In short, very easy! You don’t even have to talk to another human being. With Ship Overseas, all bookings can be done online from start to finish. You’ll need a few things before you book, though, so get prepared beforehand.

Here’s an overview of the online process:

  • • Click on the “Get a Free Quote” button
    • Select Shipment Type: auto, motorcycle, RV, boat, heavy machinery, container, trailer, other
    • Select Shipment Method: port to port or door to port
    • Specify make, model and year of the vehicle
    • Add any special requests or notes
    • Select the date the vehicle will be ready to ship on
    • Select what country you want to ship to
    • Select the port within that country you want to ship it to
    • Select what country you’re shipping from
    • Select the state and city you’re shipping from
    • Enter your contact information
    • Click “Request Quote”

That’s it! Next, we will respond to you with a price and outline all your available options. If and when you accept our emailed quote, you’ll click on the link that says “To place a Shipping Order, please Click Here.” Click on the link and complete all requested information. Submit your order. Alternatively, you can visit our web site directly, input your reference number and email address, and gain access to your order.

Once we receive your order, we will handle all the necessary arrangements for the shipment of your vehicle. After the arrangements are finalized, you will get another email from us containing documents that confirm your order, along with instructions on what to do with your vehicle and shipping documents. All quotes are valid for 30 days.


What We Do

Here at Ship Overseas, we ship cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, containers and heavy machinery to Africa, Europe Latin America and the Middle East. We have been in business for more than 34 years as a leading international car shipping company. With 390+ destination ports, 100,000 shipping customers and 200 cars shipped per month, you can rely on Ship Overseas for reputable services, competitive rates and attention to detail.

  • In general, we offer two types of shipping:
    • RoRo Shipping: These are vessels designed to ship wheeled cargo, particularly cars and motorcycles. The vehicles are driven on to and off of the ship via a ramp, hence the name Roll-on/Roll-off. You can choose RoRo ships for international car shipping to Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
    • Container Shipping: This is when a vehicle or piece of machinery is shipped in a container. If you select an exclusive container, your vehicle doesn’t share a shipping container with any other vehicles. This is ideal for weather protection and safety of not only your car but your personal belongings within it as well.

Start your easy car shipping journey online now. Or, if you prefer to call us, dial 888-805-4994 toll free or 858-547-0840 within the U.S.

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Important info to Ship a Car Overseas:
  • No car can leave USA if it has a lien on it. What does this mean? Your car must be paid in full. The only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are US Military and Government employees/contractors. For those people a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs. Otherwise the car may be considered stolen.
  • A clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
  • If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the Title.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
Import Duty for Destination Country:
  • Import duty is NOT collected by Ship Overseas. It must be paid at the arrival port by whoever is picking up the car. We wrote a blog post about vehicle import duty here. It talks about how to find out import duty for your country.
Travel & Living Abroad:
  • Most countries will allow a traveler to temporarily import their car for up to 6 months. After the 6 months is up, import duty will be charged. For many travelers going to Europe and taking their car, a deposit is paid up front. When the car goes back to it's destination country, the deposit is refunded. If a person has lived in USA for 1 or more years, most countries will allow that person to bring their car back duty free! The car must not have any liens on it. Please check with your Customs Department first.

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