The major ocean carriers tasked with shipping your containers around the world operate within a number of alliances. These alliances allow them to pool together vessels and shipping routes in order to expand their service around the world. Previously, ocean carriers operated as part of 4 alliances. Starting April 1st, 2017 carriers restructured themselves into just 3 alliances.
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Did you know that over 500,000 new, used, and classic cars are shipped overseas in containers each year? We took a dive into container shipping data for 2016 to see which auto makers made for the most popular exports.
Few remember the Opel GT, a car with sports car looks and a low price. Built by General Motor's German subsidiary, the GT came as a surprise to many, including Porsche. When it was revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche employees in attendance couldn't believe Opel built a sports car.
We just wish the GT's performance would match its looks.
Classic Chevrolet pickup trucks are gaining widespread appeal across overseas markets. These old pickups have a large following behind them, with many enthusiasts choosing to either restore them to mint condition, or leave them as is. Australia was one of the first countries to import classic pickups from the USA, but now demand for them is expanding. We now ship classics like these to nearly every corner of the world. Click read more to see more photos.
As classic car values continue to rise, the interest in owning a classic grows by the day. Last year, over 30,000 classic cars were shipped around the world from the US. Here are the top countries they were sent to.
Remember when whiskey was transported in style?
This 1951 Ford F8 "Big Job" truck was used by the Jameson Irish Whiskey distillery to deliver barrels full of goodness around the US. Sadly the truck was decommissioned and left to rust, until it was discovered by the new owner overseas. We were hired to collect the truck, and ship it overseas. Ironically, the new owner plans to import the truck to Ireland to restore it. We hope to see it delivering whiskey one day soon.
You would think that shipping cars overseas is a precisely the same no matter they type of car. But exotic cars require extra care and attention at each step of the process. Owners cherish their exotic cars and require the same from international shipping companies.
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Vintage car rallies are one the greatest events you can attend with your classic car. They take place around the world, and follow in the path of legendary routes. The Peking to Paris Rally is one of the world toughest and longest road rallies to ever take place. This 1929 Buick 29-25X touring car finished the race twice. In 2010 and 2013, the car reached the finish line after nearly 15,000 km.
Hot Rods have gained quite a following among classic car enthusiasts around the world. The United Kingdom, Australia and Sweden have become some of the largest importers of classic hot rods from the US. We just shipped these two overseas. Once was collected in Arizona, and the other one in California.
Did you know that over 500,000 new, used, and classic cars are shipped overseas in containers each year? We took a dive into container shipping data for 2016 to see which auto makers made...Read more