International Car Shipping
Need to ship your car from the USA to an overseas destination? With Schumacher Cargo Logistics you get the best service and competitive rates.
With over 40 years of experience in transporting vehicles internationally, we make it easy for you. Our international car shipping specialists will help you choose the services you need for transporting your car. Regardless of your vehicle’s location and final destination, we offer shipments all over the world at the best value in the industry.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car Overseas?
The average cost to ship a car overseas starts around $900+ per car. International car shipping rates are based on the location of your vehicle, the vehicle size/dimensions, and the overseas destination requirements.
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.
There are many variables that can impact the cost of shipping your car internationally. For this reason, our representatives create custom quotes for your specific overseas car shipment.
Fill out our international car shipping quote form to get the cost of shipping your car overseas.
What to Expect When You Ship a Car Overseas
Container Loading for International Vehicle Transport
Our dedicated team will load your vehicle with the utmost care and precision. Watch the time lapse video as Schumacher Cargo loads cars for overseas container shipping.
Secure Vehicle Transport
Whether it is a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or moped, the most important stage of international vehicle shipping is securing the vehicle for transit. We can pick up a car from anywhere in the US and transport it to the port warehouse. Our warehouse crews are professionally trained and have years of experience. Additionally, our team only uses specialized equipment when shipping vehicles.
Receiving Your Vehicle at the Warehouse
Once your vehicle arrives at one of our warehouses, a full and complete dock receipt is issued. We also take pictures of your automobile. You will have access to view images online, and get 24/7 online tracking.
Our International Auto Shipping Services Include:
- Inland transport of your car to the warehouse closest to your departure port
- Storage while awaiting consolidation
- Inspection report and full dock receipt
- US customs clearance and paperwork
- 24/7 online tracking
- Global network for international car shipping to over 80+ countries
Our vehicle export process includes all of the services necessary to ship your car internationally.
Popular International Car Shipping Destinations
Where do you need to transport your automobile? High volume destinations include:
|United Arab Emirates
We ship cars to over 80 countries overseas beyond the ones listed above. Fill out our quote form to see if we ship your destination.
Requirements for Shipping a Car Overseas
The list below are the most common requirements when you transport your car overseas. The required documents for shipping your car internationally may vary based on the country or port. Your SCL representative will inform you of the documents needed to transport your vehicle overseas. Exporting your car from the USA should be simple, as you likely have many of these listed items on hand with your vehicle.
When receiving your vehicle, we will need to keep your keys with us. The keys are necessary to operate the vehicle and complete the loading. When you receive the vehicle, your keys are given back to you.
Title and Registration
The original title is necessary for shipping a car overseas. It is needed to get your car in and out of the ports. If you would like, you can make copies of your title to hold onto during shipping. The originals will be returned to you once you receive the car at its destination.
A registration is only necessary if a car is being 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, you will need a notarized statement 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 do not have a US passport, you need an EIN number instead. The EINs protect US citizens’ social security numbers and take approximately 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.
Overseas Vehicle Transport Services
We offer three methods to ship vehicles overseas: container shipping, roll on roll off (RoRo), and air freight. The majority of international vehicle shipping happens through containers, but there are benefits to the other services as well. When shipping your car overseas, we’ll guide you through which method is the best for your situation.
Container Car Shipping Overseas
Schumacher offers both consolidated and sole use container services. 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. Consolidated containers will contain other vehicles being shipped to the same destination. With consolidated containers, the shipping cost is split between each shipment in the same container. It is also our most popular service as it is the most cost efficient. With consolidated containers you only pay for the space you are using. Consolidated shipping requires more set up and not all destinations have service. With consolidated containers your shipment will go out once the container is full. This option may work best if you are not tight on time.
Sole Use Container Car Shipping:
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. With a sole use container your shipment will be on its way once your container is full of your vehicles and/or belongings.
RoRo (Roll-on Roll off) Car Shipping
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
Air freight is the fastest way possible to ship a car overseas. With this speed comes much higher costs, so it is not a common way to ship. This service is a great option for time sensitive shipments such as races, shows, or super luxury vehicles.
Still not sure which overseas car shipping method is right for you? Check out our resource on roll on roll off vs container car shipping. You can also call us at 1-800-599-0190, we are happy to help you make the right decisions.
International Auto Transport FAQs
Below are some of the most common questions we receive when shipping cars overseas. As you begin working with your 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 Inside an International Car Shipment?
For a majority of our shipments the answer is yes you can ship a car overseas with goods inside. This depends on the transport method though. 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. Sole use container services can accommodate both your vehicle(s) and goods. With roll-on roll-off service, there are no items inside the car other than spare tire, jack, and items of this sort.
Can I Ship A Car Overseas To My New Place Of Residence?
Yes. Schumacher Cargo Logistics offers a door to door service for international car shipping. This includes ocean transport to the destination port. Once it arrives, your vehicle is delivered right to your new home. Many customers use this service. We can handle the complete auto transport 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 week or two of leeway. This will give you the appropriate time to gather all your documents and info. Also keep in mind the overall transit time, so you can plan around when the vehicle will arrive overseas. If you need your vehicle overseas at a particular time, you should start as soon as possible to make sure the arrangements go smoothly.
Car Shipping Overseas With Schumacher Cargo Logistics
Schumacher Cargo a licensed and bonded international NVOCC shipper. Over 40 years of experience transporting cars worldwide has made Schumacher Cargo the premier international car shipping company in the USA.
If it has wheels, we can move it. It’s our passion. At Schumacher Cargo we are continually working to grow our international network. We work to find ways to make shipping cars internationally more efficient and more cost effective for you.
Find everything you need for overseas car shipping from the United States with Schumacher Cargo Logistics.
More International Car Shipping Info
*For info on bringing a car back or import, visit our resource on importing a car to USA.
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Fill out our Online Quote Form and start your overseas car shipment. For any other international vehicle shipping questions, feel free to contact our representatives at (USA) 1-562-408-6677 or (Toll Free) 1-800-599-0190.