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Frequently Ask Questions
We have provided answers to a list of frequently asked questions and concerns most of our customers usually have regarding their shipping and transport of their vehicle.  Our professional staff will answer any questions you may have in order to serve you better. We hope the answers below will be useful, and help make your experience with us a pleasant one.


 

1) What are the port and clearance charges?

These are off loading and documentation fees are charged by the destination country. Each country differs. Container off loading fees are usually double that of roll-on/roll-off fees.

 

 

 

2) Will anybody assist me when my vessel arrives?   

Yes, we have clearing agents at all ports that can assist you but you can do the clearing yourself if you choose.

 

 

 

3) How long will the shipment take?  

The shipment time is entirely dependent on ocean time of travel from the port of departure to the port of arrival, as well as time for loading and unloading.  Some approximate examples are:

Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii: 5 days on the water
New York, NY to Bremerhaven, Germany: 30 days on the water
Port Everglades, FL to Belize City, Belize: 3 days on the water

 

 

 

4) How much is the cost to transport my boat overseas?


The cost of transport is determined by the overall length, beam, height, and weight of your vessel, type of transport service, and distance for transport.  Please call one of our agents at 800-779-3329 for a free quote.

 

 

 

5) Can I have anyone pick up my vehicle? 

You can designate any person to pick up your vehicle but you must advise us so we can enter his or her name as the consignee when your order is booked. Once your vehicle arrives at the destination port and you decide to charge the consignee there is an additional charge. They will be required to identify themselves with a picture ID.

 

 

 

6) Do we provide Marine insurance?

Yes, for all destinations except Hawaii, you can purchase marine insurance for your vehicle at the time of your booking. Check with your insurance company on your vehicle prior to shipping to see if they offer Marine Insurance. We offer Marine insurance at 2.0% value of your vehicle. This is a onetime policy only. Pac Global are the underwriters. However, customs and the vessel lines do not require you to have Marine insurance on your vehicle when shipping internationally.

Insurance is 2.0% value of the vehicle. Base on the Original Bill of Sale. There are two options:

A. Total Loss: This is available to all shipments. Coverage of this is: fire, theft or loss only. A total value must be placed on the shipment ($1000.00 deductible per policy).

B. Automobile: All-Risks coverage, excluding: marring, denting, chipping, and scratching of vehicles, unless the affected part cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Major damages would be included in this section ($500.00 deductible per policy).

 

 

7) Can I load my car with personal possessions?

Yes. If you are shipping your vehicle in a shared container or on it own you will be permitted to pack goods into the car only. These goods are sent under your own risk and cannot be insured. The only time your goods are covered with insurance is when our company packs the container.

 

 

 

8) Can bad weather affect the condition of my vehicle?  

Yes. Shipping containers are not air tight, and are subject to changing weather patterns. This can result in the growth of mildew on your upholstery. To avoid this, we suggest that you cover your seats with a sheet or cloth.

 

 

 

9) Are you able to guarantee delivery dates?
   

NO!!! ARRIVAL TIMES ARE NEVER GUARANTEED.  Typically, we provide customers with shipments that meet their expected arrival dates. However, sometimes due to customs delays, vessels canceling their departures, or in the event of lack of enough freight available for consolidated shipments delays can occur.

 

 

 

10) Do I pay import duties and sale taxes?

Please note that returning citizens or foreign buyers may be subject to import duties and taxes. Each and every country has different laws so we urge you to contact the embassy of the respective country to clarify the matter.

 

 

 

11) What is Roll-On/Roll-Off?

(RO/RO) transport means the vehicles are stored below deck, and open to the elements. This method is less expensive than a container. Generally, we do not offer RORO service, because of the unprotected nature of this method.

 

 

 

12) How much fuel should be left in the vessel?  

Please keep NO MORE THAN ¼ tank full of gas. If your vessel has more than ¼ tank of gas the port will drain the gas for you for an additional fee.

 

 


 

13) What is a custom clearance broker?

A customs clearance broker is a person who is capable of passing your vehicle through the formalities of the country of departure and destination.

 

 

 

14) What type of payment is accepted for overseas shipment?

We ONLY accept money wire transfers for all overseas shipments. We will provide you with our bank information upon booking your order.

 


 

15) How do I arrange clearance of my vessel with customs?

Custom procedures differ from port to port. It is very important to contact the custom agent as soon as possible, in order to assure that all necessary paperwork and formalities can be arranged in time. Failure to comply with custom regulations will result in fines and/or confiscation of your vessel.

 


 

15) How should I prepare my yacht for the voyage?

Please prepare as if you are going on an ocean crossing and secure everything. For loading at least four fenders and ropes on each side of the yacht. It is recommended to cover and protect all stainless steel or chrome fittings and railings and teak from the elements. For sailing yachts it is recommended to take the sails off or protect them with proper covers.