The Middle East attracts some of the most diverse, and most exciting collections of classic and exotic cars in the world. Moving such valuable cars across the world requires the expert knowledge of loading, as well as international law. We offer the best car shipping options from the US to the Middle East, and the import of cars from the Middle East to the US.
Due to the huge demand for US cars, cheap shipping rates and favorable import duties, the Middle East is the largest importer of US cars in containers. In 2015, they have imported over 80,000 new, used, classic and exotic cars from the US. Some of the most popular destinations for shipping cars are Jebel Ali, Sharjah, Jeddah, Riyadh, Aqaba, and Doha, among others.
Whichever way you choose to ship your car to Africa, we also offer the ability to collect your vehicles from anywhere in the US. We can pickup all types of vehicles, from new cars, used cars, classic cars, and salvage cars. We work within our network of trusted transporters who move vehicles via open or enclosed transport. All of our ground transporters are insured, bonded, and maintain an excellent rating.
Once your vehicles are received at our shipping facilities in either California or New Jersey, they are inspected, photographed and logged into our modern logistics system. You can track your vehicle online just like any other international shipment. We offer free storage during the time is takes for the vehicle to be loaded and shipped in a consolidated container.
Any time you are shipping more than one car at a time, your best option is shipping in a container. Since the first container was shipped in 1956, it remains as the most efficient and environmentally friendly way of moving goods overseas. Which is why ocean containers are the preferred method of shipping cars to the Middle East. Any type of car can be loaded and shipped in a container. Sedans, coupes, SUVs, pickups, minivans, you name it. Depending on the size of the vehicles, we can fit up to 6 cars in a single container using our extensively developed and tested loading techniques. Unlike other car shipping companies, we do not use chains in our containers because they will damage your car during transport. Our custom loading techniques allows us to minimize waste, and ensure your vehicles are properly secured during shipping.
Each car is strapped in the container using the optimal mounting point. A frame is built around the vehicles on the lower level, providing extra space for other cars, goods, motorcycles or auto parts in the container. No matter the car, or destination, we use the best material available to ensure your car arrives overseas in the same condition we received it in.
An alternative to shipping cars from the USA to the Middle East in containers, is shipping via Roll-on/Roll-off service. The car is also shipped on an ocean liner, but instead of the car being loaded into a container, it is driven inside of a RoRo ship. There it is simply strapped down to the deck, along with thousands of other vehicles. In order to ship your car via RoRo, it must run and drive, and you cannot have anything else inside of the vehicle other than a spare tire and jack. Shipping RoRo to the Middle East is the preferred method when one or two modern used cars from the Eastern US Coast. RoRo can sometimes be cheaper than container shipping, but not all ports support it. We can currently ship RoRo from New York, Baltimore, Charleston, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Savannah and Houston. RoRo can be shipped to Jordan, Jeddah, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha, Jebel Ali, and Port Sultan Qaboos. To get a quote on RoRo shipping to the Middle East complete this form.
Need the quickest way to ship a car from the US to the Middle East? Choose the air freight option which saves a significant amount of transit time as compared to container and RoRo shipping. Depending on the status of your documentation, your car can be shipped to the Middle East in just 1 to 2 days. Air cargo flies on nearly the same schedule as passenger planes. When shipping by air freight, your car is loaded directly in the cargo hold of an airplane and shipped to an airport in the the Middle East. Many customers ship their cars to Dubai International Airport. We also offer air freight service to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. Request a quote on shipping your car by air here.
Optional shipping insurance is available on all international shipments with West Coast Shipping. We work with the leading insurance firms around the world to provide competitive rates to all customers. Shipping insurance is calculated based on the vehicle value.
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