“Can I ship my POV?” “How can I get my privately owned vehicle to my new base?” “How do I ship a car overseas?” If your search history is littered with these queries, then it’s time to turn to Trans Global Auto Logistics. We have immense respect for the men and women who selflessly serve our country. As such, we’re happy to offer military car shipping services to active-duty members of the military.
We understand how important your private vehicle is to you. Maybe it’s full of fond memories, such as your first date with your spouse, or perhaps you need some familiarity while you complete your overseas assignment. It’s our aim to ease the transition of serving our country in a place that’s far from home. It is our deepest wish to show you how grateful we are for your service with the level of detail and experience you receive.
The Process of POV Shipping
Asking, “Which method should I use to ship my POV?” seems like a simple question. There’s a simple answer, too—engage the shipping services of Trans Global. We take on the responsibility of dealing with documentation, logistics, and other requirements during shipment. We can transport your privately owned vehicle from the United States to Europe or anywhere in the world. We can also take care of shipping it back for you.
For service members who are scheduled to move from one US base to another, we offer domestic POV shipping to wherever you’re stationed. Likewise, government contractors can have their POV shipped overseas, allowing you to reunite with the vehicle you can rely on.
To make use of our military car shipping plans, you first need to clean your vehicle and get rid of any after-market additions and components. You also need to remove your personal items from the vehicle. Make sure that the gas tank is a quarter full or less. At that point, we take over to ship your automobile to your location with the help of the carriers that work with us. Working with IAL and your own transportation services, we provide you with up-to-date information and fast, efficient service.
The next time you ask yourself, “How can I ship my POV to a new location?” remember that Trans Global has the solution. Reach out to us to work out a shipment plan for your personal vehicle. Let us know where you’re headed and inform us of your timeline. We offer our deepest thanks for your service to your country.
Why can’t I drop off/pick up my vehicle at the nearest VPC like I do with my 1st POV?
At the moment the VPC’s are not equipped to handle commercial vehicles. For your convenience, we do offer trucking services within U.S. and Europe and in many cases can pick up or deliver your vehicle right to your home for an additional cost. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.
My quote says it excludes any destination fees. What fees will I incur?
The destination fees you can expect to incur are terminal charges, customs clearance, as well as a handling fee charged by the local agent. These fees vary by destination but can be provide to you prior to your shipment upon request.
What are the conditions for cleanliness?
The exterior of your POV must be washed and cleaned of all dirt. The interior of your vehicle must be vacuum cleaned with only factory installed items in the vehicle.
What items may be shipped with my POV?
Only factory installed items. We also suggest removing your license plates prior to shipment.
Why am I restricted to only 1/4 tank of fuel?
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (Title 49, Transportation, Carriage By Vessel, Section 176.905, Para A (2) specifically states: “The fuel tank of a motor vehicle or mechanical equipment powered by liquid fuel may not be more than one-fourth full.”
How can I track the status of my 2nd POV?
Unfortunately we do not have an online tracking system. You can however go to http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/, enter the vessel name your vehicle is on which we’ll provide you and you’ll be able to see in real time where that vessel is. Alternatively, contact either our U.S. or Europe office (depending on which one you booked with) or send us an email requesting an update on your shipment. Please include first and last name, order number, if available and destination.
What do I need to collect my vehicle once it arrives at destination?
Each country has different requirements. Please contact the local agent prior to your vehicle arriving. Their contact details will be provided to you at time of booking.
Why do I have to provide your agents with a Power of Attorney?
We are required to present Port and Customs Officials authority to act on your behalf. Your Power of Attorney enables our representatives to complete the import and or export process.
What are your transit times ? How long will it take to deliver my POV?
Generally speaking, transit times vary from 20-30 days depending on destination and vessel availability.
Do you guarantee my vehicle will not be damaged in transit
We only work with quality providers to insure your vehicle is properly cared for during its sea voyage but unfortunately, no one can guarantee this. We do offer all risk Marine Insurance for peace of mind and coverage in the unlikely event your vehicle is damaged. Please be aware that Steamship lines can only be held responsible for up to $500 regardless of the amount of the damage caused so we strongly suggest taking out Marine Insurance. Some vehicle insurance providers already include this coverage in your policy so check with them first to see if you’re already covered.
Where can I obtain more detailed information for preparing my POV for shipment?
If you’re in the U.S., contact the Trans Global head office at 1-800- 264-8167 or email@example.com or if you’re in Europe, contact Trans Global Europe at +49 (0) 6134-2592730 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Prepping Car for International Shipping
• Vehicle must be thoroughly clean inside AND out • Less than a ¼ tank of fuel, cannot be above ¼ Tank • Spare tire (2 only) jack and lug wrench • Only factory installed items. No personal effects • Only tools that came with the vehicle are allowed (NO TOOL BOXES) • Only roof racks installed by the auto manufacturer • No tailgate nets, covers, bras • No extra speakers, or equalizers if not bolted • No decorative ornaments • All seat covers will be removed • Remove license plates (recommended) • Keys must be provided for all compartments to include tire locks (Department of Homeland Security Inspects all compartments and will detain any vehicle without access to a locked compartment) • Alarm system must be disengaged prior to shipment when possible • 1 Copy of Power of Attorney if other than Spouse of Service Member
You will need the original title to present to U.S. Customs. The title will be returned to you via certified mail
If your vehicle is not paid for and currently has a lien:
You will need an original signed and notarized Letter of Permission to ship overseas from the line holder (fax or copies will not be accepted)
You will need a notarized copy of the title (front and back);
In the case that the title is already electronically filed with the state and the bank can not provide you a notarized copy of the title, you will need an original DMV Transcript certified by the DMV (Title Record)
1 Copy of Military / Government I.D. Card (front and back)
1 Copy of PCS Orders
1 Copy of Marriage License if in Spouses name only
1 Copy of Power of Attorney if other than Spouse of Service Member
Signed copy of Shipping Order must be received prior to your desired shipping date
1 Copy of PCS Orders
1 Copy of US Title or U.S. Vehicle Registration
1 Copy of Bill of Sale or Proforma Invoice
1 Copy of Miltiary ID Card (front and back)
1 Copy of Marriage License (if POV is in spouse name and spouse not on orders)
1 Copy of Power of Attorney if Service Member or Spouse is not turning in