At JK Moving Services, we know how to say peace of mind in every language. As a full-service moving company, we have the experience and the know-how to ensure your transition to your new country is a smooth one. That way you can focus on the important things: like learning the languages and customs of your new world.
International car shipping with JK Moving Services
We know the decision to ship an automobile overseas isn’t simple. You’ll have compared the costs of shipping, taxes, duties, and even filling your gas tank overseas to simply purchasing – or doing without – a car once you get there. But once you decide the family car is going with you, JK Moving Services is the partner you need to take care of the details of international car transport, door to door and bumper to bumper.
As with all our international moving and freight forwarding services, our first step is to help you decide on the best way to ship your vehicle and the best shipping partners to use. For example, we’ll help you decide whether to use container shipping or roll-on, roll-off shipping for your car.
About international auto shipping via container
Container shipping is typically more expensive than roll-on, roll-off, but it generally provides the most protection for your car because your vehicle is shipped inside its own container, isolated from most dings and scratches. If your vehicle is of very high value and you want to minimize the risk of damage – or if cost is less of a concern – container shipping is a good choice.
If you choose container shipping, your vehicle will be secured, lashed, and loaded inside a crate-like container large enough to easily hold your automobile. Your vehicle will be secured with brackets and straps that are connected to the interior of the container, reducing jostling or sliding inside the crate.
It’s important to note that some countries will allow you to use the seats and trunk of your car to store additional cargo, and some will not. Your JK Moving Services relocation specialist will help you sort through the regulations for your destination.
About roll-on, roll-off shipping
The most cost-effective way to ship your vehicle is usually the roll-on, roll-off method. Instead of being secured inside an individual container, your vehicle will be parked and secured inside what is essentially a large floating parking lot – driven on and driven off much like conventional, covered ferry transport.
Your vehicle will typically be secured to the deck with straps and bumpers to reduce the possibility of sliding or rolling during transport. Because there’s no container involved, this method is often the fastest, simplest, and least expensive way to go.
Whether you choose a container method or roll-on, roll-off, JK Moving Services works with only the best international vehicle shipping companies who are bonded and fully licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission and who take great care to keep your car protected. Once your car arrives at the destination point, a JK Moving Services agent can receive the vehicle, inspect it and manage hand-off to the ground transportation provider. JK Moving Services manages door-to-door transportation of your vehicle, from your garage to the port and from the destination port to your new location.
Leave the details to JK
- We oversee all insurance issues, bills of lading, pre- and post-shipment inspections of your vehicle, import and export documentation, and customs clearance for you
- We'll educate you on the diverse laws regarding what types and ages of vehicles may be imported/exported
- We manage the tariffs, taxes, or duties related to transporting your vehicle as well as regulation of goods leaving the U.S.
- We'll provide guidance on preparing your car for an ocean move, taking steps that might include draining the fuel tank, removing the battery, determining if you can store household goods in your car, and ensuring you have the right documentation available for export/import
JK Moving Services offers a full spectrum of international moving services in addition to international car shipping. We can work as your freight forwarder to oversee your entire move and serve as your liaison with the many transportation providers that may be involved.
Just as you trust us for domestic moving needs in the U.S., you can count on us to make even the most daunting global move as smooth as possible.
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