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  1. Car Shipping Shenzhen
  2. Shipping A Car To Shenzhen From The United States
  3. Cost & Time Examples For Shipping A Car To Shenzhen
  4. Location
  5. Shenzhen Shipping Options
  6. Preparation On Your End
  7. Essential Documentation
  8. Chinese Customs Rules
Ship Car To Shenzhen

Car Shipping Shenzhen

Shipping a car to Shenzhen from the United States.

Globalization has resulted in fantastic new opportunities in emerging markets like China. With an ever-increasing number of people relocating – and bringing their vehicles along for the ride – it’s important to understand what the process entails. Unfortunately, customs rules and tariffs can be notoriously complex and unnecessarily confusing.

At A-1 Auto Transport, we’re the experts in shipping vehicles to Shenzhen, other locations within China, and beyond. Our twenty-plus years of experience means that you can trust A-1 to provide you with reliable transport services and expertise on Chinese regulations.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Shenzhen

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Shenzhen
$200$20005+24 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Shenzhen
$400$22005+36 days
Shenzhen to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$20006+24 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Shenzhen
$550$20006+24 days
Shenzhen to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$22006+36 days
Shenzhen to (New York port)
to Atlanta, GA
$700$22006+36 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Shenzhen
$775$20007+24 days
Shenzhen to (New York port)
to Memphis, TN
$800$22006+36 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Shenzhen
$925$22007+36 days
Shenzhen to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$20007+24 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.

Vehicle Carriers Shenzhen

*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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Location.

Located in the Pearl River delta of Southern China, Shenzhen is a major center for finance and commerce. The city features one of China’s busiest container ports, and hosts some of the headquarters of high-tech industries. Extensive railway and road systems facilitate the easy transit of land-based cargo as well.

Shenzhen Shipping Options.

You’ll have two choices of shipping methods to pick from. The one that’s right for you will depend on your budget and the value of your vehicle.

Cost To Ship A Car Shenzhen
  • Container shipping – Those with highly valuable vehicles may opt for the protection of a cargo container, into which cars may be driven before being loaded aboard the transportation vessel.
  • Roll-on/Roll-off shipping (Ro/Ro) – the car can also be loaded directly onto large ships and carriers. Heavy-duty straps secure it in place, and prevent any movement. At the destination port, the car is unloaded in a similar manner.

Similarly, two options are available regarding pickup and delivery of the car or other motor vehicle:

  • Terminal-to-terminal shipping – You’ll drop the vehicle off directly at the departure terminal, here in the US. You’ll then pick it up directly from the point of arrival within Shenzhen.
  • Door-to-door shipping – You’ve also got the option of having the vehicle picked up from a location of your choice, and delivered right to your doorstep in China.
Preparation on your End.

There are a few steps you can take to prepare the car physically for the shipping process.

  • Add a bit of fuel to the tank, but not much – this allows the movers to drive the car short distances, as necessary, without adding substantial weight. Aim for around 25% of capacity.
  • In preparation for inspection, the car should be thoroughly washed and the inside cleaned.
  • Clear the car of any personal belongings – though tools like the jack or a spare tire may be left in place.
  • Foot brakes, as well as the emergency brake, must be in proper working condition.
  • All accessories must be detached, if at all possible. If the car has a fixed antenna, it should be lowered.
  • Deactivate the car alarm system – this prevents unnecessary drain on the battery (and saves dock workers a noisy headache to boot).
Essential Documentation.

A number of documents are needed before vehicles can be granted entry into China. Be sure to prepare:

  • Proof of the age of the car.
  • A written application and a declaration of the cargo.
  • Original invoice of the purchase value of the car.

It is crucial that you are present at the time of the shipment’s arrival, with documentation in tow. Failure to do so may result in the vehicle being turned away.

Car Shipping Quote Shenzhen
Chinese Customs Rules.

Take a minute to familiarize yourself with some of Chinese customs’ rules and regulations:

  • Only left-hand drive cars will be allowed entry into China.
  • Diesel-powered vehicles – with the exception of jeeps – are forbidden entry as well.
  • As of July 2010, it’s no longer permitted for foreigners to import used vehicles. New vehicles may still be granted entry.
  • The customs tax is based on the engine cubic capacity, and can be rather steep – usually starting at around 25 percent. Foreign experts, along with foreign companies established in China, may be exempted from the import tax on cars.
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