International Container and RO/RO Shipping to Port Varna, Bulgaria

For clients shipping to Bulgaria, a reliable and experienced freight forwarding company like K International Transport can help! K International Transport can ship all belongings overseas, including vehicles, personal effects, and household goods.

RO/RO Shipping to Bulgaria

Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) shipping services are meant for wheeled and self-propelled cargo, such as automobiles and certain types of construction equipment. For international automobile shipping, clients can utilize roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) services. Wheeled and self-propelled cars can be driven onto the vessel where they are fastened until they arrive in Bulgaria. There they can simply be driven off. RO/RO is typically cheaper, more efficient, and hassle-free for clients transporting vehicles. Clients should keep in mind that they cannot transport personal effects in the automobiles with RO/RO services.

Some restrictions and regulations may apply to automobiles being shipped to Bulgaria. A few common restrictions include tariffs on vintage and classic cars, automobile age restrictions, and cleaning requirements. Clients should also be aware that the automobile will be loaded by a crew in the warehouse.

Container Shipping

For clients shipping both an automobile and personal effects or household items, such as furniture and clothing, containers can be used to ship the cargo. To ship a car and personal effects, clients have two options. They can place the personal effects inside the automobile, or, if there are too many items to fit in the car, the items can be loaded in a container. The container will have both the automobile and the personal effects.

For clients looking to transfer only personal effects and household goods, they can choose to transfer the items via container or Less-than-Container-Load (LCL). For a large number of personal goods, a 20-ft, 40-ft, or 45-ft container may be the best option. However, for clients with less cargo, LCL is an affordable and efficient option. LCL allows multiple people to share a single container. With this option, the goods need to be packed and palletized. Additionally, the client must submit a packing list and include the dimensions and weight of each item.

With container and LCL shipping, the client must load the personal effects onto the container themselves. Although this includes a bit more work for the shipper, it is a very affordable and economically efficient option. Keep in mind that to load the container, a tractor trailer must be able to enter the residential area, there must be sufficient parking and loading space for the truck with the container, the client is responsible for loading the container, and containers come in a chassis, which is about four feet above the ground and there is no ramp.

Although international container shipping encompasses many different types of cargo, there are certain prohibitions, especially when shipping from the United States. Typically, United States customs does not allow certain goods to be transported in or out of the country. These include perishable food items, plants, medicines and drugs, goods of very high value, liquids, hazardous goods like weapons and flammable items, live animals, and more. It isn’t always easy to determine whether the cargo can be legally shipped or if it breaks United States guidelines. However, K International Transport has years of experience transporting goods overseas and can help clients demystify the process.

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Before the shipping process begins, clients will need to provide several documents to the international shipping company. This includes photo identification information for both the shipper and the consignee, the original title of the car, prepayment, proof of the commercial value of the automobile, and a signed power of attorney form to allow the freight forwarding company to handle the shipment. After the documents are submitted, the company can schedule the shipment.

Port Varna, Bulgaria

Port Varna is the largest seaport in Bulgaria and is located on the west coast of the Black Sea. The port is a prime destination for overseas shipments, as it is easily accessible by vessels as well as by road and railroad adjacent to the Varna international airport. The port offers full service, including loading, discharging, stevedoring, freight forwarding, storage, and various other intermodal services. Because of the port’s importance and the position of Varna as an important center for business, transportation, education, tourism, entertainment, and healthcare, the city is referred to as the maritime capital of Bulgaria. The port can handle virtually any type of cargo that clients from the United States can ship, including automobiles, construction equipment, and personal effects.

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For the most convenient, affordable, and reliable international shipping services, contact K International Transport today! As a leading international shipping company, K International Transport can provide cost-effective and reliable services from the United States to Varna, Bulgaria. We love to ship automobiles of all makes, models, and years; personal effects; and household goods from all port states in the United States, including New York, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington.

For more information, call us at 212-267-6400 or send us an email at inquiries@kinternational.com. You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. For an international shipping rate, visit our rate request page for a preliminary shipping quote.