There are only so many ways to safely deliver a vehicle overseas. Most international auto transport customers prefer to ship their automobile in one of two ways. Both of these shipping methods are affordable and extremely secure.
It’s best to understand the nature of the shipping services offered to you before you make any choices. A customer service rep for the shipping company can also help you with your selections.
Open air shipping methods are very popular. This is the cheapest and most cost effective form of international auto transport. It also referred to as RO/RO transport. Prepare the car and completely empty it before the day of the scheduled transport. As the car ships to Jamaica, the vehicle is left open to weather conditions and rough waters. Fortunately, all longstanding overseas transporters are required to provide insurance coverage. This protection lets the transporter guarantee their service.
Container shipping is a great choice for any customer who wishes to ship belongings to Jamaica along with their vehicle. Although this method of overseas transport is a bit more costly than the RO/RO method, it presents a lot more options. For instance, you will be able to choose between several container sizes and your possessions can be packed inside the vehicle and remaining container space.
All household items must be approved to enter the country through the Customs office, just as the car. Call the Jamaican Embassy to learn of the import regulations set on household goods. If you do not need all of the space provided within a shipping container, consider splitting the cost and transport services with another person moving to Jamaica.
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.