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  • Ship Overseas Bets on RoRo Shipping for Business Growth

    Ship Overseas is eyeing business growth opportunities and investing in the enhancement of RoRo shipping service volume. The company’s announcing its plan to double the volume of car shipping via RoRo by the end of 2017.

    Car shipping overseas and RoRo shipping in particular have been recognized by Ship Overseas as segments with immense potential for business growth. Namely, the company had the highest volume of motor vehicle shipping via RoRo in its second quarter finalized in June 2017. Compared to 2016, there was a 20% increase in volume.

    Ship Overseas is confident that the enhancement will contribute to sustainable business growth, given the collaboration with Höegh Autoliners shipping line, a General Motors 2016 Supplier of the Year, with which Ship Overseas is contracted for providing RoRo shipping services.

  • Ship Overseas’ Höegh Autoliners Wins 2016 Supplier of the Year

    Ship Overseas is happy to offer congratulations to Höegh Autoliners for winning the GM 2016 Supplier of the Year award. The award was presented at General Motors’ 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on March 31, 2017. This is the 13th time that Höegh Autoliners has been presented with this recognition.


    Ship Overseas is contracted with Höegh Autoliners shipping line for providing the RoRo shipping service. As an internationally recognized shipping company, Ship Overseas is happy to have a reliable partner such as Höegh Autoliners and to be able to guarantee excellent customer care. Höegh Autoliners’ customer-centric innovations, ethics and trustworthiness have also streamlined the RoRo shipping process for Ship Overseas clients.

  • Shipping your car overseas if you are in the military

    When you receive your PCS orders you’re entitled to ship your privately owned vehicle (POV) from or between locations overseas. If you wish to ship your POV overseas it must be authorized on your orders. Alternate ports may be used if approved by the military traffic management command (MTMC). Requests to use an alternate port should be addressed to the Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO).

    Your owned or leased POV may be shipped to your new duty station at the government’s expense. If you want to make your own arrangements to ship your own POV, consult your sponsor and transportation office for any restrictions. You may have to pay an import duty on a second POV. Your local transportation office has information on the host country’s restrictions.

  • Does You Vehicle Meet Import Restrictions?

    Never assume that the vehicle you currently own can be shipped to your post of assignment. Many countries place import restrictions on vehicles based on age. Confirm with the Management Officer at post that the automobile you plan to take will pass customs import requirements and is acceptable and appropriate for the terrain. For European postings, large SUVs may not be able to be parked in embassy-assigned parking garages. Also ask your post whether you will need to ship spare parts. Purchase spare parts if post has indicated that you will need them.

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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