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Car Shipping to Panama

Need To Ship a Car from the USA to Panama?

We offer weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Panama

RoRo shipping is the only car shipping method available from USA to Panama. We ship to Manzanillo in Panama.

Ship Overseas Inc. is your resource to ship a vehicle to Panama. Ship Overseas Inc. is also a reputable provider to ship military cars to Panama. Our company specializes in car shipping to Panama. 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 Panama, 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 vehicles 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 Panama. We are equipped to transport a car to Panama. With our 34 years of industry expertise you can trust that we deliver! We also specialize in classic vehicle shipping to Panama. Let us share our 34 years of industry knowledge to guide you to successfully export a car to Panama. 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 Panama safely and successfully.

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to Panama. We offer additional services, to meet all your auto shipping needs to Panama:


Ship your Car to Manzanillo
Manzanillo International Terminal is located east of the Atlantic opening of the Panama Canal on Manzanillo Bay, Colón Province, Panama. MIT is a distribution center for cargo destined for cities within Panama and nearby countries in Central America and the Caribbean. It is one of the largest container transshipment terminals in the region and has direct access into the Colón Free Trade Zone (CFZ). The project area, known as South Coco Solo, was a US Navy seaplane base during the World War II era. The base reverted to Panama under the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977.
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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.

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 and have protective covers. That way, the vehicles have all the protection against external elements.

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 Panama:
  • All cars that are imported into Panama incur fairly high import/duty taxes. The only time these high import/duty tax won’t occur is if the owner of the car is a member of an international organization, a U.S. contractor or an accredited diplomat.
  • Taxes are payable when the car is delivered. If the car is going to be delivered to one of the surrounding countries, the taxes have to be paid at the destination country.
  • 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.
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