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Shipping cars or motorhomes by sea freight

If you are ever looking to ship your car or motorhome overseas,
or purchase a classic car over the internet, you need to consider
how much it will cost, and how you are going to go about sea
freighting it. There are many freight forwarding companies out
there, but not many whom are specialised in "http://www.tauruslogistics.co.nz/vehicle_shipping.html">car
shipping
like Taurus Logistics. Make sure whomever you use,
you understand all the terms on the quote, and if not have them
explain in writing what it all means. A good freight forwarder
should total the quote for you and note any exceptions. Depending
on whether you are a buyer or a seller you need to consider who
is paying for what, in respect to costs associated with shipping
your car. The easiest way as a seller is to sell the car "http://www.tauruslogistics.co.nz/sea_freight_glossary.html#exw">
Ex works
, this means you do not need to trouble yourself with
any of the details or costs for the sea freight.As a buyer href=
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Ex works is also preferable as it give you control over whom
you are using and makes sure there are no unforeseen costs
involved. Buyers should also consider Marine Insurance Have the
owner professionally steam clean and vacuum the car to remove ALL
soil and organic matter. Ship no personal effects or other
belongings in the car Use a company that responds quickly to your
enquiries, and specialises in car shipping Look to purchase cars
close to a main sea port in the country of the seller. Or have
the seller responsible to get it to por. Keep all copies of
documentation like “bill of sale” etc. This will be
needed for your Customs clearance. Sellers should consider In the
USA power of Attorney will be needed to be give to the "http://www.tauruslogistics.co.nz/sea_freight_glossary.html#freforw">
freight forwarder
for the export documentation. You will need
the title of ownership to authorise export. Countries all have
different regulations regarding car importing so it is best you
check these with your local vehicle authorities. If you need any
assistance feel free to contact the Author. "mailto:richard.hack@tauruslogistics.co.nz">
richard.hack@tauruslogistics.co.nz

About the Author

18 years in the freight forwarding and logistics industry. Specialist in out of gauge and project cargo.

Richard Hack