boat overseas to another nation, you will need to pay import taxes like the value added tax (VAT) and other tariffs. Although this isn’t required by the transport company, the boat cannot be delivered until it is approved by the Customs Department. You’ll need to hand over proof of paid taxes to Customs with other required documentation.
  • Any customizations or special requests will also increase the rate paid for shipping services.
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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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