Prices for international auto shipping are determined by vehicle size, origin and final destination.
The transit time of an ocean shipment depends on the port of departure and the port of arrival. For example, shipping from the East Coast to Europe generally takes two weeks, whereas shipping from the West Coast to Europe takes four to five weeks. Vessel sailings are regularly scheduled and we can always provide you with the estimated dates of departure and arrival of our next vessels.
Containerized shipping is a very common method for expediting the movement of household goods and commercial products. Your commercial products or household goods are loaded into a protective steel container similar to a semi truck trailer (without wheels). The container is loaded onto an ocean going vessel. Upon arrival, the container can be loaded onto a trailer for delivery to your final destination.
Standard containers come in two sizes: 20-foot and 40-foot in length. The 20-foot container can hold approximately 1050 cubic feet (the contents of a one bedroom apartment). The 40' container can hold approximately 2100 cubic feet. Specialized containers (hi-cube, refrigerated, open-top, etc.) are also available, ask us!
While itemization is not required for household goods, it is recommended that a general list with item valuation be provided. Packing lists showing unit quantities and value are needed for commercial product shipments. The above documents are needed to expedite export clearance and will be returned upon completion of the U.S. Customs export clearance verification.
Uniworld International offers alternatives to coincide with both your schedule and your budget. Air shipments will generally arrive to their destination within one week of the cargo pickup or delivery.
Prices for domestic automotive transport are determined by distance, route, vehicle size, origin, final destination and pickup time.
Yes, your cargo is insured at fair market value for any transportation damage from pick-up until delivery. We only work with insured, bonded and licensed auto carriers.
Optional marine insurance provides coverage against both loss and damages during ocean transit. Uniworld will obtain marine insurance coverage for your shipments upon request (additional charges apply). Due to the low cost of marine insurance, Uniworld recommends obtaining All Risk coverage.
Apart from duties and taxes, there will be port handling charges upon arrival at the destination port. These charges cover terminal handling/off-loading and documentation fees for your vehicle. Uniworld can provide you with contact information for clearing agents at each destination to prepare you with this information ahead of time.
Upon arrival, every shipment is handled by an international shipping agent at its destination. Their services typically include local Customs clearance, local port charges, and import documentation. They also provide additional services at your request, including delivery of cargo to your final destination. UniWorld can provide you with the contact information of our international agent so you can determine the cost and procedure that would best fit your needs. Even before booking a shipment, we recommend contacting the international agent to ensure you are prepared for your shipment's arrival.