F.W. Neukirch has been a recognized leader in the transportation of cars, boats, trucks and heavy equipment. Our experienced professionals are at your service to choose the right equipment stowage and routing for your vehicle. You can choose to ship your vehicle on special auto carrier vessels (RO/RO) or inside a shipping container.
For a more individualized way to ship your vehicle, we offer you the choice of shipping it in a private container, which will give you the security of having your vehicle travel inside a sealed, metal container. Your car will be secured within the container with straps and wheel chocks to hold it in place. Your vehicle will stay inside the locked container which will only be opened once it has reached the destination country.
We also have frequent shared container services from several locations between the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands etc. Your car is loaded into the container together with another vehicle, sharing freight costs and saving you money. We then load the rest of the container with other goods (baggage, personal and household effects, and furniture).
If your vehicle is shipped inside a container, you may keep some boxes of household/personal goods in the vehicle and the trunk of the vehicle at no extra freight cost. However, if your vehicle is being shipped by RO/RO service, then the car has to be completely empty.
From cars to airplane
Roll-On, Roll-Off also known as RO/RO was an innovation that evolved from ferries and now is revolutionizing the vehicle transport industry worldwide. Ro/Ro ships carry a wide variety of rolling and non-rolling cargo including cars, trucks, buses, construction equipment, and project cargo. The cargo is driven on to (rolled on) the vessel and then simply driven off (rolled off) at the destination port.
Purpose-built car carriers are used by most car manufacturers to deliver brand new vehicles around the world. Cars are protected from the elements in enclosed car decks and are secured by straps and chocks. Service frequency is usually once or twice a month and the transit time is sometimes longer than container vessels, but there can be useful cost savings on some routes over container shipment.
If your vehicle is being shipped by RO/RO service, then the car has to be completely empty. Spare parts, household and personal goods are not allowed inside your vehicle.
- Personal Owned Vehicle (POV)
- Boats and Yachts
- Construction Equipment
- Special Projects
Roll On/ Roll Off is service is the most common and the most recommended way to transport your boat. Boats are loaded by professional staff, using special equipment to tow your boat on a trailer or cradle into the ship. The boat is parked on one of the lower decks, tight down and secured using specially designed lashing. This is safe, secure and eliminates any potential damage while the ship is at sea. When the ship arrives at the port of destination it is unloaded the same way. In general, the Ro/Ro mode is the safest and cheapest way to handle oversize boats.
We recommend shrink-wrapping your boat. Shrink wrap not only keeps your boat clean, it is also a great theft deterrent. The cost is minimal compared to the benefits.
Look to Interglobal Shipping for superior Boat shipping services for:
- Small boat shipping
- Yacht shipping
- Inland Transport
- Cradle service.
- Shrink-wrap service