Almost every reasonable person would see the need for expenditure of money on international car shipping. That is because, for one, such international shipping involves the movement of cars from one continent to another, over long distances and large water bodies. Clearly, the issue of driving the cars over such extremely long distances and large bodies of water doesn’t arise: hence the need for car buyers/importers to pay shipping companies, in order for them to have the cars shipped internationally.
What is not so clear, however, is the need for local car shipping. Once a car has been procured and shipped internationally (up to the port nearest to the buyer), one would expect the buyer to go, pick it there, and drive it home. But in most cases, that is not how things work. Rather, the car buyers still have to pay further ‘shipping fees’ also referred to as ‘local car shipping fees.’ A question then tends to come as to what the justification for these local car shipping fees is. And as it turns out, there are at least three factors which justify the expenditure of money on local car shipping fees. These include:
The time factor: this is where it turns out that, with the exception of people living in the local port cities, the rest simply can’t find the time off their day to day duties for them to drive the cars from the port cities to their local residence cities. This is against a background where we may be looking at a distance of several hundred (or even several thousand) kilometers – which would take several days to drive through. The arrangement in most companies where folks work is such that you simply can’t ask for a leave to go to the port city to drive your car home! That would be seen as ‘disrespect for the job’ and having opted to do so, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that you are on the next layoff list. This makes it necessary for most people to get others who have such local car shipment as their fulltime business to transport the cars for them.
Then there are people who may not be employed, people who have all the time on earth, but who would still feel that they can put their time to better use, than driving cars from a port city to their local cities. All those considerations justify expenditure of money on payment of the fees charged by local car transport firms – which can help you move a car from one city to another.
The convenience factor: there are folks who wouldn’t mind driving their cars from the port cities to their local residence cities, but who find the prospect of driving several hundred or several thousand kilometers disconcerting. Under this scheme of things, the nominal fees charged for local car shipping services are nothing compared to the tiring job of driving that long.
The security factor: this is where it emerges that driving the cars from the port cities to the local residence cities would, in some cases, involve driving through huge swathes of uninhabited land, which may harbor car robbers and other undesirables who thrive in isolated locations. Rather than take chances with having an encounter with these folks on the long drives, many people simply opt to pay the nominal fees charged by local car shipping firms. Having done so, they are assured that the cars will be safely transported over the long distances, and delivered to them intact by local car shipping firms — which are sometimes also referred to as ‘auto transport’ firms.