Gift Icon Get a 20% discount from our partners! Discount code will get added automatically when you submit the form.
4.7 Star Rating4.7 (67,926 reviews)
How much does shipping your Vehicle cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted Auto Shipping Companies
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

No risk, no contracts. Just calculate your quote first and choose your contractor later.

Globe
190+
Countries
Served
Car
2M+
Delivered
Services
Car
97%
Customer
Recommended
Dave loved the fast deliveryDave C.
★★★★★
Dave loved the fast delivery
My relocation to Chicago was fast, smooth and without any delay thanks to A1 Auto.
Courtney enjoyed the honest guidanceCourtney J.
★★★★★
Courtney enjoyed the honest guidance
Just what you need when trusting someone with your wheels! Kudos to this company!
Jeff enjoyed the fair priceJeff D.
★★★★★
Jeff enjoyed the fair price
Moved my ride hassle-free with these folks.Fair pricing, no surprises. Definitely recommend them!
Maria enjoyed the special care and safetyMaria L.
★★★★★
Maria enjoyed the special care and safety
Huge thanks to the movers – they were meticulous with my car. Love these guys.
Recently featured on USA Today

“A1 Auto Transport became synonymous with top-notch service delivery, unfailing punctuality and constantly preoccupied with customer satisfaction.

See Article— USA Today

What is the largest car carrier ship?

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. The Evolution of Car Carrier Ships
  2. The Role of Car Carrier Ships in Global Trade
  3. Key Features of Large Car Carrier Ships
What is the largest car carrier ship?

The largest car carrier ships belong to the "Pure Car and Truck Carriers" (PCTCs) class, renowned for their immense capacity. Some gigantic vessels can transport over 8,000 vehicles, making them essential assets in the global automobile transport industry.

Among the titans of the maritime world, the "Pure Car and Truck Carriers" (PCTCs) stand out for their extraordinary capacity. These massive ships are the largest of their kind in the car carrier segment, with some capable of carrying over 8,000 vehicles. This incredible capability highlights their critical role in supporting the global automobile industry.

The Evolution of Car Carrier Ships

Car carrier ships have changed greatly since their invention. In the early 20th century, conventional cargo ships manually loaded vehicles. This method worked, but it was time-consuming and damaged cars during loading. Increased automobile production revealed the inefficiency of this primitive method.

Key Features Of Large Car Carrier Ships

In the mid-20th century, Ro-Ro ships simplified vehicle transport. This design allowed cars to drive directly onto the ship, saving time and money. These ships eventually accommodated multiple stacked decks, greatly increasing cargo capacity. These ships have changed the global auto industry.

The Role of Car Carrier Ships in Global Trade

Car carrier ships are vital to global trade. They transport passenger, commercial, and other vehicles across seas and oceans. It's an economical and efficient way for automakers to reach overseas markets without expensive air travel or inaccessible overland routes.

The large cargo space and specially designed ramps for loading and unloading cars make these ships ideal for large-scale auto transport. Thus, the auto industry prefers them, and global commerce relies on them. They ensure smooth supply chain processes for global automakers.

Key Features of Large Car Carrier Ships

Many larger car carrier ships are designed to incorporate advanced and innovative features to enhance their operational capacities. The sheer volume of these vast vessels is impressive, with some carriers accommodating over 8,000 cars. Their expansive dimensions and robust structure are purposefully crafted to withstand hostile maritime conditions, ensuring the safe transit of their precious cargo.

The first thing that strikes me about these marine leviathans is the intricate network of in-built ramps that facilitate vehicles' practical loading and unloading. Provisions for adjustable decks are also commonly observed in larger ships, allowing for configuration changes based on the size of the cargo. Advanced technological gear such as GPS, Autopilot, and high-tech communication systems are standard equipment, ensuring seamless communications while the vessel is at sea. These features work together to significantly increase the efficiency and reliability of large car carriers, making them a linchpin of the international auto trade.

Pure Car And Truck Carriers

Frequently Asked Questions

Share this content on social media for a chance to get up to 20% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

Email Me


Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

...my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

Testimonial
Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

A1 Auto Transport... From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

Testimonial
David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

Visit our social, and see what our clients are saying about us:

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak Directly to Our Sales Team:

Call Us 1-888-230-9116

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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
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
Copyright © 1988-2024, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.