Expert Auto Shipping: Safe and Secure Car Shipping to Puerto Rico
By Erica Ronchetti
When car shipping to Puerto Rico, consider a shipping company that provides safe and secure vehicle transport. Experienced personnel, efficient pick up and drop off facilities, ship design, and convenient tracking capabilities are necessary for secure car shipping to Puerto Rico.
If you're looking for a secure transport for your personal vehicle or you're a professional seeking a shipping partner to serve your own customers in multiple markets, choose a shipping company that specializes in providing expert automotive transport-safe, secure, and fast vehicle shipment solutions.
When shipping your vehicle to Puerto Rico, choose a shipping company with easy access port facilities, making the vehicle drop off and pick up easy and stress free. Best ships include water-tight garages with space designated solely for the transport of vehicles. Some shipping companies not only provide car shipping to Puerto Rico, but extended service to Caribbean locations as well. When you entrust your vehicle to a shipping company, you should expect them to provide continual access to the status of your vehicle, location, and voyage process through an easily accessible tracking system. When you can track your vehicle during shipment, you'll be able to manage your time more efficiently.
Before booking car shipping to Puerto Rico service with your shipping company, consider the following requirements:
1.In most cases, you'll need your booking number, also known as a reservation number provided by the shipping company's customer service department.
2.A copy of your vehicle's title will be required, as well as authorization if your car is financed.
3.Your drivers license, if you're the car owner-if you are not, you'll require a notarized letter of authorization.
4.Keep in mind you may have to pay an additional fee if your vehicle is not running.
5.You may be charged extra if you leave additional cargo or items in your vehicle.(Acceptable items include a spare tire, a jack, car speakers, car seats, and any factory installed equipment). In some cases you are allowed no more than a half tank of gas.
6.Prices may vary depending on size, regardless if it's a new or used vehicle.
After shipping your car to Puerto Rico, you'll need several documents to pick up your vehicle. The first includes some form of personal identification, including a photo, the second is vehicle title, and the third is a receipt of all paid freight charges involved in the shipment-the same applies for local taxes as well. It's important to note that you'll be required by custom regulations to have three copies of your title, both front and back, and these must accompany your vehicle to the port.If you are moving to Puerto Rico, remember to promptly register your vehicle at the Puerto Rico Motor vehicle office.
There are taxes associated with car shipping to Puerto Rico-an import duty must be paid to the Seccion Arbitrios Vehiculos de Motor.Contact this location by phone beforehand for an accurate estimate of what the tax requirement is for your import.
Exemplary shipping companies offer a variety of solutions for all your car shipping to Puerto Rico needs and requests. Contact a shipping company for more information before planning auto shipment.
Erica Ronchetti is a freelance writer for Sea Star Line, a privately held shipping company PA that specializes in providing integrated transportation services to and from the United States. If you're interested in learning more about Sea Star Line's car shipping to Puerto Rico services, visit our website today!
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