Vehicle Shipping from Europe to the USA and Canada

Ship your Motorhome, Campervan or Truck to North America

Vehicle shipping from Europe to North America (USA & Canada)

We specialise in shipping cars, 4x4’s, Motorhomes, Campervans & Camping trucks to the USA and 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) and Baltimore, Brunswick, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Seattle & Tacoma (USA).

Departures are from major European (EU) ports including The UK (Southampton, Tilbury, Liverpool, Felixstowe, London Gateway and Bristol), Belgium (Zeebrugge & Antwerp), Germany (Bremerhaven & Hamburg) , Netherlands (Rotterdam) and many others.

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

Import Requirements – USA & Canada

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

A Carnet De Passage is not required for entry, however we do recommend that you apply for EPA approval/exemption before you ship your vehicle. We recommend obtaining EPA approval for vehicles shipping directly to the USA and those planning to enter the USA via a land border.

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.

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) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/wpm/index.shtml (2) http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/for/cwpc/wdpkge.shtml

Other references http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/forestry/imports/wood-packaging/questions-and-answers/eng/1361337692691/1361338425125

 

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.

Booking

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.

Instant Shipping Quotation

 

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:

Passenger Fares Per Person (Full Board)

Departures from Hamburg / Antwerp / Liverpool to Halifax & Return

Fare code Configuration Price
Outside Cabins
DE2 2 Beds  €         750
DE1 Single use  €        1,050
Owners Cabin, Outside
EM1 Large Bed  €        1,300
EM2 Single use  €        1,800

Departures from Hamburg / Antwerp / Liverpool to Baltimore and Newark & Return

Fare code Configuration Price
Outside Cabins
DE2 2 Beds  €          980
DE1 Single use  €        1,300
Owners Cabin, Outside
EM2 Large Bed  €        1,300
EM1 Single use  €        2,100

Port Connections to / from Europe and North America

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Personal Service

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

Every shipment is treated equally no matter the size.

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Trusted Agents

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

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Communication

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

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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) 208 144 4161
US : +1 347-741-8804
E: info@ivssuk.com