Shipping a Car to Belgium

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Shipping Car from USA to Belgium

Ship Overseas, Inc. has been shipping cars back and forth between USA and Belgium for nearly four decades. Don’t be scared or nervous if you have never shipped a car. We strive to answer all your questions regarding the shipping process to Belgium, including Pricing, Documents, Departure and Arrival Ports.

To get pricing we only need the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country (in this case Belgium).

Transporting an automobile from the USA to Belgium is not complicated, but it’s important to know all the steps involved so the process goes seamlessly.

Pick Up

Many customers opt for us to pick up their vehicle from their residence rather than hassle with getting it to the port. When you get a quote to ship your car to Belgium, there will be an optional charge if you want us to pick up your car for you and transport it to the shipping port. We recommend this option because it’s easiest on you. If you do it yourself, you will have to incur the costs of gas & food, time off work, how you’ll get back home, and possibly a couple of nights at hotels. If you let us do it, you just pay a couple hundred dollars and we’ll take the car to the nearest port in Belgium

The company made it easy to ship my car overseas. No fuss and no problems!
Abe R.
Abe R.
08:40 18 Apr 22
Very professional when it comes to shipping my vehicle to Central America
Kendra G.
Kendra G.
21:10 13 Apr 22
Shipped my car to Nigeria . It was fast and easy . Best part they handles majority of the work . Very convenient and definitely will go through them again .
Heather :.
Heather :.
14:24 12 Apr 22
Very reliable agents. Thanks for being there for us!
Great and fast service. I ship my car from Baltimore to Wiesbaden Germany only took 5 weeks and the process was fast and easy
Carlos P.
Carlos P.
00:18 19 Mar 22
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.
Brittany B.
Brittany B.
01:51 18 Mar 22
Nigeria. Thanks
Humphrey Osazee O.
Humphrey Osazee O.
08:51 17 Mar 22
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..
Robert M.
Robert M.
00:03 17 Mar 22
Super business partner, fast and correct shipment of my car.ThanksDany
dany L.
dany L.
19:14 16 Mar 22
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!
Cai Y.
Cai Y.
14:11 16 Mar 22
Very good service. I was shipping for the first time and they helped me with everything that needed to be done.
Luka B.
Luka B.
06:53 16 Mar 22
Thank you for shipping my car
hareb A.
hareb A.
04:34 16 Mar 22
We shipped our car to Uganda from California and the services were exceptionally good 👍, regular feedback and updates were excellent and provided a peace of mind.
Fred K.
Fred K.
01:34 16 Mar 22
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.
Vincent P.
Vincent P.
22:41 15 Mar 22
Shipped my car from the Netherlands to the US(via Belgium), everything went smoothly. The whole thing was relatively painless.
Daniel S.
Daniel S.
22:12 15 Mar 22
Everything was ok. Thanks!
Carlos Paz S.
Carlos Paz S.
20:24 15 Mar 22
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.
Leora E.
Leora E.
20:05 15 Mar 22
Our company, Jackson Creek Mfg., Inc. has used Ship Overseas, Inc. numerous times to ship vehicles overseas and have always received excellent service. Great company to work with!
Warren B.
Warren B.
20:00 15 Mar 22
Used to ship from NY to Germany. Process was easy and straightforward. Saved money versus buying a second vehicle overseas. Would use again.Good communication throughout. Thank you.
John W.
John W.
19:19 15 Mar 22
Vehicle was shipped without any issues, easy process.
Michal D.
Michal D.
19:16 15 Mar 22
They were efficient, transparent, and no nonsense. Planning to use them again for another shipment.
Johnny Y.
Johnny Y.
19:14 15 Mar 22
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!
Ehte P.
Ehte P.
19:08 15 Mar 22
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.
Magnum Opus C.
Magnum Opus C.
19:07 15 Mar 22
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!
B H.
B H.
20:06 24 Feb 22
Timely service and my car arrived in the same condition I dropped it off in. Great job!
Johnnie V
Johnnie V
18:42 22 Feb 22
Myron took great care of me on shipping 2 vehicles to Germany. Accurate quotes and great communications.
Michael B.
Michael B.
11:42 22 Feb 22
It was an easy an quick process
Rudolf de J.
Rudolf de J.
09:19 22 Feb 22
Ship overseas helped me ship my car to senegal when some companies refused to do so in the heat of corona virus.thank you for your professionalism.
Kade M.
Kade M.
03:44 22 Feb 22
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.
William E.
William E.
03:35 22 Feb 22
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!
Robert Gibson (.
Robert Gibson (.
03:06 22 Feb 22
These guys are super, fair priced and very helpful.
Mike C.
Mike C.
00:28 22 Feb 22
I have used them few times and they on point great service and always answer all my request in timely manor.
Moe A.
Moe A.
14:09 21 Feb 22
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 !!!
Lydia K.
Lydia K.
13:24 21 Feb 22
Ship Overseas did a great job. There's no reason to use anyone else.
Taylor B.
Taylor B.
13:22 18 Feb 22
Ship Overseas is a 6 star organization. They have answered all my shipping questions and provided rapid thorough service each and every time. Look no further, Your overseas shipper search is over.
VanniGio V.
VanniGio V.
08:20 18 Feb 22
Very trustworthy company, they were always available to resolve issues with the correspondant at destination, no surprises, my Boat arrived as promised
HSA
HSA
03:51 18 Feb 22
Overseas is the best definitelyNo complaints i received my suv without scratch no missing parts
Donald B.
Donald B.
00:59 18 Feb 22
First time I sent a vehicle with this company, and I will be using them to sent another one, they were very helpful.
Joash E.
Joash E.
00:14 18 Feb 22
Shipped several cars with this company to Nigeria.Exceptional service. Drawback is the vehicle hauling that wasn't reliable. Granted no fault of ship overseas.Ship Overseas is my go to shipper.
sylvanus M.
sylvanus M.
22:17 17 Feb 22
Great and reliable service. Thank you. Will always use your company.
Ricardo Q.
Ricardo Q.
18:59 17 Feb 22
Used this company 3 times for an overseas PCS. Would do it again if I had to.
Michael M.
Michael M.
18:33 17 Feb 22
Great service at a reasonable cost !!!
Ronald R.
Ronald R.
18:28 17 Feb 22
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
Joanie D.
Joanie D.
18:26 17 Feb 22
Shipped twice with them. No idea what I was doing, but they were helpful, always available to answer questions, and made it very easy.
J J
J J
18:14 17 Feb 22
It has been a great and exciting experience to have our car being shipped from New Mexico to Spain.
Fernando M.
Fernando M.
18:03 17 Feb 22
everything is fine, gladly again
Beat Thomas S.
Beat Thomas S.
15:27 11 Feb 22
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!!
Vitania Q.
Vitania Q.
18:21 10 Feb 22
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!
Hallie Q.
Hallie Q.
17:41 10 Feb 22
So far, I'm well pleased with the service I've received from Ship Overseas. Whenever I had a question, it was answered quickly and thoroughly. Thanks!
Christopher M.
Christopher M.
16:55 10 Feb 22
Everything went very smoothly with no problems!
John O.
John O.
15:28 10 Feb 22
They handled my car's transport 100% positive. It was not their fault that my radio was stolen somewhere along the path, port houston, Sirius leader, or port Limon, God only knows.
Tim P.
Tim P.
15:27 10 Feb 22
Excelente experiencia en todos los aspectos
Jorge Luis L.
Jorge Luis L.
15:09 10 Feb 22
I've used their service five times. I'm very satisfied. They are very reliable.
gigolok529
gigolok529
14:49 10 Feb 22
Shipped my vehicle to Germany. Excellent service and a low cost to ship my Acura. Zero issues!
Jose O
Jose O
09:04 25 Aug 21
The communication was fantastic. I shipped my sons car to Germany and they made the process incredibly easy. I was told exactly where to drop the car off. How I could track its progress and they even helped arrange for delivery on the Germany side. If I ever have to ship a car again I would definitely use them.
Brian P.
Brian P.
16:15 29 Jul 21
I had a great experience with this company. I was insane enough to buy a car in Spain, sight unseen, in the middle of a pandemic. Paul and the team made the shipping part of the equation as easy as if had been shipped from a few towns away. Excellent communication, very professional work. Will definitely use again.
Ike C.
Ike C.
18:57 16 Jun 21
Outstanding service! Ricardo was so helpful with the whole process. Will definitely use ship overseas for shipping future vehicles.
tarek M.
tarek M.
18:34 08 Jun 21
Very smooth and easy transaction for shipping the car to France. Great price. Recommend this company to arrange shipment. Would use them again. Car was damaged during transport and they contacted the new owner in France when I informed them of damage. Great support so far.
Murray W.
Murray W.
01:39 03 Jun 21
Two years ago I used ShipOverseas to ship a vehicle to Cameroon by Ro-Ro and very recently to Ghana by container. The staff, especially Gary and Jack, in both occasions were very responsive and professional. Shipment to Ghana was unduly delayed but that was beyond their control - ports were congested because of the COVID-19 pandemic - so I don’t hold anything against them especially that they kept me updated. I will not hesitate recommending them to prospective clients.
Augustine L.
Augustine L.
04:11 02 Jun 21
Excellent customer service!! two years ago I sent with them a cargo van to Nigeria yesterday sent a car , easy transaction, clear instructions , great company , the best I ever seen, will be back soon and recommend to all my friends, Miron and Kendra are very kind.
5 stars for service, expertise and friendliness! Paul was extremely great to work with. Overall a very positive experience!! I would always recommend and transport my car with Ship Overseas again!Sabine
Sabine Dworak-de V.
Sabine Dworak-de V.
02:53 26 Feb 21
They take care of you and answer any questions you have. The staff was friendly and guided me through the crazy process of moving my cars overseas.
Francisco S.
Francisco S.
08:16 25 Feb 21
Excellent service.
Mohsen V.
Mohsen V.
14:50 24 Feb 21
Great service, no problems shipping car from Tacoma WA to the UK, would use again
Lian W.
Lian W.
10:09 24 Feb 21
I used Ship Overseas Inc. to ship my vehicle from Texas to Costa Rica. It was the 1st time I had every shipped a vehicle overseas. Ship Overseas guided me through the process and were extremely professional and so very helpful. I will use them again and have the utmost trust and confidence in them. My vehicle arrived in Costa Rica in fine shape.
Tom J.
Tom J.
01:32 24 Feb 21
Miron was great. The trucking company that picked up my truck was also great. Thanks for the great work.
Dan E
Dan E
00:14 24 Feb 21
Excellent service! Very professional Extremely helpful! I recommend to all my friends! Thank you very much keep the great work!
Margaret V.
Margaret V.
23:19 23 Feb 21
Great service at reasonable price.
papo V.
papo V.
23:13 23 Feb 21
I have been shipping multiple cars every month to Africa with ship Overseas and I haven’t thought about switching since then, I have always been satisfied with their professionalism. I’ll recommend them anytime anyday.
Tochy E.
Tochy E.
17:47 22 Jun 20
I've been using Ship Overseas for well over 12 years.Everything is professional and on time. We've had some vehicles that had to be picked up in semi remote locations and there has never been any problems.I recommend Ship Overseas to anyone that need vehicles shipped here to Qatar
Terry R.
Terry R.
19:55 19 Jun 20
great experience !! professional support all the way from usa to uaethank you so much
Maiky R.
Maiky R.
07:46 29 May 20
My car was shipped on time and arrived in the same condition that it left. I can not thank the team at shipoverseas enough! They made the whole process seamless. I was initially worried about shipping my car, but this company is the best. Shipping to Germany was an absolute breeze.
Jenna F.
Jenna F.
20:14 29 Jan 20
This was my first time ever shipping a vehicle and I was nervous because I'm stationed overseas and I brought the car from a dealer on the states. But with this company it seemed so easy and the rates were lower than any other company I got a quote from. My car was shipped on the 29th ig may I picked it up on 18 June. It traveled from GA to Belgium. I will be using them again to ship my car back to the states upon my departure.
Christian H.
Christian H.
05:30 19 Jun 18
Paul and Gary could not have been more professional and helpful. Paul was always super informative, gave me great advice and always replied to my emails by days end. Gary got all my Customs, EPA, and DOT paperwork in order and sent them as soon as he got them. I also got quotes from other shipping companies that typically were 30%-50% higher. Thank you
Hossein
Hossein
19:50 11 Jun 18
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Departure Shipping Ports

There are several departure shipping ports in the United States that ship to Belgium. They are:

  • Newark, NJ
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Newport News, VA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Galveston, TX
  • Long Beach, CA

As mentioned above, you can take your car to one of these ports or we can handle it for you.

Arrival At Shipping Terminal in Belgium

The one arrival port in Belgium is Zeebrugge, a large container, bulk cargo, ferry passenger terminal and new vehicle port on the North Sea. It’s situated in Bruges, West Flanders, and handles more than 50 million tons of cargo each year. All shipping lines arrive in Zeebrugge, which is where the designated person will pick up the car. That person will have to bring cash to pay in person for Tax or Duty. See the section below for Vehicle Import Tax & Duty.

Shipping Car from Belgium to USA

Ship Overseas Inc. also ships from cars from Belgium back to the United States. You can fill out our quote form or call us and ask for Paul Alpren.

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car to Belgium

  • Starting costs to ship a car to Belgium $905.
  • If you’re shipping from the East Coast USA, it’s cheaper than shipping from the West Coast.
  • It will cost more if you want us to pick up your car at your house.

You will save money if you personally drop off the car and meet us at the departure shipping port, but don’t forget about the need to make travel arrangements for getting back home.

Departure & Arrival Ports, Starting Costs, & How Long Shipping Takes

The Estimated Time in Transit only includes the time from when your car arrives at the shipping terminal; it does not include the transit time from when the trucker picks up your car. In general, it takes 15 to 20 days for a car to get from the USA to Belgium.

The starting cost to ship a car from USA to Belgium from the various ports is as follows:

$905 from Baltimore, MD to Belgium
$1040 from Newark, NJ to Belgium
$1040 Newport News to Belgium
$1075 Charleston, SC to Belgium

Note: Pricing will depend on the year/make/model of your car, the departure shipping port, and whether you need us to pick up your car or if you want to drop it off at the shipping port.

Vehicle Import Tax & Duty & Destination Handling Charge

To ship a car from the USA to Belgium, you will pay 20% Import Tax and 9% VAT (Value Added Tax). Please contact us so we can give you our Clearing Agent’s information. There is a destination handling charge of approximately $300.

If you are in USA, contact the Belgium Embassy by phone if you need the latest information.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium
1430 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 333-6900

Please note, Ship Overseas does NOT collect the import duty. It must be paid at the time the car is being picked up.

US Military

The U.S. Military does ship to Belgium. For active military personnel, normally the payment for the shipment of your car to Belgium is covered by the military. If you have a second car (normally when a spouse is shipping a car too), you will be responsible for paying for the shipment.

We are authorized shippers for the US military.

POV Transfer Requirements for Military

  • The car must be owned or being leased by a member of the military or a dependent
  • The auto must be self-propelled and legal on public highways
  • If a leased vehicle, written consent for transport must be included from the third party
  • Must have four wheels or more, with exceptions for mopeds and motorcycles

For more information, read about military car shipping.

Travelers (Temporary Imports)

Anyone traveling to the EU will be able to bring their car for up to six months, which qualifies as a temporary import. You’ll need to leave a deposit for the temporary import upon arrival, and it will be due upfront. Once you leave, the deposit will be refunded.

Relocating

If you are an EU citizen and have lived outside the EU for 6 months, you can bring your car back without having to pay import fees.

New/Used Car Purchase

If the final destination is an EU member country, you will pay 20% Import Tax; 9% VAT (Value Added Tax) if the car is owned for less than 1 year. Salvage titles are accepted and there are no limits on vehicle age.

Classic Car Purchase

If you are shipping a classic car (30 years old or more), then you’ll pay a lower amount of duty. Duty for importing classic cars is 6%-7%, but you’ll still have to pay the VAT.

Contact us to get the latest info for classic car shipping to Belgium.

Storage Fees

Sometimes when a car arrives, it’s not picked up on the scheduled date. When this happens, the port in Zeebrugge will charge storage fees. Contact us for the latest storage fees.

Optional Marine Insurance

We recommend purchasing the optional marine insurance, offering 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 want the car insured for. Purchasing Marine Insurance is wise if you cannot afford out of pocket cash for repairs or losses. Please note, we have never lost a vehicle unless in hurricane conditions. Hurricane season is from June 1 and ends on November 30. You can learn more about Marine Insurance here.

Shipping Car to Belgium Military, Government Contractors

US Military and Government employees (or contractors) are the only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car. In this case, a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs, or the car may be considered stolen.

US Military and Dependants

At the Belgium port, you must pay a destination offloading fee of $300.00 per sedans and SUVs. These prices are subject to change. To get a release of your vehicle, you will need to first go to the Officer at your Base in charge of Transport, who will give you a document to complete which will act as Military Tags and will enable you to drive to your base. You will then have to identify yourself.

If you would like your vehicle delivered to your Base, request a delivery service from us, and we will arrange the forwarding for you for an additional fee.

Government Contractors

Government contractors follow a similar procedure as US military active-duty personnel.

Documents Required to Ship Car to Belgium

In order to ship a car to Belgium, you will need the Original Title and Valid Identification.

US Military

A1. If you are in the Military, Government, or State service and there is a Lien recorded on the vehicle, the Lien Holder needs to give permission to export the vehicle. This permission must be an Original Letter from the Lienholder together with 3 certified copies of the Certificate of Title. You will also need to present your Military orders or a letter from the Government or State authority and a copy of the Title Record History obtainable from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the State the vehicle is registered.

EU Citizens

A2. Everything in (A)

Non-EU Citizens

A3. For Non-EU Citizens

Copy of Passport

Power of Attorney Form for international residents.

Vehicle Registration in Belgium

Obtain an International Driver’s License from the AAA Automobile Association in your area. Your American Driver’s License will suffice in Europe. If you are a tourist or temporary resident, you can drive with your American license plates in a foreign country until your registration expires for that year.

The original Certificate of Title of Ownership of the vehicle without a Lien recorded on the Title.

  • If the vehicle is used or pre-owned the existing Certificate of Title can be endorsed by the seller to the new owner.
  • No Sales Tax is payable to the Seller and proof of export will be given to the Seller if requested.
  • Depending on which Port the vehicle sails from, you may need a Bill of Sale or a Notarized Bill of Sale.
  • When you purchase a new vehicle, you will need an original Certificate of Origin from the Dealership that sold you the vehicle. We need this to get Custom Clearance.

A Bill of Sale is required.

Vehicle Registration For Military & Government Contractors

This will be taken care of at the military base. Be sure to speak with your Officer in Charge. You will also get your military tags for your base.

Vehicle Registration For EU Citizens

Since by this point your car has passed by Belgium Customs, your car should meet all safety standards. Take your car to the local DMV, bringing your Belgium Customs Clearance information, proof of residency, Bill of Sale, and the original license plates. Ship Overseas Inc. does not provide any guidance from this point on.

Shipping Methods

RoRo (Roll On Roll Off)

RoRo shipping is available from these ports:

  • Jacksonville, FL (RoRo Only)
  • Newark, NJ
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Newport News, VA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Brunswick, GA
  • Galveston, TX
  • Long Beach, CA.

These ships are made specifically for vehicles; basically, anything with tires can Roll On and Off the ship. Automobiles and motorcycles are the most common vehicles, but you can also ship motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles, and boats. RoRo shipping is typically used when you only ship one vehicle. The inside of a RoRo ship looks like a big parking garage. The car MUST be able to make it up and down the ramp without any assistance. Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, each vehicle will be tied down securely in its designated spot.

This shipping method is highly efficient and cost-effective. When compared to container shipping, it provides reliable departure and arrival dates, almost like an airline flight schedule.

RoRo shipping is the preferred shipping method for new car manufacturers to ship their own vehicles. All vehicles are tied to the deck and are not exposed to the ocean, providing additional protection against external elements.

Payment Methods / Options

You don’t have to make payment until your vehicle is at the departure shipping port.

Wire Transfer or Cashier’s Check

This is a common method of paying for your shipment if you are not in the USA. We will send you our bank information once your order has been placed.

Credit Card & Zelle

If you pay with Zelle, there are no service fees, as it’s a bank-to-bank transfer.

There is a 3% service-fee if you make a payment with your credit card.

Canceling Your Order

If you need to cancel your order, email us. Normally payment is refunded via the same payment method you chose. Please note: there is a $300 cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Destination handling charge is approximately $300.
  • If final destination is an EU member country, you also pay 20% Import Tax; 9% VAT (Value Added Tax) if the car is owned for less than 1 year.
  • If in transit through an EU country, leave a deposit of 30% of the value of the car which is refunded after the car is registered at the final destination country.
  • A clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
  • If you bought a car new, 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 outlined on the back of the Title.

USA Customs Clearance

Ship Overseas, Inc. will clear US Customs for you. When shipped via RoRo ship, US Customs agents will just look through the car’s window. Sometimes, they open the trunk and peek inside.

Make sure there is nothing in the trunk of your car except for the spare tire and the jack.

Preparing Your Car for Shipment to Belgium

  • Disable the alarm so truck drivers don’t have any problems.
  • Because your vehicle is being transported, not driven, you don’t have to fill up prior to loading. In addition, having a full tank of gasoline makes your car heavier, which adds risk to the shipment. Leave as little fuel in the tank as possible.
  • Check for leaks in the undercarriage, as the car shipping company may refuse service if one is detected. Get it repaired before transporting it.
  • Check tire pressure, as under-inflated or over-inflated tires are just as risky in transport as they are on the road. You can increase the risk of damage to the tire during loading and unloading.
  • Remove custom accessories so they don’t break off in transit due to their odd size.
  • Lock the car – Once your vehicle is loaded onto the auto transport truck, there’s no reason for it to be opened until the time of delivery

Who Can Pick Up The Vehicle in Belgium

You can choose anyone to pick up the vehicle at the destination port but please advise us this person’s name and contact info a few days prior to the sailing date so that we can enter their name as the Receiver or Consignee. They must identify themselves with a picture ID as well as produce the Title of Ownership and a letter of permission to pick up the vehicle. You will be charged by the shipping line if you notify us of any changes after your cargo has been loaded on the vessel.

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