Vehicle Import/Export Services
If you’re looking for the best international vehicle shipping options, 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 transport carrier 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 vehicle shipping 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 vehicle shipping importer helps you understand 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 when importing a car, consult our knowledgeable experts 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
Often used to ship building materials, grains, ore, and wood chips.
Cars roll straight onto the vessel rather than being lifted by a crane.
Commonly carried behind other ships to increase storage space.
Containers can be further transported by truck or train once offloaded.
WHERE WE SHIP CARS
- United Kingdom
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 vehicle 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 vehicle importer and exporter, we know what it takes to ship cars 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.
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 your needs. Want to learn more about our auto transport carrier services or need help customizing a vehicle shipping solution for you?
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. These documents 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 team to find out the exact documents needed to ship your vehicle.