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International car transport is what we specialize in. We have been exporting cars from USA to other countries for nearly 40 years. If you need car shipping rates, we only need the Year/Make/Model of your car, the destination country, and the pick up ZIP code (if you need us to pick up your car).
We ship cars to Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. We ship anything on wheels (cars, motorcycles, heavy machinery, trailers/campers, Buses/RVs, etc.)
If this is your first time shipping a car overseas from USA, we understand you may feel skeptical. We are a registered NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) with the US FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION (Organization #019334). Our license # is 019334 in case you want to verify. In other words, we are licensed and bonded. Also, we have been shipping cars overseas for 40+ years!
We shipped our vehicle from Hawaii to Belgium. We contacted several companies online. Miron from Ship Overseas was the first to get back to us. This was our first time shipping a vehicle internationally and we had no idea what the entire process was going to be like. Some of the reviews we read said the company wasn't very responsive or communicative. We had quite the opposite experience. Miron communicated with us every step of the way. Communication was extremely important to us as this was quite a complicated process. Miron answered all our questions and provided all necessary details of the process. He was also very upfront with the fees and even advised us of what fees to expect here in Belgium. Our car made it to Belgium on schedule without any hassle. Miron's contact here in Belgium was also very thorough. I recommend Miron from Ship Overseas 100%.
Highly recommended. Paul, Miron, and team were very thorough/detail oriented. It was my first time having a car shipped from Europe which I purchased. He made sure I had all the paperwork needed. They also arranged transportation both to and from the ports.
I feel bad as I see a lot of people writing bad comments about this company. I've NEVER had a problem with them. NEVER.(Regarding the negative reviews..)Ship overseas is not an insurance provider, but rather a shipping company -- you must make sure to get insurance when shipping your vehicle so that no damages occur to it. They don't own the ship, nor workers, and of course as a result cannot guarantee the people on the ship won't damage your car.ShipOverseas is my go-to when I have to ship my cars. Which sounds funny to say, but I've actually shipped my car multiple times with them.Jack, one of the agents and owner is always very helpful, and does a great job of putting in trust in clients by making sure you understand the process in detail.I've transported my CLA45 AMG from the US to Belgium, without a problem, and have shipped it back, and am now buying a new car and shipping it back!You could say I'm somewhat of a (very happy) repeat customer – Photos for reference!
We highly recommend Shipoverseas services! Not only are they specialized in shipping gas/diesel motor operated cars but also specialize in shipping EV vehicles as well. We used there International shipping services to ship a 2022 Porsche Taycan to Dubai. The car arrived in less than a month in perfect shape, same as leaving our location. We worked with both Jack and Gary, both were great communicating and providing a timely status update. We will definitely be a regular customer! Thank you Jack and Gary!
Thank you Miron and Ship Overseas Team for helping me ship my car to Finland. I appreciate your response when I needed answers. Also many thanks for helping me find an agent in Kotka, Finland.I will definitely refer your company to my friends and colleagues.
We got a really good services. Jack always answers your so many questions with a short delay , for sure in the day , most of the time in the hour ( and in the minute too ). Really good communication. That's why we choose Ship Over Seas from the other company quotes we received. Good services , good prices , that's the criteria for our choice we don't regret at all. Thanks again.
Shipped my car from NC to Puerto Rico. They took care of the transport of my car from NC to the port in FL, and then on the ship from FL to PR. The staff was very responsive to all communications I sent, especially while my car was in transit. I always knew exactly where my vehicle was. Very kind and helpful staff, especially when I was just calling to inquire in the beginning. Will use them again if I ever need to ship my car back stateside.
Very helpful, quick response to questions. Shipped my car to Costa Rica, no issues what so ever. I had shipped cars previously with other companies but Ship Overseas helped with the best solution which for my needs was RORO. I will definitely ship with them again, thanks again SHIP Overseas..
Shipped my vehicle from Newark, NJ to Southampton, United Kingdom safely and quickly. All the complicated paperwork was laid out clearly for me to figure out the process. I was able to drive my own car in England a few weeks after dropping it off in the US. Would recommend!
I used Ship Overseas back in 2019 to ship my 2008 Harley Softtail from Galveston Texas to Belgium. I forget exactly how long it took, perhaps in the two month range. However, the bike did eventually arrive and was completely ready for me at pickup. They even handled all the import paperwork etc. My only complaint would be that somehow the bike had accumulated almost 100 extra miles on it from when I dropped in off, and picking it up. Perhaps they needed to run it around the boat a few 1000 times. Also, there were a couple of parts missing from my saddle bags. Lesson: NEVER leave anything that can't be bolted to the object you are shipping. Otherwise, great service and a very good shipping experience.
ShipOverseas was a great partner in shipping a Chevy Bolt EV to Helsinki Finland. The representatives provided easily understood descriptions of the roll on-roll off process, required paperwork, payments, etc. We drove the car onto the Galveston, TX dock with an accompanying guide. It was 100% smoothly accomplished. The car was transferred in Germany without problems (it is an electric vehicle with some unique starting characteristics) and offloaded near Helsinki, Finland. The photo shows incredibly clean conditions at the destination despite weeks at sea. I can highly recommend ShipOverseas for safe, economical, and successful vehicle shipping.
If you never had your car shipped before, I can tell you that it can be a very fearful, and stressful event, but I can vouch 1st hand that this agency took all the thought fear and stress away! We moved my XT-5 from DFW to overseas (Bahrain). We didn't have any issues, and it was relatively fast considering it's been shipped across the seas. I will 100% recommend this company to anyone and everyone. Hassle-free and delivers what was promised. I'll definitely be using them whenever we decide to return stateside!
i shipped an 89' Land Rover Defender from italy to the US without troubles, they took care of all docs and around 60 days later the car was at the port in VA. i'd definitely use them again in the future.
I shipped two cars from Savannah to Germany. Super easy process and the rates were better than anyone elses that i was getting for the same route. Would recommend them to anyone for their shipping needs. They helped along the way to get the documents needed and explained the process clearly so i knew exactly what needed to be done to have my cars on the boat that I needed them to be on. Pickup on the other side was easy as well with who shipoverseas was partnered with where my vehicles arrived. They were in contact with me often so i knew that the vehicles were on time and when to have everything ready. I will certainly be in touch again when it's time to return from my oversea travels. Thanks for the smooth process!
My car purchase and shipping to the Middle East was full of challenges and complications, however the one thing that was 100% smooth was the part handled by Miron from Ship Overseas. Great service and communication from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
This company and team were tremendously professional & also the least expensive company I found. I researched quite a few before settling on ShipOverseas. I’m glad I chose them, they were able to deliver my vehicle to my destination port in Korea when others said they could only deliver to one port in Korea and for less money. I will definitely use them again and recommend anyone shipping anyone to consult with ShipOverseas.com. Well done!
Hello Tere! Last summer I sent my car to Estonia. I was scared little bit because it was my first time ( maybe even last!) to do this kind of thing. But it went very smoothly - unexpectedly . Most difficult thing was driving myself to the port, but I did it! I could order somebody from Ship Overseas, but it cost money. And paperwork was pretty normal. The same day, I left to the airport, I got phone call that they sent car title to my old address. Wow! I thought that this title goes directly to the Estonian port, but I was wrong. They sent this very important paper over to my son.It arrived on time when I was ready to show car documents to the toll office. Everything ended very well ! Thanks to Ship Overseas. And , by the way, sending my car to Estonia was much, much cheaper than other companies offered. I am thankful !!!
I have worked with this company for many years. We started shipping cars overseas in 2004. They are the BEST! They take a serious interest in making sure your car gets where it needs to go and will walk you through all the steps to make it a smooth move! We have shipped many cars to the UK and Germany as well as several to Bahrain, I cannot imagine using anyone else. Jack, Paul, Miron and April all made my job a lot easier for over 18 years
Om my GOSH! Words can't express how grateful I am for the experience I had with Ship Overseas. Living and working overseas can be a challenge but when I called they knew exactly what to do. Other shipping companies gave a long list of the things I needed, the paperwork, questions, and the costs. Overseas got me situated in one phone call. It was fabulous!!
Ship Overseas has great rates and staff! After using them to ship my car to Germany I knew I would use them when returning to the US as well. I did get quotes both times from numerous companies but no one could beat Ship Overseas. Shipping is a breeze with them and their staff are great at getting back to you in a timely manner!
Car Shipping to Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East
We ship Cars, RVs, Boats, and Heavy Machinery To Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. We ship to most countries. If the country you are shipping a car to is not on this list, submit your quote and we’ll let you know if we have service there.
List of the Most Popular Countries We Ship Cars To:
While there are too many factors to list here regarding pricing, here are some general things to consider when shipping cars internationally.
Trucking costs – We will pick up your car from your front door and bring it to the nearest port. This is an optional cost and you’ll see it in your quote. While trucking cost are for door-to-port shipping, we also do port-to-port shipping, which doesn’t have any trucking costs.
Size of Your Vehicle – Most sedans and regular SUVs have similar shipping costs. When you start getting into large SUVs, like Chevy Suburbans, these normally have higher costs.
Distance from USA – Shipping costs to Europe are typically cheaper than shipping costs to the Middle East.
Starting cost to ship cars overseas starts at around $790 and above.
Every country has its own import tax and offloading fees. Unless you are in the US Military or moving back to the country you were born in, you will pay import tax.
Normally once your car arrives at the destination port, you’ll have about 5-7 days to pick up your car. You can designate someone (known as the Consignee) to pick up your car for you. Make sure that person has extra cash on hand to pay for the import duty and offloading fees. Your customs broker will let you know exactly how much to bring.
Marine insurance is an optional cost. This insurance covers damage to your vehicle while the ship is out to sea. The cost is 1.75% of the value you wish to insure the car for. Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends on November 30. You can learn more about Marine Insurance here.
We are proud to be an authorized car shipper for the US Military and their dependents. If you are going through a PCS (Permanent Change of Station), you normally don’t need to pay import/duty taxes for your car.
While most of our shipments depart the USA, we can also ship cars back to USA for returning active military families. Major military bases we ship to are in Germany, Spain, Italy, UK, UAE, Iraq, & Bahrain. We also ship to smaller US military bases. Germany is where we ship the most when it comes to the military shipping cars overseas.
Typical Documents Required to Ship Car Overseas
International car shipping can be tricky if you try to do it yourself. Different countries require different documents. For instance, some countries require the Original Title of the car while other countries require a Copy of the Original Title. We will let you know which docs you’ll need. Other docs that may be needed are the Bill of Lading, Bill of Sale, and your ID. For sure, you will need the Title of the car.
Vehicle Shipping Methods
RoRo Car Shipping (Roll-On Roll-Off)
These ships are made specifically for vehicles. RoRo ships are built so anything with tires can Roll On and Off the ship. Automobiles and motorcycles are the most common vehicles. Other types of vehicles that can be shipped are motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles, and boats. RoRo shipping is normally used when you only ship one vehicle. The car MUST be able to make it up and down the ramp without any assistance. The inside of a RoRo ship looks like a big parking garage. Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, each vehicle is tied down securely in its designated spot (as shown in the picture)
This shipping method has proved highly efficient and extremely cost-effective. When compared to container shipping, it has an additional advantage: it provides reliable departure and arrival dates. The ship’s departure and arrival schedule run almost like an airline flight schedule.
Also, RoRo shipping is the preferred shipping method for new car manufacturers to ship their own vehicles. All vehicles are tied to the deck and are not exposed to the ocean. That way, the vehicles have all the protection against external elements.
Ship Overseas, Inc. will clear US Customs for you no matter what port your car is departing from.
Preparing Your Car For Shipment
Disable any alarms
Don’t put anymore that ¼ tank of gas. The shipping lines will drain your car of gas due to safety hazards.
Check for leaks
Check tire pressure
Lock the car. Make sure once you hand over the keys to your trucker that your car is locked.
Who Can Pick Up Your Car
The person who can pick up your car at the destination port is called the consignee. This person should bring extra cash to pay any port/offloading fees. The name on their ID must match the name on the paperwork.
The Team at Ship Overseas
We are based in San Diego, CA. You can reach us via phone, text message, live chat, and email.
As long as it has wheels, we can ship it. Most recreational vehicles are sent to western Europe or Middle East. Buses normally go to Africa. It doesn’t matter what country you are in, we can ship an RV, trailer, camper, etc. Learn more about international RV shipping here.
Boat & Yachts on Trailers
We can transport your boat from the dealership or the marina to the port. Boats can be shrink wrapped by the dealer for safe transport. Learn about international boat shipping here.
In addition to exporting cars from USA to other countries, we also import cars into USA. We only do this for certain countries because the safety regulations in USA are extremely high. Fill out our quote form and enter your vehicle’s information and we will let you know if you are able to import it into USA. You can learn more about importing cars into USA here.