What Does It Take to Transport a Car Overseas?

Thrifty Auto Shipping always wants to bring you the best information possible when it comes to information regarding the car transport business so we wanted to share some of the information based on an article regarding cars being shipped across the ocean from our friends at Auto Week. This is a big booming business and it shows since even when we don’t include manufacturers shipping their vehicles from factories to and from the U.S., thousands of personal vehicles are shipped back and forth between the U.S. and Europe either as a component of a deal, move, sale or when they’re lost in a high stakes round of poker.


Not to say that the business of car transport is shady or anything, but it’s a bit of a challenge for the everyday person to know how to ship a car across the wide open seas. This is why it is so important to hire a professional customs broker who can ensure that all the paperwork and procedures are done properly. If you’ve discovered a vehicle in Europe that you want to import, the idea of doing everything by yourself can really be overwhelming and we’ve found that the hardest part was getting the vehicle to the port in the country where the vehicle needs to ship from.

One thing that really helps is if the seller is willing get the vehicle to the port and you could take care of the rest. Even if that part is taken care of, there are still a lot of other necessary steps to take when shipping a car across the ocean. That’s why Thrifty Auto Shipping Inc. is here to help so if you’re looking to ship your car overseas anytime soon, please contact us directly and we’ll take care of everything for you!