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What is the process for shipping cars? - First Base Freight Ltd

What is the process for shipping cars?

In this article, we take a look at the shipping process and the things you will need in order to effectively ship your vehicle overseas. So, if you are interested in finding out how the car shipping process works, we’d encourage you to carry on reading.

The Process

A lot of people have questions relating to the shipping process, how it works and what is needed to make it as smooth as possible. With the right details to hand, the process can be incredibly simple. If you don’t have some of the important details available however, the process can be slowed right down.

Any shipping company will want to know the key details about your plans from the outset, in order to give you the most accurate quote possible. Below, we have listed a few of the important details we will need to take into consideration in order to help you proceed:

  • Travel Date
  • Vehicle Size
  • Make/Model of Vehicle
  • Volume of Goods
  • Preferred Method of Shipping
  • Destinations; travelling from and to
  • Distance from Originating Port to Destination Port
  • Packing Details
  • Labour
  • Insurance Details

The process for shipping your vehicle doesn’t have to be complicated. First Base Freight will seek to make the process as simple as possible. Providing you can give the above details to us, we will be able to move forward effectively.

Different Ways to Ship Your Car

With the above details to hand, we will be able to give you an accurate quote for the following methods:

  • Roll On Roll Off
  • 20ft, 40ft and 40ft High Cube Container
  • Shared Container

There are several options available to you when it comes to shipping a vehicle overseas, so it’s important for you to think about which method you’d like to use. If you want to ship your vehicle with belongings then this is possible using container shipping, although prices might vary depending on the volume of the belongings. If you are simply shipping your vehicle, then Roll On/Roll Off might be the best option for you.

What Next?

If you are still a bit lost about the process, where to find certain information about the details we have outlined above, or stuck wondering what to do next, we are always on hand and ready to take any calls regarding the shipping processes we have here at First Base Freight.

We’d encourage you to get in touch and speak to a member of our friendly team if you require further information and look forward to hearing from you soon.