Are you in search of an Annandale-area car shipping service? Platinum Moving Services ships cars for people moving across the country or around the world. Our experienced team provides secure, complete vehicle shipping services for cars of all kinds to nearly any destination within the U.S. or abroad. Don’t take chances when transporting your vehicle! Rely on Platinum’s expertise.
At Platinum Moving Services, we are experts at preparing and securing vehicles for transport, 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 United States (to and from the Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area and elsewhere), so whatever your needs are, we are your single source solution!
Call Platinum Moving Services for a quote on shipping your car, truck or other vehicle from Annandale today!
Overseas Vehicle Shipping
When shipping an automobile (car, truck, motorcycle) overseas, there are two choices: containerized or roll-on roll-off.
Containerized Vehicle Shipping
In containerized shipping, the car gets loaded into a metal container. This method is the most secure but also more expensive. Platinum’s containerized car shipping includes:
- Delivery of container to your residence to load your car and take it to port. We do it all so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
- Vehicle loading without ramps. Other companies use ramps, but Platinum doesn’t because there is always the danger of damage during loading. Instead, we have a towing company bring the car level with the container and then we simply roll the vehicle into the container. Then we tie down the car at all four corners, thus ensuring the vehicle will not move at all during transport.
Roll-On Roll-Off Vehicle Shipping
In roll-on roll-off vehicle shipping (often called Ro-Ro within the industry) the car 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.
Car Shipping Services in the Annandale Area
Want to learn more about vehicle shipping services or get a quote? We’d love to help. Call Platinum Moving Services at 301-591-3858 for more information about our Annandale-area vehicle shipping services!
|Motorcycle Anchored in a Container|
|Motorcycle ready for shipping overseas|
|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.|
|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.|
|To maximize usable space inside a container, we sometimes construct a “garage” within. Then we park the car inside the temporary housing.|