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We ship cars from the USA to the Middle Eastern countries listed below:
  • Bahrain

    We ship to Bahrain, Manama in Bahrain. Only vehicles 8 years and younger can be exported to Bahrain. No accident vehicles. Read more ›
  • Iraq

    We ship to Um Qasar in Iraq. No Vehicles older than 2 Years and Construction Equipment older than 5 Years.No Accident damage vehicles allowed.
  • Israel

    We ship to Ashdod, and Haifa in Israel. Taxes are approx. 115%-120% if he is a returning citizen and can import a vehicle not older than 4 years! For new immigrant it is approx. 75%.
  • Jordan

    We ship to Aqaba in Jordan. No vehicles older than 5 Years allowed into the country and Trucks Not older than 10
  • Kuwait

    We ship to Kuwait in Kuwait. No Vehicle older than 5 Year
  • Lebanon

    We ship to Beirut in Lebanon. No acceptance of Car/SVans/Bvans older than 8 years from year of manufacture & Road tractors & trailers older than 5 years from year of manufacture.
  • Oman

    We ship to Sohar in Oman. Prior permission to import a used auto must be obtained from the Ministry of Commerce and Industr
  • Qatar

    We ship to Hamad in Qatar. No vehicles older than 5 years and Antique Vehicles not older than 35 Years. Taxes are 5% of CIF value + Legalization Read more ›
  • Saudi Arabia

    We ship to Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. No vehicles older than 5 years and 10 years for high and heavy units.No Salvage Titles or accident damaged vehicles allowed Read more ›
  • UAE

    We ship to Abu Dhabi, and Jebel Ali in the UAE. The importation of motor vehicles is allowed provided the vehicle meets UAE specifications. Vehicles new or used are subject to 4% duties on CIF value Read more ›
  • 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 the Middle East

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to the Middle East. We offer several vehicle shipping methods and additional services, including RV shipping to the Middle East to meet all your auto shipping needs:

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 1.75% 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.
Important info to Ship a Car to the Middle East
  • Visit the page of the the Middle Eastern 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 the Middle Eastern country you're shipping to:
  • Please visit the country’s page to read more about its Import Duty rules.