What To Know About Transporting Vehicles In A Shipping Container
When many people think about vehicle transportation, they often think about roll-on-roll-off services, such as those found on a ferry service.
The reason for this is that since cars and vans can move under their own power, it can often be easier and faster to drive onto the ferry itself and then drive off, and car ferries have been popular for over 60 years as a result.
However, when shipping a car a long distance, a secure, safe and efficient option may be to use a shipping container service and send it across that way.
Here are some tidbits to keep in mind when storing and transporting vehicles in a shipping container for sale.
Width Is Not An Issue
Shipping containers are an ideal way to store cars, as the 7’8” width of the standard 20ft or 40ft container is enough for any car that can drive on Britain’s narrowest roads, which can be as narrow as 6’6”.
As a result, for most cars and some smaller vans, a shipping container can store the car and provide enough room for it to be safely secured in place.
Store More Than A Car
Shipping a car by container allows you to load the container with other items, such as bulkier spare parts, which would otherwise require additional expensive shipping if sent via roll-on-roll-off as in most cases nothing is allowed in the car itself as it travels.
In some cases, more affordable shipping is available if the car does not fill the container, as other smaller container loads could be included in the container as well.
A Clean Car Means A Clean Ship
Regardless of the method used to ship your car overseas, one common condition is that the car is free of contaminants, mud and soil before they are sent off, which means that steam cleaning is a consideration to keep in mind before loading the car into a shipping container.