International Car Shipping
Need to ship a car from the USA to an overseas destination? Our team of international car shipping specialists will ship your vehicle overseas to its final destination safely and at a great rate. We make it easy regardless of your vehicle’s location and final destination by offering multiple services including shared containers, sole use 20ft or 40ft containers, and air freight.
Read our international car shipping guide below and ship your car overseas today!
If you’re ready to start, fill our quote form at the top of the page.
How to Ship a Car Internationally
If you want to ship a car internationally from the USA, you’ve come to the best resource. Shipping a car from the United States to any oversea destination is simple with Schumacher Cargo Logistics. Once you start your shipment with us, we take care of all the major steps from beginning to end.
With international car shipping, start with the details particular to your shipment. A few of the things you should have in mind are the vehicle info, origin, and destination. With this info, we can begin to work with you on completing your overseas car transport.
Our International Auto Shipping Services
Our vehicle export process includes all services necessary to ship the car internationally:
- Inland transport to warehouse closest to departure port
- Storage while awaiting consolidation
- Inspection report and full dock receipt
- U.S customs clearance and paperwork
- 24/7 online tracking
Secure Vehicle Transport
Whether it is a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or moped, one of the most important stages of international vehicle shipping is securing the vehicle for transit. We can pick up a car from anywhere in the US and transport them to the port warehouse with the best rates for you. Our warehouse crews are professionally trained and have years of experience. Additionally, our team only uses specialized equipment when shipping vehicles. Once it arrives at one of our warehouses, a full and complete dock receipt is issued. We also take pictures of your automobile, which you can view online and use our 24/7 online tracking.
Popular International Car Shipping Destinations
Where do you need to transport your automobile? High volume destinations include:
|Germany||New Zealand||Singapore||United Arab Emirates|
|United Kingdom||Australia||Hong Kong||Saudi Arabia|
We also ship cars to over 80 countries overseas beyond the ones listed above. For a full list international car shipping destinations, call or use our quote form to select a final destination.
Overseas Vehicle Transport Methods
We offer three methods to ship vehicles overseas: container shipping, roll on roll off (RoRo), and air freight. A majority of international vehicle shipping happens through containers, but there are benefits to the other services as well.
Container Car Shipping Overseas
Schumacher offers both consolidated and sole use container service for international car shipping. Each provides the benefit of a container, but there are some major differences.
Consolidated Container Car Shipping:
Shipping cars overseas via consolidated containers offers the most value per vehicle. With this, the shipping cost is split between different people in the same container. It is also our most popular service. However, shipping requires more set up and not all destinations have service.
Sole Use Container Car Shipping:
In these cases, our sole use container allows a person to load their own 20 or 40 foot container. This costs more than shared, but is a good balance between price and time.
RoRo (Roll-on Roll off Car Shipping Overseas)
Roll on Roll off is a service where vehicles roll onto a boat in the US and roll off at the destination port. This service is used primarily for oversized vehicles that do not fit in a container, but regular cars and motorcycles use this international vehicle shipping service for uncommon destinations as well.
Air Freight Car Shipping Overseas
If you need to ship a car overseas the fastest way possible, air freight is the best option. With this speed comes much higher costs, so it is not a common way to ship. This service is really only done for time sensitive shipments such as races, shows, or super luxury vehicles.
Make sure to understand the differences when it comes to selecting an overseas car shipping method. For more info, read our resource on roll on roll off vs container car shipping.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car Overseas?
Your international car shipping cost will vary based on three main factors:
1) Location of vehicle 2) Size/Dimensions 3) Final destination requirements.
This means that how much it costs to ship a car overseas depends on your particular shipment. So as you can imagine, each overseas car shipping cost varies. It depends on where, when, how, how many, and other variables. As an example, it might cost $1000 to ship a car to Europe in a shared container from the east coast, but shipping a car overseas in its own 20 foot container can cost twice that amount.
You won’t get an accurate rate without the details listed above, so be careful when getting instant quotes for the cost to ship a car overseas. For this reason, our representatives create custom quotes for the cost of every international car shipment.
Get the price for your international car shipping with our Online Quote Form
Why Ship Your Car Overseas With Schumacher Cargo Logistics?
As a licensed and bonded international NVOCC shipper with over 40 years of experience sending cars worldwide, we have distinguished ourselves as the premier international car shipper in the USA.
If it has wheels, we can move it. We’ve been shipping cars internationally for over four decades. It’s our passion and why we offer highly competitive international car shipping rates, continue to grow our network, and find ways to ship more efficiently and cost effectively for clients.
So whether you are looking for online quotations, researching, or have common questions, you can find everything you need for car shipping from the United States.
Shipping a Car Overseas Requirements
When shipping a car overseas there are general requirements for each shipment. Listed below are the most common. Each particular country or port may require other documents, which your SCL representative will inform you of. Exporting a car from the USA should be simple, as you should have many of these requirements on hand with the vehicle.
When receiving the vehicle we require that clients leave their keys with us. The keys are necessary to operate the vehicle and complete the loading. As you receive the vehicle, your keys are given back to you.
Title and Registration
Have your documents ready. In this case, the main document used for shipping a car overseas is the title. It is needed to get your car in and out of the ports. Additionally, the original is necessary for this process. If you would like, you can make copies to hold onto during shipping. At the end, the originals return to you once you receive the car overseas.
A registration is only necessary if a car driven to the port, and this is not a requirement to export the vehicle.
Creditor/Lessor notarized statement
If the automobile is currently financed or under a lease, a notarized statement is required stating that the creditor/lessor is aware of the vehicle shipment and they give you permission to export the car. We will also need notarized copies of the title and the letter of release. Not all ports will allow car exports if the car is on a lien.
You (or a designated person) will need identification to pick up the car. If you have a US passport, you need an EIN number instead. The EINs protect US citizens’ social security numbers and take approx 5 min to obtain. IDs are not necessary at the beginning, but have to be in before the car ships overseas. For foreign passports, we only need a copy to export the vehicle.
Country Specific Car Export Requirements
It is important to work with Schumacher representatives for country specific requirements for shipping cars overseas. For some countries you can only export used cars over a certain age. On the other hand, some countries do not allow any used car exports into their country and must be younger than a certain age. With our help, you’ll be able to confidently navigate these country specific requirements.
International Auto Transport FAQs
We know there are questions you’ll ask when shipping a car overseas for the first time. Below are some of the more common ones. If you’re just starting out, also check out our guide on how to ship a car overseas. As you begin working with a SCL representative, they’ll be able to answer any other questions you may have.
How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car Overseas?
Depending on final destination port, the time it takes to ship a car overseas is on average around 30-40 days.
*This international car shipping time is “on the water”, and does not include the time it takes to consolidate vehicles, load, and prepare for shipping with customs.
Can I Load Goods in a International Car Shipment?
Yes and no. This depends on the transport method. Most container services will allow this no problem but only up to a certain cubic volume. If you are moving overseas with a larger volume of goods, you may consider booking your own container which can accommodate both your vehicle(s) and goods. With roll-on roll-off, there is no items inside the car other than spare tire, jack, and items of this sort.
Is There a Way to Ship a Car Overseas to my New Place of Residence?
Yes. We offer a door to door service for international car shipping which includes ocean transport to the destination port. Once it arrives, your vehicle is delivered right to your new home. Many customers use this service as we handle the complete international car shipping process from origin to destination.
When Should I Start Shipping My Car Overseas?
When starting an international car shipment, it is best to have a month or two of leeway. This will give you the appropriate time to gather all documents and info. Also keep in mind the overall transit time, so you can plan around when the vehicle will arrive overseas.
More International Car Shipping Info
*For info on bringing a car back or import, visit our resource on importing a car to USA.
Fill out our Online Quote Form and start shipping your car overseas. For any other international vehicle shipping questions, feel free to contact our representatives at:
USA 562 408 6677 // Toll Free 800 599 0190