Vehicle Shipping from UK to Canada

Ship your Motorhome, Campervan or Truck to Halifax Canada
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Vehicle shipping from the UK to North America (Canada)

We specialise in shipping cars, 4×4’s, Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks from the UK to the Canada (North America), offering shipping services on fast, frequent Roll on Roll off (RORO) and container vessels to all major North American ports including Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver (Canada)  Tacoma (USA).

Departures are from major United Kingdom ports including The UK – Southampton, Tilbury, Liverpool, Felixstowe, London Gateway and Bristol, and many others.

Sailing times are between 6 and 21 days depending on the departure and destination ports.

Shipping options


We offer Roll on Roll Off ( RORO ) shipping to Halifax on the East Coast of Canada,

For the West Coast the nearest Roll on Roll Off port is Tacoma in the USA, where the vehicle must either be transported by yourselves from the port to Canada, all taken on a bonded transporter.

Container shipping

The most economic and cheapest port to ship to Canada is Halifax on the east coast, vessels can also call at Montreal & Toronto.

For the West Coast, we service container shipping to Vancouver.

Temporary Vehicle Import Requirements – Canada

Generally, temporary entry for tourists is straightforward. Tourists can enter Canada with their car for up to 12 months without the need for permanent import.

A Carnet De Passage is not required for entry, however, if you are planning in travelling in the USA after Canada we do recommend that you apply for EPA approval/exemption before you ship your vehicle.

Although EPA is only required for the USA, we recommend that you leave the NAFTA (Canada, Mexico & USA) area within 12 months as the EPA does not consider your vehicle exported from USA territory until it has left the trade zone.

More information can be found on the following links in regards to temporary importation:
US Customs & Border Protection
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Transport Canada 

Permanent Vehicle Import Requirements – Canada

All Foreign vehicles (Non USA or Canada) being imported into Canada Should be at least 15 years old. If your vehicle was not manufactured in the U.S or Canada and was not originally manufactured to conform to the applicable U.S standards, we would strongly advise that you research to find if any modifications may be required to bring your vehicle in line with the required standards. Vehicles manufactured to comply with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) will have a certification label permanently attached by the original manufacturer this is normally located in the engine bay or door trim.

Transport Canada details a list of US vehicles assessed to be admissible into Canada under the RIV program based on information provided by vehicle manufacturers available here.


Additional Information for Shipping a Car to Canada

Please note that for all shipments for North America cargo is to be presented for shipment in a condition free of any oil, soil, dust, grease or other contamination. This includes all surfaces both internal and external (e.g. machinery, cabs, hoses, ladders, tires, wheel arches etc.) It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the vehicle meets any import regulations and requirements in the destination country.

SOLID WOOD PACKING MATERIALS(SWPM) – shipments arriving in the USA/Canada on or after 1st February 2006 which are found to be non-compliant with regulations may be refused entry and be returned to origin at shipper’s expense. SWPM also includes skids,dunnage and any other wood associated with transportation. Your obligations to the laws and further information may be found on the following or associated web sites: (1) (2)

Other references

Shipping schedules Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom & Sweden to  Halifax Canada)

Foreign Motor Vehicle Insurance

Insurance is required in both the USA and Canada, we can help you obtain the right insurance for your travels. Find out more here Foreign Vehicle Insurance.

Travel Insurance

We would strongly recommend a Travel insurance policy for travel in North America due to the high cost of medical services in the region. Read more about North America Travel Insurance.


We recommend booking North American services 2-3 months before departure due to the high volume of cargo on this route. To obtain a quote please complete our online quotation form.

Shipping Rates

RORO rates start from £38/€44/$49 per cubic metre plus port fees and clearing costs.

Container shipping prices vary but start from $1200 for a 20ft container and $1400 for a 40ft Container, excluding stuffing and local charges.

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Cruise / Travel with your vehicle

It is possible to sail with your vehicle from Europe to North America on the same RORO ship.

The prices include full board.

Rates are charged as follows: (updated for 2019)

Passenger Fares Per Person (Full Board)

Departures from Hamburg / Antwerp / Liverpool to Halifax, 

Fare code Configuration Price
Outside Cabins
DE2 2 Beds  €          937
DE1 Single use  €       1,312
Owners Cabin, Outside
EM2 2 Beds  €        1,625
EM1 Single use  €        2,250

Departures from Hamburg / Antwerp / Liverpool to Baltimore and Newark

Fare code Configuration Price
Outside Cabins
DE2 2 Beds  €        1,225
DE1 Single use  €        1,625
Owners Cabin, Outside
EM2  2 Beds  €        1,875
EM1 Single use  €        2,625

Port Connections to / from Europe and North America

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Car & Vehicle Shipping Services

Container Vehicle Shipping

Container Vehicle Shipping Services from port to port. We offer FCL and shared container services. View our example container rates for cars, 4x4's and motorcycles here.

Roll on Roll Off (RORO)

Roll on Roll off vehicle shipping services normally offers more economical shipping than container shipping. View example RORO shipping rates for Cars, 4x4's, Motorhomes & Trucks. RORO Shipping ports

Vehicle Customs Clearance

We can provide customs clearing services directly in the UK and work with trusted agents in other regions to clear your vehicle.

Why ship with us?


Competitive Pricing

We offer fair and reasonable pricing for our services and negotiate rates with our partners to provide you the best possible price.

If you already have a quotation, we will do our best to match or beat any valid quotation.


Unrivaled Expertise

We have the knowledge, information and the contacts to ensure your vehicle safely reaches its destination. We can advise on permanent & temporary Import requirements, Carnet Requirements, Local laws and customs, Insurance providers and Local agents & partners.


Personal Service

We specialise in shipping vehicles, whether for touring purposes, expeditions or for business.

Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.


Trusted Agents

We only use known / trusted agents to clear your vehicle. This helps avoid unexpected costs and complications.



We believe communication is of the utmost importance. During the shipping process we will keep you informed every step of the way.


We understand your needs

We have shipped our own vehicle to many places around the world, and fully understand your needs and requirements as a customer.

Helpful information

Roll on Roll off Shipping Rates
Container Shipping Rates
Carnet Requirements Map
Container share

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Office Hours
We work in the United Kingdom Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm (Time Zone United Kingdom) Closed on Public Holidays & Weekends

UK : +44 (0) 203 787 4201
US : +1 917-781-4536
E : [email protected]