International Car Shipping FAQ's
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shipping within the United States
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Will I need to deal with Customs when shipping my car overseas?
companies will have clearing agents and custom brokers that
can handle and prepare your car for international shipping,
as well as, agents at the destination port who will assist you.
You can opt do this work yourself as well, but many times this is better left to an experienced international auto shipper.
Q. Will there be International port and clearance charges?
each country differs, but there are doc fees and off loading
fees that are charged by the destination countries. Your
vehicle shipping company will inform you of these charges.
You may also be liable for import duties and taxes due in
some situation and each countries import and export policies.
Is my car insured while in transit overseas?
Law declares that shipping companies are liable to no more
than $500 per vehicle. It is strongly recommended you purchase
an extra insurance policy. They offer full coverage, which
covers all damages and shipping expenses. The second policy
offered is total loss, which covers just the value of the
auto or vehicle.
How much gas should I leave in my
vehicle when shipping overseas?
No more than 1/4 tank is requested, when
shipping your car or vehicle overseas.
How will my car be shipped?
When shipping a vehicle internationally
or overseas, the vehicle shipping company has different
your needs and budget. Some options are cheaper than others
and less costly. They can offer you container shipping, roll
on, roll off, or a
We recommend you discuss
the options with your international car shipper. See international
& shipping examples to the right.
Can I store personal items in my car?
most cases you can store items in the vehicle depending
on the method of shipping. Your personal items may not be
If you are shipping your vehicle in its own container, your
items can be insured, otherwise, usually not. Again be clear
of this and ask your international shipper of choice.
Will I need to have my vehicle delivered to a terminal?
terminal is necessary only in the event there is not enough
room for a truck to drop off your vehicle at its destination,
because of a narrow or dead end street, or any other conditions
that would not allow a truck to enter. These terminals are
fully licensed and insured. Most ports have more than sufficient
Q. What forms of payment is accepted by international car shippers?
auto shippers accept cashier and certified checks as well as cash
and credit cards for the deposit. The balance is due upon
delivery and only cash, cashiers or certified checks are
other arrangements have been made prior to your transport!
What if my car is inoperable, can it still be transported?
The car can still be shipped, but
in most cases additional fees will apply due to the extra
equipment and labor required to transport your vehicle. Also
a container may be used for this tye of vehicle shipping.
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Don't Know Your Destination Sea Port?
Quick Shipping Tips:
Make sure you have the title
to your vehicle or a certified copy issued from the division of motor vehicles. This will be required by international customs and clearing agents.
Example of a roll on, roll off cargo transport ship. This type of
shipping vessel is referred to as "RoRo".
Example of international container shipping used to transport your vehicle and other