So you took my awesome advice, bought your car through the Japanese auctions, and now it’s ready to head overseas. There are a few misconceptions when it comes to the international shipping of vehicles. On one hand, most people think cars are loaded into containers and transported on a huge ship. While this is possible, it’s unlikely. Most cars are transported via RORO shipping. I’ll show you why, and what’s involved with the process.
Now you’re ready to look for a company. So, what kind of company do you want to deal with? I’ve already addressed the issues involved with companies with stock vehicles, and I’ve mentioned that Integrity Exports deals in the Japanese vehicle auctions, but why the auctions?
Finding a connection in Japan is crucial, and is arguably the most important part of the process. It took me over a month of purely emailing and calling until I found the perfect connection. The more I reached out to people in Japan the pickier I became. This seems counter intuitive. One would think I would slowly become less strict, but I had no idea how many red flags there are when you’re dealing in this kind of business. I’ve listed what I think are the biggest warnings I’ve come upon, and why they’re so important.