International Car Shipping Process:
25+ Years Exporting Cars, Motorcycles, Containers & More!
Our International Car Shipping service has been streamlined over the last 25 years. This provides you with a worry-free car shipping experience. While our site is mainly to help you ship a car overseas, it’s all the same process whether you ship a bus, heavy construction machinery (like excavators, tractors & trailers), a container or even a boat. You can feel confident your car will arrive in the same condition once it gets to its destination. We will let you know exactly what to do in order to start the shipping process. The process varies from country to country and we know what forms you need to fill out ahead of time. Since we have been an International Car Shipping Company for over 25 years, there is nothing complicated about this for us. If you want us to pick up your car and take it to the departure port, we can arrange that for you. Our staff will keep you updated throughout the whole export/import process and we hope you use us next time you want to ship a car overseas. We are located on the West Coast in California and East Coast in Florida.
Overseas Car Shipping via RoRo Ship:
The easiest way to ship a car overseas is to have it driven into a ship. All major car manufacturers use this method. They ‘roll’ their cars on the ship, then ‘roll’ it off the ship. Once the car is on the ship, it is secured by straps and braces to keep it from moving. If you have a motorhome or boat, the RoRo (Roll on Roll off) process is still the same. If you want to ship a car overseas, this is normally the safest and most cost effective way.
Ship a Car Overseas by Containers:
Another safe way to ship your car overseas is to have it loaded & secured in a container. The vehicle is strapped down tight & secured to the floor with wooden blocks to keep it from moving. One great advantage is you can load your personal belongings onto the container too. Most ships depart from major ports worldwide every 7-10 days. If you have a normal sized car, then this is an easy option. If you have a very large vehicle, you may have to use RoRo or have the vehicle broken down and containerized.
Use a Car Transporter if far from shipping docks:
If your car is located far from the shipping docks, we will arrange a car transporter to pick it up. Many customers are in a land locked area in the United States and do not have the time to drive their own car to the departure port. In most cases using a car transporter to get your car to the departure port is less expensive than doing it yourself because you save on gas and hotels. Also, you won’t spend money on a return flight and you don’t need take vacation days. The carriers we use can handle all your needs including door collection, insurance and collection of the shipping documents you may be required to submit for your international shipment.
- - We are members of the Better Business Bureau. Do NOT pick any company who can’t prove they are members of the Better Business Bureau!
- - Only use a well established business that is a legally registered entity.
- - We have been exporting vehicles from the United States for over 25 years.
Overseas Car Shipping Testimonials
Dear Staff of Ship Overseas,
As a regular shipper of vehicles overseas to my Russian and European connection, it is with a good heart and with utmost confidence that I can recommend your company to any person or company who wishes to ship their vehicles overseas. I have tried many shipping companies before but always with Ship Overseas, did I experience service of the highest quality as well as friendliness and helpfulness of the staff that were assisting me. Pricing was always competitive and shipping was always on time as indicated by your staff.
Your complete service of collecting the cars from various points in USA and taking to your nearest port and shipping to my requested destination was always of the highest standards. Sometimes you shipped the vehicles in shared containers and sometimes in roll on roll off vessels to me, whichever was the best option at the time.
I have successfully built a business of selling vehicles purchased in the USA to my overseas customers and this is still on going. I have Ship Overseas, Inc to thank for my success.
Hello, I am Fred Poelsma, classic car collector from The Netherlands. I’ve done business with shipoverseas.com for over 7 years, shipping over 25 cars and powerboats during that time. I bought those cars and boats on Ebay around 15 different states.
Ship Overseas collected the vehicles from the buyers, even from places I’ve never heard from, and took care of the transportation and shipping for me. They have never failed me. Ship Overseas took care of all the paper and custom work. It was as easy as hitting the “Buy It Now” button on Ebay. They even helped me out whenever I had problems with problem sellers!! This is a company you can trust your car to. I’m grateful with all the team, especially Jack and April.
Kent Freeland · WorleyParsons. I have known Jack at Ship Overseas in San Diego for twenty years , and in that time we have shipped 6-8 cars with him from USA to Europe, from both coasts. Straight shipping, unaccompanied pickups, transit to port; one call, he handles it. Your search is over, Jack is the best in the biz. 100% satisfied. No problems, and if there is a problem, he fixes it. Thank you, Jack…
Thank you very much Paula. We have always enjoyed working with your company, Ship Overseas. Nana Akua and I are very grateful for the wonderful service you provide, and have continually provided us over the years. Thanks so much, extend my gratitude also to Larry for being very resourceful and timely in his customer service. You guys are the best.
Nana Akua and Yaw Saarah-Mensah
Just wanted to advise you that it arrived safe and sound on Saturday. Thanks very much for your help. I would certainly use you again in future! Do you have offices on the east coast? A friend is looking at having a car shipped in the coming months.
It’s Tara and I just wanted to say thanks for great business. Everything worked out great and the truck is in my father-in-law’s possession. We appreciate all your time. We will definitely be using you again mid next year.
To all Ship Overseas Staff,
We are one of the many domestic USA motorcycle shipping companies that would like to thank your staff for helping us with our own customers. Ship Overseas has helped us with over 150 international shipments in the last 5 years with zero problems.