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+3110 427 77 20
Get in touch:
+3110 427 77 20

SCL Rotterdam can also assist you with export car shipping from Europe to USA, Canada and other countries. Besides offering our overseas shipping services we can also take care of road transport by car trailer or train in Europe, United States and Canada.

Ship your car using a container or Roll on-Roll off?

Using container shipping, your car would be shipped in a freight container together with other cars or by itself. Using Roll on-Roll off, your car will be driven onto and off a special car-carrier ship . Both methods of shipping have benefits and disadvantages, it depends on your specific needs which method will suit you most. A brief overview of the differences between container car shipping and Roll on-Roll off:

  Container Roll on-Roll off
Transit time Shorter Longer
Costs Possibly higher due to Customs inspections Less chance of additional inspections
Possibilities Goods can be shipped inside the car * Goods in the car are not allowed
Conditions Cars need to be fully clean Cars need to be fully clean and in driving condition
Regular ports New Jersey, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles (USA)
Montréal, Vancouver (Canada)
Baltimore, Jacksonville, Galveston, Port Hueneme (USA)
Halifax (Canada)

* the shipping of goods inside the car when you are using container shipping is at your own risk, the goods cannot be insured. A packing list is required.

Would you like to ship from or to another destination? Please contact us to inform about the options.

Depending on the port of departure a typical journey from the United States to The Netherlands will take 14 to 34 days. 

Transport insurance

If you ship your car overseas using our services, we offer several insurance options:

All-Risk insurance

All damages that have been caused during transport and shipping by fire, theft or other causes will be covered. The insurance coverage includes obvious scratches, dents and other damages.

Total-Loss insurance

This policy only covers Total Loss damages that have been caused by transport. For example, this is the case if your vehicle's container falls overboard or is damaged in such a way that the vehicle is declared total-loss by a damage expert. Any other damage caused by transport like scratches or dents will not be covered.

General Average: a principle that as old as shipping itself. This arrangement means that if additional costs have to be made to (partially) save the ship and its load in case of emergency, these costs will be spread proportionately across all shippers that have cargo on the ship. This is also applicable if your own cargo has not suffered any damage at all. The client is always considered to be the shipper and will be held accountable in the case that General Average is declared. Having an insurance policy would save you a significant amount of money if this happens.

Inland transport in Europe, USA and Canada

Besides our full service for overseas car shipping, SCL Rotterdam can also take care of pickup and delivery road transport if needed. In Europe, USA and Canada we can assist you with door-to-door transport using our wide network of reliable and professional transport companies who can quickly pickup your vehicle and deliver it to the port of departure. Throughout the United States we can have your vehicle picked up at the seller's location within 2 to 5 days and transport it to the port of your choice. In Canada, most cars are transported by freight train - we can also assist you with train transport service.