International Vintage and Contemporary Automobile Shipping to Ireland from the U.S.

International Vintage and Contemporary Automobile Shipping to Ireland from the U.S.

Transporting automobiles to Ireland from the United States can be stressful for clients, especially if the automobile is particularly valuable or is vintage. Luckily, with a reliable international shipping company with decades of experience, like K International Transport, clients can feel secure when shipping their automobile, regardless of whether it is contemporary or vintage.

All in all, transporting vintage and classic cars is usually very similar to transporting contemporary autos. In terms of required documentation, there is no difference. With all automobile shipping services, shippers will need to send several documents prior to shipping, including:

• the original title of their car;
• their full name, address, and photo identification;
• the consignee’s identification and contact information;
• prepayment in full (once all the costs are known);
• proof of the commercial value of the automobile; and
• a signed power of attorney form to allow the freight forwarding company to legally manage the shipment.

Additionally, the company will need to know the desired date of shipment, and the car’s location in the United States. Depending on where the automobile is located, K International Transport will work with the shipper to determine whether they will need inland trucking and transportation services. Clients will rely on these services if they are unable to transport the automobile to the port of origin, or if they are located far from a domestic port.

The automobile will then be shipped from a port in the United States, which can be in New York, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, or any other available port, via roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) or container services. An experienced freight forwarder like K International Transport can help clients decide between RO/RO and container shipping. To transport vintage, antique, and classic cars, clients may have to settle for container shipping because RO/RO can only be accessed by self-propelled cars that can be driven onto the vessel. Vintage and classic cars, on the other hand, are often non-running, and therefore need to be loaded into a 20ft or 40ft container. Clients with running contemporary cars may also choose container shipping if they want to ship personal effects along with the vehicle because personal effects cannot be shipped inside a car with RO/RO shipping. However, RO/RO is often cheaper, and loading the vehicle is much easier with this shipping method. Thus, clients should consider their options and discuss the possibilities with K International Transport. K International Transport will help shippers choose the safest, most efficient, and most affordable method.

Before shipping an automobile overseas, clients should also consider getting insurance in case of damage during transport. Shipping via both RO/RO and container is safe, but shippers may feel more secure knowing their shipment is insured. Shippers can usually opt for all-risk insurance or total loss insurance, with the former covering various damage that can occur, and the latter covering an event such as the sinking of the vessel and complete loss of the cargo.

Transporting to Ireland through Port Cork is easy, efficient, and affordable, regardless of whether clients want to ship contemporary or vintage automobiles. Located on the south coast of Ireland, Port Cork is the main port serving the area. Shippers will find that the port offers hassle-free and efficient services, as it allows for all shipping modes, including lift-on/lift-off, roll-on/roll-off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, and break bulk. Clients should also know that Port Cork sits on a large natural harbor, thus making it an important gateway for global trade. Port Cork serves many different sectors and industries, including med-tec, pharma, IT, chemicals, and agriculture. However, clients from the United States can transport virtually all cargo overseas to Ireland, including automobiles, construction equipment, and personal effects overseas. Clients interested in international car shipping can transport automobiles of all makes, models, years, and sizes into Ireland. Port Cork is Ireland’s second busiest port and the world’s second-largest natural harbor. With over 11 million tons shipped through the port annually, clients can rest assured that their cargo will be handled with skill and care.

As a leading international shipping company, K International Transport can provide cost-effective and reliable international shipping services from the United States to Ireland and virtually any part of the world. K International Transport loves to ship vintage, classic, and antique vehicles/automobiles/cars via container, or contemporary autos via RO/RO shipping. For more information, call us at 212-267-6400, or send us an email at 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.