Things You Need to Know before Shipping a Car to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a lively nation located in Southeast China. Being nestled along the South China Sea, the city’s location makes it easy to manage imports, exports, and international trade.
In fact, Hong Kong is among the top 40 largest export economies in the world. The Port of Hong Kong is the only seaport in the vicinity, but its size makes up for the lack of ports in the area.
Not all seaports accept vehicles transported with the RO/RO shipping method. However, the Port of Hong Kong will let vehicles get delivered through the open air service. This makes it even easier for people to take advantage of any of the shipping services available to them through their transporters.
Finding a Transporter to Deliver Your Car.
When you need to ship a car to Hong Kong, the search for a transporter is easiest done online. Looking for the overseas transporters nearest to you is a great way to start the process. Check out their websites, read any reviews or testimonials, and gather contact information for the ones that appeal to you most. Call a few of the transporters that stood out from the crowd. Make sure they deliver to Hong Kong and if they carry insurance coverage. Feel free to ask any other questions you might have before asking them for a quote.
After calling around for more information and quotes for shipping services, decide on a transporter to hire. Schedule the car’s transport a couple months beforehand. You’ll need time to prepare the car and the documents needed for Customs. To find out what you will need for import approval, call the U.S. Consulate of Hong Kong.
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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