Bethesda Vehicle Shipping Services

Moving out of the Bethesda area and need to have your car shipped? Platinum Moving offers car shipping services to destinations all over the U.S. and the world! Your car will be prepared, loaded, and transported with the utmost care and safety. See the photos below to get a glimpse at our car shipping process.

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 Bethesda 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 Bethesda Area

Want to learn more about vehicle shipping services or get a quote? We’d love to help. Call Platinum Moving Services at 800-566-6515 for more information about our Bethesda-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.