Moving back home? International Shipping Services for Personal Vehicles, Personal Effects, and Household Goods Can Help!

Many people are in the United States temporarily for business purposes, education, employment, or visiting family. When you are ready to return home, a reliable and experienced freight forwarding company like K International Transport can help! K International Transport can help clients transport automobiles of all makes, models, and years, as well as personal effects and household goods to all countries in the world.

K International Transport can ship your vehicle, personal effects, and household goods to virtually all ports in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America! Some popular destination ports include:

Europe Asia Africa Middle East Latin America
· Bremerhaven, Germany

· Livorno, Italy

· Southampton, UK

· Piraeus, Greece

 

· Shanghai, China

· Busan, South Korea

· Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

· Manila, Philippines

· Abidjan, Ivory Coast

· Durban, South Africa

· Alexandra, Egypt

· Karachi, Pakistan

· Jebel Ali, Dubai

· Sohar, Oman

· Veracruz, Mexico

· Manzanillo, Panama

· Cartagena, Colombia

Clients moving back home to often ship automobiles and personal effects such as furniture, clothing, appliances, and more.

Overseas Car Shipping to Ports Around the World

For international automobile shipping, clients can utilize roll-on/roll-off (RORO) services or full container service (FCL).

For RORO Service, wheeled and self-propelled cars can be driven onto the vessel where they are fastened until their arrival at the destination port. There they can simply be driven off. RORO 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 RORO services.

For container service, cars/auto/vehicles will be loaded and braced by one of our professional warehouses onto a container. One of the advantages of container service is that it can handle non-runner units, as well as self-propelled. With container service, you can also have personal effects inside of your car. However, container service is more expensive and a bit more complicated process; once it reaches destination; consignee will need to arrange pick up of full container, unloading of cargo and return of empty container to the steamship line. Something important to mention is, if you have more than 1 car, container cost per car may lower significantly, depending on the type of car we can fit 2,3 or 4 cars onto 1×40’HC container.

Before the shipping process begins, clients will need to provide several documents to the international shipping company. These documents include 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

For container service, cars/autos/vehicles will be loaded and braced by one of our professional warehouses onto a container. One of the advantages of container service is that it can handle non-runner units, as well as self-propelled cars. With container service, you can also have personal effects inside of your car. However, container service is more expensive and a bit more
complicated process. Once it reaches the destination, the consignee will need to arrange to pick up the full container, unload the cargo, and return the empty container to the steamship line. Something important to mention is, if you have more than 1 car, the container cost per car may be significantly lower, depending on the type of car. We can fit 2,3, or 4 cars onto 1×40’HC container.

Before the shipping process begins, clients will need to provide several documents to the international shipping company. These documents include 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

Some restrictions and regulations may apply to automobiles being shipped out of the United States. A few common restrictions include tariffs on vintage and classic cars, automobile age restrictions, and cleaning requirements. We recommend contacting local customs at country of destination to consult about import requirements and restrictions.

If you cannot move your car to the port of origin or closest loading warehouse in the United States, K International Transport can arrange for door pickup with reputable and reliable inland trucking.

Photo by Markus Spiske @markusspiske

International Shipping Services for Personal Effects

For clients shipping both an automobile and personal effects or household items overseas, 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. Clients should also be aware that the automobile will be loaded by the crew in the warehouse. If you choose to ship personal effects with the automobile in a container, the personal effects must be loaded by the shipper and the car will be loaded at the warehouse.

For clients looking to transfer only personal effects and household goods, they can choose to transfer the items via Full-Container-Load (FCL) or Less-than-Container-Load (LCL). For a very large quantity of personal goods or if you also have household goods like furniture and appliances, a 20 ft or even a 40f 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 package.

For FLC service, 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 in order 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 4 feet above the ground and there is no ramp.

Although international container shipping services can transport 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 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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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 virtually all ports in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. 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.