Containerized Cars Shipping Overseas

Container shipping for transporting your vehicle provides the safest means of transportation to your overseas destination. Your vehicle is loaded into the shipping container at one of our warehouses located throughout the U.S. Once your vehicle has been loaded into the shipping container, wooden braces are placed around each of the tires and nailed to the floor of the container. 

Nylon straps are then used to tie your vehicle down and they are secured to the walls of the shipping container. Before the container is returned to the port of loading for export, a numbered seal is inserted through the doors. This seal number will be shown on all export documents relating to the shipment of your vehicle overseas. 

When using a container shipping service for transporting your vehicle, please note of the following: 
  • A 20' container will hold one vehicle.  
  • A 40' container will hold two standard size vehicles.  
  • A 40' High Cube container can often hold three small vehicles; we can build a ramp inside the container for the third vehicle. Although at times we can load forth car it is depending on sizes 
  • After your vehicle(s) have been loaded into the shipping container, there may be additional space in the container for a limited amount of personal effects and household goods. Although the shipping costs will not increase for shipping your personal belongings in the container, there will be an additional cost to have your personal belongings loaded and secured in the container.  
  • Your vehicle must arrive at our warehouse with no more than 1-2 gallons of gasoline in the fuel tank.  
  • The battery will be disconnected once the vehicle has been loaded into the shipping container. 
  • Personal items are permitted to be shipped inside your vehicle. However, they must be secured and we must receive a detailed packing list.  
  • Hazardous items are not permitted to be shipped in your vehicle or the container.  
  • When the container arrives to the overseas port, you will need to make arrangements to have the container transported from the port to a warehouse for unloading. If requested, we can often handle these arrangements on your behalf. 
  • Marine insurance, though not a requirement is strongly recommended when shipping your vehicle overseas. Your domestic auto insurance will not cover a loss or damage to your vehicle while it is in transit to an overseas location. The liability of all steamship lines is limited to $500.00 per vehicle or shipping container.  

Please call  866-788-3370 for more details about shipping your car or cars in a container and see if this service meets your needs. For further information visit us at