What to Know About Marine Transport of Your Car

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There are many jobs that could have you moving to an overseas location. Teaching and business are two of the most common of these positions. One of the key aspects of the move will be moving your car overseas, should you choose to keep it. If you have chosen to keep your car, there are a few things you need to know about the marine transport of the vehicle. Here are a few of the key points and what you should know about each one before scheduling the transport.

Tariffs and Charges 

One of the first things you need to be mindful of with your marine transport are the tariffs and charges related to the transport. Your car may have several tariffs and charges depending on where the vehicle is being shipped. There may also be charges depending on how many ports the transport will stop, the weight of the car and other aspects of the vehicle itself. The right marine transport company will be able to give you an idea of the costs and let you know how they will handle unforeseen charges that may occur.

Customs Issues

Your car will need to pass through customs during the transport process. You will need to locate a transport company that is ready to deal with customs. This means understanding what customs will require from paperwork to the proper packing of your vehicle. They should also be able to let you know how long your vehicle will be going through customs checks and what you need to know about the inspections your car will go through. The transport service can also inform you regarding which customs ports your car will go through on the journey to the new location.

Client Tracking

One of the important aspects you should look for with a marine transport service is the ability to track your shipment. Many marine transports are now offering the ability for clients to login to a portal with a customer identification number. Once they are logged in, they can check where their vehicle is, the last customs checkpoints it went through and other information pertaining to the transport. This helps the client see if there is a delay or if there is an issue they need to be aware of, such as a maritime storm causing delays.

When you are ready to schedule marine transport services for your car, contact your local service provider. They will need to know some basic information and they can help with quotes. They can also help with questions you have about pick-up, delivery and any questions pertaining to the transport itself.