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The following are some notes and tips about shipping a car from the United States. Before calling a shipper, have the following information ready.

  1. Full address of sender in U.S.A. including phone number and e-mail (if available).
  2. The current location of the vehicle.
  3. The U.S. port you can have the car delivered to.
  4. The name, address and phone numbers of the person (or consignee) to whom you will be shipping the car.
  5. The year, make, and model of the car including the V.I.N./Serial No.
  6. The unladen weight, length, width, and height of the car. (Check reference books to find this info, or you can ask the shipper)
  7. If you would like to ship the car on an open 'ferry style' ship, or enclosed in a container.
  8. Proof of Ownership (Required): 3 Notarized Copies of Title (both sides) and 3 Notarized Copies of Lien holder Authorization (if relevant).

Shipping 'RO/RO' which stands for 'Roll-On/Roll-Off' is generally the cheapest way to go. But the car MUST run and drive. Sometimes shippers can save you money on enclosed containerized shipping, by 'consolidating' your shipment with someone else, for instance, two or more cars in a single container. Here you must find a shipper who handles 'consolidated shipments', and bear in mind that there will be a 'stuffing' charge, that's what they call it when they put packing around your car in the container to stop it moving around during shipping.

A word of caution regarding Marine Insurance. Most policies offered by shippers only cover TOTAL LOSS, as in 'the ship goes down' or the container or car is dropped. Often, you can do better by visiting your local insurance agent in your home town - tell him you've just purchased a car and that you are having it shipped, and you require temporary insurance to cover it during shipping and forwarding to you house. Some companies in America now offer this type of policy, so ask your shipper what is covered, and check out our 'Insure a Classic Car' page.

Most shipping companies can handle freight from any port in the United States, but some are 'coast' or 'port' specific so shop around.

Two final points, when you have the car delivered to the docks for shipping to your home IT MUST BE EMPTY do not have it loaded to the roof with spares, they will be removed at the docks and thrown in the trash or stolen. Any extra parts will have to be crated and shipped separately. So have the seller weed through them and only forward you what is worth the cost of freight. Lastly, take some 'photos' of the car, the ones that show the date preferably, and if you can do it at the docks just before you hand over the keys, that would be ideal. It sure helps you case if you have to put a claim into the shipping, or insurance company for damages!

It is recommended that you read what the US Customs requirements are before shipping a vehicle from the United States.

United States of America
SANKO INTERNATIONAL INC.
P.O. Box 101351
Palm Bay, FL 32910
Tel: 954 965 9800
Fax: 954 963 5500
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PENBROKE MARINE
975 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Tel: 908 862 2262
Fax: 908 862 2848
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ETC International Freight System
2450 S. Sequoia Drive
Compton, CA. 90220
Tel: 310 632 2555
Fax: 310 632 3044
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COSDEL INTERNATIONAL
55 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: 415 777 2000
Fax: 415 543 5112
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World Express, Inc.
P.O.Box 489
Boston, MA. 02128 USA
Tel: 978 777 7412
Fax: 978 777 7462
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MANACO INTERNATIONAL FORWARDERS
2550 Eisenhower Blvd. Suite # 8 .
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33316-0100
Tel: 954 463 6910
Fax: 954 463 3509
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  Horizon Auto Services
15910 Mill Point Drive
Houston, TX 77059
Tel: 281-488-2604
Fax: 281-218-9558
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United Kingdom
British Transit
Bowling Green House
Orchard Place
Southhampton
Hampshire, England SO14 3PX
Tel: 23 8022 3671
Fax: 23 8033 0880
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Kingstown Shipping
Ferry Berth
King George Dock
Hull HU9 5PS
Tel: 01482 374116
Fax: 01482 711997
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Ariel Maritime LTD.
4th Fl. Olympic House,
17/19 Whitworth Street West
Manchester, M1 5WA
Tel: (0) 161 228 3912
Fax: (0) 161 228 7943
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Karman Shipping
Timber Lodge
Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire, LU7 3JB.
Tel: 01525 851545
Fax: 01525 850996
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Phoenix Cargo UK
Unit 11
Ashford Industrial Estate
Shield Road
Ashford - Middlesex
TW15 1AU - England
Tel:- 01425 673336
Fax: 01425 673391
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