Shipping a Car

We handle auto imports and exports worldwide. We offer port-to-port services with various methods of shipping including; containerized (FCL & LCL); roll on-roll off (RO-RO), and conventional on-deck car export methods. Choose from a full range of optional extras as required, including full insurance coverage.

A selection of different car shipping options is available. Cars can be shipped in steel shipping containers, on the enclosed car decks of ocean going RO-RO car ferries or by conventional means.

Car inside a container:

Container shipping encompasses a number of different options. We offer 20ft. or 40ft. FCL "sole use" container services with only your vehicles in the container, to most major ports worldwide. This involves your car being secured within a container using straps and wheel chocks to hold it in place. You effectively pay for the sole use of the container, for your vehicle only. (A number of options are available - at extra cost - should you have other goods and wish to ship them at the same time).

To regular destinations, including Australian and New Zealand ports, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, UK and European ports, we have shared container services. After your car is loaded into the container, a crate is custom-built around it to protect your vehicle while in transit. Your vehicle is fully enclosed in transit by a 4" (10cm) timber frame. You pay only for the space taken up within the container by your timber-framed vehicle. We then load the rest of the container with other goods (baggage, personal and household effects, and furniture). (Again, a number of options are available - at extra cost - should you have other goods and wish to ship them).

Ocean Going roll on roll off (RORO) Car Ferry:

Selected destinations are also served by ocean going roll on-roll off car ferry (RO-RO) services. Such vessels are purpose built car carriers, used by manufacturers to deliver brand new vehicles around the world. Cars are protected from elements and are secured within enclosed car decks by straps and chocks to tie points. Normally such services are not as frequent as container vessels; however, on some routes they can be more cost effective than container shipment.

Conventional Shipping:

Another method of shipping is "conventional" shipment. Your vehicle is carried on deck (possibly uncovered), or within the hold of the vessel. There are obvious drawbacks with conventional shipping and we do not recommend this method of shipment when more modern services are an option. Nevertheless, conventional shipment is very cost effective to certain destinations, where container and RO-RO services are not available.

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