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How Much Does Overseas Car Shipping Cost?

Published by Joe Webster.

Car Shipping Cost Internationally

You’ve decided to ship your car overseas, and right about now you are rightly wondering, how much is this going to cost me?

The answer is not clear-cut because it depends on a myriad of details that you must navigate in order to cut down on the maximum costs.

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It depends on how you ship it, who ships it, and of course, where you are shipping it to. Some countries support a variety of shipping methods, while other regions can only support air freight or containerized shipping (in some cases) in combination with local railway or transport by truck.

Either way tracking information is available for your car during the entire journey.

Paperwork, customs clearance, laws, and fees that vary from country to country. You will want a freight forwarder to help you navigate these things. Cheaping out on your selection of freight forwarder is a bad decision because a mishap in shipping could cost you a great deal.

International Freight Shipping Companies

Things you need to know about shipping your car using a freighter plane:


If you need your car as soon as possible, airfreight is recommended- if you have the means to pay for this.


Any hiccups in the process can throw off the transport schedule for either the air or ocean freighters. Because they hold far less cargo, the planes schedule is more manageable. A mishap could throw off the arrival of your car by a matter of days.


For its speed and reliability, airfreight will cost you 5 or 6 times the amount that ocean transport will.


Airfreight as a method of shipping your car abroad has an obvious advantage to ocean transport if your destination is inland.

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Things you need to know about shipping your car using containerized shipping via ocean:

Overseas transport is more environmentally friendly.


There are a variety of reasons one might choose to ship rather than fly. The heavy stuff is easier and cheaper to ship overseas. You might choose to because it’s cheaper route, or your car is too heavy, or you have other things that you need to ship. One drawback you’ll be facing with overseas shipping- its inferior speed. Even if nothing goes wrong during transport to delay, you’re facing a few weeks of time versus a few days.

RELIABILITY: If something goes wrong in ocean scheduling the time frame is much more overloaded with people and cargo and you are likely to wait quite a long time for your vessel to arrive.

COST: There’s no contest in cost when one compares air and ocean transport. Even though additional costs may accrue if your destination is inland and you have to contract a train or truck to get it from the port, you saved 5 to 6x the amount in the first place choosing ocean shipping over air freight.


Though there is the additional hassle of transporting overland after you ship overseas, any place in the world is accessible via both air and containerized shipping.

RORO Shipping Method

Things you need to know about shipping your car using “RORO”:

RORO or “roll on, roll off” offers a method of shipping your car overseas that has some of the advantages disadvantages to both air and containerized transport. RORO offers you a more specialized service for transporting your car that can keep up with containerized shipping’s lower cost, and lower environmental impact. It will, however, have strict rules about shipping additional things alongside or in your vehicle that is not a factor in containerized shipping. This option is even cheaper than containerized shipping.

If you have question about how much it costs to ship a vehicle by boat either RORO or containerized contact us today to learn more! We are happy to offer cost estimates for shipments anywhere in the world ABSOLUTELY FREE! No obligation required and no strings attached! Call us at the number at the top of the page or get in touch through our online contact form today!

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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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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
NO. 021869F
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