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Here Are Some Useful Tips When Moving Overseas

Always make sure to plan ahead

shipping-to-europePlanning ahead for an international move will definitely save you time and will make preparing your move much easier. Moving requires multiple important choices to be made and the more time you have to weigh your options the better.

Doing research online is a great way to figure out exactly what you need to do for your move. Countries have their own rules that can be very different from those of the United States.

With that said, more than likely everything will be very different and prepping for change while staying organized will  make your move not only less stressful, but more efficient.

Here are some helpful tips when moving:

  • Have a plan. “Always make sure to have a plan”
  • If you have a child or children, let them bring a favorite toy to help them feel comfortable and bring plenty of things for them to do on the long trip. (books, snacks and a positive attitude)
  • Write down or program important phone numbers into your phone.
  • Make sure you are set monetarily. (Check currency exchange rate and contact banks ahead of time)
  • Stay focused on the move and organized.
  • Create an inventory of your items. (Include a detailed list and proof of ownership and value)
  • Expect and embrace change. (As there is little choice otherwise)
  • Apply for your visa ASAP to avoid delays later.
  • Bring a bag packed for your very first night so you do not have to search for essentials.
  • Contact the embassy well in advance for details on registering and paperwork to enter country.
  • Contact your doctor, dentist and any other healthcare professionals and have enough prescriptions. (It might take a long time to get a new subscription once you move)
  • Take your time, do your research and ask questions to stay well informed. (A person who has already moved to Europe is a great source of valuable information)

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RetroMobile 2015

This years RetroMobile car show was a very exiting and interesting one. Not only where there thousands of attendees, but  also a private action which generated more than $28.5 million. There where also many car clubs that came out to display there vehicles and many where sold, or traded. Below are some pictures that we took that we would like to share with you.

Classic Cars

Vintage Cars


 Interested in shipping a classic or antique car overseas?
Visit our Classic Cars Shipping page for more information

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Shipping Preparations for a 1894 Benz Motor Velo

Recently our freight team at AbleCargo.Com had the pleasure to ship a 1894 Benz Motor Velo from Los Angeles (LAX) to Luxemburg City (LUX). It came to us as a special order which required careful handling because of its age and fragileness. This Benz Velo was purchased from a museum for a collector who added it to his private collection and specifically reached out to us to help ship it. It required us to make a custom crate which needed to withstand turbulence, and provide an easier inspection method for US Customs.

Allow us to demonstrate our shipping preparations. We begin by placing the vehicle  on a “bolted” crated platform with wooden blocks to prevent the vehicle from moving, or sliding. We then add carpet to specific areas to prevent any type of wheel damage and use tie-downs to secure the vehicle again. We never use nails since nails are known to become loose during lots of movement.

Once the vehicle is locked in place we build walls around it and continue to use bolts to secure all areas. By using bolts not only do we secure the crate more, but also give customs an easier method of dissembling it during inspection. We also take an additional step and install a sliding window for  US Custom to use instead.

When looking to ship a vehicle overseas one must first make sure to select a reputable company who can assist with all your shipping needs. With over 35 years of experience not only are we a trusted and reputable company, but understand what it takes to provide a safe and reliable service. Contact us for more information on special orders. We specialize in shipping all types of vehicles and handle all types of custom orders too.

To watch a short video on the 1984 Benz Motor Velo click here.

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