Need to ship a car to the Middle East for any reason? Today is your lucky day. Get a free quote now from Ship Overseas, where we have more than 35 years of experience in the car shipping business. We ship to the Middle East all the time. From Bahrain to Jordan, check out all the Middle Eastern countries we ship to.
Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. Whether this is your first time or fifth time shipping a car, we are here to take the worry and stress out of the process, vowing to keep you as well informed as possible.
This page was crafted to guide you in gaining the answers you seek to all your questions. But as always, if you have more questions after reading through the information, call us.
The best way to start shipping a car to the Middle East from the USA is to obtain a free quote right here on our website. Be prepared to give us the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country (in this case Middle East) and we will handle everything else.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to the Middle East?
Pricing ranges on many factors. We will also want to know how you will get it to the port, which part of the country you plan to ship it from, and which method of shipping you want. Once we have that from you, we will be better able to estimate costs.
Here are some examples that play into the final price. It’s more affordable to:
• Ship via RoRo shipping than container shipping. • Ship a compact car vs. a large SUV or truck. • Ship to the Middle East from the East Coast rather than the West Coast. • Drive your car to the port yourself rather than have us pick it up from your home.
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.
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!
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!
Lebanon We ship to Beirut in Lebanon. No acceptance of Car/Vans/Bus older than 8 years from year of manufacture & Road tractors & trailers older than 5 years from year of manufacture.
Oman We ship to Sohar in Oman. Prior permission to import a used auto must be obtained from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
QatarWe ship to Hamad in Qatar. No vehicles older than 5 years and Antique Vehicles not older than 35 Years. Taxes are 5% of CIF value + Legalization Read more ›
Saudi Arabia We ship to Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. No vehicles older than 5 years and 10 years for high and heavy units.No Salvage Titles or accident damaged vehicles allowed Read more ›
UAEWe ship to Abu Dhabi, and Jebel Ali in the UAE. The importation of motor vehicles is allowed provided the vehicle meets UAE specifications. Vehicles new or used are subject to 4% duties on CIF value Read more ›
Visit the page of the the Middle Eastern country you’re shipping to, for information on vehicle age restrictions to import a car into that country.
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.
Vehicle Import Duty For Middle East
Please visit the country’s page to read more about its Import Duty rules.
Offering weekly sailings from ports in the USA to the Middle East
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to a variety of ports in each Middle Eastern Country. We ship to Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Click on each country to find out more about the specific ports in each.
As your go-to freight forwarder, we take pride in shipping to Middle Eastern ports on a regular basis, using one of these two methods:
RoRo Shipping – RoRo ships, the most affordable way to ship a car to Middle East, are meant to transport wheeled cargo such as cars and motorcycles. This involves vehicles being driven onto the ship of their own power (like a giant parking garage ramp).
Container Shipping – Your car is shipped inside a container with other cars to offset cost, if you select shared shipping;or it can travel in its own container if you prefer (you will pay more for this though).
Your Trusted Military Partner
If you are an active member of the military and need to ship a car to the Middle East, depend on us to get it there affordably. We are proud to serve the Active Military community with attention to detail and quality services, as your go-to provider of international car shipping services.We will help you determine the price you will pay, with many factors coming into play like modifications, weight, time limits and licensing.
We happily ship cars, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, heavy machinery, boats, yachts and motorcycles to Middle Eastern ports for military members. Plus, we also import cars internationally into the USA from the Middle East.
Two Types of Shipping Methods
The international car shipping business runs on two main methods:
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
Thanks to its predictability and affordability, many of our clients select this option. RoRo is short for Roll On and Roll Off, which means (just like it sounds) the cars are driven onto and off of the ship of their own power. So, your car must be in sound working order to select RoRo.
If you have a wheeled vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, motorhome, camper, trailer, bus, construction vehicle or boat, this method is extremely efficient and cost-effective, featuring the most reliable departure and arrival dates. New car manufacturers enjoy this method and trust it to ship their own vehicles overseas. All vehicles are protected against external elements,tied to the deck for security and getting little exposure to the ocean.
Your other option is to choose shipping container to ship your car to the Middle East, of which there are two more options: shared or exclusive container shipping.
Shared Container Shipping
This is the more affordable of the two. Why? The cost is offset over four vehicles in the same container. However, there is a drawback to this method, and that is the fact that you will likely have to wait until the whole container is filled with other vehicles before it can be loaded onto the container ship and set sail. On the down side, there’s no way to know when the departure date will be for certain.
It’s not uncommon to find yourself waiting on standby an extra week until the container is filled with more cars.If you have two or more vehicles to ship to the Middle East, or if you don’t care when the ship sets sail, this method is the best to choose.
On the plus side, you can ship additional items in the trunk or the backseat of your vehicle, which you can’t do with RoRo. You are also able to ship vehicles that are not in good working order, as the car is placed in the container rather than driven.
Exclusive container shippingis more expensive but you pay more to have your car be the only one in the container. This option is ideal for transporting exotic, expensive or rare vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc., giving you added protection and attention to detail. You’ll pay more for this than RoRo or Shared Container shipping, but if peace of mind is important to you, then try this.
• Each container holds a single vehicle. • You can ship vehicles that do not work. • You can include personal belongings along with your car.
There are two ways to get your car to the departure port of your choosing in the USA.
Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping
When you can’t get your car to the port on your own, we will do it for you,transporting your car via open and enclosed auto shipping. Our drivers will pick up the car from your location and deliver it to the port for shipping to anywhere in the Middle East.
Open Auto Shipping – This is the most popular type of car transportation method, ideal for standard cars, compact cars, sedans and minivans.You pay less overall because the cost is split among all cars.
It’s the most cost effective but your car is loaded on a transport truck with up to nine other cars or as few as five cars. The driver will load and unload the truck of vehicles while making his or her way across the country.
Enclosed Auto Shipping – Your car is shipped together with two other vehicles, driven onto the truck on a special ramp or lift-gate. This will cost you more but you have more protection during transport because the cars are enclosed. Opt for this if you have to transport luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage cars to the Middle East. For the higher price, you get lower risk due to the fact that your car doesn’t come into contact with the elements.
In a nutshell, yes, as we heavily recommend buying the optional marine insurance because you just don’t know what could happen! Damage or loss is rare, to be sure, but accidents can and do happen, especially when the seas are rough during hurricane season between June and November.
We offer FULL COVERAGE Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your car is loaded onto the ship. The cost is 1.75% of the value you wish to insure the car for.
Now that you have read this guide, we hope you feel confident shipping your car to the Middle East. For answers to additional questions, we welcome you to call us call toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.