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Ship Car To Sendai

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Ship Car To Sendai

Car Shipping Sendai 

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Ship Your Car To Or From Sendai, Japan

As one of the 20 designated cities in Japan, Sendai is the largest city in Tōhoku region and the capital city of the Miyagi Prefecture. The economy relies heavily on retail, food and hotel industry, creating plenty of employment for locals and expatriates alike. If you are planning to move to Sendai from USA, you might want to consider transporting your own vehicle to Japan for commuting within and around the city. Though the public transportation options are efficient and well-designed, it is beneficial to have your own vehicle when you stay in Sendai.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Sendai

Sendai to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$36005+28 days
Sendai to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$28005+20 days
Sendai to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$36005+28 days
Sendai to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$28006+20 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Sendai
$550$28006+20 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Sendai
$575$36006+28 days
Sendai to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$36006+28 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Sendai
$775$28007+20 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Sendai
$800$36006+28 days
Sendai to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$28007+20 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.

Move Car Sendai

*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.

Vehicle Import to Sendai in Japan

Importing a vehicle is not always the easiest thing to do and it can be fueled by complex procedures. Additionally, if you are not fluent in Japanese, you may find that language barriers can make this process difficult. That is one of the reasons that you need to work with an experienced international auto shippers that have previously shipped vehicles to Japan. And that is where we step in.

At A-1 Auto Transport services, we have two decades of experience in shipping vehicles all over the world, including Japan.  Since there are limitations on the vehicles that can be imported into Sendai, you will need to consult with our shipping agent to determine if your vehicle can even be shipped. There might be a requirement to get some modifications done based on the evaluation prior to shipping it to Japan. We provide hassle free transportation and complete support through Japanese Customs and at the ports. Our local Japanese shipping agents will be there to assist you through the different procedures.

Auto Transport Sendai

Shipping Your Vehicle

To get an estimate on the total cost of shipping your vehicle, you can expect to pay between $2300 and $5400 for import charges from the United States to Japan. Our shipping agent can help you whether you plan to stay for a short period of time to a year or more.  If you plan on staying in Sendai for more than 12 months, you will need to permanently import the vehicle. However, if it is for less than 1 year, the process of import will be covered under temporary import.

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Temporary Import

If you plan to import your vehicle on a temporary basis, you will need to obtain the identification document that is authorized by the Customs. Your shipping agent will help you to fill out the Carnet de Passage en Douane (CPD) form and you will need this with you at all times. You will also need to send in your list of people who will be driving your vehicle while in the country to the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).

Permanent Import

If you plan to make your import permanent, you will need to submit even more paperwork which includes:

  • The commercial invoice
  • Proof of insurance
  • Import Declaration form
  • Bill of Lading

Apart from the standard taxes, you are required to pay the Auto acquisition tax. It is important to know that all taxes and duties will be required prior to the completion of your shipment. You will need to get the emission tested by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism before they clear your vehicle for official registration in Japan.

Ship Your Car Sendai

Freight Shipping Vehicles

Your choice of shipping will depend on your budget and requirements. You have two methods to choose from:

  • #1: Roll On/ Roll Off shipping: This method involves your vehicle being rolled onto the open deck of a ship for transport and then rolled off the ship once it reaches the new port. You will need to prepare your vehicle for transport prior to leaving the United States. Your shipping agent can help you with these pre-requisites. You will only be allowed to leave a spare tire, a floor jack, and the floor mats in the vehicle during transport.
  • #2: Container Shipping: This method of shipping involves our vehicle being placed inside of a 20 foot or 40 foot container where it will be sealed up before it is lifted onto the deck of a ship for transport. This is the best choice if you have an expensive vehicle or personal items that need to be shipped to Sendai.
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Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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