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Vehicle Import And Export Services

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Vehicle Import/Export Services

If you’re looking for the best international car importer service, get started with Trans Global Auto Logistics. We specialize in car import and export services around the world. Whether you want to send a vehicle to a destination on the other side of the world or purchase a foreign car and import it to your home country, we’re your trusted auto importer of choice.

Want to import your dream classic car? You can confidently count on us to meet all your car import and export needs from any location globally. Want to move and ensure that your personal vehicle gets to your new home without any scratches? You can count on our long-standing reputation and professional attention to detail to handle every step of the shipping process. With over 30 years of experience importing and exporting vehicles, you can count on us for all your international auto shipping needs.

We Handle All Your Logistics Needs

As a leading international auto importer and exporter, we know that dealing with shipping logistics, interpreting custom laws, and preparing the required documentation for importing and exporting vehicles on your own can be overwhelming. That’s why you need an experienced auto transport carrier to handle all your logistics and documentation needs for international auto shipping.

Whether you want to ship to the UK, Germany, France, Israel, or Australia, Trans Global Auto Logistics is here to help every step of the way. For instance, if you want to bring a car to the U.S., it must meet specific legal requirements to prove that it’s safe to drive on the road. Some exceptions may apply if the vehicle is more than 25 years old or will be used for less than a year. Working with an international auto importer helps you understand and comply with all the legal requirements.

All vehicles imported to the U.S. must also have their original engines and should not have any modifications. This rule applies to cars, trucks, boats, and recreational vehicles. We know that some requirements can be confusing. If you’re unsure about anything, consult our knowledgeable car importer team to help set up a USDOT and EPA Compliance Review. An experienced attorney with expertise in international vehicle shipping will do the review.

For additional information, please view our shipping resources:

International Vehicle Shipping Options

Bulk Carriers:

Often used to ship building materials, grains, ore, and wood chips.

Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships:

Cars roll straight onto the vessel rather than being lifted by a crane.

Barges:

Commonly carried behind other ships to increase storage space.

Cargo Ships:

Containers can be further transported by truck or train once offloaded.

Where We Ship Cars

  • USA
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • France
  • Greece
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Israel
  • Australia
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

Rules For Preparing Your Vehicle For Shipment Overseas

  • Vehicles can’t contain more than ¼ tank of fuel.
  • License plates should be removed and carried with you.
  • Your vehicle can’t be used to carry personal effects.
  • Only factory-issued items can be shipped with the vehicle.
  • All fluids, paints, cleaning supplies, aerosol cans, or other hazardous materials must be removed.
  • Make sure your vehicle has antifreeze protection down to temperatures below zero.
  • The vehicle must be clean inside and outside. Free of all soil, foliage, and debris, including the undercarriage.
  • To safeguard against the importation of dangerous pests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires that the undercarriage of imported cars be free of foreign soil. Have your car steam-sprayed or cleaned thoroughly before shipment.
  • Learn more about the rules of international vehicle shipping from your trusted international auto importer – Trans Global Auto Logistics. Contact our experts.

Our Comprehensive Logistics Services

  • Customs clearance
  • Short-term and long-term storage
  • Open or enclosed transport within the U.S.
  • Marine insurance
  • Detailed vehicle inspections with photos provided at pickup, pre-packing, and after arrival
  • Customized international vehicle shipping services

Ship Your Car With Us

As your trusted international auto importer and exporter, we know what it takes to ship vehicles across different countries. We also assist with obtaining customs clearance for countries with unique regulations through our sister company – All Ways International Shipping. Trans Global Auto Logistics ships over 12,000 vehicles every year; let us handle yours!

Choosing The Best Shipping Option For Your Needs

Whether you’re looking to ship a classic collector car, a motorcycle, a motorhome, or a travel trailer, we have the solution for you. Based on your vehicle type, final destination, budget, and timeline, we will come up with the ideal plan to suit your needs. For now, you should know that our main carrier types for international vehicle shipping are our container shipping options, Roll On Roll Off (RORO), and air freight shipping.

Shared container shipping places your vehicle in a container alongside other vehicles. While transit time may be a bit slower, all fees are shared between customers using the container, making this a more affordable option that even works for non-running vehicles. Dedicated container shipping is also available, where your vehicle is the only one in the container. Although costs are higher than shared container shipping, this auto import method is one of our quickest options other than air freight and even allows you to transport other items inside the vehicle.

Roll On Roll Off (RORO) ships your vehicle on a vessel that acts as a floating parking garage, driving your vehicle into the ship before securing it for the journey. This option is for cars in good running condition and allows for competitive rates and faster transit times than our container options. Finally, air freight is one of our specialty auto import methods and can be a great option for collector’s cars. Allowing for our very fastest transit times, air freight is the most expensive option.

Whichever method you choose, we strive to make your international vehicle shipping process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Contact Us Today

We have the expertise you need for dependable international auto shipping services. As a licensed freight forwarder, we’re committed to providing a hassle-free experience from start to end and excellent customer service to meet all of your needs.

Want to learn more about our auto import carrier services or need help customizing a vehicle shipping solution for you? Call 972-559-3229 or fill out our quick form to get your free quote. We’re your trusted international car importer and exporter.

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FAQs

CAN YOU SHIP A CAR INTERNATIONALLY?

Yes, we ship to multiple locations worldwide including the United Kingdom, Germany, and many more.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP A CAR INTERNATIONALLY?

In general, international vehicle shipping costs are calculated by weight and distance. There are some exceptions to this rule, but it never hurts to assume that distance plays a big part in determining how much it will cost to ship an item overseas. You should also keep in mind that some countries require special documents for imported goods. Our auto importer team can help you identify the specific documents needed as they may add extra charges beyond what you were quoted up front when you made arrangements for shipping.

WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST WAY TO SHIP A CAR OVERSEAS?

The cheapest way to ship a car overseas is by sea freight.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SHIP A VEHICLE OVERSEAS?

There are a number of documents that are required for international vehicle shipping by sea. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Certificate of Ownership
  • Vehicle Import Permit
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certificate of Importation/Exportation
  • Customs Declaration Form/Priority Dispatch Release Order

You can check with our auto importer team to find out the exact documents needed to ship your vehicle.

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