The process of shipping a car outside of the U.S. and to a country across the ocean is best handled for by an experienced auto shipping company. You can learn a lot about a company using online resources.
Use a search engine to find the best international transporters near your home in the U.S. Check out the websites for each transporter and read any reviews published on the Internet by previous customers. Call a few of the companies to ask questions about their experience and available services. Gather quotes as you have them on the phone.
Information Needed to Receive a Quote.
- Vehicle make and model.
- Vehicle’s age.
- The distance between locations.
- The characteristics of the car shipping to Gambia. Example: if there are any customizations or oversized features.
Container Transport Offers the Greatest Protection.
The services you choose for your car’s transport are just as important for the vehicle’s safety as the transport company hired to carry out the delivery. Container transport is often suggested to anyone asking for the greatest protection for their vehicle. This method of overseas transport is slightly pricier than an open air service, but it shelters the car from outside elements.
Container transport is the only service that allows customers to ship other items with the vehicle. Packaged household goods can fill the car and the unfilled space inside the container. Although you’ll have a couple sizes to choose from, you may find it hard to fill an entire cargo container. If you have extra space, you can offer it someone else interested in shipping to Gambia. This will lessen your final shipping costs. All items shipping inside the container must comply with the country’s import policy. Call the Embassy of Gambia to learn what items are permitted to enter.
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.