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Car Shipping to China

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  • Cost starts from: £620.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

We offer both roll on/roll off or container services to China on safe and secure ships every week. If you are looking for reliable car shipping to China then our services are just for you. First Base Freight offers weekly vehicle sailings from the UK to China on fast, reliable vessels. We have been shipping cars, vans, trucks and motorhomes to many ports throughout China for over 10 years.

Our vehicle shipping services have been built on trust, our reliable and friendly approach gets the job done, on time, every time. Our guaranteed weekly sailings and quicker transit times ensures that your vehicle will arrive in China in tip top condition faster than ever.

Car shipping costs to China

Our car shipping costs to China by 20ft container is £620.00 to Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou and Yantian. Whilst shipping a car to Xiamen in a 20ft container costs £825.00 from the UK. Our services sail from Southampton on direct sailings to China on our guaranteed weekly sailings. Our rates for 20ft containers are based on us loading one vehicle at our loading facility in Southampton and shipping it directly to China every week.

Our car shipping costs to China by roll on/roll off for saloon cars is £695.00 to the ports of Shanghai and Huangpu, whereas costs to ship a standard size car is £725.00 to Tianjin.

Container shipping to China

Roll On/Roll off car shipping to China

When shipping a car to China, the safest and the most reliable way would be to ship it inside a 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC container. Vehicles are loaded at our depot in Southampton and are secured using straps around all four wheels. Wooden chocks are also used and placed in front and behind the wheel to firm up the vehicles position to stop it from moving whilst in transit. Container shipping to China offers the best way of shipping a vehicle with the added advantage that it sails every week direct from the UK.

Roll on/roll off car shipping to China

Container shipping cars to China

For fast and frequent sailings we also offer weekly car shipping by roll on/roll off to China to the ports of Shanghai, Tianjin and Huangpu. Our secure, purpose built vessels sail from Southampton every 7 days and transit time takes approximately 26-35 days depending on the port rotation. Roll on/roll off ships offer an alternative to container shipping with the advantage that vehicles are simply driven straight on to the ship, strapped and secured and shipped without fuss to China. The ease of unloading these vessels keeps the destination costs in China lower as less handling is involved of the vehicles and they are simply parked in a parking bay until you have arranged your clearance and paid for any arrival fees.

Import Regulations for car shipping to China

For important information when importing vehicles in to China, please check out the China Import Regulations website. The information contained will help and help assist with any import questions that you may have when looking to safely ship your vehicle to China.

When considering if you should export your car to China, it would be advisable to see if you meet the strict criteria required. For example, do you have Chinese residence status? Only legal residents are allowed to import cars in to China. Only holders of "Z" visas are allowed to permanently import their vehicle.

In addition not everyone who does qualify as a resident can import their vehicle in to China. It is only those who have "foreign expert status" which is provided by the Public Security Bureau and the visa departments that can. Research is key and will help you to avoid any fines or fees once your vehicle has arrived if you get it right prior to shipping it to China.

What Paperwork Is Needed To Ship A Vehicle To China?

When shipping a car to China you will need to send us copies of the following documents, these documents will ensure that we complete your booking with the shipping line and the export customs correctly:

  • Photo page of the consignees passport
  • Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle
  • Copy of the vehicle registration (V5C)

As well as shipping your car to China we also offer a UK car collection service to help with the logistics of getting it to the port of departure. Our costs for collection & delivery are very competitive and can be just the ticket to get your vehicle to the port successfully and on time.

For further information on shipping a car to China or to find out what other costs are involved, then contact one of our experienced members of staff today.



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