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Costs Explained: Overseas Car Shipping Calculator

Published by Joe Webster.

Costs Explained: Overseas Car Shipping Calculator

When trying to calculate the cost of shipping a car overseas, there are many things that need to be taken into account. For one, there’s the challenge of shipping a vehicle over such a long distance. Will you choose air freight, use a shipping container on a boat, or have your car transported using the increasingly popular “RORO” method? In this blog post, we’ll explain the differences and examine what sort of cost you can anticipate when having a vehicle shipped between two countries.

Air Freight - Air freight is the most expensive way to ship a vehicle, but it’s also the fastest. If you need a car shipping from one country to another and have a short timeframe for delivery, air freight may be your only option. Generally, this service is reserved for high-end, luxury, vintage and exotic cars that have a high value.

Containerized Transport - Containerized transport is a great option, especially if you need to ship more than just a vehicle. If you have a personal good that needs to be sent along as well, a container is the best way to go about it. For most auto transport services, the vehicle has to be completely cleaned and empty prior to shipment. With a container, the extra room can easily accommodate other goods and personal items.

Roll on, Roll off (RORO) - Roll on, roll of or “RORO” as it’s often called, is one of the most common ways to ship a vehicle internationally. Essentially, your vehicle is “driven” onto the storage area of a large transport ship, where it is then secured for delivery. Once the ship arrives at its scheduled port, the car is then driven off the ship. It’s one of the easiest and most hassle-free ways to have a car sent to another country at an affordable price.

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Now that you’re familiar with the options available, we’ll dive into some of the other aspects of shipping a car internationally that contribute to the total cost. In the above section, we covered how the method of shipment impacts the price you pay, but there are certainly other factors at play.

Fuel Costs - This one is a biggie, regardless of whether you’re shipping a vehicle across state lines or to another country. Gas prices and the other affiliated costs that go along with it definitely play a major role. This doesn’t just apply to overland car shipping, but to hauling a vehicle by boat as well.

Taxes & Duties - This is where costs can sneak up on you a little bit. When you ship a car within the U.S., you don’t have any import taxes, duties or value added tax to worry about. With another country, that’s not always the case and it’s an important consideration since it can add significantly to the cost.

Would you like a precise cost estimate for shipping a car to another country? Simply fill out our online quote calculator for a FREE, no obligation estimate or call us today at the number at the top of the page with your questions!

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

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CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
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