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Need To Ship a Car from the USA to Italy?

We offer weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Italy

If you are shipping only shipping one car, RoRo (Roll on Roll Off) shipping is the most cost-effective and safest way to ship a car to Italy. This method of shipping a car to Italy is simple. Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to Italy. We offer several vehicle shipping methods and additional services, to meet all your auto shipping needs to Italy. The cities we ship to in Italy are Civitavechhia, Livorno, Monfalcone, Naples, Palermo, Salerno, and Savona.

 

Ship Overseas Inc. is your resource to ship a car to Italy. Ship Overseas Inc. is also a reputable provider to ship military cars to Italy. Our company specializes in car shipping to Italy. Ship Overseas Inc. has more than 3 decades of experience as a freight forwarder.

While there are several modalities that will provide a successful overseas shipping experience when shipping a vehicle from US to Italy, the team at Ship Overseas Inc. highly recommends exploring our top two overseas shipping methods.

RoRo Shipping – RoRo ships are vessels built for shipping wheeled cargo, more specifically – shipping cars and motorcycles. The cars are driven on to the ship as if it were a floating parking garage.

Container Shipping – Container shipping means that a car is shipped in a container; there is also the option to select an Exclusive Container.

Ship Overseas Inc. is your resource to ship a vehicle to Italy. We are equipped to transport a car to Italy. With our 34 years of industry expertise you can trust that we deliver! We also specialize in classic vehicle shipping to Italy. Let us share our 34 years of industry knowledge to guide you to successfully export a car to Italy. Over the past 34 years, Ship Overseas Inc., a leading international car shipping company, has earned the trust of 1000s of customers, to ship a vehicle to Italy safely and successfully. If you are asking yourself how to ship my car to Italy, you have come to the right place. The Team at Shipoverseas, Inc. is ready to assist you.

 

Ship your Car to Savona
Savona is a seaport and comune in the west part of the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea. Savona used to be one of the chief seats of the Italian iron industry, having iron-works and foundries, shipbuilding, railway workshops, engineering shops, and a brass foundry. One of the most celebrated former inhabitants of Savona was the navigator Christopher Columbus, who farmed land in the area while chronicling his journeys. ‘Columbus’s house’, a cottage situated in the Savona hills, lay between vegetable crops and fruit trees. It is one of several residences in Liguria associated with Columbus.
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Ship your Car to Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. A sea port on the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is located 60 kilometres (37 miles) west-north-west of center of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse. The population of Civitavecchia was around 53,000 as of 2015. The modern city was built over a pre-existing Etruscan settlement. The harbor was constructed by the Emperor Trajan at the beginning of the 2nd century.

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Ship your Car to Livorno
Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno, having a population of 158,493 residents in December 2017. It has traditionally been known in English as Leghorn. The origins of Livorno are controversial, although the place was inhabited since the Neolithic Age as shown by worked bones, pieces of copper and ceramic found on the Livorno Hills in a cave between Ardenza and Montenero. Then Livorno was Etruscan (Labro). The construction of the Via Aurelia coincided with the occupation of the region by the Romans, who left traces of their presence in the toponyms and ruins of towers.
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Ship your Car to Monfalcone
Monfalcone is a town and comune of the province of Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, located on the Gulf of Trieste. Monfalcone means “Mount of Falcon” in Italian. It is a major industrial centre for manufacturing ships, airplanes, textiles, chemicals and refined oil. It is the home of Fincantieri cruise ship building company. Monfalcone is the fifth most populous town in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the main centre of Bisiacaria territory. Joined to its neighbourhoods, it reaches about 50,000 inhabitants. The town lies between the Carso hills and the Adriatic coast, being the northernmost port of the Mediterranean Sea.
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Ship your Car to Naples

Naples is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city’s administrative limits while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,115,320 residents. Its continuously built-up metropolitan area (that stretches beyond the boundaries of the Metropolitan City of Naples) is the second or third largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the most densely populated cities in Europe.

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Ship your Car to Palermo
Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz. Palermo then became a possession of Carthage. Two Greek colonies were established, known collectively as Panormos or “All-Port”; the Carthaginians used this name on their coins after the 5th century BC.
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Ship your Car to Salerno
Salerno is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks. Human settlement at Salerno has a rich and vibrant past, dating back to pre-historic times. The site has been one of the most important and strategic ports on the Mediterranean sea, yielding a rich Greco-Roman heritage. It was an independent Lombard principality, Principality of Salerno, in the early Middle Ages.
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Trusted Military Partner

It is our honor to serve the Active Military community, as a highly reputable provider of international car shipping services. Ship Overseas Inc. has more than 3 decades of experience as a freight forwarder. Our Team specializes in shipping, Cars, SUVs, RVs, Motorhomes, Heavy Machinery, Boats, Yachts and Motorcycles to Europe, Africa, Latin America and The Middle East. Ship Overseas Inc. can also support with importing cars internationally into the USA. Car shipping rates to Germany start at $790. There are 6 things to consider when shipping your car to Germany while active in the military. These items include car modifications, weight, time limits and car licensing. Click below to learn more.
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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. Interested in the UK? Our RoRo ships specialize in our friends across the pond.

 

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.

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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 1.75% 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.
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Important info to Ship a Car to Italy:
  • Italian Citizens must own the vehicle for one year to avoid Import taxes Customs Duty(11% of the vehicle value), as well as VAT 20%(IVA)
  • Returning Italian Citizens must have lived away from Italy for more than 18 months in order to qualify to import a vehicle duty free.
  • There are restrictions for importing vehicles that are over 2000cc in engine size.
  • New Vehicles are discouraged.
  • 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.
  • 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 Italy:
  • If you are in USA, contact the Italian Embassy by phone.
    Italy Embassy
    3000 Whitehaven St NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 612-4400
  • All tax & fees are to be paid by at the arrival port by you or the designated person.
  • If you are shipping a car to Italy and your final destination is another country, you will be charged 30% tax on the value of the vehicle. This is refundable once you register your car in the destination country. If you are a Italian citizen, you will pay 11% customs taxes + 20% VAT. This will not apply if you can show residence out of Italy for more than one year.
  • If you are a tourist staying for a while, your 30% tax will be refunded once the car is shipped back to the country of origin; in this case, USA.