car shipping from US

Seakargo offers low price Car shipping by shared container from USA to UK from only £650.00 Per car | Importing a Classic car ? We offers a very secure and safe way of shipping vehicles from USA.

Our company specialises in shipping all type of motor vehicles, we can advise how to Importing American Classic Cars step by step just call us today.

How much does it cost to ship a car from the USA into the UK? See below for indicative car shipping costs from the major US ports, We can offer Door to Door service from the USA to the UK ! call for more info 0203 997 7300 and ask for Jason or Johnny

Average Price For Shipping a Cars From USA to UK

Shipping Car from Houston to UK Port to Port - Per Car £650 Book your space Now!
Shipping Car From New York To UK Port to Port - Per Car £650 Book your space Now!
Shipping Car From Los Angeles to UK Port to Port - Per Car £795 Book your space Now!
Shipping Car From Miami to UK Port to Port - Per Car £850 Book your space Now!
Shipping Car from Savannah to UK Port to Port - Per Car £650 Book your space Now!

car shipping from USA to UK quote

If you need any further information please contact our specialist for the USA Import Trade Tel: 0203 997 7300 Option 3 or 07876 343952 Or Email .

In 2011, our USA partners introduced a revolutionary new method for stacking cars in containers which makes it possible to load three, four, or even five cars safely into an ocean container. The traditional method to stack cars in containers is to construct wooden ramps and load the cars onto those ramps, which is not only much more complicated and less safe, but also environmentally unfriendly. Our USA partners are the exclusive company in the US using this new system - called R-Rak - and is doing so in partnership with Trans-Rak International, the UK company that designed the system also holds the patents. Seakargo Ltd, and our American partners operate consolidated containerized shipping of used cars, with more than 1500 classic cars and other vehicles transported overseas every month.


Door to Door | Door to Port | Port to Port | Port to Door

Weekly departures from the USA

Vehicles are packed and secured professionally using wheel chocks, straps to the container floor or ramp to ensure safety whilst in transit. With a network of warehouses USA, UK and the world you can be sure that your vehicle is loading and unloading with care. we handle running and non running vehicles on daily a basis. Our vehicle containers are unpacked at our Ipswich warehouse (Seakargo own warehouse) fully equipped to unload vehicles from containers. Vehicles can be delivered into any of our United States warehouses, we offer vehicle collections covering the whole of the united states.


  • Vehicle Escrow services

  • Vehicle collection from dealership or private seller (If Required )

  • Now with our own staff in the USA we can offer faster domestic vehicle collection service.

  • US Customs clearance and documentation formalities

  • Vehicle loading and securing packing

  • UK warehouse unloading & port charges

  • Import Customs clearance / documentation

  • Full Vehicles Conversion Services (if Required )

  • UK delivery service (if Required )

WE OFFER SHARED AND DEDICATED CONTAINER SERVICES FROM: USA Warehouse Locations Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Savannah, New York.



We offer completion of the following services;

  • IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval)
  • SVA (Single Vehicle Approval)
  • MSVA (Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval)
  • Lighting conversions to meet VOSA compliance
  • MOT
  • Auto electrical diagnostics
  • LPG conversions
  • Vehicle diagnostics
  • Rewires
  • Servicing

We are also able to meet UK legislation requirements to all HD trucks with no down-plating. Typical vehicles may include Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550. Dodge 2500 and 3500, Silverado 3500.

We also arrange the importation of custom bikes, trikes and quad bikes and then complete the full mechanics, legalisation and registration to UK/EU conformity.


When shipping a vehicle to the UK, you will need to furnish international auto transporters with the original documents pertaining to exporting the vehicle from the US as well as importing to the UK, such as:

  • Original title
  • Certificate of origin (If Required)
  • Bill of lading (Supplied by Seakargo)
  • Doc receipt (Supplied by Seakargo)
  • In order to ship a car from the USA to Ireland or Northern Ireland, you will first need to determine whether you are permitted to ship the vehicle in the first place.

Important Information

Mutual Recognition and Why It’s Important

Only cars originally registered in the EU that are now being shipped to the UK qualify for mutual recognition.

It is crucial to know when your car is eligible for mutual recognition, as this can save a lot of time and effort in determining whether the vehicle conforms to UK roadways. visit this link For more information, It is a good idea to either contact the DVLA in Great Britain or the DVA if you would like to import a vehicle that is more than 10 years old, to ensure all requirements have been met in order to obtain permission.

Instances Requiring VAT and Vehicle Tax

In the following scenarios, you will be subject to VAT and vehicle tax.

  • Your vehicle is relatively new and has been driven for less than 6 months.
  • You normally live outside the EU and plan to remain in the UK for more than 12 months.
  • You previously got a refund on VAT or sales tax on the vehicle.
  • You bought the vehicle duty free or tax free.

Instances not requiring VAT and Vehicle Tax

  • You live in the EU and are only importing the vehicle temporarily.
  • You are relocating to the UK and are eligible for residency transfer.
  • You are not from the EU and are importing the vehicle to use temporarily.

To be eligible you must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. You must be visiting the UK.
  2. You must only be using the car for a period of 6 months.
  3. The vehicle must be registered and taxed in its home country.
  4. If you are a student or employee who is not living in the UK, you qualify for a period that’s a bit longer.

Do contact the HMRC in advance and get hold of the official documentation for proof of customs relief.

UK Vehicle Import Taxes

  • Any vehicle less than 30 years of age will attract 10% Duty and 20% VAT
  • Motorcycles less than 30 years of age under 250 cc will attract 8% Duty and 20% VAT
  • Motorcycles less than 30 years of age over 250 cc will attract 6% Duty and 20% VAT
  • Any vehicle over 30 years of age, that meets the criteria to be imported under the historical VAT rate will attract 5% VAT and 0% Duty.
  • TOR - Transfer of Residence applications =

For more details pertaining to car shipping from the USA to the UK, please see the website of the government of Great Britain, where the rules pertaining to vehicle importation are set out.
How long it takes

Any timeframes you receive usually measure how long it will take to transport your vehicle from one port to another. Please ensure that all necessary documents are presented to us on the spot to avoid delays, and that your vehicle is ready for immediate departure. If more than one vehicle is being shipped in your container, arrangements should already have been made for them.

Depending on which European destination you are headed for, there might be several available ports, and the exact time frame will depend on which port is being used.


We can offer shipping for both running and non-running motor vehicles, parts can also be shipped within containers at your risk. When shipping vehicles from the USA we will require the original, clear title document and a bill of sale from the shipper. We would also advise that your vehicle is shipped with Antifreeze to insure your engine does suffer from damage, please checked prior to shipment.

Customs taxes are explained here,


Lamborghini Aventador, Seakargo air-freighted this car from LA to Paris and then transported to Cannes in the south of France.

Call us or email: for more information. Intrested in shipping Volkswagen Camper Vans from the USA to UK. We are able to offer a Door to Door service on ALL types of vehicles from the United States to the United Kingdom.

Did you know that back in 2009 it was announced that the one millionth Camper Van had been produced. This means that at an average of 5 metres in length, placing them bumper to bumper they would be able to stretch from the west coast of America all the way through to the East, with a couple of thousand starting the journey across the Atlantic!

The famous Volkswagen Camper Van, this vehicle is known for accommodating many surfers during the 60's and 70's.

We can offer the most competitive prices and arrange for a smooth, reliable and trustworthy process.Looking for a company to ship your motorcycle from the US to the UK? Look no further.

Need the motorcycle collecting? This isn't a problem, we can offer a Door to Door service from America to the United Kingdom!