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Vehicle Shipping

Overseas Vehicle Shipping

We can ship your vehicles to any destination in the world using only the best ocean freight options available.

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Let your car be your faithful companion on all of your adventures across the world with international car shipping provided by I Love Moving.

Why Choose I Love Moving for the International Car Shipping Service

I Love Moving is a reputable nationwide company specialized in international relocations. We have been helping people move across the globe for years, and shipping cars overseas by sea or by air is one of the services our clients especially love. We know that many of you might be suspicious since this industry often has a bad reputation, but we at I Love Moving truly love what we do. Therefore, we are very responsive and completely transparent when it comes to pricing and quotes.

We strive to fulfill all of our clients’ requests and transport their cars to various corners of the world. Feel free to contact us, and we will do our best to find the best and quickest possible solution. Whether you want to ship one or several vehicles to or from the US, we will make sure that it is safely and timely transported from point A to point B.

Why You Should Ship Instead of Sell

Many clients encounter this dilemma sooner or later while planning their relocation. Selling a car and buying a new one sounds easy in theory, but in reality, it requires much more time and effort. Finding the right buyer might last longer than you thought, and you might have to lower down the price and lose some money if there are no buyers on sight, and your relocation day is approaching.

Also, you won’t have a lot of time after relocation to search for a new one if you need it for your daily commute to work. So whether you have a pricey machine or an old car that you’re sentimentality attached to, it is sometimes easier to keep it and transport it. Not to mention if you are the owner of rare classics and collectibles, then international shipping is the only reasonable option.

How Cars Are Shipped Overseas

The team of experienced I Love Moving international movers will make sure that the entire process goes smoothly and without hassle. We know that people are often concerned to let their precious four-wheeler embark on such a journey, which is why we decided to unveil the process and keep it all transparent. In case you have additional questions and need more information, feel free to contact us.

What Requirements a Vehicle Needs to Fulfill Before Loading

There are some conditions you and your vehicle need to fulfill to be eligible for overseas car shipping. The most important thing for car shipping from the US is to have the original title of ownership, not liaised or financed. Besides that, you’ll need a certificate of origin if the car was bought brand new and a copy of your passport. Another essential piece of information is that there shouldn’t be more than ¼ of fuel in your tank. For further questions about customs regulations, formalities, and documentation, do not hesitate to contact us. We will gladly answer them all.

Transportation Methods for Shipping Cars Overseas

Generally speaking, there are two main methods, shipping by sea and by air. Sea transportation is by far the most common way, and most of our clients opt for it. When it comes to sea transportation, there are two options. One is that your four-wheeler is shipped on the deck along with other cars, and the other one is to place it in a container.

To provide only the best services for our clients, we thought about every aspect of relocation and came up with the following methods of transportation. Feel free to pick the most convenient one:

  • Consolidated freight – this is an excellent option for those who have several vehicles because we can group up to 4 cars into one 40ft container and send them together on a journey across the sea.
  • Full container load – if you are transporting only one auto but you want it to be in its own container, we offer that as well. A 20ft container is a preferred choice among owners of classics and rare models.
  • Car + household goods – many of our clients choose this option, wherein a single 40ft container they can place their auto and household goods. It is very convenient, and people use it to ship all of their belongings at once. Just keep in mind that the amount of household goods you can load depends on the size of the auto.
  • Roll-on/Roll-off – the so-called RORO is often the most affordable solution. However, in this case, vehicles are not placed into containers, but they travel on the deck, exposed to the weather and other outdoor conditions. Currently, this service is available to Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Airfreight – for those who want their four-wheeler to arrive as fast as possible, international relocation by air is the right way to go. It is the safest and fastest method, and also the priciest, but it could be worth it.

Transporting Household Goods Within the Car

We do allow our clients to pack some of their household goods within the car and transport it that way if they opt for consolidated freight. However, it is not allowed to leave them in the front seat or passenger seat. This service is available at an additional cost, and clients need to provide us with the full list of items.

How Long Does It Take to Ship a Vehicle Overseas?

Overseas vehicle transport takes some time, which is why we always recommend our clients to book their shipping as soon as possible if they have figured out the date of their relocation. The duration mainly depends on the distance and the means of transportation. The fastest option is international relocation by air; however, at the same time, that is the most expensive option. Sea transport is more affordable, but it can last for weeks, depending on the distance and other terms.

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car Internationally?

Transporting vehicles internationally is not going to be the cheapest part of your relocation. We have to warn you; while scouting for the best company to transport your auto, don’t go for the cheapest one, because the chances are high that some hidden costs are waiting for you around the corner.

We strive to do our business completely transparently, which is why there are no extra fees or hidden costs that might surprise you once you book your relocation. Feel free to fill out the quote form on our website and give us a few basic pieces of information about your automobile and relocation, and we will send you a quote in a timely manner.

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Vehicle to Europe From the USA?

Although we ship to other continents as well, most of our clients are interested in Europe. Generally speaking, the cost range can go from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, so it is hard to talk about prices when we don’t have all the information. Since the price range depends on several factors, the best solution to get the idea of how much it costs is to send us a request for a quote.

How We Form the Price?

The total cost depends on several factors, and you can rest assured that we will always give you a total price without any hidden fees. Here are some of the criteria based on which we form the price:

  • Type, size, and dimensions of the machine
  • Location of the port
  • Location of the pickup
  • Destination port requirements
  • Type of transportation

How to Prepare Your Car for Overseas Transport

Your automobile is about to embark on what could be a weeks-long journey, so proper maintenance and a few check-ups are something you shouldn’t skip. For example, it is always better to get your car inspected and repaired at your local mechanic, than to wander trying to find a new one in another country. Therefore, we always offer our clients a few tips for preparing their machine for this journey:

  • Remove all personal belongings, such as important documents and valuables,
  • Visit an authorized service to make sure everything is okay,
  • Wash the exterior and clean it on the inside,
  • Measure the pressure in tires,
  • Make sure you have a copy of your keys,
  • No more than ¼ of the tank should be full,
  • Secure any loose parts,
  • Disconnect the alarm or anti-theft system,
  • Take pictures of the exterior and any existing damage.

FAQ

  • Do you offer insurance? Yes, as long as your four-wheeler is with us, it is insured. However, we always advise our clients to get additional full coverage insurance or total loss insurance, just in case.
  • Do you offer door-to-door services? Yes, we do offer exclusive door-to-door services in most countries. Feel free to contact us for more information about it.
  • From which ports you ship? NJ and LA are our major ports where clients can drive their auto and hand it over, but we also offer transportation from all other ports in the US.
  • Can someone else pick up the vehicle instead of me? Only a consigned agent can do this.
  • Can I track the shipment? You can track your shipments journey across the ocean online and call us for any details.
  • Can I ship an automobile that is not operable? Yes, we transport inoperable vehicles as well, just make sure you notify us about that in advance.
  • Can I ship a motorcycle? Yes, we do offer the transportation of motorcycles, mopeds, and ATVs.
  • How long in advance should I book my transportation? As soon as possible, but at least two weeks in advance would be ideal.
  • What taxes do I have to pay? Taxes and import duties vary from one country to another. Although we can advise you on some of them, we always strongly recommend our clients to contact the embassy to clarify all details and expenses.
  • Do I need to drive to the port, or can someone come and pick up my car? You can drive your car to the port and save some money by doing so, but we can also send a shuttle truck to your door to pick it up.
  • Is my car safe on the boat? Whether it is on the deck or in one of the containers, we take all precautionary measures and follow all guidelines to make sure the car is safe. We use straps and clamps to immobilize the car, so it does not move and get damaged. When the car is shipped along with household goods, they are separated, so there’s no danger of incidents and damage such as dents, scratches, things tossing over, etc.

Book Your Reliable International Movers Today

Finding the right company is never an easy task, especially when it comes to international relocations that require more preparation. I Love Moving is a company that always has its clients’ best interests in mind, which is why we don’t lowball our clients or keep their goods hostage. We offer professional services at a reasonable price while ensuring our clients get the best possible relocation experience. If your relocation date is approaching, don’t hesitate to contact us. Don’t leave your four-wheeled friend behind you; send it overseas with us.

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5 Stars

I did a search to find an affordable internationally moving company that can also ship my car overseas. They offered me the best price around. The guys were great, they made sure to be careful with all my belongings. And there were no damages made to my car. Overall couldn’t be any more satisfied with their services, they did an awesome job.