Ship Your Car To Or From Qatar
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Shipping a car anywhere in the Persian Gulf from the U.S. isn’t cheap and cars transported to Qatar usually cost between $3,600 and $5,800 to ship.
- Before shipping a vehicle to Qatar, you should make sure that it qualifies for import and determine the amount of taxes that will apply.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Qatar
|Los Angeles to (California port) to Doha||$350||$2,700||5+55|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Doha||$400||$2,700||5+37|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Doha||$450||$2,700||5+55|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Doha||$550||$2,700||6+55|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Doha||$575||$2,700||6+37|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Doha||$675||$2,700||6+37|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Doha||$700||$2,700||6+37|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Doha||$775||$2,700||7+55|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Doha||$925||$2,700||7+37|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Doha||$1,025||$2,700||7+55|
*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.
When exporting a vehicle to Qatar, certain requirements and specifications must be met in order for a successful transaction to occur. As is commonplace with shipments to any other country, there is paperwork to be filled out, documents to send in, and fees to be taken care of. For more information regarding the costs acquired by shipping a car overseas, be sure to thoroughly read this article on the matter.
It is also important to take into account the weather conditions of the county. Qatar has a climate that can best be described as average and seasonal. However, while the winters are relatively mild and cool, the summers can get quite warm and humid. These two seasons do contrast greatly in that regard. There is not much rainfall in the country of Qatar, and May through October are considered the best months to travel to the country.
As always, it would be beneficial to gain knowledge regarding the weather patterns of the country to understand any shipping delays that may occur. It is feasible to travel and import goods year-round to Qatar.
It is easy to navigate through and have positive relations with a country like Qatar, which has quickly become very modernized.
Qatar is benefitting from a steady increase of tourism, so their customs and laws regarding moving and shipping into the country are strong and efficient.
Popular Shipping Destinations
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Qatar
- Registration from country of origin.
- Vehicle purchase invoice.
- Proof of ownership..
- Residence permit.
- Import manifest.
- Valid insurance.
- Bill of lading.
Visit the Qatar Customs Page for more information regarding this matter. Be sure to reference this page to better understand any limitations and/or restrictions you may face upon moving or transporting goods such as automobiles to Qatar.
Keep in mind that the banks in Qatar are closed on both Saturdays and Sundays, as is common within most European countries.
Any external or non-permanent parts of your automobile should be removed prior to shipment, as they may cause problems during a long delivery process. Many companies will also ask you to completely clean out the inside of the vehicle; this is especially true if you choose to use a RoRo transport service (more on that soon).
Furthermore, be sure to steam-clean the inside of your vehicle prior to departure so that your vehicle will not be quarantined before being shipped. This will speed up the delivery process, as the shipping company you choose will not have to move your vehicle to a quarantine facility, a cleaning facility, and back to the shipping facility. Bypassing these lengthy procedures will ensure a faster delivery process, and provide a smaller chance of damage to your vehicle.
Be sure to remove all air-conditioning gases from your vehicle as well.
If you are unsure about the eligibility of your vehicle’s shipping status, refer to Title 19 of the U.S. Code Of Federal Regulations.
Automobile Transportation Methods To Qatar
- Roll On/Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Shipping: This is the most common method of transportation that the majority of customers choose to transport their vehicles. This is a method of sea shipping where vehicles are driven on and off carrier ships using their own wheels. Ro-Ro sea vessels are equipped with ramps that aid in the process of driving vehicles on and off the ship. Essentially, it is a method of shipping that is best for any item that has wheels, or can be safely placed on and off wheels. It is the most convenient and cost-effective way of getting your vehicle to Qatar.
- Container Car Shipping: This is a popular shipping method choice for those who want to send some of their personal items along with their cars to Qatar. The vehicle is either collected at one’s home or is delivered to a depot. Depending on whichever price point is more desirable, customers can choose private containers, which usually run 20ft or 40ft in size, and use the leftover space to pack personal items in, or customers may choose to share containers with someone else’s vehicle. This is a slightly more expensive method, as more safety checkpoints and procedures must be met.
- Car Transportation: This is a land-based and land-locked method of shipping, so it generally takes the greatest amount of time. Cars are insured and routinely inspected throughout the trip, but they must wait for a pending shipping date to Qatar before they begin their journey.
Keep in mind, the vehicle must somehow be transported to a U.S. shipping port before it can begin preparations for shipment to another country like Qatar. In certain cases, you may be allowed to drive your vehicle to a local port; this will help you cut back on any further expenses.
Upon Arrival In Qatar
Once you arrive at your final destination, there are certain procedures that need to be taken care of regarding the safe arrival of your vehicle into the country.
- Pay the appropriate customs duty as well as all taxes and fees associated with the shipment.
- Have modifications applied and tested if necessary.
- Apply for identification plate registration and approval with the Bangladeshi government.
Once you arrive, it would certainly be in your favor to acquire more information regarding driving rules and regulations in Qatar.
- Driving in Qatar: You’ll want to know what the traffic and driving rules of Qatar are as quickly as possible. Roads in this country are generally not in good condition and there are many lanes per road, resulting in frequent traffic jams. Furthermore, driving in the desert presents an abundance of issues and problems.
- Driver’s License: Driving on an International Driver’s License is strictly forbidden in the country of Qatar. You will need to apply to the government to obtain a specific license for that country.
Any further questions and concerns you may have can be directed to the U.S Embassy in Qatar
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Qatar
Are you looking for the most affordable and reliable overseas shipping services? At A1 Auto Transport, we have the licensing, experience and access to the greatest quality equipment to ship any type of heavy equipment internationally even to Qatar. Any large or heavy cargo that cannot fit into a 40ft shipping container is usually considered oversized unless its weight exceeds its size immensely. Some examples of oversized cargo we can ship include…
- Farm Equipment
- Industrial Equipment
- Construction Materials
- Dump Trucks
- Large Trucks or Heavy Vehicles
- Engineering Equipment
- Agricultural Equipment and more…
We will make sure your cargo is approved for import through Customs before it is even shipped out. Of course, you will need to provide us with specific forms and documents as proof first. Complying with import policies is perhaps the most confusing and difficult part of the entire international shipping process, especially for any individuals unfamiliar with foreign import laws. With our assistance everything will go along as planned without hindrance.
Overseas Shipping Methods through A1 Auto Transport
We have a small variety of overseas shipping options depending on the heavy equipment or oversized cargo you’d like to have shipped over from the U.S. to Qatar. Some of these options are cheaper than others since they have different levels of security. Below are the shipping options we offer to those transporting equipment overseas.
- Lift-On Lift-Off (LoLo)- An open air service that is mostly recommended to those with construction materials, broken down vehicles, or crated heavy equipment. A crane will lift your cargo over the ships sides to place it safely aboard for its delivery process.
- Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo)- This is the least expensive overseas transport method. With this method of shipping, the motorized vehicle or heavy equipment is driven onto and off of the vessel.
- Flat Rack- Your equipment or large vehicle is strapped to a metal frame before it is placed atop the ship for its travels to Qatar. This is our securest form of open air transport.
- Container Shipping- This method is not always an option. Most heavy equipment and oversized cargo won’t fit into a 40ft container. With the four walls and ceiling shielding your equipment, this method of transport protects your cargo more than the other shipping methods offered.
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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.