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file2711276889295The whole concept of international car shipping, at least in a nutshell, is more or less suggestive of the coined phrase. In short, for people who are relocating abroad, families or otherwise, companies providing international auto shipping facilitates transportation of the vehicle in the designated area, offshore.

Of course, the whole procedure is much more complicated that it sounds. What you have to understand is that how complicated a process it can turn out to be, not to mention expensive. To start with, you have do quite a bit of research before you can actually choose the shipping company that will handle such a precious asset of you and your family.

Search around and look for proper testimonials before you actually zero in on an international car shipping company. The method of shipping off your automobile will of course strongly depend upon you. There are broadly two methods by which cars are shipped off to a different place offshore.

The most popular method of shipping is known as the roll-on-roll-off or simply RoRo method. One of the main reasons why RoRo method is very popular is because the time taken for shipment is very short. However, if you are on a tight budget then RoRo would be your best option, since shipment costs are low or at any rate, affordable.

Another method of shipping that many reputed international car shipping companies use is called the container method. As suggested by the name, the car is first of all driven into a container and then shipped to the designated place from a nearby port offshore. No surprises then that this method is much more expensive than the more popular RoRo counterpart. The container method is also perfect if more than one vehicle is to be shipped.

Of course, unless you are bound by time constrictions, the container method would be perfect because your car will be safe, not to mention cleaner when it arrives than what RoRo would turn out to be.

For this reason, containers are preferred by vehicle owners with very expensive cars and who are worried about damage that might occur.