CONTAINERISED CAR SHIPMENT
Car Container shipping
Shipping a car in a container from UK
Shipping a car in a container provides a cost effective, secure and reliable, service that meets your requirements if you are after peace of mind and assurance that your vehicle will be delivered from UK with least worry. Shipping cars in a container offers you a wider choice of destinations and allows for secure transhipment from UK to your preferred destination.
The other advantage is that you maximise space and you can load other items that are not a car. You are able to load personal effects and your excess baggage inside the container or inside the car, thereby being cost effective.
RORO is generally cheaper than Container shipping, container shipping can add flexibility and can match or beat RORO prices where more than one vehicle is being shipped in a single container. We are able to ship up to four cars in a container using our unique and professional packing system.
How do you load cars in a container?
Cars are professionally packed with wheels blocked, braced and secured to the container floor or ramp to ensure safety in transit. Our network of warehouses in UK specialise in loading and unloading and handle running and non running cars daily.
Our containers are unpacked off the quay at our bonded warehouses specially equipped to unload vehicle/ car containers. Vehicles can be delivered to any of our network of warehouses in UK; alternatively we offer vehicle collections across the UK .
We handle the full shipping process including:
- UK collection from sellers / dealership and individual households
- UK Export documentation, Customs clearance formalities
- Container packing and seafreight
- UK port handling, warehouse unloading
- Import Customs clearance and documentation in destination country
- HMRC tax and import information support services.
We offer a combination of shared and sole use container services from:
Container shipping is not available for all vehicles, the maximum door height for a 20″ and 40″ HQ are 2.27m and 2.58m respectively, which quite often means that motor homes, expedition trucks and vehicles with large roof loads may not fit in standard containers.
Oversized vehicles do have the options of flat rack (LOLO) however generally this works out to be more costly than RORO and does not provide the same security as being sealed inside a container.
Standard containers come in two sizes; 20′ and 40′ in length. While a 20′ container is suitable for shipment of one car or 4×4, a 40′ container provides sufficient space for two average sized vehicles so may be more cost effective if you have more than one vehicle to ship.
Standard containers come in two sizes; 20′ and 40′ in length. While a 20′ container is suitable for shipment of one car or 4×4, a 40′ container provides sufficient space for two average size vehicles so may be more cost effective if you have more than one vehicle to ship. We have loading facilities at all major ports in the UK including, Southampton, Felixstowe, Tilbury, Bristol, Liverpool, Grangemouth and Portsmouth where your car will be secured into it’s own dedicated container ready for shipment.
Container loading also available from:
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Adelaide
Montreal, Canada, Vancouver
- New Zealand
- 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 house or preferred accessible location or nominated warehouse in the UK.