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FULL Cover Marine Insurance

We offer FULL COVER Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your vehicle is loaded onto the Vessel for shipment at a rate of 1.5% of the value you wish to Insure for. There is a $500.00 deductible. This ceases after you take delivery of the vehicle at destination. It is not Insured while waiting to be loaded at the shipping lines terminals. Your current Insurance must be in force to cover you against any loss or damage until such time as your vehicle is loaded onto the vessel.

Ship Overseas maximum liability per shipment is $500.00. pursuant to COGSA (Carriage of Goods at Sea Act). Ship Overseas recommends that all shipments be insured for transit cargo insurance (marine insurance) on a first dollar basis for losses incurring in transit.

For vehicles that are recently purchased and have no Insurance please refer to us and we will obtain an extension from the time the vehicle reaches the shipping lines terminal.

When the vehicle is picked up from a home or a dealership the vehicle is automatically covered against LOSS only and not against dents or damage while in transit. Any damage in this regard has to be covered by and a claim made against your Insurance Company that you are insured with .

With Roll on Roll off shipments no goods are permitted in the vehicles so only the vehicle will be insured.

With shared or exclusive container shipments, personal goods are allowed to be packed in the vehicle and in the container but the goods are not insurable against any damage. The personal goods will be insured against total loss only. The vehicle will be insured for damage and or total loss but will not be insured against damage that is caused by goods packed in the vehicle.

For the personal goods to be covered, you will need an itemized packing list of the goods packed in each box and a total count of the boxes and their value. You also need to include the last 6 digits of the vehicles VIN on the packing list. This itemized list must be attached to the original Title, presented and signed for at the terminal when the goods are delivered.

With exclusive containers self loaded by the customer, Marine Insurance will only cover total loss. Total loss cover is when the container is lost or mishandled and the goods in the container are deemed to be damaged to the extent that they cannot be recovered or repaired.

Our Competitive Advantage

  • Our shipping rate includes your AES port filing fee, and the express mail fee to return your vehicle documents.
  • You never have to pay in advance to place your shipping order. You only pay when your vehicle is ready to be loaded onto the ship.
  • We are a licensed NVOCC shipper Lic.# 019334, and we only specialize in international vehicle shipping.
  • We ship 1000s of vehicles which affords us to negotiate with shipping lines huge volume discounts directly, to provide you with the best shipping rates.
  • Our weekly schedule of departures means less delays for your vehicle to depart and to arrive at its destination port.
  • Your motorcycle is handled with the utmost care from start to finish, which is reflected in the highly positive reviews and testimonials we consistently receive from our customer. Read our Customers Feedback here.

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.
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.
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.