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How to Ship a Car Overseas - First Base Freight Ltd

International Overseas Car Shipping

First Base Freight have been shipping cars overseas for many years for our clients. We are proud to offer fantastic car shipping rates for over 150 overseas destinations by sea or by air freight. We have a dedicated car shipping team who will help you to understand the different processes involved to help ship your car overseas without issue.

When car shipping overseas it is recommended that you research what the rates are going to be at your chosen destination. Contact a few different shipping agents and receive like for like quotes. First Base Freight work with preferred agents overseas and will put you in touch direct. Compare your overseas shipping costs and services and find out what feedback each company has on the internet. A good, reputable company will have positive feedback for you to read, this will help you to make good choices when you do decide to ship your car overseas either on a temporary or permanent basis.

Car Shipping Overseas Rates

When looking at the costs to ship your car overseas, it is imperative that you have budgeted for all fees both in the UK and overseas before deciding if this is a good economical decision or not. All car shipping overseas rates will vary from vehicle to vehicle and country to country. Some overseas rates will even depend on the age of the car or the vehicle engine size and the date of manufacture. Researching the overseas cost is probably more important than just the ocean freight from the UK as our shipping rates up to arrival are based on standard charges as outlined by the supplying shipping line used to ship your vehicle.

Car Shipping Overseas Companies

There are hundreds of overseas car shipping companies each offering their own unique service for both the export and the import of vehicles. First Base Freight are proud to have been shipping cars overseas for over 10 years, with no insurance claims to date. Our gathered knowledge and expertise helps us to keep one step ahead of the market place and allows us to provide valuable information to anyone looking to ship their car overseas successfully.

As one of the UK’s best overseas car shipping companies, we keep our standards high and keep you up to date with any new rules and regulations regarding the export or import of vehicles. It’s not just about shipping a car overseas with us, we take pride to get it right the first time.

What paperwork is required to successfully ship cars overseas?

All car shipping overseas documentation must be emailed or posted to us prior to the vessel sailing. Please find a list below of the paperwork that is required to ship your car overseas successfully.

  • Copy of the V5C (log book, Title)
  • Photo page of your passport
  • Copy of the purchase invoice for the vehicle
  • Packing list if goods are loaded inside the vehicle

We do not need to have copies of any import permits for us to ship your car overseas just the few documents outlined above is sufficient to export or import your vehicle.