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.

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.