The following are 5 methods to import a car to Europe. Each of the 5 methods show the documents needed and the clearance options. For further details, contact us by email or call the office at 1-858-547-0840.
1) Customer is Member of US Armed Forces or Contractor with logistical support
Customer will have to provide customs forms. These forms are AE190-1AA (Vehicle Registration Office) and a AE550-175 (Military Customs Office).
If customer picks up the car at the port, the above listed forms have to be stamped at the port customs house prior to exiting the port. Continue reading
The objective of this blog post is to expand auto dealerships’ sales opportunities beyond their local market.
Ship Overseas Inc exports many cars from USA to other countries. A LOT of our customers are auto dealerships. Many auto dealerships use traditional marketing: newspaper print ads, radio, commercials, junk mail, and other forms of advertising. Some even do SEO and paid search. Others focus on Facebook and Twitter basically because everyone on the internet says to get on social media. I personally think the most under-utilized marketing platform for auto dealerships to make more sales is Google Adwords and eBay Motors.
Before we get started, please note that all countries have different regulations when it comes to importing cars. For instance, Continue reading
If you are going to work in the shipping sector or have a general interest in sailing the seas then you might want to know what different types of ships there are. You may come across a wide range of different vessels and it’s useful to be able to identify them when you are out at sea. It is also important to note that safety regulations vary a lot depending on what type of ship you are operating. Each type of vessel has its own strict regulations that must be followed. Continue reading
This post is for our customers who are international car buyers.
Have you ever wanted to purchase a car online? Perhaps you are not close to an auto dealership with a large selection. Are you looking for a better deal than what you can get in your hometown? Have you ever wanted to purchase a car online knowing that maybe you could avoid the car salesman? If you answered yes to any of these, keep on reading!
This blog post will talk about how to verify the company you are doing business with is a legit auto dealership. Continue reading
The One Thing You Need to do Before Negotiating Price on a Car
You have found what you believe is the perfect pre-owned vehicle on the internet. A car that you feel is worthy of importing. It is the right color, has the exact options, and you are happy with the year, make and model. Before making shipping plans and even before you make a final offer there is a step you should take to insure your satisfaction in the vehicle.
You should obtain an independent vehicle inspection.
[Editor's Notes: You don't have to be there in person. If you are in Africa, EU, AU, then you are good to go!]
What is an independent vehicle inspection? Continue reading
Written by Francisco at ShipOverseas.com
Have you ever asked yourself, “How much does it cost to ship a car overseas?” There are many factors that go into shipping costs. In this blog post, we will share how to cut costs when shipping cars overseas. FYI, we are an international car shipping
company so we know where you can cut costs. Continue reading
Thanks to the internet you can shop for a car right from the comfort of your house. Carfax reports and other details of a vehicle can help you find the right car for your needs. Knowing which websites to use when shopping for cars can make a difference in the quality of vehicle and cost. Compare multiple vehicles online to find the best one. The internet will help you find the best make or model as per your requirements. Here are some tips to help you find and buy a car over the internet. Continue reading
When beginning the process of moving overseas there are many different aspects that need to be taken into account. Shipping your entire life to a new country can be quite a large task and it is easy to overlook details throughout the process. You will need to figure out the movement of furniture, personal items, and every aspect of your life to a new country. One thing that may be easily neglected is the storage of your car before and or after the shipping process. Continue reading
So you are looking to ship something from the US to a foreign country. Is it for temporary import? Is it for commercial samples? Well, you’re in luck because you’re going to learn about how to avoid paying import duties using a little known secret called ATA Carnets.
Carnets are also known as Merchandise Passports. The USCIB (Untied States Council for International Business) is the governing body for issuing ATA Carnets. These international customs documents are for temporary imports. Here is a list of countries that participate in the ATA Carnet program. Below is an except from USCIB. Continue reading
This blog post is for the adventurer who wants to go on a 2 week ONE-WAY road trip. The reason we say one-way is you can have your car shipped back anywhere you want; thus, saving you gas, time, wear & tear, hotels and much more.
This example can be used for any situation, but for simplicity’s sake, we will use Los Angeles, CA to Alaska as an example. Then from there, we will go over the process of shipping a car back to Los Angeles. Continue reading