In an interconnected world where borders are no longer barriers, the demand for international vehicle shipping has surged. Whether you’re relocating to a new country or purchasing a vehicle from overseas, the process of freight forwarding can be complex and daunting. But never fear, the experts are here to help.
This is where Baum Shipping, a seasoned Domestic and International Freight Forwarding company with over 35 years of industry experience, steps in as your trusted partner. Call (800) 383-3157 to speak to a member of our trusted team and get a free quote if you need your vehicle shipped.
In this blog, we’ll explore the process of freight forwarding vehicles both domestically and internationally and highlight how Baum Shipping can make this journey smoother than ever.
The Freight Forwarding Process for Your Vehicle
Freight forwarding involves the seamless transportation of goods from one location to another, ensuring safe and timely delivery. When it comes to shipping vehicles, the process becomes even more intricate due to specific regulations, documentation, and logistics involved. Here’s an overview of the freight forwarding process for vehicles:
- Pre-Shipping Consultation: The process starts with a thorough consultation with the freight forwarding experts at Baum Shipping. Their experienced team will guide you through the necessary steps, paperwork, and logistics involved in the shipment of your vehicle, whether it’s a car, motorcycle, or even a boat.
- Documentation and Customs Clearance: Baum Shipping will handle the extensive paperwork and documentation required for international vehicle shipping. This includes customs clearance, export, and import permits, bill of lading, insurance, and other relevant documentation. Their knowledge of international regulations ensures that you comply with all legal requirements, avoiding any potential delays or issues.
- Transportation and Logistics: The next step involves arranging the most suitable transportation method for your vehicle. This could include options such as Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) vessels, container shipping, or even air freight for urgent shipments. Baum Shipping’s vast network of carriers and logistics partners ensures that your vehicle reaches its destination efficiently and securely.
- Vehicle Preparation: Before shipping your vehicle, it needs to be adequately prepared to endure the journey. Baum Shipping will provide you with guidelines on how to prepare your vehicle for shipping, which may include cleaning it thoroughly, removing personal belongings, and ensuring that it meets the relevant safety standards.
- Tracking and Monitoring: During the transit, Baum Shipping will keep you updated with real-time tracking and monitoring of your vehicle’s location. This transparency provides peace of mind, knowing that your valuable asset is in safe hands.
- Delivery at Destination: Upon arrival at the destination port, Baum Shipping’s local agents will assist with customs clearance and take care of the necessary procedures to ensure your vehicle’s smooth release. If needed, they can also arrange for transportation from the port to your desired location.
How We Baum Shipping Helps
With nearly four decades of experience, we’ve honed our craft through our:
- Extensive Experience
- Global Network
- Regulatory Compliance
- Customer Support
- Peace of Mind
Examples of Previous Auto Transports
Since 93’, we began shipping vehicles along with household goods. Quickly, as that market grew, we were delivering weekly shipments of vehicles to China and beyond.
Our West Coast operation has loaded and transported thousands of vehicles, both domestically and overseas. Over the past 25 years, we have not only satisfied thousands of happy customers but also helped to develop safety standards and equipment technologies that have become the standard in our industry.
A few memorable stories stand out that showcase our abilities:
- We had fun with getting smaller motorboats inside containers – sideways.Those shipments also required us to build custom supports, adding platforms to the containers to make room for spare parts.
- Our challenges did not stop with the shipping & loading of boats, more than once we’ve had to fit four or even five vehicles inside a 40’ high cube (HC) ocean container. This is not easy! We needed to send the smallest guy on our staff with the order to crawl out of windows or under a car to secure the loads.
- Our customers trust us with their most prized possessions. We flew a $300,000 Bentley convertible on a 20’ rolling airline skid once. The client was stressed out about the delivery but we made it happen without an issue (or a scratch).
Trust the Experts at Baum Shipping
Shipping a vehicle domestically or internationally may seem like a daunting task, but with Baum Shipping as your freight forwarding partner, the process becomes smooth and stress-free. With decades of experience, a global network, and dedication to customer satisfaction, choosing us is the ultimate choice for all your vehicle shipping needs.
Trust us to navigate the complexities of international trade, while you focus on exploring new horizons with your vehicle waiting for you on the other side. Call (800) 383-3157 to speak to a member of our specialized team and get a free quote to learn exactly how we can help with your freight forwarding needs.
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