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International Car Shipping to Switzerland

Need cost to ship a car to Switzerland? Since it’s a landlocked country, your arrival port will vary depending on the final destination city. Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to Switzerland. We offer several car shipping methods and additional services, to meet all your car shipping needs to Switzerland. Cities we ship to in Switzerland are Basel, Zurich, and Geneva.

Ship Overseas Inc. is your resource to ship a vehicle to Switzerland. Ship Overseas Inc. is also a reputable provider to ship military cars to Switzerland. Our company specializes in car shipping to Switzerland. 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 Switzerland, 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 vehicle is shipped in a container; there is also the option to select an Exclusive Container.

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

 

Ship your Car to Basel
Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. Basel is Switzerland’s third-most-populous city (after Zürich and Geneva) with about 180,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany. As of 2016, the Swiss Basel agglomeration was the third-largest in Switzerland, with a population of 541,000 in 74 municipalities in Switzerland (municipal count as of 2018).[5] The initiative Trinational Eurodistrict Basel (TEB) of 62 suburban communes including municipalities in neighboring countries, counted 829,000 inhabitants in 2007.
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Ship your Car to Geneva
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2017) of 200,548, and the canton (essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 495,249 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France.
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Ship your Car to Zurich
Bremerhaven is a port city on Germany’s North Sea coast. Bremerhaven, literally “Bremen’s harbour”, is a city at the seaport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, a state of the Federal Republic of Germany. It forms an enclave in the state of Lower Saxony and is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham. Though a relatively new city, it has a long history as a trade port and today is one of the most important German ports, playing a role in Germany’s trade. Ship Overseas Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or callZürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 409,000 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million.
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TWO TYPES OF SHIPPING METHODS

RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)

RoRo ships are built so anything with tires can Roll On and Off the ship. Automobiles and motorcycles are the most common vehicles. Other types of vehicles that can be shipped are motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles, and boats. RoRo shipping is normally used when you only ship one vehicle. The car MUST be able to make it up and down the ramp without any assistance. The inside of a RoRo ship looks like a big parking garage. 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. All vehicles are tied to the deck and are not exposed to the ocean. That way, the vehicles have all the protection against external elements.

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Container Shipping

Shared Container Shipping

With this method, multiple vehicles are loaded into a container at a warehouse. Normally 4 cars fit into a container. The container must be filled with vehicles in order for it to be loaded onto the container ship. Because a container must be filled, it doesn’t provide fixed departure dates like the RoRo method does. You might need to wait an extra week until the container is filled with the 4th car. Use container shipping when you’re shipping 2 or more vehicles.

In addition, customers are allowed to ship additional items in the trunk or the backseat of their vehicle, which is largely thought to be the only real advantage container shipping has compared to RoRo.

With shared container shipping, you can ship vehicles that do not work. Many people who buy broken down classic cars in USA (over the internet) choose shared container.

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Exclusive Container Shipping

Exclusive container shipping is normally used when shipping exotic vehicles like Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, etc. It is also used if you want to ship personal belongings along with your car. Exclusive container shipping is the more expensive than RoRo and Shared Container shipping.

Like shared container shipping, you can ship vehicles that do not work.

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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

We HIGHLY recommend purchasing the optional marine insurance. We offer 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 wish to insure the car for. Purchase Marine Insurance if you cannot afford to come out of pocket for repairs or loss. We have never ‘lost’ a vehicle unless it was a hurricane. Hurricane season is from June 1 and ends on November 30. You can learn more about Marine Insurance by clicking on the link below.

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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 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.
  • 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.
  • Important: Our relationship with the US Military allows us to have the lowest rates to DE or BE. If you’re able to drive your car back to Switzerland, you’ll save LOTs of money!
  • If you need for your car to arrive in Basel, Zurich or Geneva, it will need to go by container. If you want to save a lot of money not pay the trucker to transport your car to Switzerland, you can pick it up at the nearest port and drive it back yourself. In this case, we will send it via RoRo. The RoRo shipments arrive in DE or BE.
Import Duty for Switzerland:
  • Great Import Duty Information for Swiss ResidentsImmigrants may import and use their vehicles in Switzerland exempt from duty under certain conditions. Foreign workers, students and interns may use their foreign vehicles on which duty has not been paid in Switzerland. However, a customs permit is needed for this.
  • If you are in USA, contact the Swiss Embassy by phone.
    Embassy of Switzerland
    2900 Cathedral Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 745-7900