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International Auto Shipping

Post by Duckwing » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:43 pm

Does anyone have a recommendation re an international shipper to deliver a car to Europe?


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Re: International Auto Shipping

Post by Allan » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:35 pm

In my limited experience, shipping overseas is best handled at the import end of the deal. Shipping costs, storage, customs duties etc are more likely to be known there and all costs are calculated in the currency of the country of import.For the same reason, arrangements made in the country of import are much easier to deal with and have recompense for problems when the importer has control of the deal. Like a lot of things, it is easier to pull than push.
Hope this helps.
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Re: International Auto Shipping

Post by tdump » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:54 pm

Check with Jim and see if he has grown any sea legs yet. :D
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Post by FreighTer Jim » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:24 pm

For the OP:

If you have a prospective Buyer - whether they are inside or outside the states - don’t get involved in the transport.

That is the Buyer’s responsibility.

Offer to store the vehicle at no charge with full payment ( if you have room ) until the Buyer can arrange transport - make it clear you are doing this as a courtesy and accept no responsibility for damage or loss.

As mentioned in an earlier post - wherever an international buyer is located - that is the best place to arrange transport from.

I have taken vehicles to port holding yards where they are stored outside with no security - sometimes for several weeks or months.

As the Seller - you don’t want to be held responsible for a Buyer’s potentially bad decision
because they wanted to save a few bucks.


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Re: International Auto Shipping

Post by dobro1956 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 pm

I have shipped three cars overseas. I agree with the others above. It has always been the buyers responsibility to handle shipping.

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Re: International Auto Shipping

Post by John E. Guitar » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:56 pm

I agree with all the advice above.

One other suggestion is to make sure you put "EXW" next to the price on the invoice. This makes it clear that you are supplying the goods only, and on an Ex Works basis. This may be usefull if things go sour with the shipping.

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Re: International Auto Shipping

Post by Kaiser » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:16 am

Same here, i imported my huckster from the US to the Netherlands through a company based here, they handled everything to my satisfaction including inspection of the car at the sellers place and handing over the cheque.
Most countries in our part of the world have businesses specialising in importing US cars so best way would be to point the buyer to a specialised company in his country, the internet would be the place to check for a company with good revieuws.
Expect to wait a couple of weeks from the moment of the sale to the moment of actually having the cheque in hand and another week or two for the collection of the car and waving the truck goodby.
For the buyer; it can take up to two months from the moment of the sale to the moment of the pick up of the car at the place of the importing firm.
Good luck selling your car !
When in trouble, do not fear, blame the second engineer ! 8-)
Leo van Stirum, Netherlands
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Re: International Auto Shipping

Post by Duckwing » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:10 pm

Thanks for the inputs. I was looking for options to pass on to a potential international buyer. Certainly had no thought of getting involved with shipping. That’s the buyers responsibility.

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