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Options of Land, Sea and Air: Auto Shipping

May 6, 2008
Auto shipping is the transportation of boats, cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles to different locations. Through the years, the industry has grown because of consumer demand.

Auto shipping are usually done by land or by sea. Richer people can also do it by air. In land shipment, smaller vehicles are placed inside large trucks, which then transport them over open roads. The time it takes to complete a shipment varies depending on the distance of the transport and the shipping company that you select. Some companies take about five to 10 days, while others take longer. There are many factors that affect the duration of the transport. A good example is weather. If the weather is fine, you can expect your package to arrive on time. However, if the weather is harsh, like if there's a snow storm, the package might be delayed.

For sea shipment, large freight ships are often used. Smaller vehicles can fit inside specialized enclosed containers. Cars, boats, motorcycles, and other smaller vehicles are typically transported this way. The speed of this type of shipment is more varied because the sea is easily affected by weather. For instance, even a minor change in current could delay a delivery. Generally though, good companies study the weather and the routes to ensure the fastest possible delivery.

Shipping your vehicles by air is the most expensive method. It is, on the other hand, the fastest and the most reliable. So if you've got some extra cash on your hands, this is the way to go.

With all these approaches, the standard operating procedure is to give a down payment before the shipping and the rest of your payment once the service thas been fully completed.

With services such as this, you need to be wary of people who will try to swindle you. Your hard-earned money is worth a few days of research and looking around at different shipping companies. Be sure that you attain the proper legal documentation for each transaction.
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