NEED HELP finding third party insurance Valparaiso

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#1 Fri, 01/13/2017 - 06:13

NEED HELP finding third party insurance Valparaiso

I am looking for some guidance getting third party insurance in Chile. My truck is due to arrive in Valparaiso the 20th of this month. My wife and I will then start our 6 month South America road trip for our honeymoon. I thought I had everything in order until my customs agent told me she can't find anyone to insure my vehicle because it is over 15 years old. I'm having trouble finding much current info on third party insurance. Wondering if this is just something I can take care of easily and buy in Valparaiso or if it's going to take a lot of effort to get done. My shipping agent in Houston is checking with Lloyds of London now to see if they will write a policy. Seems overkill to me but I don't know. I just need to be able to get my truck out of customs. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:56

Hi,

Hi,

I am looking myself for an insurance for my old van at the moment. I haven't bought the insurance yet, but so fa these guys have been very helpful, a German broker who settled in Patagonia and is also insuring older vehicles. He might be of help for you?

Schubert/Metz <[email protected]>

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:29 (Reply to #2)

Thanks so much! I wrote him

Thanks so much! I wrote him so i hope to hear back. This is the most help we have received from anyone so i do appreciate it! If you have any more suggestions i would love to hear them. Thanks so much!

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 08:29 (Reply to #3)

Thanks so much! I wrote him

Thanks so much! I wrote him so i hope to hear back. This is the most help we have received from anyone so i do appreciate it! If you have any more suggestions i would love to hear them. Thanks so much!

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:17

You're welcome, I am

You're welcome, I am currently in touch with another company for insuring in Chile, they are very helpful and don't seem to have an issue with the fact that my car is more than 15 years old, you should try them too: Roby Speiser <[email protected]>

 

Good luck!

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:39 (Reply to #5)

Thanks so much again, you are

Thanks so much again, you are a life saver. I already have heard back from your first suggestion and just wrote Roby. Would you happen to have a customs agent you like working with? Mine is obviously letting me down. 

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:39 (Reply to #6)

Thanks so much again, you are

Thanks so much again, you are a life saver. I already have heard back from your first suggestion and just wrote Roby. Would you happen to have a customs agent you like working with? Mine is obviously letting me down. 

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:15

Sorry to hear that you are

Sorry to hear that you are having troubles with your custom agent. I haven't gotten that far yet :( But which shipping company have you been using if you don't mind me asking and from where to where did you have your car shipped?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 03:57 (Reply to #8)

I used Fidel from ATM cargo

I used Fidel from ATM cargo([email protected]) as a my shipping agent in the states and he has helped a lot. He can be a little hard to get a response from time to time but I did bug him a lot, and he will let you text him. I also had a rush and some special requests for getting my vehicle down to Houston that he pulled some strings for to get done quickly and really cheap. I believe the best thing to do is find your shipping agent and let them do the rest of the work. I would also suggest having your customs broker in South America lined out with as many possible issued figured before your vehicle leaves. It seems the closer my truck gets to South America the more problems keep arising. To answer your question though, we ended up shipping through Maersk from Galveston to Valparaiso. If your trying to get your vehicle to the west coast of South America I think Long Beach is even cheaper to avoid the Panama Canal.

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:46

Thank you so much, I'll drop

Thank you so much, I'll drop a note to Fidel and see if he can help me. It doesn't seem to be the most common route, so it's a little tough to get hold of the shipping companies

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:26 (Reply to #10)

What are you preferred ports?

What are you preferred ports?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:26 (Reply to #11)

What are you preferred ports?

What are you preferred ports?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:03

I am looking currently into

I am looking currently into shipping the van to Buenaventura as I imagine the way to be shorter (and less expensive) if we don't need to cross the canal in Panama.

But in general we are also open and flexible to ship to Ecuador or Peru if this makes more sense.

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 07:51

Insurance

Most people in Chile do not buy insurance because it is nothing but a fraud because the insurance companies will not pay off in accordance with the policy. I know this from personal experience and I am now in the process of suing HDI.  However, Chile requires liability insurance which can be purchased at the vehicle department of the Registure Civil; they will direct you to the insurance sellers which usually are stationed at the entrance of the facility. I That insurance will not cover your vehicle, but, will cover medical bills. I know that because of personal experience. The problem here is the hospitals you must be taken to are not very good at all! I know this from personal experience.

Good Luck