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Ship Car To Kobe

🇯🇵 Japan, (JP)

Ship Car To Kobe
🇯🇵 Japan, (JP)

The sixth largest city in Japan, Kobe is the capital of the Hyōgo Prefecture. Situated 20 miles away from Osaka, it is located on the island of Honshū. Kobe is a large business district that offers merchants a consistent means of living.

There are ample employment opportunities to uncover and that is why this city is heavily population. Public transportation in Kobe includes nearby trains and railway lines but your personal vehicle will be much needed because you can travel in and around Kobe as you want.

Shipping your vehicle from the United States to Kobe is not difficult to do. You will need to ship your car to the nearest port located in Osaka, Japan. It is very beneficial to have a car shipping service on your side during the import process. A1 Auto Transport Service is one company that knows how to get your vehicle to Japan with no delays.

Shipping rules and regulations can be very intimidating if you don't know your way around it. A1 Auto Transport Service has years of experience working with customs and can help you ship your vehicle in no time. When you work with an experienced company that knows the rules and regulations of shipping, it can take the worry away so you can concentrate on other aspects of your trip.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Kobe

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
New York, NY to (New York port)
to Kobe
$275$32005+24 days
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Kobe
$350$24005+16 days
Kobe to (California port)
to Las Vegas, NV
$450$24005+16 days
Kobe to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$24006+16 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Kobe
$550$24006+16 days
Kobe to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$32005+24 days
Kobe to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$32006+24 days
Atlanta, GA to (New York port)
to Kobe
$700$32006+24 days
Kobe to (California port)
to Denver, CO
$775$24007+16 days
Kobe to (New York port)
to Houston, TX
$1,075$32007+24 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

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Shipping Methods.

You will have two different ways to ship your vehicle to Japan. The first method is container shipping. This method involves your vehicle being loaded into a closed in container. You can also add all your household items in with your vehicle if you are moving so you can ship everything at once to Japan. This is the more expensive shipping option but you can ship everything at once.

The second method is the Roll On/Roll Off method of shipping, also known as the RORO. This method involves your car being driven onto the deck of a ship and then harnessed down for the trip. The vehicle will need to be prepped before shipping and you can only have floor mats, car jack, and a spare tire in your vehicle at the time of import. Your vehicle will be rolled off the ship once it reaches port. This method is the most affordable way to ship a vehicle to Japan.

Procedure for Shipping a Vehicle to Japan.

If you are going to ship your vehicle over to Japan for less than one year, there will be different rules and regulations for a temporary import. You must obtain a Carnet de Passage en Douane, or CPD for short. This certifies that you are the owner of the vehicle. The Japan Automotive Federation or JAF for short will require that this document along with all the paperwork you must fill out will be needed in order to get your vehicle registered in Osaka.

If you are transporting your car to Japan for more than one year, you will need to fill out the paperwork for a permanent import. All documents will need to be sent in ahead of time. You will need to provide proof that you paid the custom duties, provide proof of insurance, registration, and ownership. You will also need to provide a Bill of Lading and any other registration documents requested. You will also need to clear an emissions test before the vehicle will be released back to you. You can find out more about importing to Japan by viewing the Japan Automobile Federation website.

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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. 

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