Things to Learn about Overseas Transport before Shipping a Car to Finland
Before you start looking for a transport company to ship a car to Finland, you might be wondering about how the process works. International car shipping should be done by a reputable business.
You will want to be sure that the business has a long history in the industry and has good customer reviews online.
Make sure to have your vehicle serviced by a trained mechanic before the date of transport. If your vehicle is not in good condition or does not meet the requirements set in place by customs, your vehicle will not be transported to the country. Once you do contact a company that catches your eye, they will be able to give you all the details in regard to documents to bring. Call the Embassy of Finland for more information in regards to importing laws.
Common Forms of Proof to Provide to Customs.
- Bill of Lading.
- Proof of Insurance.
List Existing Damages and Take Pictures.
Professionals recommend shippers to take detailed photos and notes on the condition of their vehicle. This way, in the event of an accident, you will have a better chance on filing an insurance claim. The transport company will also do an inspection of your vehicle prior to loading your car onto the vessel.
It does not happen often, but in some cases, accidents do occur during transport. Genuine international car shipping companies offer full coverage for their shippers. Include any damages such as scrapes and dents into your inspection report and give the company a copy of your findings.
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.
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