Planning a move outside of the U.S. is definitely a stressful process. To successfully move to South Africa you need to hire the right help. Get in touch with a professional moving company as well as a reputable international auto shipping service.
Even if the moving company offers to transport your car, politely decline and contact a business that specializes in handling and hauling autos.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Auto Shipping Company.
International auto shipping companies understand how important it is for you to have personal transport. So they offer shipping solutions at affordable prices. You will also have access to the most reliable technology used for shipping cars overseas.
Legitimate companies have deals for just about every shipper. For example, some companies offer deals to first time shippers, veterans and the senior citizens. They also offer full insurance coverage so if anything does happen to your vehicle, you will be reimbursed.
Ways to Ship Your Vehicle Overseas.
- Roll on Roll off - The RO/RO method is how most customers ship cars to South Africa. It is cost efficient and reliable. With this shipping solution, you are expected to make sure your vehicle is ready for transport prior to the ship date. Take the vehicle to be seen by a mechanic. Your vehicle must be operable in order to be rolled on and off of the ship. All personal possessions must be removed from the vehicle as well.
- Container - This type of shipping is more expensive than the RO/RO method. It provides the most protection against the elements and theft. Your vehicle will be loaded into a container and hoisted onto the deck of the ship. This type of shipping is recommended for anyone shipping an antique or very valuable vehicle. Unlike the RO/RO method, shippers can utilize the space in their car and in the container to haul household goods.
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.