29 September 2021
We collected general useful information for you about the situation in the USA.
Current Shipping Conditions.
Dear clients, below are the latest updates about current situation in all of USA ports:In early 2021, the West Coast was heavily congested due to increased import demand. Though this is still very much the reality for areas like Oakland and Los Angeles, there is now a similar trend building in the Gulf Coast and Southeast ports, as well. Georgia, Charleston, Norfolk, and Houston were no strangers to congestion during the height of the pandemic, but for a time they were a safer bet for shippers to avoid the delays found on the West Coast. As more vessels plan avoidance of the West Coast, these alternate ports are increasingly experiencing the issues brought on by the global shipping crisis.
West Coast Ports Still Experiencing Massive Congestion.
At present, there are more than 87 ships either docked or waiting to berth in LA alone and 400,000 TEUs sitting on the shores. This congestion has caused major delays and resulted in increased rates. The congestion issue stems from the combined lack of available truckers, congestion at rail hubs, limited chassis, and lack of storage space at warehouses.
Southeast Now Becoming a New Hot Spot.
Considering the West Coast is dealing with what seems to be a never-ending saga of backlog, it only makes sense to route cargo to what “seems” to be less busy ports. However, the U.S. demand for imported goods outmatches the capabilities of the logistics infrastructure in place. As more and more vessels are making their way to Southeast ports such as Savannah, Charleston, and Norfolk, these ports are experiencing the same issues already long plaguing California. Compared to last year, these ports have doubled their dwell times. It is not uncommon for containers to wait over 30 days until an option becomes available for their removal. Lack of space is the main issue, as these ports are not large enough to handle the massive influx in containers. With no space to store containers, vessels are stuck waiting to unload, and a ripple effect comes into play creating massive delays and extreme congestion at every juncture.
Houston More Congested.
As shippers are scrambling to find solutions, more and more ports have fallen prey to the congestion phenomenon. Houston, which recently endured some damage from Tropical Storm Nicholas, is now dealing with the issues seen elsewhere at other overly congested ports. Traditionally the Gulf Coast has been a good back-up option for shippers trying to avoid the West Coast, but recent volume increases have created new problems. Houston is now experiencing extended dwell time and heavily increased delays for delivery.
Why so Much Congestion, Everywhere?
While the Southeast and Gulf Coast are becoming the latest hot spots for congestion, the U.S. continues to suffer at all major ports. The biggest contributors to congestion continue to be poor rail infrastructure, limited trucking sources, chassis shortages, and lack of storage space. Experts agree that this current situation of shortages of chassis, truckers, warehousing, and poor rail performance will continue well into 2022 and beyond. Many experts are now admitting that this is, unfortunately, the new state of shipping.
Once cargo arrives in a port, it is crucial that it does not sit in the yard for an extended amount of time, as this space is very valuable and crucial for staging vessels. Often, containers are put on a rail to be delivered more inland, or to be moved to a new staging area. With the dramatic increase in demand, rail hubs are struggling to keep up. Indeed, a significant amount of improved infrastructure is needed to accommodate the volume. Cranes and heavy equipment, for example, are sorely needed but are only slowly being worked on.
Much like the rails, truckers play an important role in removing containers from ports. Unfortunately, lack of available truckers is one the worst bottlenecks in the industry. Spot rates are skyrocketing, and drivers are sparse. Shippers are often shocked to find that truckers are booked 2-3 months in advance in some of the more congested ports. If service is needed on priority goods, locating an available trucker will almost be impossible and rates will certainly be at a premium.
Current Market Conditions.
See below for the most up-to-date information on delays:
U.S. East Coast Major Concerns:
- NY / NJ: Expect extreme delays
- Savannah: 8 – 11 days dwell time
- Charleston: 5 – 6 days dwell time
- Miami: 5 – 7 days dwell time with heavy CFS backlog
U.S West Coast Major Concerns:
- LA / Long Beach: 12 - 16 days dwell time
- Seattle: 10 - 12 days dwell time
- Oakland: 4 - 6 days dwell time
U.S Gulf Coast Major Concerns:
- New Orleans: 24 hours dwell time
- Houston: 1 – 2 days dwell time
Rail Terminal Major Concerns:
Many major rails are experiencing severe congestion which is backing up terminals leading to limited gate capacity, rail car shortages, and delays.
- Philadelphia: equipment shortages and delays in picks up and deliveries are to be expected
- Charleston: equipment shortages and delays in picks up and deliveries are to be expected
- Chicago: server congestion is to be expected
- BNSF & UP/LAX/LGB: Increased delay time expected; limited gate capacity and reservations available
The following locations are experiencing continued chassis shortage impacting timelines for both import and export cargo:
- LAX/Long Beach: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
- NY: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
- Philadelphia: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
- Columbus: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
- Atlanta: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
- Nashville: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
- Louisville: increased delay time expected, limited chassis
30 August 2021
Due to new regulations set forth by shipping lines and an increase of electric/hybrid vehicles exports powered by Lithium Batteries will now require to be shipped as a dangerous good. For the past year, we’ve been working on avoiding these costs to our clients, however as more lines are developing new guidelines, we are forced to bring down these costs.
Starting September 1st, all hybrid and electric vehicles will be moved as a dangerous good and an additional surcharge of $100 per consolidated shipment will be applied to the vehicle no matter what destination.
For full container customers, there will be a surcharge of $350 added to the ocean freight, regardless if only 1 car is either a hybrid or electric car.
Increase in shipping price for Los Angeles and Seattle
There are changes in the cost of shipping. Prices have grown especially in the ports of Los Angeles and Seattle (+ $ 150 for about all directions for one car). The prices have already been changed in the calculator.
CAROMOTO is a licensed dealership that gives you access to all major US auctions through our website. With CAROMOTO, you can view and bid on a wide range of vehicles with the condition that fits your needs. It is easy; you register, make a security deposit and bid on a vehicle you like. After your bid wins and you make your payment to CAROMOTO, we will arrange for delivery of your vehicle. We will handle all the steps in getting your vehicle and ownership documents to you, quickly and transparently.
We have a flat-rate fee is $295 for any item.
If you buy four or more cars a month our flat fee is $195.
If you want to buy a vehicle with CAROMOTO, you are required to pay a refundable security deposit. The security deposit guarantees full payment for your purchase at the auction. If your bid wins, but you fail to pay for the vehicle within 15 days of the auction closure, you will forfeit your security deposit. The security deposit covers resale costs in the event that your bid wins, but choose not to pay for the vehicle.
The security deposit required by Caromoto is 10% of your maximum bid at the auction, but not less than $600. For example, to place a bid of $15,000, you need to make a security deposit of at least $1,500. Security Deposits that do not have an outstanding balance or have outstanding bids are 100% refundable.
If bidding on multiple vehicles at one time, minimum deposit requirements must be met for each vehicle. Security Deposits that do not have an outstanding balance or have outstanding bids are 100% refundable.
Any financial institution "Bank" during a money transfer transaction imposes a fee for this operation.
The amount of fee can be different for different banks, so you need to consider the fee when making a bank transfer (deposit).
After transferring funds to the account of CAROMOTO, our bank also charges fee for placement of funds (about $10). Consequently the amount credited to the customer's balance may be slightly less than the amount which client transferred.
Yes. CAROMOTO has a partner which can make a detailed independent inspection of the vehicle for a flat rate ($129-$139).
A sample report can be seen here.
To order this service, please contact our staff by email (support@CAROMOTO.com).
Go to your personal account in the "BIDS" section and select the "CANCEL" option.
A bid can only be canceled before the bid is submitted to the auction. Pay attention to the timer before the start of the Live Auction or the end of the Timed Auction.
All bids must be placed at least 1 hour before the start of the line, otherwise the processing of bids is not guaranteed.
To personally take part in a Live Auction, you need to open a lot and connect to the auction at the appointed time.
This feature is currently available through Copart Auction.
|Vehicle price||Maximum refund|
|$0 - $10000||$1000|
|$10000 - $20000||$2000|
|$20000 - $30000||$3000|
|$30000 - $40000||$4000|
|$40000 - $50000||$5000|
|more than $50000||By agreement|
Below is a list of certificates with which you can safely buy and export from America:
All States Salvage Certificates;
All States Non-Repairable Certificates (except from NY/NJ);
Notarized BILL OF SALE from All States When Car is 25+ years old;
Original Disposal Authority Certificate signed by judge;
Affidavit Of Abandonment;
Affidavit Of Repossession;
GA - REPOSSESSION PAPERWORK;
WI - CERT OF TITLE - SALVAGE:
FL - Certificate of Destruction;
MS - JUNKING CERTIFICATE;
IL - Junking Certificate;
IA – Scrap Certificate of Title;
MS - Affidavit of Abandonment;
NY - Bill of Sale, if vehicle is older than 1973;
NH - Bill of Sale, if vehicle is 15 years or older;
RI - Bill of Sale, if vehicle is manufactured in 2000 or older;
NY – MV907A ( if DMV record does not show previous title active or lien);
NY - MV-907A SALVAGE CERTIFICATE;
NY - MV907A - Parts Only;
FL - BILL OF SALE ;
ND - BILL OF SALE ;
AK - BILL OF SALE- SALVAGE;
TN - BILL OF SALE ;
CT - CERTIFICATE OF TITLE - SALVAGE PARTS ONLY ;
AL - CERT OF TITLE-FLOOD PARTS ONLY;
RI - CERT OF TITLE - SALVAGE PARTS ONLY;
GUAM - Certificate Of Ownership;
WA - VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP - TITLE;
HI - CLEAR TITLE;
NY - CERTIFICATE OF TITLE;
FL - REBUILDABLE;
OK - JUNK;
MI - SCRAP CERTIFICATE OF TITLE;
MO - JUNKING CERTIFICATE;
In addition to certificates for cars that are acceptable for export from the United States and those that are not suitable for export, there are those that require additional processing time and paperwork costs:
CO - BILL OF SALE - PARTS ONLY - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
WI - JUNKED VEHICLE - BILL OF SALE - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
GA - BILL OF SALE - PARTS ONLY - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
GA - BILL OF SALE - PARTS ONLY - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
CA - ACQ - BILL OF SALE - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
KY - CERT OF REGISTARTION - JUNKED VEHICLE - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
KY - BILL OF SALE - PARTS ONLY - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
CT - BILL OF SALE - PARTS ONLY - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
RI - Bill of Sale - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
WA - Bill of Sale - 2-3 weeks $150;
NH - BILL OF SALE - up to 2 months $250 - $500;
AK - Bill of Sale –JUNK up to 2 months $250 - $500;
MN - Bill of Sale – Parts Only (approx. 4 weeks) $250 - $500;
NC - Bill of Sale – Parts Only (approx. 2 weeks) $250 - $500;
MD - VR-112 - $500 (approx. 4 weeks);
OH - Bill of Sale – Destruction Only (approx. 2-4 weeks) $250 - $500;
SC - Disposal Authority Certificate (approx. 3 weeks);
TN - Bill of Sale – Parts Only (approx. 7 weeks) $250;
CA - APP FOR DUP CLEAN OR AC - $250 - $500 (up to 2 months);
DC – Government Parts Only - Salvage;
NY - MV-37 – Dismantle or Scrap - $250 - $500 2-4 weeks;
NY - MV50 - $250 - $500 2-4 weeks;
NY – MV907A ( if DMV records shows active title or open lien record, then we have to apply for new title in order to remove that record. It could take 1-2 weeks - $250);
CT – Ownership Transfer from Salvage – (approx. 3 weeks) Application for duplicate title (can be rejected by the DMV for requiring inspections that would require the car to be fixed or past registration fees can be required to be paid which if not done will result in no
title being sent);
Lien Sale Documents – 4 - 6 weeks;
US Government Certificate to obtain a title (approx. 2 weeks);
MCO – Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (approx. 2 weeks);
Planned non-operation (PNO REGISTRATION) - up to 2 months $500
List of certificates UNACCEPTABLE for export:
LIEN PAPERS - Not possible receive a title until the loan will have fully paid off;
DE – Parts Only;
IN – Bill of Sale - Parts Only;
MD - Parts Only – No Title Letter;
MI – Scrap – Bill of Sale;
MT – Bill of Sale - Parts Only;
NY – Bill of Sale;
NY - MV907A - Parts Only W/Lien holder;
NY - MV-37 – Dismantle or Scrap;
FL – Cash for Clunkers;
HI – Bill of Sale - Parts Only;
CA - Acquisition Bill Of Sale;
CT - Bill Of Sale - Salvage;
KY - BILL OF SALE/PARTS ONLY/NO TITLE;
Canadian title and/or registration and/or Parts only;
List of ineligibles for registration in Poland
Non-repairable, Non-rebuildable (pol. nienadający się do naprawy),
Total Damage (pol. całkowicie zniszczony),
Certificate of Destruction (pol. świadectwo, protokół zniszczenia),
Junk, For Junk (pol. śmieć),
For-parts, Parts Only (pol. na części).
Все с записью FLOOD
CLEAN TITLE - NO VIN
SALVAGE THEFT - NO PUBLIC VIN
EXPORT BILL OF SALE
ACQ BILL OF SALE
If you are not a US resident and the vehicle will be exported, you are exempt from paying US sales tax.
If you are a US resident of any state outside WA, you will have to pay sales tax to your state of residency when you title and/or register your vehicle. If you are a resident of WA state, we will collect sales tax as determined by the address indicated on your drivers license and your total invoice amount. In this case, sales tax and title application/registration fees of $350 will be itemized on your invoice and payable directly to CAROMOTO. We will process your title and registration with WA DOL.
In addition to English, our client service representatives speak Polish, Russian, German and Arabic.