Shipping Cars With Inland Origins If you are for example located in Chicago or any other inland point and want to ship you vehicle directly from there. It is possible and it is just a question of cost and logistics. If you hope to ship using a Ro/Ro vessel that we outlines above it is possible to use one a many reliable auto carriers that ship cars on special trailers via the road to the port of loading. You can arrange this or your shipping agent or carrier can arrange it. Costs vary but are reasonable. There are also a drive away' services that arrange to find some one to drive your car from point a to point b. This is much cheaper but is not very fast and some times not reliable. It is possible to have your vehicle loaded into a container at any inland location and have the container moved to the port by rail or truck. The arrangements to have the vehicle (assuming it will fit into a container) loaded into the container, blocked and braced and shipped to the port, can do trade by you or your shipping agent. As mentioned before this can some times cost you more if US Customs want to make a physical inspection. Get advise and take your decision accordingly.
We have professional and reliable auto carriers. Trucking company works on a regular schedule of weekly pick-up including Cars & Suvs from mid-west area. Often from Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN and Wisconsion. We can arrange pick-up Cars & Suvs from Florida, Virginia and most of the other states, even local pick-up and delivery to the port terminal to avoid customer's hassels, port permit etc. on a reasonable charge.
When necessary the professional Auto carrier arranges pick-up new Ambulance from Manufaturer at Detroit to Port terminal for export to Mid-east countries including high and heavy eqpt. with different point of origin.
Insurance You are of course recommended to take out 'Marine Insurance' cover on any goods you ship. In the case of vehicles it is a must and marine insurance is not expensive and it would be pound =ise and penny foolish not to take have this insurance. Do's & Don'ts Do take the Marine Insurance as the carrier / shipping lines liability is a max. of $500. even if your vehicle is a total loss. Don't put things inside the vehicle when you ship it on a Ro/Ro vessel. Ro/Ro carriers do not allow goods to be left inside the vehicle even in the trunk. We are not responsible for any thing left inside and that might encourage some one to break in and steal it. Don't leave more than 1/4 tank of gas in your vehicle when you ship You will need enough gas to drive to the nearest filling station at destination.