Specialist Auto Shippers, USA/UK/USA, Australasia and the Far East

+44 (0)1482 374116

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Car Shipping - Container

Car shipping via container - regular departures from the US since 1986!

Vehicles are professionally packed with wheels blocked, braced and secured to the container floor or ramp to ensure safety in transit.  Our network of warehouses specialise in auto loading and unloading and handle running and non running vehicles daily.  Our containers are unpacked off the quay at our private bonded warehouses specially equipped to unload vehicle containers.  Vehicles can be delivered to any of our warehouses; alternatively we offer vehicle collections across the US.

We handle the full shipping process including:

  • US collection from seller / dealership
  • Export documentation, Customs clearance formalities
  • Container packing and oceanfreight
  • UK port handling, warehouse unloading
  • Import Customs clearance and documentation
  • HMRC tax and import advice
  • UK delivery if required

We offer a combination of shared and sole use container services from:


Container loading also available from:

  • Australia
    Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Adelaide
  • Canada
    Montreal, Canada, Vancouver
  • New Zealand
    Auckland, Christchurch
  • South Africa

Export container loading

Working for both commercial and private clients, our container shipping services also cover export container loading and shipping to worldwide destinations. From our specialist UK vehicle loading warehouses located in Hull, Felixstowe, Chatham and Southampton we are able to offer a range of packing services.  Vehicle collections are available across the UK back to our loading warehouse.  Further we can position containers with clients for loading at shippers own location or nominated warehouse.

Useful information

Container shipping is for both running and non running vehicles.  Manifested parts can be shipped within containers at shippers risk.  Container dimensions can be viewed here.  Vehicles shipped from the USA should have an original, clear title document and a bill of sale from the vendor.  Antifreeze should be checked prior to shipment due to temperature fluctuations in transit.

Customs taxes are explained here, marine insurance is detailed here.  For exports to the USA please view the ISF 10+2 section.

Quotation / booking procedure

We are quoting and shipping vehicles daily in containers, please call or email for prompt rates and friendly advice.

  • Shared and sole use container shipping from warehouses across the US
  • Container loading also in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
  • Vehicles collections across the USA and deliveries across the UK
  • UK Customs clearance, Historical 5% VAT rate application (BTI)
  • Export container packing to destinations worldwide
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