Ship Your Car To Or From Paraguay
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a regular sized car to Paraguay from the U.S. will generally cost in the neighborhood of $2,300 to $4,700.
- It’s important to note that these are strictly shipping costs and additional fees may apply for import taxes and vehicle registration once the car arrives.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Paraguay
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Asuncion||$200||$3,200||5+34|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Asuncion||$450||$3,200||5+34|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Asuncion||$475||$3,200||6+34|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Asuncion||$550||$3,200||6+34|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Asuncion||$575||$2,200||6+26|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Asuncion||$675||$2,200||6+26|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Asuncion||$700||$2,200||6+26|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Asuncion||$775||$3,200||7+34|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Asuncion||$800||$2,200||6+26|
|Houston, TX to (New York port) to Asuncion||$1,075||$2,200||7+26|
*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.
Exporting a vehicle to Paraguay is a little tricky, because the country is landlocked, meaning it has no coastline with any ocean. Therefore, no vehicles can be shipped directly to a port within Paraguay, but must instead be destined for a neighboring country like Argentina, and then shipped by truck from there to the final point of destination within Paraguay.
It’s also possible that river transportation might be arranged within Paraguay since it has several ports on the Paraguay River and one fair-sized port on the Parana River. Making the specific arrangements for further travel after reaching the destination port should be handled by your shipper. For this reason, it is quite important that you work with a shipper who is familiar with the Paraguayan transport system, so as to avoid long delays in getting the vehicle transported.
On the U.S. side, you’ll need to arrange to have your vehicle either driven to the port of departure, or picked up by your shipper for transport to the departure point. It will be cheaper if you drive the vehicle yourself, but when that is not possible, most shippers offer pick-up service.
The port you must get the vehicle to will depend on where you live in the U.S., since there are many ocean-going ports located on the long coastlines of the country. Of course you will also have to use a port that your shipper operates out of, so choosing a shipper may be your first priority.
Popular Shipping Destinations
- Ciudad del Este
- Fernando de la Mora
- Pedro Juan Caballero
- San Lorenzo
- Villa Elisa
The two main shipping methods for ocean-going vessels are container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO). Container shipping utilizes 20-ft or 40-ft long containers to encapsulate your vehicle for the trip overseas, and this method provides great protection from the elements and other hazards. It is also the more expensive of the two shipping methods, although the cost can be lowered somewhat by sharing a container with another vehicle.
RORO shipping leaves the vehicle exposed during transit, although lashed securely to the deck. Your car must be driven on and off the ship up and down a ramp, under its own power. This means it must be driveable and be filled with ¼ tank of gas, but no more than that. There must be nothing stowed inside the car, other than a spare tire and a tire jack, plus a set of keys in the glove box.
Fortunately, there are few restrictions on vehicles entering the country at the moment, so there should not be problems with Paraguayan Customs. You will, however, have to pay a port duty at the destination port, and this will depend on exactly which port city is the destination.
Before leaving the U.S. you will have to clear the vehicle through domestic Customs, which means the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. They will require you to provide proof of ownership by means of a bill of sale showing your name as the purchaser. You will also have to provide a clear title with no liens against the vehicle unless you also have written authorization from the lienholder indicating approval for export.
To avoid potential snags, U.S. Customs should be contacted long ahead of the time you intend to ship the vehicle. Any questions you might have about shipping to Paraguay can be asked of the Paraguayan Embassy in the U.S.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Paraguay
- Purchase invoice
- Copy of passport
- Inspection certificate
- Bill of lading
- Verification of conformity
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Paraguay
A-1 Auto Transport is an industry leader in shipping your oversized cargo and heavy equipment from the U.S.A. to Paraguay. As a full service transport company, we are equipped to service a myriad of a freight internationally. Whether you’re relocating or in need of a large scale, multi phase project, we can discuss your options and help decide the best route for you. We have shipped an assortment of different oversized and heavy freight over the past couple years including,
- Cold Planers ❒ Cranes
- Air Drills ❒ Pile Drivers
- Asphalt Pavers ❒ Large Trucks
- Boom Lifts ❒ Heavy Vehicles
- Crawler Loaders ❒ Hydraulic Equipment
- Motor Graders ❒ Engineering Equipment
- Skidders ❒ Forklifts
Whenever shipping internationally there are going to be specific requirements in order to ensure your cargo arrives safely and expediently. It depends largely on the type of freight being shipped and it’s overall size and weight. The dimensions of the cargo dictate what type of vessel and shipping method gets used, as explained below.
How We Get Your Freight To Paraguay
There are several options in getting your freight to Paraguay and they are all particular to the type of cargo being shipped. If your cargo is operable and able to self propel to and from the vessel’s hull, then you’re a candidate for RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off). Self explanatory, it allows your cargo to be placed on the ship under its own power and often times is the least expensive method of transport. If your freight is oversized and unable to fit into a 20 or 40 foot shipping container, then the LoLo method (Lift On/Lift Off) would be ideal. Requiring a crane operator, your cargo is lifted from the dock and placed on top of the cargo vessel.
If your oversized cargo can fit into a 40 foot shipping container, then container shipping would be an excellent route to go. Providing the most security and protection from the elements, your container would be stacked amongst many others on the vessel. Lastly you can ship your cargo via a flat rack which is a wall-less or topless shipping container allowing for uniquely shaped freight to be secured. Perfect for items too large for a standard container, you may want to consider shrink wrapping your cargo for added protection.
Related Information & FAQs
- Successfully shipping a car from the U.S.A. to Paraguay
- What it takes for a successful shipping process to Paraguay through RO/RO services?
- How to ship multiple cars to Paraguay from the US at a low cost
- Get your car to Paraguay with less stress by adding optional services to your shipping package
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.