If you are coming to Brazil, you may want to make your visit stop in Manaus. Formerly known as Lugar de Barra do Rio Negro until 1939, it is now the capital city of the state of Amazonas located in the North Region of Brazil. It is also well known for the Amazon Rainforest.
Manaus is well known for being the home of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and holds the title to being the only host city in the rainforest region, or any of the geographically isolated areas north or west of other host cities.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Manaus
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Manaus||$200||$3100||5+31 days|
|Manaus to (New York port) to Boston, MA||$400||$2400||5+23 days|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Manaus||$475||$3100||6+31 days|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Manaus||$550||$3100||6+31 days|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Manaus||$575||$2400||6+23 days|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Manaus||$700||$2400||6+23 days|
|Manaus to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$3100||7+31 days|
|Manaus to (New York port) to Memphis, TN||$800||$2400||6+23 days|
|Manaus to (New York port) to Miami, FL||$925||$2400||7+23 days|
|Manaus to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$1,025||$3100||7+31 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.
Cost and methods of freight shipping
If you are importing a vehicle from the United States to Brazil, you can expect to pay between $2400 and $4500, especially if you choose to ship by way of shipping containers. These containers can be used to bring over your vehicle and other household goods you want to keep. In fact, the containers are so big they can also accommodate more than one vehicle inside.
Classic cars are a good example of vehicles that you may want to use a container for. These vintage are fully functional and may require the lift-on/ lift-off transport. This means that the crane will lift them on and off the ship in order to keep them up. Container shipping protects the vehicles during shipping however, it will cost more.
A1 Auto Transport service offers door-to-terminal pickup services as one of their many options. This type of service includes picking up your vehicle at your home and then taking responsibility for getting it to the shipping point. This is a service that will cost more money however if you have a busy schedule, it may be of help. The alternative to this service is that you drive the vehicle to the port you plan to exit from yourself.
The Brazilian Government will allow anyone coming to the country to import one vehicle into the country. It also requires that your vehicle be new instead of used. The only exception to the rule is if your vehicle is more than thirty years old. This means that the vehicle is classic or antique. Also, any vehicle coming in must also meet the countries standards for emission and safety control. You should also be aware that the standards can be discussed with A1 Auto Transport Service. You can also contact the Ministry of Transport in Brazil to learn more.
Shipping regulations and requirements
It's a good idea to go over the rules and regulation of both customs with A1 Auto Transport Service to ensure that everything is going by the book and all rules and regulations are being followed. Documentation of your request for import must be submitted to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at least seventy-two hours prior to your vehicle being exported.
It's important that you ensure that your vehicle is even eligible for shipping internationally. To clarify, you need to make sure that if someone is holding a lien against your vehicle, you are able to bring it into another country and you have written approval for that. The laws that govern eligibility for importing can be verified in Title 19 of U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
Be sure to have a copy of your driver's license, your passport, and proof of ownership to show to the Brazilian Customs. Roll On/ Roll Off shipping method and container shipping are the most affordable and most practical way to ship your vehicle around the world. They are both different in their own way and may make it difficult to choose which one would be best.
Roll On/ Roll Off shipping isn't available at all ports so ask your A1 Auto Transport Service agent to verify that information. With this method of shipping, your vehicle will be driven onto the ship deck and off again once it reaches the port. You will only be able to have the spare tire, the floor mats, and the car jack in your car in order to transport.
Container shipping is going to cost a little bit more however you can split the container with someone if you have the room and not the additional cash. You can choose from the 20 foot or the 40 foot container. Once your vehicle is loaded, you can fill the remainder of the container up with any personal items you want to bring with you. You will need to make sure that the property you ship is in accordance with the Brazilian laws.
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.