How does shipping and buying a car from the USA work?

Recently, buying a car in the USA with delivery has become much easier, a used car from abroad is no longer a surprise. Many friends or colleagues have already purchased a car from Copart or IAAI. 

Once purchased, shipping a car from the USA will be required, and it is important to know how this process should take place to contact a company that will ensure the safety of your car during shipping.

Stages and terms of delivery of the car from the USA

Most cars are shipped to your country from America's largest commercial ports, which are located in New York and New Jersey. They are delivered by barges across the ocean to your country. This is by far the most efficient way to get a car from America.

Shipping a car from the USA is divided into stages:

1)Delivering the car from the auction. After confirming the payment, the car is loaded into a carriage and driven to the port.

The duration ranges from 3 to 8 days, mostly depending on what state you want the car out of. In order not to overpay for transportation, we advise you to buy a car close to the port depots.

2)Loading the car into a shipping container. This process takes from 2 to 5 days. It is monitored by specialists, with the help of special equipment, the car is loaded and secured.

This process takes from 2 to 5 days. It takes place under the supervision of specialists. With the help of special equipment, the car is loaded and fastened.

Before loading, it is checked to make sure that there is no fuel or other liquids in the tank, which can be dangerous during transportation.

Four cars are placed in the container, reducing the cost of transportation and getting the car to you faster.

At the same time, paperwork is processed and shipped:

  • Transport bill of lading.
  • Documents confirming the purchase of the car.
  • The original of the data sheet.

Which are necessary for transportation and customs clearance of the car.

3)Loading the container on the ship. Usually it takes from 1 to 3 days. Depending on the workload of the port.

4)Transportation of the container across the ocean. It takes 3 to 6 weeks. Depending on the route of the barge, its type, season, departure and arrival location.

5)Unloading the vehicle at destination. Unloading takes 3 to 5 days, depending on the freight forwarder's experience and staff capabilities.

6)Customs clearance and delivery of the car to the owner. After the necessary documents are drawn up, the car can be handed over to the owner.

The total delivery time is from 40 to 60 days.

How much does it cost to ship a car?

Virtually everyone is interested not in the delivery time but in the shipping cost of the car from the USA, which depends on:

  • The condition in which the car was purchased.
  • The type and volume of your shipment.
  • The final destination of your shipment.

Therefore, our manager calculates the shipping cost for each customer separately, but often it doesn't exceed $1300.

How do I know where my car is located?

You can find out the location of the barge with your car through the service Cargoloop, where after you enter the VIN number this and other useful information appears.

How to safely buy a car in the USA with delivery.

Of course, any purchase has its risks, but by working with TRT International, you will greatly reduce the likelihood of various troubles and negative outcomes.

TRT International is a logistics company which has been providing exceptionally safe transportation of various cargoes all over the world for 28 years.

We have 6 of our own warehouses across America with our own equipment, and they are staffed exclusively by qualified personnel with extensive experience, which guarantees fast and reliable loading. 

In order to provide maximum safety during transportation, the containerized vehicle is secured with heavy-duty chains instead of flimsy cables, framed and cushioned with shock absorbers, which allows you to save on insurance and not worry about your vehicle.

In addition, by contacting TRT International you get your own manager who will be in touch with you 24/7, can tell you how much it costs to ship a car from the US and help solve any possible problem.

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Oct 20th 2021

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