Arranging for the removal and relocation of all of your possessions during a move can be a headache; organising which boxes are going to go where and in what order can be a testing time. While it may lead to more than a few frayed tempers along the way the principle of moving your possessions from one place to another will always be the same.
However the dynamic of moving house changes if you are bringing your car along. While this is not an issue during short in-state moves when moving across large distances, unfavourable terrain, or to a different country, it becomes a different matter entirely. Given the current environmental state of the world and emphasis on climate change considering an eco-friendly method of vehicle transportation becomes a viable option.
Based on whether you are moving across land or over the seas here is how to be as environmentally-conscious as possible when moving your vehicle.
The standard way to move vehicles across land is either by train or more popularly by car carrier. Car carriers can transport large numbers of vehicles simultaneously across long varying distances. Unfortunately if you aim to conduct your move in an eco-friendly way both of these options are responsible for emitting large quantities of carbon emissions thanks to the diesel fuel they use to operate.
Despite these options causing pollution that does not mean you can rule them out. Many car carrying services are environmentally aware and take steps to increase their eco-transport options. Steps that these carriers may take include: filling up trucks to capacity to reduce multiple trips back and forward from one destination, cleaning their vehicles with environmentally-friendly materials, and using biodiesels to lessen emissions output. Just be aware that transit fees from these services may increase to make up for the additional cost of implementing these measures.
If moving your vehicle overseas and you select to move by ship there are some options provided by certain cargo shipping companies. Like land-based options ships emit high levels of carbon emissions thanks to the heavy diesel they use. Based on this a number of carriers have taken measures to reduce their environmental impact. Using eco-friendly packing materials, recycling whenever possible, taking the most efficient shipping route, and waiting until the vessel is fully loaded before departing are all measures used by environmentally-conscious shipping companies.
The bottom line when choosing an eco-friendly car carrier is for you to do your research. While a lot of these companies will list their individual environmental policies on their websites many of them don't. When considering which option to use and determining the distance with which the vehicle is going to be transported always make sure that you ask questions. By being correctly informed of the carrier's environmental policy before you commit to them you are able to compare them to all the others and make an informed choice yourself.