Shipping Cars Overseas

Shipping Cars Overseas
Shipping Vehicle Overseas

Do you like to know how to ship a car to Overseas and you are looking for a reliable car shipping overseas company? No matter if you are first-time car shipper or you have been shipping cars for years, the rules and regulation are exactly the same when it comes to shipping cars overseas.  When shipping one car ro-ro maybe a better option but you can't have any items inside the car and the vehicle needs to be in run and drive condition with no accident.  The title must be clean for the ro-ro carrier to accept. For container shipment all these requirements do not apply so you can add items inside the car, does not need to be a clean title or running.  Remember the country where you are shipping your car to may have some other regulations so you always need to check those regulations prior to shipping your vehicle overseas.  Cars and Trucks are one of the most important commodities in international shipping


Each year, there are millions of cars being transported all around the world. The USA is one of the major Car exporters in the World. 
There are two modes of shipping cars overseas. The cars could be shipped via Ocean or Air. Ocean Shipping is the most economical option for transporting cars internationally. The price of shipping car could depend on the type of car, destination, and mode of transport. As one of the leader in overseas car shipping companies, our ultimate goal is to find the best option for shipping your cars overseas. As one the leader in International car shipping from Houston, West and East Coast we provide both ro-ro and container service. If you are not sure about the details of your car, you can find the information needed by using the VIN number of the car.  Transporting cars in the container is considered the safest since the vehicle is covered and protected from the sun and any movement during the ocean or rail transportation. 
US General Shipping offers both containerized and rolls on roll off. The cost for shipping the car via roll on roll off is mostly lower than container shipment, however, once you are shipping multiple cars the 40 or 45 footer containers will become a better option. USG is your reliable Shipping Car Overseas Company and will offer the most competitive rates for that. We offer car shipping from all the major ports in the USA to any port in the World. Please see below our services for shipping cars overseas.
- Shipping cars overseas rates for air: The rate for international car shipping could change depending on the origin of your shipment, type of car, mode of shipment and the destination. Also, the rate is always lower if you ship multiple cars. The vehicle if expensive or brand new better to not be lifted in the container.

The estimated rate for shipping cars by Air to some overseas countries

-  LAX to Doha: $9500

- LAX to DXB: $9500

- JFK to Shangai: $9500

- JFK to Paris: $6500

Shipping truck overseas
When it comes to international transportation for Trucks and Heavy equipment the options are limited to flat rack containers or roll on roll off. The smaller or day cab trucks could fit in the 40 footer HC.

Car shipping overseas companies 

are offering mostly shipping services from one location but the advantage of using USG is now we provide the same services from six locations in the USA and few locations in Europe, Canada and the d the Middle East. We offer cars loading services in Newark NJ, Miami Fl, Houston TX, Long Beach, and San Fransisco CA. The cars need to be safely loaded in the container. Our team will load the cars and make sure to secure them well. For shipping a car overseas you can use the 20 footer which is the smallest container. Due to all the dealership agreements, the brand new cars are not easy to be shipped under the certificate of Origins however for some destination and type of cars you may have the possibilities to ship the new cars. Overseas car shipping companies are not allowed to handle any purchase transaction on behalf of the client however they can provide a draft copy of the bill of lading to the dealership to prove that car is only for shipping overseas.  
Efficient, safe and timely shipping of automobiles has become an important requirement in the present day and in keeping with the demand, USG Shipping Lines offers the best of automobile shipping services. The process of international automobile shipping is largely simplified owing to the efficient, straightforward and transparent services offered by this worldwide shipping company. The company possesses expertise in shipping automobiles through airways as well as through the ocean. 
When you hire USG Shipping Lines to transport your automobiles, you can be assured of safety because a lot of technical expertise and safety measures go into securing the vehicle such that no damage is caused to it during transit. The expertly trained staff of the company is well equipped to brace and lock the car in place in order to ensure that the vehicle is unscathed. Our Car Shipping Services include both Air and Ocean Freight. 
Besides providing an ideal atmosphere for the transit of automobiles, the company takes up the responsibility of arranging all required documentation required for transporting the vehicle. Many countries impose regulations regarding exhaust pollutants. Such details are made available to customers. Bill of Landing and all other kinds of paperwork are handled by the company so as to make the process easy and hassle-free. A cover letter which includes the name of the vessel, dates of departure and arrival, address, the name of the customer, details of automobile and contact numbers of company agents are provided so that the automobile can easily be claimed at the destination. 
How to ship a car overseas?  USG Shipping Line specialized in handling the export process for shipping cars to Overseas. We offer both containerized and roll on roll off for shipping vehicle overseas. When your car overseas its very clear that your car should not be under any sort of financing. The USA is one of the largest cars exporters in the World. Please see below the required document for exporting your car overseas and note these requirements are not negotiable  :
- The car needs to be fully paid
- You need the Original Title
- There should not be any Lien on the title or it has to sign off
- Some of the US Customs offices require the original Lien release letter from the Bank
- Some of the US Customs offices require the Bill of Sales for Car less than 1-year-old
The titles need to be pre-validated by the US Customs and border protection for the cars being exported. Depending on the port of export the validation process can take between 1 to 3 business days. All the titles should be validated by 72 hours prior to the departure and submitted to the carrier. For Air Fright once the validation is done the Car can be shipped immediately. US General Shipping offers Customs titles Validation in all the major ports in the USA. Please see below the required documents for some of the ports:
Cars from Newark, NJ and New York : Original Title and Stamped Dock Receipt or House Bill Of Lading
Savannah: Original Title, Letter of Intent, Dock receipt
 Cars from Miami : Original Title, Export Power of Attorney. Letter of intent
 Cars from Long Beach and Los Angeles: Original Title and Cover Letter
For more details about the validation, please contact us and we will make sure to provide you with the most accurate information for each port. It is mandatory to provide the most accurate information when you fill out the overseas car shipping paperwork. US Customs had the authority to seize your car at your cost if the information provided is not correct. 
USG is not just an overseas vehicle shipping company, we also import vehicles from many countries.  Car transportation to overseas if handled correctly is an easy task but make sure to always provide us with the correct value and other details when you are filling out the car export declaration form. The rules and regulation for shipping Truck and Vehicle are exactly the same. US Customs may take up to 48 hours before validating the title for overseas shipping and in such case, USG can't be responsible if delay from Customs cause a rollover or it misses the vessel.  The time around for Customs to process the title of a vehicle is not in our control as sometime there could be a delay from their side due to an internal issue.
The Roll on roll off or Ro-Ro is a mode of shipment for the running vehicle where the vehicle will be loaded to the ship either by simply driving it or hooking it. The rate is usually cheaper than container especially if you ship a single car. 

 Price for car grand transportation and Ocean Freight car shipping via ro-ro

Origin/ Destination



Transit time

Phoenix to Shanghai



31 to 38 days

Denver to Mumbai



32 to 42 days

Dallas to Apapa



20 to28 days

Charlotte to Rotterdam



9 to 18 days

Chicago to Le Havre



14 to 24 days

San Diego to  Dammam



39 to 48 days

Baltimore to Jebel Ali



26 to 48 days

- Shipping cars overseas military: For US Military members in different bases either Guam or other places there is a specific process to ship the car. Active military members can enjoy a 10% discount on our ocean freight rate when shipping their vehicles overseas. When shipping special vehicles including armored cars, you need to obtain the Export license and that'ss even if you have purchased them from a government auction you should have the license for the overseas shipping. Most of these cars cant fit and transported in the container so the ro-ro shipping is the most convenient option.  US General Shipping offers International Auto Transport services from any locations in the USA or Canada to all the major Port or Airports in the World. Anymore question on how to ship a car overseas, send us an email or give us a call and we make sure to provide you with the latest information.  

These are just some of the prices for references to give you some idea of how much it cost to transport your car to the port in case you can't deliver the car yourself.  The international shipping rate will be added to inland transportation. Its good to have the cheapest price when quality is also there! 

  Fill free to give us a call or send us an email if you need to ship a vehicle overseas!