Vehicle FAQ's

Can any company offer the public Ocean and Air Shipping Services? 

No.  Ocean exports are regulated by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and every company offering ocean shipping must be licensed by the FMC and have a bond in place.
Air Cargo is regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.), The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) among others.

We are a NVOCC and Ocean Freight Forwarder and we are licensed and bonded as required by the FMC.   Our airfreight partner’s and associates are an Indirect Air Carrier  (I.A.C.) and are regulated and licensed as required by law.
For our moves within the U.S., Trans Global utilizes domestic brokers and owner operators to perform haulage of ocean containers, vehicles, high & heavy cargo and smaller shipments to and from our warehouses, ocean ports or air ports.  

How many days in advance do I need to book my shipment?

In reality, no notice is required, however, we recommend making arrangements approximately two to three weeks in advance, prior to you needing to leave your vehicle for shipment.  If you have time constraints that require a quick shipment, not a problem, please contact us for an expedited booking at 972 602 1670 or 1 800 264 8167.

What choices do I have when shipping a vehicle overseas?

There are 2 shipping options: using Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) service or Container service.

What are the differences between Ro-Ro and Container shipping service?

A Ro-Ro service ship is specifically designed to carry wheeled and tracked vehicles.   Vehicles are driven on and off the ship by means of the ship’s own ramps and are safely stowed and secured under deck. 

Ro/Ro ships are commercially viable and the new car Manufacturer’s prefer Ro-Ro shipping for new automobiles that are transported by ship around the world.

By rolling cargo on board these vessels and rolling it off at its destination, shippers can reduce the number of times their cargo is handled, thus reducing the risk of damages.

Container service involves packing the vehicle inside the ocean container or on top of the FLAT RACK container and then placing the container on board of the container vessel.

Which option is cheaper and safer: Roll-on Roll-off or Container?