Many clients looking to transport automobiles overseas may be overwhelmed by the task, especially if they have little or no experience with international automobile shipping. However, with K International Transport, the process can be easy and efficient. With K International Transport’s overseas car transport services, shippers can transport automobiles of all makes, models, and years, including contemporary vehicles, vintage cars, classic autos, trucks, and buses to Mumbai, India.
Shipping to Mumbai
Mumbai is located on the western coast of India on a natural deep-water harbor. In addition to being an efficient port, the location offers 21 thousand square meters of covered storage. The port is also served by a network of roads and railways that can make transportation to and from the port hassle-free.
Port Mumbai mostly imports crude oil, stream cargo, and iron and steel, while its exports include sugar and bulk chemicals. The port is primarily used for bulk cargo, but clients from the United States can transport virtually all automobiles.
RORO vs. Container
For transporting vehicles overseas, clients typically have two major choices: shipping via RORO vessel or container. There are pros and cons to both methods, and K International Transport can help decide which option is best based on the circumstances. RORO is typically cheaper, and the loading process is very simple because the car can be driven onto the vessel. However, RORO does not allow non-driving cars and typically bars vintage autos from using this method.
Container shipping on the other hand can be great for clients transporting vintage cars, or those who are looking to transport goods and personal effects in addition to the automobile. Unlike RORO, clients can transport other items with their cars in a shipping container. Containers are also great to protect the automobile from the elements. Both options will get the job done, and the best option will be specific to the client and their circumstances.
Restrictions and Regulations
Some restrictions and regulations may apply on automobiles being shipped to India. A few common restrictions include tariffs on vintage and classic cars, automobile age restrictions, and cleaning requirements. Client should also be aware that the automobile will loaded by crew in the warehouse, so 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.
Starting the Shipping Process
With basic automobile shipping services, clients will be asked for several documents prior to shipping, including:
• the original title of their car
• their full name, address, and photo identification, as well as the consignee’s identification and contact information
• prepayment in full (once all the costs are known)
• proof of the commercial value of the automobile
• 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.
Getting your Car to Port Mumbai
Some clients prefer to drive their car to the port in the United States themselves. However, this is not always possible, especially if the client lives far away from the port of origin. Luckily, K International Transport can help with inland trucking and transportation services. These reliable services can transport shippers’ automobiles for an affordable price from their door to the port. With K International Transport the whole process is a breeze, including the transport to the port before the shipment commences overseas.
Although clients may be overwhelmed by the concept of transporting often valuable automobiles, a reliable international shipping company like K International Transport can help demystify the process. Contact K International Transport today for questions or international shipping quotes to the Middle East, Europe, and West Africa. Call us at 212-267-6400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. We look forward to working with you and shipping your automobile!