Vehicle Shipping Services

At Platinum Moving Services, we are experts at preparing and securing vehicles for transport, and especially overseas transport. In fact, on average, we send one vehicle abroad every week. Of course we also arrange for transportation of automobiles within the US (to and from the Washington, DC, Maryland (MD) and Northern Virginia (VA) area and elsewhere), so whatever your needs, we are your solution.

Call Platinum Moving Services for a quote on shipping your car, truck, or other vehicle today!

OVERSEAS VEHICLE SHIPPING

When shipping an automobile (car, truck, motorcycle) overseas, there are two choices: Containerized or Roll on-Roll off.

When containerized, the vehicle gets loaded into a metal container. This method is the most secure, but also more expensive. Also, we will bring the container to your residence to load and take it to port, so you don’t need to do anything. To load a vehicle we never use ramps, as other companies do, because there is always the danger of damage during loading. Instead, we always utilize the services of a towing company which brings the car level with the container and then we simply roll the vehicle into the container. Then we tie down the car at all for corners thus ensuring the vehicle will not move while in transport.

When shipping Roll on-Roll off (often called Ro-Ro within the industry), the vehicle is driven onto one of the decks of a ferry-like ship. In Ro-Ro, the owner of the vehicle drives the car to port and hands it over to the port authorities for loading into the designated ship.

Want to learn more? Call Platinum Moving Services for more information about our international vehicle shipping services!

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Motorcycle Anchored in a Container
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Motorcycle ready for shipping overseas
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We never use ramps to load a vehicle into a container. Instead we use a flat bed towing truck to raise the car to the same height as the container and then roll the car into place.
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After emptying the gas tank and disconnecting the battery cables, we anchor the vehicle to the floor of the container to make sure that no sifting can occur during transport.
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To maximize usable space inside a container, we sometimes construct a “garage” within. Then we park the car inside the temporary housing.
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