Ship a Car to Qatar

How to Ship a Car to Qatar

Thinking about shipping a car overseas to Qatar? We know it seems scary, but with our experts guiding you, the process is seamless. When faced with the prospect of shipping a car to Qatar, you may start to panic, especially if it’s your first time. But no worries.

It will comfort you to know we have been shipping cars to and from Qatar for more than 35 years. To make the process easier to grasp, we have developed this fact-filled page containing everything you need to know about shipping cars from the USA to Qatar.

Start off your journey with a free quote, where you will provide the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country in Qatar so we can give you the most accurate estimate possible. Keep browsing to learn more about shipping a car to Qatar from the USA.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Qatar?

The final price we quote you will vary with:

• How big or small your vehicle is, as it costs more to ship a large SUV or pickup truck than it does a compact car.
• How the car is taken to the port. You’ll pay more if we pick it up from you and get it to the port, vs. you bringing it to the port on your own. Note: if you choose the latter option, you must arrange transportation back home from the port.
• The port in the USA where you’re shipping the car from; i.e., it costs more to ship from the West Coast than the East Coast.

Additional Information

  • No vehicles older than 5 years and Antique Vehicles not older than 35 Years.
  • Taxes are 5% of CIF value + Legalization
  • 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.

Vehicle Import Duty For Qatar

If you are in USA and need to find out the latest vehicle import duty, contact the Qatari embassy in Washington, DC.

Embassy of Qatar
2555 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 274-1600

If you are in Qatar, contact the QA Customs Department to find out the vehicle import duty. Here is the Qatar Customs Website.

Offering weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Qatar

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to the port of Hamad in Qatar.

To get it there, you can choose from one of these two:

Container Shipping – Vehicles are put in a container for transport, then you have two more choices to make: shared or exclusive.

RoRo Shipping – These ships are designed to ship wheeled car go such as cars and motorcycles, but your vehicle must work because it will have to be driven onto the ship by ramp.

Ship Your Car to Hamad

Hamad Port, Qatar’s main seaport, is located south of Doha in the Umm Al-Houl area. It can handle up to 7.8 million tons of products every year, and most of the trade which passes through the port comprises food and building materials. It’s also a big car shipping port, and as such we have a lot of experience shipping cars like yours here.

Two Types of Shipping Methods

There are two types of shipping methods if you would like to ship a car to Qatar.

RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)

Roll On/Roll Off gives you efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and reliable departure and arrival dates.In fact, it’s such a popular method that new car manufacturers choose this for shipping their own vehicles, which are tied to the deck with little exposure to the ocean.

It happens to be the most popular option for the most amount of people, used for wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles and cars because they are driven onto the ship of their own power. In addition to cars and motorcycles, we ship motorhomes, campers, trailers, buses, construction vehicles and even boats using this method.

Before choosing this option, remember your car must be able to make it up and down the ramp without help. Your vehicle will be securely tied down in its own spot once loaded onto the vessel.

Container Shipping

If you have an exotic or classic vehicle or you plan to ship a car that’s not in working order, ship your car to Qatar from the USA via shipping container. With container shipping, there are two more decisions to make: do you want shared or exclusive?

Shared Container Shipping

With this method, you can ship more stuff in the trunk or the backseat of your vehicle at the same time, which is not an option with RoRo. Plus, you can ship vehicles that are not operational. For instance, we have many clients who purchase broken-down classic cars in the USA for shipping to Qatar.

While you get optimal protection from the elements, you can’t be given a fixed departure date as with RoRo.
Because your car is placed into a container with three other cars (four total), you have to wait till the container is filled with all other vehicles before it will set sail. It’s not unheard of to have to wait an extra week or more until the container is completely filled. That said, it’s a smart choice for shipping two or more vehicles.

Exclusive Container Shipping

Exclusive container shipping also allows you to put personal belongings in your car for the ride and you may ship vehicles that don’t work. With this option, your vehicle is the sole vehicle in the container, which makes it more expensive compared to RoRo and shared container shipping.

If you have the room in your budget, choose this for optimal investment protection. This is the perfect option if you have a high-end and exotic vehicle like a Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, etc.

Trusted Military Partner

Active members of the military who are searching for a way to ship their cars to Qatar from the U.S. should give us a call for more information. We can review vital factors such as modifications, weight, time limits and licensing. We lead the freight forwarding business, which is why so many military members choose us to ship their cars, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, heavy machinery, boats, yachts and motorcycles.

Proud to serve the Active Military community,we are proud of our expertise in shipping cars from the USA to Qatar and importing cars internationally into the USA from Qatar. Ship Overseas has been an established provider of international car shipping services for nearly four decades.


We have two convenient options. The question you have to ask yourself is: would you prefer we come get your car from you or do you want to bring the car to the port?

Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping

Rather us get it from you at your home? We have truck drivers who will pick up the vehicle, load it onto their truck, and bring it to the port for shipping to Qatar.Then, you’ll have to select from two other options.

Open Auto Shipping – Our transport trucks are capable of carrying up to nine or 10 cars at a time, or as few as five cars. When filled to capacity, this lowers the overall shipping costs because it’s spread over many people. The transport truck driver will load and unload vehicles as he or she travels along their trucking route.

In addition to being the least expensive and most cost effective method, this happens to be the most common type of car shipping method we offer. We will gladly ship vehicles like sedans and minivans to Qatar this way.

Enclosed Auto Shipping – This may be a more costly option, but you are treated to peace of mind knowing your luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage car is completely enclosed for the trip. You get minimal risk of damage and exposure, and your car is transported along with two other vehicles. The vehicles enter the truck via a special ramp or lift-gate, and then are carefully placed on the truck. If you have extra cash in your budget and a nice car, go this route.

Can’t afford to pay outright for any repairs, damage or loss to your vehicle? We suggest you buy the Marine Insurance, despite the fact that the chance of damage or loss is very rare. Hurricane season, which lasts from June till November, may be a time of increased risk for damage due to the unpredictable seas. The Marine Insurance is the best way to protect your investment.

We provide FULL COVERAGE Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your car is loaded onto the ship, the cost of which is 1.75% of the value you want to insure the car for. Click below to learn more about buying the insurance.

Shipping a car from the USA to Qatar is easy!Kick off your journey with a free quote online now or get in touch with us toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.

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