2016 US Car Export Report

Car Shipping to South America from the USA

Save yourself the trouble and work with the reliable car shipping company which specializes in shipping from the USA to all countries in South America. We work with all types of customers including individual and wholesale clients. We also provide support to numerous car rallies which take place across South America. 

Cars are shipped in containers, via Roll-on/Roll-off, or air freight. Rates vary for each method of shipping chosen, and the number of cars being shipped. To get our current rates instantly, please us the car shipping calculator on this page. Contact us if you have any questions.

Here are some of the countries we service in South America: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and more.


Cost of Shipping to South America

The rates on shipping cars to South America depend on the port of departure, and the destination port and country. The more container volume the port handles, the cheaper it will be to ship your car. For example, it is cheaper to ship from the port of Oakland, or the port of New York/New Jersey than it is to ship from the port of Tacoma. You can also save money on shipping by using a consolidated container, which allows you to split the cost of shipping with other customers. You will have your car in the container along with others. Get a rate right now by using our instant car shipping calculator.

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"Professional service at unbeatable prices. We have tried WCS with a number of cars from NJ and CA to Bremerhaven and we are happy with the results. They handled our classic cars with care and responded rapidly to any of our emails. All together they offer a great service!


Safe and Secure Car Handling

Our expert shipping team consists of in-house loaders who specialize in safely and securely loading and unloading classic cars during their journey overseas. We do not outsource our loading to anyone but our trusted team.

Locations on Both US Coasts

Strategically placed shipping facilities provide secure points of car export and import on the East and West Coast. Which lowers local and international car shipping costs and transit times. Secure indoor storage for your vehicles is also available.

Turn Key Delivery

We pickup and deliver classic cars door to door, around the world. Everything from pickup, loading, shipping, delivery and customs clearance can be arranged. Relax, and enjoy the trip.

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Instant Rates

Our online rate calculator allows you to view current rates for shipping vehicles, boats, motorcycles and pallets anytime, anywhere. It can even calculate the cost of ground transportation from anywhere in the US.

Custom Shipping Solutions

Whether you are looking to ship one car or 20, we will find the solution that best fits your needs and budget. Our team will be there to ensure the logistics go smoothly.


Shipping Cars Overseas

The process of shipping your car to South America begins with choosing how you want it shipped. Most customers choose to ship in a container because of current record low rates, and the incredible value of being able to load other parts or household goods inside the container. You can also make the choice of shipping your car via RoRo to South America. 




Documents Required for Export

The process of transporting cars, motorcycles, boats, heavy equipment, or pallets to South America requires the clearance of US customs. They will need the following paperwork in order for them to clear your shipment from the USA:

Once we receive your documents, we will begin working on clearing your vehicle for export with US customs. Once cleared, any original documents including shipping paperwork will be returned either directly to you or your import agent overseas. 


How Cars Are Shipped to South America

Cars are loaded securely into a container and shipped to a choice of ports in South America.

  • 1 Car in a 20ft Container.
  • 2 to 4 Cars in a 40ft Container.

From California: 19 to 22 Days

Free Car Shipping Quote for International Vehicle Transport to South America

For over a decade, West Coast Shipping has been providing international car shipping service to South America. 

We ship containers weekly to the following countries:

  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Peru

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Disclaimer: We only provide the ground & ocean transportation service. Customer will be responsible for import & unloading fees when the car arrives at the destination port overseas. Insurance is optional.