International Car Shipping
When shipping your car from the USA to an overseas destination, choosing the right international car shipping company is important. With Schumacher Cargo Logistics you get a knowledgeable team of international car shipping specialists and multiple shipping services including shared containers, sole use 20ft or 40ft containers and air freight.
With over 40 years of experience, reliably transporting vehicles internationally, we make it easy for you, regardless of your vehicles location and final destination. We offer shipments all over the world at the best value in the industry.
There are many variables that impact the cost of shipping your car internationally; to get your international car shipping quote fill out our online form.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car Overseas?
The cost to ship your car internationally is based on three main factors:
1) Location of vehicle 2) Size/Dimensions 3) Final destination requirements
As an example, it might cost $1000 to ship a car to Europe in a shared container from the east coast, but shipping a car overseas in its own 20 foot container can cost twice that amount.
We don’t like guessing when it comes to giving you a quote for your overseas car shipment. For this reason, our representatives create custom quotes for your specific needs.
Fill our our Online Quote form to get the cost of shipping your car overseas.
Why Ship Your Car Overseas With Schumacher Cargo Logistics?
As a licensed and bonded international NVOCC shipper with over 40 years of experience transporting cars worldwide, we have distinguished ourselves as the premier international car shipper in the USA.
If it has wheels, we can move it. It’s our passion. That’s why we offer highly competitive rates, work to continually grow our network, and find ways to make shipping cars internationally more efficient and cost effective for our clients.
Find everything you need for car shipping from the United States with Schumacher Cargo Logistics.
Our International Auto Shipping Services
Our vehicle export process includes all of the services necessary to ship your car internationally:
- Inland transport to warehouse closest to departure port
- Storage while awaiting consolidation
- Inspection report and full dock receipt
- US customs clearance and paperwork
- 24/7 online tracking
- Global network for international car shipping to over 80+ countries
Secure Vehicle Transport
Whether it is a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or moped, one of the most important stages of international vehicle shipping is securing the vehicle for transit. We can pick up a car from anywhere in the US and transport them to the port warehouse with the best rates for you. Our warehouse crews are professionally trained and have years of experience. Additionally, our team only uses specialized equipment when shipping vehicles. Once it arrives at one of our warehouses, a full and complete dock receipt is issued. We also take pictures of your automobile, which you can view online and use our 24/7 online tracking.
Popular International Car Shipping Destinations
Where do you need to transport your automobile? High volume destinations include:
We also ship cars to over 80 countries overseas beyond the ones listed above. Fill out our quote form to see if we ship your destination.
Requirements for Shipping a Car Overseas
Each country or port may require other documents, but the list below are the most common requirements when you transport your car internationally. Your SCL representative will inform you if you need additional documentation. Exporting your car from the USA should be simple, as you likely have many of these listed items on hand with your vehicle.
When receiving the vehicle we will need to keep your keys with us. The keys are necessary to operate the vehicle and complete the loading. As you receive the vehicle, your keys are given back to you.
Title and Registration
The original title is necessary for shipping a car overseas. It is needed to get your car in and out of the ports. If you would like, you can make copies of your title to hold onto during shipping. The originals will be returned to you once you receive the car at its destination.
A registration is only necessary if a car is being driven to the port, and this is not a requirement to export the vehicle.
Creditor/Lessor notarized statement
If the automobile is currently financed or under a lease, a notarized statement is required stating that the creditor/lessor is aware of the vehicle shipment and they give you permission to export the car. We will also need notarized copies of the title and the letter of release. Not all ports will allow car exports if the car is on a lien.
You (or a designated person) will need identification to pick up the car. If you do not have a US passport, you need an EIN number instead. The EINs protect US citizens’ social security numbers and take approximately 5 min to obtain. IDs are not necessary at the beginning, but have to be in before the car ships overseas. For foreign passports, we only need a copy to export the vehicle.
Country Specific Car Export Requirements
It is important to work with Schumacher representatives for country specific requirements for shipping cars overseas. For some countries you can only export used cars over a certain age. On the other hand, some countries do not allow any used car exports into their country and must be younger than a certain age. With our help, you’ll be able to confidently navigate these country specific requirements.
International Auto Transport FAQs
Below are some of the most common questions we receive when shipping cars overseas. As you begin working with your SCL representative, they’ll be able to answer any other questions you may have.
If you’re just starting out, be sure to check out our complete guide on How To Ship a Car Overseas.
How Long Does It Take To Ship A Car Overseas?
Depending on final destination port, the time it takes to ship a car overseas is on average around 30-40 days.
This international car shipping time is “on the water”, and does not include the time it takes to consolidate vehicles, load, and prepare for shipping with customs.
Can I Load Goods In A International Car Shipment?
For a majority of our shipments the answer is yes you can ship a car overseas with goods inside. This depends on the transport method though. Container services will allow this no problem but only up to a certain cubic volume. If you are moving overseas with a larger volume of goods, you may consider booking your own container which can accommodate both your vehicle(s) and goods. With roll-on roll-off service, there are no items inside the car other than spare tire, jack, and items of this sort.
Is There A Way To Ship A Car Overseas To My New Place Of Residence?
Yes. Schumacher Cargo Logistics offers a door to door service for international car shipping which includes ocean transport to the destination port. Once it arrives, your vehicle is delivered right to your new home. Many customers use this service as we handle the complete auto transport process from origin to destination.
When Should I Start Shipping My Car Overseas?
When starting an international car shipment, it is best to have a week or two of leeway. This will give you the appropriate time to gather all your documents and info. Also keep in mind the overall transit time, so you can plan around when the vehicle will arrive overseas. If you need your vehicle overseas at a particular time, you should start as soon as possible to make sure the arrangements go smoothly.
Overseas Vehicle Transport Methods
We offer three methods to ship vehicles overseas: container shipping, roll on roll off (RoRo), and air freight. The majority of international vehicle shipping happens through containers, but there are benefits to the other services as well. When shipping your car overseas, we’ll guide you through which method is the best for your situation.
Container Car Shipping Overseas
Schumacher offers both consolidated and sole use container services. Each provides the benefit of a container, but there are some major differences.
Consolidated Container Car Shipping:
Shipping cars overseas via consolidated containers offers the most value per vehicle. With this, the shipping cost is split between different people in the same container. It is also our most popular service. However, shipping requires more set up and not all destinations have service.
Sole Use Container Car Shipping:
In these cases, our sole use container allows a person to load their own 20 or 40 foot container. This costs more than shared, but is a good balance between price and time.
RoRo (Roll-on Roll off Car Shipping Overseas)
Roll on Roll off is a service where vehicles roll onto a boat in the US and roll off at the destination port. This service is used primarily for oversized vehicles that do not fit in a container, but regular cars and motorcycles use this international vehicle shipping service for uncommon destinations as well.
Air Freight Car Shipping Overseas
Air freight is the fastest way possible to ship a car overseas. With this speed comes much higher costs, so it is not a common way to ship. This service is a great option for time sensitive shipments such as races, shows, or super luxury vehicles.
Still not sure which overseas car shipping method is right for you? Check out our resource on roll on roll off vs container car shipping. You can also call us at 1-800-599-0190, we are happy to help you make the right decisions.
Watch International Car Shipping Container Loading
Our dedicated team will load your vehicle with the utmost care and precision. Watch the time lapse as we load cars for container shipping.
More International Car Shipping Info
*For info on bringing a car back or import, visit our resource on importing a car to USA.
Fill out our Online Quote Form and start shipping your car overseas. For any other international vehicle shipping questions, feel free to contact our representatives at:
USA 562 408 6677 // Toll Free 800 599 0190
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