If you are shipping cargo that is not self propelled and cannot be towed we can ship it as a static or as break-bulk.

This method of shipping refers to items like CNC routers that cannot fit into a container, boilers, combine headers and even crawler tractor blades that were removed for transport.

Please note that all static or break bulk cargo are required to be crated or on skids and must have lashing points.

For example, let’s say a customer wants to ship a large John Deere combine with header and dual tires. The duals and header must be removed from the combine for transport and properly secured and placed on skids. The purpose of putting the cargo on skids is to make it easier for loading and unloading at the port.

This same procedure applies to crawler tractors whose blades were removed for transport. You may ship the main body as RoRo and the blade as static.

The cost of shipping static or break-bulk is based on the overall dimensions (Length x width x height) and weight of the cargo. Pricing for this category of cargo is based the cubic meter and weight, just like RoRo cargo.

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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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