Cost to Ship a Container to France
The cost of shipping a container to France is hard to determine without certain details. However, it is said that the average shipping container from the US to France is anywhere from $800 to a few thousand dollars. Of course, the weight of your vehicle and other belongings as well as the size of shipping container chosen will affect the cost. For those worried about exceeding their financial means, choose a container just large enough to fit the vehicle and remember that you can ship other belongings by packing them in the vehicle or any remaining container space. All your belongings must have permission to enter France according to import policies.
Container shipping methods are the absolute safest way to ship a car overseas. The walls of the container protect the vehicle from poor weather, rough waters, criminal activity, and other hazards that might arise while the transport is in action. Although this method of transport costs a little more than open air methods, it is worth the extra protection, especially combined with the transporter’s insurance coverage.
Container shipping is favored by customers paying to ship luxury, antique or classic automobiles. It is also the only transport service that allows the customer to split the costs with another customer shipping to the same country. If you don’t need all the space provided inside the shipping container you can let someone else use it for their things. They can then pay for half the shipping container costs to France.
The Significance of Varying Shipping Container Sizes
Depending on the transport company you chose to hire, you should have various shipping container sizes to select from when you decide to purchase enclosed transport. The professionals at the transport company will gladly assist you in your selection.
Call the Embassy of France for the current import laws regarding enclosed transport and vehicle importation. They’ll even inform you of the latest import tax rates for vehicles. The taxes charged by the country for the import aren’t associated with the shipping service costs. Pay all tax and duty charges in full and take the receipt to Customs along with the other documents requested. Once they have everything expected, they will issue a certificate of approval. This certification is needed for the car’s entry into the country.
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.