Shipping your car from the U.S.A. to Russia is a process that must be taken seriously. At least by the professionals hired to handle the job. However, you will also be responsible for providing the requested documentation and paying for the taxes and costs associated with the car’s import.
While this could easily become costlier than you anticipated, it is much cheaper than buying a vehicle and less stressful than using public transit in the country.
After making the decision to ship your car to Russia, you will need to consider the methods of shipping you have available to you. Usually, this consists of two options- RO/RO or container transport. Both are cost effective, safe ways to have the vehicle delivered. Individuals that wish for the ultimate protection during their vehicle’s oversea travels usually choose the container shipping method.
About the Container Shipping Method.
Container shipping methods offer the most protection and security for the car’s journey from the U.S.A. to Russia. It protects the car from weather conditions and other obstacles that might cause harm while abroad. Not only is the container shipping method more secure, but it allows individuals purchasing this method to ship other belongings with the car.
There are several different container sizes. Choose the one that best suits your circumstances. Even the smallest size of shipping container may be more space than you find necessary. If you are moving with other people, see if they would be willing to split the cost of the container and space. Make sure that all the items packed away in the container awaiting their transport are permitted through Russia’s import policies. Call the Embassy of Russia to learn more about the policies in place.
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.