How Should I Ship My Car From Guam To Long Beach, California?
Your best option is to ship your vehicle from Guam to Long Beach, California using RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) or container shipping on an ocean-going freight vessel. While it’s a much faster alternative, air freight for cars is impractical for most people because it’s extremely expensive.
RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) shipping uses a cargo ship with a ramp and a special hold that’s configured to hold hundreds of vehicles, sort of like a parking garage. It’s a good option if you’re only shipping a car.
Cargo container shipping involves loading your car into a 20 or 40-foot cargo container. This option is good if you’re moving your household goods to Long Beach, California when moving to Guam, because your car and your other stuff can be sent at the same time.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car From Guam To Long Beach, California?
It will typically cost around $2,000 to ship a standard car with RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) shipping, but the cost of Guam to Long Beach, California auto shipping can vary quite a bit based on the make and model of your car, your chosen transportation method, and some other factors.
For example, shipping a large truck or SUV from Guam to Long Beach, California will be more expensive than shipping a smaller compact car. The time of year, desired shipping time, and a number of other things can also contribute to the cost of shipping. The best way to get an estimate is to contact an experienced auto shipping company like A-1 Auto Transport.
What Kinds Of Cars Can I Import From Guam To Long Beach, CA?
All cars that meet U.S. safety standards and were built for sale in the United States can be imported to the United States. This includes most vehicles built in the US, Mexico, and Canada, and most cars in Guam meet these criteria. In addition, cars that are over 25 model years old with the original drivetrain are exempt from these regulations.
Your vehicle will also need to meet local California auto requirements, such as smog checks, and these are more strict than those in most other states. You can learn more about these requirements from the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
Also, note that you may need to pay taxes to import your car. You will need to pay a 2.5% import tax on cars and a 25% import tax on trucks unless the vehicle was originally built in the US, Canada, or Mexico.
Contact A-1 Auto Transport For Auto Shipping From Guam To Long Beach, California
With our network of shipping providers, A-1 Auto Transport provides cost-effective, reliable shipping services from Guam to Long Beach, California, and the rest of the US. Contact us online or give us a call to get started.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.