When people think about auto transport services, what they usually think of first are trucks and trailers that can carry just a few cars. However, there are so many other kinds of shipping services for vehicles, and these are particularly suitable for extremely long distance transport for a larger number of automobiles. These include transporting cars by plane or by ships.
If you have seen the movie 2012 (the John Cusack film depicting the end of the world according to the Mayan prophecy), then you might have a basic idea of how automobile transport by plane looks like. People who own luxury cars and car dealers who specialize in selling such expensive vehicles typically use plane transport. This kind of auto transport service is very expensive, and can cost at least one hundred per cent more than regular car shipping by trucks. Of course, such a price comes with attractive advantages: very fast transport and better safety for vehicles.
Transporting cars by ship, on the other hand, allows conveyance of thousands of vehicles at a time, as opposed to the few hundred cars that plane transporters can carry. For this reason, auto transport by ship is a popular choice for car importers and manufacturers. Transfer by ship usually takes a few days. Once the cars are delivered on land, they are then shipped by the trucks and trailers that most people are familiar with.