Cities We Ship To in Europe:
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We ship cars from the USA to the European countries listed below:
  • Albania

    We ship to Duress in Albania.
  • Belgium

    We ship to Antwerp, and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Read more ›
  • Croatia

    We ship to Rijeka in Croatia.
  • Denmark

    We ship to Copenhagen in Denmark.
  • Estonia

    We ship to Paldiski in Estonia.
  • Finland

    We ship to Helsinki, and Kotka in Finland.
  • France

    We ship to Fos Su Mer, and Le Havre in France. When the vehicle is imported directly into France from the US, Customs duties and VAT will be collected at the port of entry by the French Customs & Excise Service. Read more ›
  • Germany

    We ship to Bremerhaven in Germany. Destination handling charge €150. If final destination is an EU member country, you also pay 10% duty and 19% German VAT 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 its final destination. Read more ›
  • Greece

    We ship to Piraeus in Greece.
  • Italy

    We ship to Civitavecchia, Livorno, Monfalcone, Naples, Palermo, Salerno, and Savona in Italy. Italian Citizens must own the vehicle for one year to avoid Import taxes Customs Duty(11 percent of the vehicle value), as well as VAT 20%(IVA). Non-Italians may import one auto duty-free, provided that proof of ownership and use for at least one year is obtained by means of Certificate of Origin Italian citizens must prove residence abroad for more than 18 months in order to import a vehicle. Vehicles imported duty-free must not be sold for a minimum of one year. Read more ›
  • Lithuania

    We ship to Klaipeda in Lithuania.
  • Netherlands

    We ship to Amsterdam, Rotterdam in the Netherlnds. Read more ›
  • Norway

    We ship to Drammen in Norway.
  • Poland

    We ship to Gdynia in Poland.
  • Portugal

    We ship to Lisbon in Portugal.
  • Romania

    We ship to Constantza in Romania.
  • Russia

    We ship to St Petersburg in Russia.
  • Serbia and Montenegro

    We ship to Bar in Serbia and Montenegro.
  • Slovenia

    We ship to Koper in Slovenia.
  • Spain

    We ship to Barcelona, Segunto, and Vigo in Spain. Customer must have proof of living in USA for one year or more and owned the vehicle in USA for 6 months to avoid customs taxes in Spain. Read more ›
  • Sweden

    We ship to Gothenburg, and Malmo in Sweden. Read more ›
  • Switzerland

    We ship to Basel, Geneva, and Zurich in Switzerland. Cars may be imported duty free provided that the owner has used them for at least 6 months overseas. New cars are subject to VAT, duty and statistical tax. Read more ›
  • UK

    We ship to Liverpool, and Southampton in the UK. The rate of import duty can vary for motor vehicles depending on their function and place of manufacture. Passenger vehicles have a different duty rate to commercial vehicles for example. VAT at 17.5 % is normally applied to all imported vehicles, based on the purchase price. Read more ›
  • Ukraine

    We ship to Odessa in Ukraine.
  • For other countries not listed, please Click Here to Request a Free Quote online, or contact our offices.
We offer weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Europe
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to Europe. We offer several vehicle shipping methods and additional services, to meet all your auto shipping needs to Europe:

RoRo Shipping

RoRo ships are vessels built for shipping wheeled cargo, more specifically – shipping motor cars and motorcycles. The vehicles are driven on to the ship almost like it was a parking garage. The name Roll-on/Roll-off comes from the fact that vehicles roll-on/roll-off the ramp, which is how they are driven on and off the ship. By contrast, lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels require the vehicles to be lifted by a crane.

Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, each vehicle is tied down securely in its designated spot (as shown in the picture).

This shipping method has proved highly efficient and extremely cost-effective. When compared to container shipping, it has an additional advantage: it provides reliable departure and arrival dates. The ship’s departure and arrival schedule runs almost like an airline flight schedule.

Also, RoRo shipping is the preferred shipping method for new car manufacturers to ship their own vehicles. In addition to the exact departure and arrival dates, RoRo shipping means that all vehicles are tied down below deck. That way, the vehicles have all the protection against external elements.

Shared Container Shipping

With this method, multiple vehicles are loaded into a container at a warehouse. To leave the warehouse for departure, the container must be completely filled with vehicles. This, in turn, doesn’t provide fixed departure dates like the RoRo method does.

However, shared container shipping has its advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness. Firstly, the shipping costs are split among the vehicles loaded into the container. Secondly, this method can sometimes be the only cost-effective method in departure or arrival ports where the RoRo method is not available.

Also, customers are allowed to ship additional items in the truck or the backseat of their vehicle, which is largely thought to be the only real advantage container shipping has compared to RoRo.
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Exclusive Container Shipping

As opposed to the shared container, exclusive container means that a vehicle is shipped in an exclusive container; it doesn’t share the container with any other vehicle. This is also a good option if vehicle owners want to ship their personal belongings along with the vehicle. However, exclusive container shipping is the most expensive shipping method, compared to shared container and RoRo shipping.

Both shared and exclusive container methods are used to ship non-operational vehicles because RoRo vessels ship only running vehicles.
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Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping

Ship Overseas, offers the convenience to transport your vehicle to the port, if you are unable to drive your car to the port yourself. Having one company deal with both the transport to the port and the shipping is a good move, since you won’t have to deal with different agents. What’s more, Ship Overseas with a proven track record has the experience and practical know-how to handle all phases of your car shipping, including its transport to the port.

We offer open and enclosed auto shipping to pick from your location and deliver it to the port.

Open Auto Shipping – This is the most common type of car shipping method in the U.S. Generally, it is also the least expensive! This car shipping method is widely used for shipping vehicles like sedans and minivans. Many car manufacturers use the open auto shipping method simply to reduce costs. It is a safe and cost effective method.

Our transport trucks normally carry as many as 9-10 cars at a time and as few as 5 cars. The transport truck driver will load and unload vehicles while shipping cars across country. In addition, since we are able to fill these transport trucks to full capacity, it lowers the over all shipping costs when running routes across the U.S.

Enclosed Auto Shipping – Many of our customers who use an enclosed transport truck ship luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage cars. The cost of this shipping method is higher, but the risk factor is greatly reduced. By using this car shipping method, the vehicle will not be exposed to the elements. Shipping a car to the port using enclosed car shipping is ideal if a person has a slightly higher budget. The car will normally be shipped along with 2 couple other vehicles. A special ramp or lift-gate is used to get the cars into the transport truck. You can expect to have peace-of-mind when using the enclosed car shipping method.

Marine Insurance

Ship Overseas recommends that all shipments be insured for transit cargo insurance (marine insurance) on a first dollar basis for losses incurring in transit.

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.
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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.
  • Your own Customer Dashboard to track your shipment in real time, and manage your shipping documents.
  • 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 car 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 to Europe:
  • Visit the page of the European 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.
Import Duty for the European country you're shipping to:
  • Please visit the country’s page to read more about its Import Duty rules.