Shipping a Car to Guatemala
We are a well established International Car Shipping company with 25 years of experience shipping cars to Guatemala. Over the last few years, vehicle shipping to Guatemala has increased a lot. There are many thousands of people from Guatemala who have become US citizens. They work hard and it is the aim of those people to send cars back to their families in Guatemala so they too can benefit and have an easier life. There are no vehicle age restrictions so it is very common for these people to buy well looked after cars at cheap prices and ship them to their families. Many people also ship their cars to Guatemala and drive it to one of the surrounding countries. If your car is far from one of the departure ports in the United States, let us know so we can arrange our car transporter to meet with you (or the designated person) and pick up your car. If you are close to the depart port, then you can deliver the car yourself.
Port Everglades in Florida is the biggest port that services Guatemala. Port Everglades has many shared containers ships and Roll on Roll off vessels. The pictures below illustrate what RoRo Ship and a Container Ship. When using the RoRo shipping method, you cannot have any possessions inside the vehicle except for the spare tire and jack. If you need to send personal belongings beside a car to Guatemala, container shipping may be better for you.
To your left is a container ship. This is a great way to ship multiple cars to Guatemala. Your car will put inside a container, blocked and braced, then be lifted on and off the ship. With a container ship, you can load your personal belongings into the trunk of the car or rent out the whole container and ship household items. This method is great especially if you want to send your family a lot of merchandise. You can only do this with a container ship, not a RoRo. Read more about loading your car with personal possessions.
We offer Marine Insurance to protect against any loss or damage to your vehicle. It is available for all shipping methods.
There is also service from Tampa, FL on a LOLO service where the vehicles are lifted onto the top of a vessel and shipped to Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, GT.
Over the last few years, import taxes have changed a few times. It is important for people the know about import taxes for Guatemala so they can pay once the car is delivered. Contact the Guatemala Embassy in Washington, DC to make sure of current laws or contact the equivalent of the DMV in Guatemala.
|Arrival Ports Shipping Car to Guatemala|
|Puerto Barrios, GT||Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla, GT|
|Departure Ports via Container - Shipping Car to Guatemala -|
|Newark, NJ (arrives in Puerto Barrios, GT)||Wilmington, DE|
|Departure Ports for Shared Container, RoRo, LoLo ships|
|Port Everglades, FL (Shared Container & RoRo only)||Tampa, FL (LoLo - Arrives in Puerto Santo Tomas de Castilla)|
If you don't have a car yet, but you want to buy a car over the internet and ship it Guatemala, we highly recommend learning about our Vehicle Purchase Assistance Program. Ship Overseas can help take the "scary" out of buying autos over the internet.
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a car, an owner should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
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.
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