Car Shipping to Hong Kong - First Base Freight Ltd

Car Shipping to Hong Kong

  • Fast Information
  • Cost starts from: £600.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

Our car shipping services include frequent roll on/roll off and container shipping from Southampton to Hong Kong harbour. Our fully insured and regulated company offers peace of mind to anyone shipping a car to Hong Kong. We take our role in the successful shipment of your vehicle very seriously and we will always endeavor to provide the best service direct from the UK every week.

Affordable car shipping to Hong Kong is just one of the advantages on offer. By engaging First Base Freight to export your vehicle from the UK, you'll notice how committed we are to making sure your car is shipped with only the best shipping lines in the world. Our first class service ensures that we put safety first above everything else. Our tried and tested services have been put to the test over the last 10 years, be it through bad weather or some other misadventure. But rest assured we always ship our vehicles with care and due diligence.

Car shipping costs to Hong Kong

Our vehicle shipping costs to Hong Kong by roll on/roll off start from £600.00 for a standard size saloon car such as a Toyota Avensis for example. 4 x 4's such as the Toyota Land Cruiser typically cost £720.00 to ship.

Our container shipping costs for a 20ft container to Hong Kong is £750.00 although this can be cheaper if the fuel is drained and the battery disconnected prior to loading it in to the container. 40ft and 40ft HC containers with two vehicles loaded in side start from £825.00.

Roll on/roll off car shipping to Hong Kong

Roll On/Roll off car shipping to Hong Kong

Our roll on/roll off vessels sail from the port of Southampton twice a month. The average transit time takes about 29 days from quay to quay. Roll on/Roll off also known in the industry RoRo shipping offers a very safe and secure way of shipping a vehicle to Hong Kong. The ease of loading and unloading makes this one of the favoured options of shipment. All vehicles are secured below deck and away from the elements such as the wind, sea and rain.

Container car shipping to Hong Kong

Container shipping cars to Hong Kong

We also offer weekly container shipping to Hong Kong for 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC containers. Our container services sail from the port of Southampton with a transit time of 29 days. Some customers prefer the container option because they can load goods inside their vehicle for no extra cost. Vehicles are secured using ratchet straps and wooden blocks to keep the vehicle from moving whilst in transit. Container doors are locked and a unique seal is placed on the doors to stop anyone from getting inside it. Only customs, police, the port authority and the depot who'll be unloading your vehicle can gain access if required.

Are there any import restrictions for vehicles in Hong Kong?

When shipping vehicles to Hong Kong, you will need to meet the China's emission and noise regulations. However, there are two exemptions for petrol cars but there are no exemptions for diesel engine vehicles. You are also advised to obtain approval from the Environmental Protection Department before shipping any vehicle in to Hong Kong.

  • Classic vehicles - Vehicles that have been manufactured over 20 years prior to the importation (The vehicles must have the same engine fitted as it did when manufactured and be able to run on unleaded petrol).

  • Personal Imports - Personal imports are vehicles which have been owned and used in the UK or overseas for at least six months prior to their shipment to Hong Kong - this is only allowed once every five years.

The minimum requirement for supporting documentation is:

  • The UK Registration Document
  • Proof of UK Residence
  • UK Insurance Certificate
  • Passport
  • UK Driving License
  • Purchase Receipt
  • Shipping Document

If your vehicle does not fall under any of the above categories then it must comply with the standards set in place and will have to undergo a very strict testing regime at an approved emissions testing centre. So before shipping your vehicle to Hong Kong, it is best advised to research first.

What paperwork is needed to ship a car to Hong Kong?

Once you are confident that your vehicle can be shipped to Hong Kong and meets with all the requirements, you will need to send us the documents outlined below once you have booked your shipment.

  • V5C (registration document) for the vehicle
  • Passport (photo page)
  • Consignees Passport (photo page)

If you require any further information about our car shipping services to Hong Kong, contact us today or simply fill out our quick quote form and we'll get straight back to you.



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