Transporting Automobiles, Construction Equipment, and Personal Effects to Port Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

Transporting Automobiles, Construction Equipment, and Personal Effects to Port Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

International shipping services to Port Ho Chi Minh City can be easy, hassle-free, and affordable with a reliable and experienced: international shipping company l

like K International Transport. There are many reasons to transport automobiles, construction equipment, or personal effects to Vietnam, including:

Ho Chi Minh City is a Reliable Port

Located on the Saigon River on Vietnam’s southwestern coast, Port Ho Chi Minh City is part of a network of ports that acts as a popular hub for the import and export of goods in Vietnam. Port Ho Chi Minh City is one of the busiest ports in the world and typically handles more than 35 metric tons of cargo and 3.5 million TEU annually. Shipping demand is consistently increasing in Vietnam as a whole because of the high number of supply chain shifts to the country, and Port Ho Chi Minh City is well-equipped to handle the additional demand. Luckily for shippers, the port can handle virtually all types of cargo.

Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam’s most important economic centers and contributes to more than two-thirds of the country’s economy. As such, Port Ho Chi Minh City is popular among different industries and can handle all types of cargo being imported and exported into and out of Vietnam.

Shipping Automobiles/Cars/Vehicles via RO/RO Shipping to Vietnam is Hassle-free and Efficient

Transporting automobiles via roll-on/roll-off shipping (RO/RO) is easy and efficient, as it only requires the car to be driven onto the vessel. RO/RO shipping is thus often less expensive and can simplify the loading and unloading of vehicles, so clients can usually benefit by opting for RO/RO services to Vietnam.

However, if transporting a vintage or classic vehicle, especially a non-running one, container shipping may be the best way forward. Another consideration for clients is whether they are looking to ship personal effects along with their vehicle. If so, shipping via 20ft or 40ft shared or exclusive container is the option for them, as RO/RO does not allow clients to transport any personal effects.

parked green car
parked green car. Photo by Markus Spiske

Transporting Construction Equipment

Even the heaviest and bulkiest cargo can be transported to Vietnam with the help and expertise of a reliable and experienced international shipping company. K International Transport has decades of experience shipping all construction and high-heavy equipment, and can help shippers navigate the often confusing process. Clients can transport high-heavy equipment from any port in the United States, including those in New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California.

Wheeled construction equipment can often be transported via RO/RO, while other types of equipment and equipment parts can be transported in a container.

Shippers transporting Kobelco, Komatsu, Hitachi, and Caterpillar equipment often ship:

  • Excavators
  • Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Dump trucks
  • Stone Cutters
  • Tractor Trailers
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Scientific Equipment
  • Mining Equipment

 Ports and countries around the world have requirements that construction equipment and other imports must satisfy to be accepted into the country. Some rules and regulations are more strict than others, and it is important to know and understand what is required before shipping the cargo overseas. One basic requirement that is common among countries is that heavy machinery must be kept clean, free of excess dirt, and leak-free. The machinery often must also be in operating condition. If the cleanliness conditions are not met, clients may be charged a cleaning fee. 

crane lifting an equipment
crane lifting an equipment. photo by CHUTTERSNAP

Shipping personal effects by LCL or FCL shipping does not have to be stressful

For clients shipping both an automobile and personal effects or household items, containers can be used to ship the cargo. To ship a car and personal effects, clients can place the personal effects inside the automobile, or the items can be loaded in a container. The container will have both the automobile and the personal effects.

For clients looking to transfer only personal effects and household goods, they can choose to transfer the items via Full-Container-Load (FCL) or Less-than-Container-Load (LCL). For a very large quantity of personal goods, a 20 ft container may be the best option. However, for clients with less cargo, LCL is an affordable and efficient option. LCL allows multiple people to share a single container. With this option, the goods need to be packed and palletized. The client must also submit a packing list including the dimensions and weight of each item.

With container and LCL shipping, the client must load the personal effects onto the container themselves. Although this includes a bit more work for the shipper, it is a very affordable and economically efficient option. Keep in mind that in order to load the container, a tractor trailer must be able to enter the residential area, there must be sufficient parking and loading space for the truck with the container, the client is responsible for loading the container, and containers come in a chassis, which is about 4 feet above the ground and there is no ramp.


With an experienced freight forwarding company and logistics company like K International Transport, clients can be sure to not only get the most affordable, practical, and fast shipments to virtually every port in the world, but will also receive in-depth advice and counseling regarding their specific vehicles, construction equipment, personal effects, and desired shipping schedules.

For more information about how K International Transport can help you transport your automobiles/cars/vehicles overseas quickly and economically, call us at 212-267-6400, email us at, or reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. For an international shipping quote, visit our rate request page today.