Shipping a Car to Germany from USA
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Chris - NC, United States
11 Dec 2013
I have used Ship Overseas for many exports over my 10 years of vehicle sales. I have had no issues with any transport that has been delivered from the US to Europe, Africa, Asia or South America
Destination Country - Germany
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star0star1star2star3star4 Mathys R - Aargau, Switzerland
01 Aug 2013
Every Shipoverseas' Agent gave his/her very best to meet our requirements. We appreciated the professionel and friendly service and support.
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James - SC, United States
15 Dec 2013
The only thing I had a problem with was I had to pay a additional fee when I picked up my car. Port fee $***.**. Iwas never told about the port fee.
Destination Country - Germany
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Happy S - Germany,
08 Oct 2013
Awesome job on shipping my Fiat. They picked it up at my house in Texas and delivered it to the town I'm stationed at in Germany. Not a scratch on the car anywhere.
Destination Country - Germany
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Anonymous Customer - IA, United States
01 Nov 2013
Great value for the service. The requirements for signing up for the service were straight forward. For more complicated questions, the staff were friendly and responsive. However, when we asked a question that was unknown (i.e. "can a child seat stay in the car?"), we got bounced around in hopes of finding someone who might know. Really a great service for a reasonable price, but there is also room for improvement in providing information to first time customers.
Destination Country - Germany
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star0star1star2star3star4 Daniel - Rheinland-Pfalz Germany, 08 Aug 2013
My Dodge Challenger has come quickly and without damage from Virginia to Germany Bremerhaven. Costs including insurance are ok. If I want to ship another vehicle from the U.S. to Germany, I will definitely be back to Shipoverseas. Thank you for the good service.
Destination Country - Deutschland
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(Editors Note: Original Review was in German)
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Bob - AL, United States
29 Jul 2013
These folks now the process, to easy to use and they are quick.
Destination Country - Germany
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USA Departure Ports. Arrival Port is Bremerhaven.

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RoRo ship in Bremerhaven, Germany

RoRo Car Shipping to Germany (Roll on Roll off)

Shipping a car to Germany is very simple when using the RoRo method. Use this method if you are only shipping one car and nothing else. The car you are shipping must be able to start on it’s own without any mechanical assistance. In addition, it must make its way up the ramp of the RoRo ship.

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.

APL Container Ship at Pier in Bremerhaven Germany.

Container Car Shipping to Germany

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.

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This information was written by Francisco Meza.
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