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🇨🇴 Colombia, (CO)

Santa Marta is the capital of the Magdalena department and currently the third largest city in Colombia, located in the Caribbean Region. It was founded back in 1525 on the 29th of July by Rodrigo de Bastidas, a Spanish conquistador.

The first thing that is important about shipping a car abroad is potentially a deal-breaker as Colombia allows only brand new cars to be imported. This means that you have to have the newest model offered by this manufacturer. Antique cars are the only exception. The country does not allow any other vehicles to be imported. So if you don’t have a brand new car you are left with the only option of buying one when you arrive in Colombia.

Hiring a reliable shipping agency is of utmost importance because you have to be aware of the requirements and the regulations of the country related to the import. It’s also advisable to inform yourself about the rules set by Customs Authority of Colombia

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Santa Marta

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Santa Marta to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$21005+14 days
Santa Marta to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$25005+18 days
Santa Marta to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$21005+14 days
Santa Marta to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$25006+18 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Santa Marta
$550$25006+18 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Santa Marta
$575$21006+14 days
Santa Marta to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$21006+14 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Santa Marta
$775$25007+18 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Santa Marta
$800$21006+14 days
Santa Marta to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$25007+18 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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Export the car from USA.

You can choose by a variety of U.S ports to pick as departure points such as Miami, Houston, Galveston, and Port Everglades and so on. It’s likely to arrive in Colombia at Cartagena, Barranquilla or Buenaventura. The majority of the Colombian ports have ships which depart weekly or once every two weeks from the USA so the time shouldn’t be that long. When discussing the details with your shipping agency you have to choose between RORO and container shipping. The former offers a simpler and cheaper service by driving your car on a shipping deck. The latter involves a private container in which you can ship other valuable goods. The total quote for the price would depend on all these factors including value of your car, size, and if you choose additional services such as door-to-port pick up.

Things to remember.

There are a lot of important things to be considered. The majority of things should be handled by your carrier but there are some things that you should take care of such as:

  • You have to prepare your driver’s license, passport as well as ownership proof.
  • The Title 19 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations clearly stipulates the eligible cars so make sure to go through there.
  • File with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at least 72 hours prior to the shipping. This could be handled by your shipping agency.
  • Retrieve your car. You can also authorize someone else to that by signing a letter of authorization. The shipping agent
  • Transfer title. This is done in order to follow the Colombian standard. You’d also have to pay taxes, duties and fees for getting the license plates and the local registration.
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