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Car Shipping to Canada

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  • Cost starts from: £785.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

First Base Freight offer fast, reliable roll on/roll car shipping to Canada to the port of Halifax every week. Vessels sail from the port of Southampton and take approximately 8 days to get to the East Coast of Canada. All other destinations on the West coast or inland areas are serviced only by container to either the port or up to rail ramp.

Our fully insured and regulated company have been shipping all makes and model of vehicles to Canada for over 10 years. Our experienced team can help you through the vehicle shipping process, offer guidance and ensure that your vehicle is cared for every step of the way.

Our knowledge dates back decades, you can be assured of the very best advice whilst receiving the most competitive rates to Canada by either method of shipment, be it roro or container services. We offer a door to door or door to port/rail ramp service with daily UK collections and nationwide coverage. We are experts in the shipment of cars, vans, trucks, motorhomes and caravans to anywhere in Canada. We don't mind if your vehicle is fully operational or simply not running, we have a service for any kind of vehicle.

Car shipping costs to Canada

The car shipping costs to Canada depend on your chosen mode of shipment; for example to ship a saloon car by roll on/roll off to Halifax will only cost from £785.00 whereas a 4 x 4 will cost £860.00 from Southampton. However the cost to ship in a container will be more expensive and will depend on its final destination in Canada. For a cost to ship your vehicle to Canada, please call one of our very experienced members of staff today or complete our quick quote for a no obligation quotation.

Roll on/Roll off car shipping to Canada

Roll On/Roll off car shipping to Canada

Our roll-on-roll-off car shipping to Canada operates from the port of Southampton direct to the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The transit time by ro-ro takes only 8 days from port to port, we offer 5 days free time at the port for you to arrange for customs clearance and to pay for any local fees without incurring further storage charges.

Shipping to the East Coast of Canada by roro offers a safer, more economical way of shipping a vehicle. Roll on/roll off vessels have been purpose built with the sole use of shipping thousands of vehicles at any one time by sea. All vehicles are driven or towed on to the vessel by very experienced handlers called stevedores. They work fast as ships are loaded and turned around usually within a 24 hour period. Vehicles are expertly parked inside the ship away from the elements and secured using ratchet straps which are checked continually throughout its voyage to Canada.

Container shipping to Canada

Container shipping cars to Canada

Our affordable car shipping to Vancouver is only available on dedicated 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC container services from the UK. All other reliable container shipping to Canada extend to the ports of Montreal & Toronto and sail weekly from the ports of Southampton, Tilbury, Liverpool and Felixstowe. For destinations in Canada such as Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, they are delivered by road or train up to the railhead terminal. Container shipping to Canada offers weekly, guaranteed sailings and is one of the most secure & safer ways of shipping a car.

What are the Import regulations for Cars in Canada

There are import regulations for importing a used vehicle in to Canada and you need to check if your vehicle complies with Canadian standards as set out by the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA). Not every vehicle can be shipped to Canada permanently so research is key to avoiding any fines or having to have your vehicle shipped back to the UK at your expense. However when Canada Border Services Agency requirements are met, the following circumstances allow people to import vehicles purchased without issue.

Your vehicle must be a regulated class of vehicle, 15 years old or older as determined by the month and year the vehicle was manufactured you can check this out on the V5C for your vehicle.

  • If the vehicle is a bus and is manufactured before January 1, 1971.
  • If the vehicle does not belong to a regulated class of vehicle under the MVSA.
  • If the vehicle meets all MVSA requirements, and was acquired NEW abroad via a manufacturer's foreign buyer program for Canadians abroad
  • If the vehicle meets all United States requirements and acquired NEW abroad via a manufacturer's foreign buyer program for North-American buyers abroad (there are additional restrictions that will apply).
  • If the vehicle is a returning Canadian compliant vehicle originally owned in Canada
  • If the vehicle is a returning United States compliant vehicle originally owned in the U.S. (there will be additional restrictions that apply).

You can check for further information about importing vehicles in to Canada by researching if your vehicle will be permitted entry in to Canada prior to shipping it from the UK.

What paper work is required to ship cars to Canada?

When car shipping to Canada you will need to send us copies of the following documentation to assist with the paper work needed to ship your vehicle successfully:

  • V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
  • Photo page of the consignees passport
  • Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle

For further information about shipping your car to Canada, contact one of our experienced members of staff today. For rates please complete our quick quote form for a no obligation quotation today.