Containerized Car Shipping: A Secure and Flexible Alternative

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Shipping a car, especially internationally, can be logistically challenging. As much as Ro-Ro (roll-on/roll-off) ships are the go-to method for transporting vehicles, the availability of such ships can be quite tight, leading to higher freight costs, longer wait times, as well as other inconveniences as consequences of these issues. However, there’s a reliable alternative with a surprising number of advantages: Containerized car shipping.

Beyond Flexibility and Availability

Containerized shipping offers not just scheduling flexibility, but also greater overall availability. Some car models can be transported in conventional containers, which ends up being even more cost-effective, but there are also containers specifically designed for cars, some of which can fit multiple vehicles at a time carefully placed on top of each other with the support of steel racks.

This translates to more frequent departures and a higher chance of securing a spot even on shorter notice.

Cost-Effective Considerations

As much as Ro-Ro ships are cheaper to book than containers, containers are far from being an unaffordable option, and other measures can be taken to lower costs even more:

Reduced Risk, Reduced Fees: Draining all internal fluids from the vehicle (oil, water, fuel) frees it from the “dangerous goods” classification, saving you money on additional fees associated with hazardous materials, as well as simplifying the documentation process.

Fewer Potential Damages: Cars secured within containers are less susceptible to minor bumps and scrapes due to the extra layer of protection around them and the lashing that keeps them tied tightly inside their containment, lowering the risks of cargo damage.

For Experienced Guidance

While this blog post provides a general overview, the specifics of containerized car shipping can be complex. Companies specializing in freight forwarding, like FOX Brasil, offer experienced guidance throughout the entire process, from preparing the car to booking a space to handling documentation.

We can help you understand regulations, ensure proper car preparation, and handle all the logistical complexities.

Recently, FOX Brasil moved two collector fusca (beetle) cars from Brazil to France!

Are you interested in shipping cars internationally?

Here’s everything that FOX Brasil can do for you:

Preliminary Inspection: Before the vehicle leaves the exporter’s warehouse, we conduct a thorough inspection to ensure it meets all export requirements and is in good condition for transport.

Domestic Transportation and Insurance: We arrange for the safe and insured transportation of your vehicle from the exporter’s warehouse to the shipping terminal (primary or secondary zone).

Secure Lashing and Rigging: We employ specialized lashing, shoring, and rigging techniques to secure the vehicle inside the container, preventing damage during transit.

Fluid Removal: We remove all fluids (fuel, lubricants) from the vehicle to prevent them from being classified as hazardous cargo.

Booking/Shipping Documents: We request the booking from the carrier and our operational team prepares the shipping documents properly according to the carrier and destination requirements.

Additional services we can provide:

On-site Supervision: We can provide a dedicated surveyor to oversee the entire operation, ensuring the utmost care and attention to detail.

Regulatory Compliance: We can handle all bureaucracy and documentation requirements for exporting collector cars, taking into account their unique status as used vehicles.

Contact Us!

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