Need costs to ship a car to Germany? We'll need three things once you click the "Get Rates" button: 1) Location of Car 2) Year, Make, Model 3) Destination City/Country.
If you're far from any US departure shipping ports below, we'll pick up your car & bring it to the port. If you're close to the port, just meet us there & save your money!
Important: Our competitors cannot compete with our pricing because of our relationship with the US Military. It allows you to take a price advantage from our shipping lines destined for Germany. Military personnel & their dependents are welcome!
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We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select "Organization Name" and type in "Ship Overseas". Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
There is a lot of room for larger vehicles like trucks and campers. Once the car is on the ship, it is blocked and braced to the ship’s deck with straps. This is to prevent it from slipping and sliding while crossing the ocean.
RoRo shipping is the most cost effective and safest way to ship a car to Germany. Nothing is permitted inside the vehicle except for the spare tire and jack. There are many US departure ports for RoRo car shipping to Germany. If the vehicle is close to one of these ports, take it yourself or designate someone to take it for you, otherwise we can pick it up for you anywhere in the US.
This is an alternative method when shipping a car to Germany. We will ship your car using this method if you are shipping items inside to your car. A maximum weight of 150 pounds of personal items can go inside your trunk. Make sure to pack your items tight and account for all of it.
Another reason we may use this method is when the customer is shipping 2 or more vehicles.
Shipping by container is a great way to ship many things overseas. When shipping your car in a container, the container will most likely be shared with another car. Since a container needs to be filled with cars, you may have to wait longer until other cars arrive to fill the shared container. You can also rent out the entire container (called exclusive container), but this is normally for people shipping exotic cars. Car shipping via container is a bit more expensive than RoRo, but you can move some of your belongings.
Like RoRo ports, take your car to the nearest arrival port if you are close and save the money. If you're not close to our departure ports, we can pick up your car for you.
When shipping a car to Germany as a private person and your final destination is another country, you will be charged 30% tax on the value of the vehicle. This is refundable once you register your car in your country. If you are a German citizen, you will pay 10% customs taxes + 19% VAT. This will not apply if you can show residence out of Germany for more than one year. If vehicle owned by the German citizen is not owned for 6 months and residency is out of Germany for one year, then duty is payable.
All US military personnel must obtain special military Tags from the officer in charge of transport before picking up the vehicle. These are the stickers that go on the bottom driver-side of the windshield. This will exempt military personnel from paying taxes.
If you are a tourist, your 30% tax will be refunded once the car is shipped back to the United States.