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Easy steps to importing vehicles

The process of acquiring a new vehicle in Bermuda involves a few difficult steps that we all must face.

It seems that this acquisition process is engrained in our culture; starting with a bike at the age of 16, at 18 you sell this and get a bigger bike, and the next step is a car.

Even if you own a business that requires a company car or some kind of specialised vehicle you will still have to make many of the same choices. The first important decision that needs to be made is whether to buy from local dealerships, or to import something specific which is not available on Island.

Whilst all vehicles that arrive on Island would be subject to approval by Transport Control Department (TCD). Even if you are considering importing a vehicle not available from a local dealership, you can still support the Bermuda economy. It is important for potential motorists to understand that there are options.

Bermuda Container Line (BCL) is predominantly owned by Bermudians and has 530 shareholders. Office and dockworkers alike own stakes in the company, which means that the dividends paid out will remain in the Bermuda economy and your hard earned money, is helping to support the country.

When importing with BCL you are still supporting and buying Bermuda. Over the years, BCL has made a huge effort to invest its resources back into Bermuda’s community, by training aspiring young Bermudians and help provide work experience on board their ship the Oleander.

Given these reasons and considering current duty rates, shipping certain vehicles and goods into Bermuda is a viable option.

When consumers and local businesses decide to purchase a new car or work vehicle you need to make sure you get the best shipping price available.

If you are importing your shipping agent needs to be reliable and demonstrate the capability to keep on schedule. Even with extra expenses people are willing to spend a little more in order to get what they want. They will not compromise on the safety of their vehicle especially when the costs are high. BCL provides cost effective rates as well as being extremely reliable when it comes to keeping jobs on time.

With the safety of Bermuda’s only roll on roll off ramp, BCL lives by the words “shipping done right”, so business owners can rest assured that their cargo will arrive safely and in good time.

We encourage consumers to look into shipping both containerised and non-containerised goods next time your looking to buy.

When you ship with BCL you will be supporting a majority owned Bermudian company, which continues to support and develop tomorrow’s leaders in the field.

Bermuda Container Line's Oleander makes her way into Hamilton.

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Published March 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm (Updated March 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm)

Easy steps to importing vehicles

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