Air, Sea & Road Transport

Freight

SHIPPIO WILL FIND THE FASTEST AND MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO
TRANSPORT YOUR CAR OR MOTORCYCLE

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SENDING A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE BY AIR FREIGHT IS FAR MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN PEOPLE THINK

Whether you are looking to charter a entire aircraft for the Gumball Rally or simply airfreight your car or motorcycle. Shippio Car & Motorcycle Shipping can look after the entire process.

Sending a car or motorcycle by airfreight is  a relatively straight forward process. It enables your pride and joy to arrive quickly and when you need it. Let us show you how simple it really is.

We use Air Freight services for the following reasons:

tick Comparable pricing to ocean freight (for some routes)
tick Lower destination charges
tick Fastest way to send a car or motorcycle
tick Highly reliable arrival & departure times
tick Minimal risk of delays
tick Real-time online tracking
tick Additional care in handling – heavy cargo moves by ocean
tick Highest levels of security

Cars & Motorcycles
May travel with up to ¼ of a tank of fuel in the fuel tank
Batteries can remain connected providing they are safe and any alarm systems are fully deactivated.

Lithium batteries
An increasing number of vehicles are being fitted with Lithium batteries. Please let us know if you have one fitted to your car or motorcycle and we can advise on the best course of action.

Packing
Any fluid leaks should be remedied before packing. Leaks could mean the airline refuses to take your vehicle. We understand older vehicles often have oil leaks,especially if they are British. This may be solved by placing soaking pads in the problem areas.

Cars are secured onto aircraft pallets using fabric straps onto the wheels. This is done under our control before they reach the airline to ensure your car is only handled by staff who fully understand the care required. We can offer the added service of fully crating your car. This is best suited to extremely high valuable, rare or delicate vehicles.

Motorcycles are packed into our fully enclosed wooden cases to ensure maximum protection during transport. We only use ISPM-15 compliant packaging to avoid serious problems on arrival at destination.

Luggage’s
Items described as ‘Flammable’, ‘Contents Under Pressure’, ‘Corrosive’, ‘Pressurised’ or ‘Avoid contact with skin’, cannot travel with your motorcycle. Furthermore, items bearing the following symbols are prohibited on aircraft

Prohibited items include:-

tick Liquids (Including First aid Items)
tick Puncture repair kits with CO2 canisters and foam aerosols
tick Helmet and visor cleaner
tick Spare engine oil / fuel
tick Cigarette lighters/ Matches
tick Camping fuels (i.e. gas, mentholated spirits)
tick Pressurised containers
tick Deodorants
tick Detergents
tick CS Gas and pepper spray
tick Putties (Including sealants & liquid metal)

RELIABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE – WHEN SPEED IS NOT SO IMPORTANT

Sea freight is the most common mode of international shipping due to its reliability and attractive pricing. It works very well for non-time sensitive car & motorcycle shipments or when you can send a vehicle well in advance of you starting your journey overseas.

You may be looking to send a single car or motorcycle or even multiple vehicles at the same time. Shippio Car & Motorcycle Shipping arranges both shared and full container shipments.

Roll-On-Roll-Off ship (RORO) can be more cost effective for certain destinations. This also works very well for larger vehicles.

For individual motorcycles, we pack into our custom made ISPM-15 compliant wooden motorcycle crates for maximum protection. This enables us to load into our shared containers for weekly sailings to most destinations around the world. You can be sure you will receive your motorcycle without delay.

For larger numbers of motorcycle we load, secure and ship in either 20’ or 40’ shipping containers. Our unique loading method enables us to safely load a higher number of motorcycles  into a container. Care is taken to ensure the motorcycles are secure from movement without marking the bikes. The bikes are covered to protect from dust and moisture packs used to reduce any risks of corrosion.

We ship single cars in a 20’ container  and multiple in a 40’ container. There are weekly sailings to most destinations around the world so you can be sure you will receive your car without delay.

Care is taken to ensure your car is safely secured to stop it moving during transit. This is done without marking the paintwork or damaging any delicate parts. We then cover your car to protect from dust and moisture packs are used to reduce any risks of corrosion.

We use Ocean Freight for the following reasons:

tick Lowest shipping price
tick Direct sailings to many destinations
tick Weekly departures
tick Online Vessel & Container tracking
tick Maximum protection during transit
tick Worldwide network of vehicle agents

When preparing the vehicles we follow these simple rules:
tick Fuel tank will need to be drained
tick Batteries are to be disconnected and made safe
tick Lithium battery – An increasing number of vehicles are being fitted with Lithium batteries. Please let us know us if you have one fitted and we can advise on the best course of action.
tick Full & detailed photographs are taken for your records.

The transport of choice within the same country or across the European Union and USA

Whether you are looking to send a single car, motorcycle or an entire collection, there are various options available depending on both the vehicle and budget.

HOW DO WE SHIP MOTORCYCLES BY
ROAD FREIGHT?

For transport within country and the EU/USA, we use motorcycle trucks and vans. These are vehicles designed only to transport loose motorcycles. The motorcycles are loaded using full width specialist motorcycle ramps before securing with fabric motorcycle straps. These are attached away from the paintwork and delicate running gear to prevent damages during transit. We only use drivers that we trust to meet our high standards and expectations.

For transport further afield in Europe we also pack into our custom ISPM-15 compliant motorcycle crates. These crates provide maximum protection for weekly freight transport across the EU. This works well for:

Northern European destinations including; Northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia and Estonia

Southern European destinations including Southern Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Malta and Cyprus.

HOW DO WE SHIP CARS
BY ROAD FREIGHT?

Cars are transported by open or fully enclosed transporters. Transport is carrier out door to door within the UK and Europe. Care is taken to ensure your car is secured from movement without marking the paintwork or damaging any delicate parts.

The Shippio Car Team will gladly assist you. Whether you have bought or sold a car, need timed delivery for an event or dream of meeting your own car at your holiday destination so you can drive abroad.

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