Do you want to ship your vehicle to Lebanon from the US?
Shipping A Car To Lebanon
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- It’s certainly not cheap to ship a car to Lebanon from the United States: most vehicle shipments to the area are done for $3,000 to $6,200.
- For specialized or premium services, as well as vehicles larger than a standard car, you can expect to pay slightly more than you might otherwise.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Lebanon
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Tripoli||$200||$4,800||5+40|
|Los Angeles to (California port) to Beirut||$350||$4,600||5+38|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Beirut||$400||$1,900||5+20|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Beirut||$450||$4,600||5+38|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Beirut||$550||$4,600||6+38|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Tripoli||$550||$2,000||5+22|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Beirut||$575||$1,900||6+20|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Tripoli||$675||$2,000||6+22|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Tripoli||$775||$4,800||7+40|
|Houston, TX to (New York port) to Beirut||$1,075||$1,900||7+20|
*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.
Importing a vehicle into Lebanon can be a complex and involved endeavor, but by doing some research ahead of time and hiring a reputable auto transport company, it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience.
There are a couple options when shipping your vehicle into Lebanon that you must need to first consider. The first is determining the length of time your vehicle will remain in the country because if you intend to re-export it out within 6 months, you can avoid paying customs duties and taxes. This is known as a temporary import. If you intend to keep your vehicle in the country longer than 6 months, you will need to follow the process outlined for a permanent import.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Lebanon
- Commercial Invoice
- Bill of Lading
- Registration & Title
- Passport (or other document showing identification of importer)
- Purchase invoice
- Ownership card
You will be required to pay a customs duty known as the “Single Customs Duty” which is calculated based on the value of the vehicle (obtained from a universally recognized source such as Blue Book or the Super Schwache Liste). If your vehicle’s value exceeds 20 million LBP, expect that you will owe a duty of approximately 50% of your vehicle’s value. If the value is less than 20 million LBP, expect that your duty will be a flat fee of 5,000,000 LBP. You may also be held liable for a local consumption duty. In addition to the customs duties, a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 10% will be imposed too.
All the values used to calculate how much you owe are determined based on the CIF total (Cost + Insurance + Freight), so make sure you have all the pertinent documents that pertain to shipping the vehicle handy at all times.
Finally, Lebanon does not allow vehicles over 8 years of age to be imported, and that age limit is currently in legislation to be reduced down to 5 years. Consult the Lebanon Customs website prior to making arrangements to ship your vehicle to ensure all information is up to date and your vehicle qualifies.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Lebanon
Transporting heavy equipment or oversized cargo out of the United States nd to a country far across the world is a situation that’s better left to experienced transport specialists with a history of successful international deliveries. There’s a lot that goes into the planning and preparing of an overseas delivery. Without access to the appropriate equipment and technology, delivering heavy equipment to another nation isn’t likely not possible. Before you can even ship your oversized cargo to Lebanon, you must first abide by their import laws and provide specific forms of proof to Customs. At A1, we will help you collect this proof and gain the certificate of import approval.
We have shipped all types of heavy equipment and overseas cargo to other countries throughout the many years we’ve been in business in this industry. To give you a clear vision of some of the pieces of heavy equipment and oversized cargo we have shipped, here is a small list of examples…
- Large Vehicles and Dump Trucks
- Haulers and More…
What Overseas Transport Methods Are Offered through A1?
The type of cargo you wish to have delivered into Lebanon will determine which of our overseas transport methods are open to you. Nevertheless, we’ve included a summary of each international transport service we have available…
- Container shipping is the most secure form of international transport. As long as your heavy equipment can fit into a 40ft container, you can take advantage of this enclosed method of shipping.
- Flat rack shipping includes securing your cargo to a metal frame before it is placed atop the water vessel.
- RoRo transport is the cheapest and popular open air shipping service we offer. It is available to those with functioning vehicles and equipment that can drive onto and off of the ship using a ramp.
- LoLo transport is a method of open air transport that’s recommended to those with inoperable large vehicles and equipment. A crane is used to lift the cargo on and off of vessel.
Related Information & FAQs
- How must I prepare for shipping a car from the USA to Lebanon?
- How to ship a car from the USA to Lebanon?
- The costs of import taxes and duties associated with shipping a car to Lebanon from the USA
- Ship your car to Lebanon from the US at an affordable cost
- What is the best way to ship my car to Lebanon?
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.