Guidance notes for the shipping of vehicles
1 - It is the shippers responsibility to ensure that the car is allowed to be imported
into the country of destination, and that the consignee is provided with the
correct information and documentation for them to take delivery.
Failure to provide this information may result in the seizure of the car by the
applicable legislative body.
Whilst we will take every precaution it must be understood that by accepting the booking
or issuing a bill of lading the company is not confirming the legality of the importation of
car into the country of destination.
2 – The car must be correctly prepared for shipment; this will include the disconnection
of the battery and the draining of most of the fuel from the fuel tank. The shipment of spare
fuel in the car or container is strictly forbidden .We also recommend that all non-
manufactured items ( such as satellite navigation devices, car phones etc) are removed.
3 – The car should be correctly stowed and secured within the container using
the appropriate securing materials, and chocking of the wheels.
It is the shippers responsibility to ensure the car is adequately secured, failure to do
so may result in damage for which the line is not responsible. If you are unsure of this we
strongly recommend you take professional advice.
4 – We recommend that personal or household effects, or other cargoes are not shipped in the
same container as shipping vehicle. If you decide that you wish to do this, then we strongly
recommend that you take professional advice on packing, stowing and securing .
It should be remembered that such items if not correctly stowed and secured can be
damaged and cause damage. As the responsibility for the packing of the container is the
shippers the line will not be liable for any damage to the cargo and will hold you
responsible if the cargo damages the container.
5 – We strongly recommend that the vehicles identification number is included as part
of the description on the bill of lading.
6 – We recommend that shippers should ensure that their cargo is fully insured for the total
length of transit, although not mandatory from point of loading to final destination. Please contact your insurer
for costs and conditions.