Car Shipping Specialists

Welcome to Ship My Car

Established 2006

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Get a full breakdown of all costs involved for your car shipping needs in less than a minute:

  • Transport to port
  • Car Shipping costs
  • Marine Insurance
  • UK Import Costs
  • UK Testing (IVA / MOT)
  • DVLA Registration

At ShipMyCar our team are industry experts in shipping all kinds of vehicles including cars, motorbikes and light commercials around the world. Perhaps you have purchased a vehicle and need to import it to the UK or you are moving back to the UK after living overseas and wish to ship your car with you. Whatever your car shipping requirements here at ShipMyCar we will assist you every step of the way.

Car being loading into container using specialist R-Rak racking

ShipMyCar are the UK’s leading full service importer of classic, new and used vehicles. Employing only the highest qualified and experienced technicians in the country, you can be sure that any modifications needed for MOT and/or IVA testing are carried out to the highest standard.

We can also handle the UK export of your vehicle to your chosen country be it on a temporary or permanent shipping basis from our specialist container loading facility in Milton Keynes.

Our central UK location means that we are easily accessible from all major transport links including the M1 motorway, Milton Keynes train station and Luton airport. So shipping and collecting your car couldn’t be easier.

Porsche GT2 RS in our UK workshop following shipment to UK

Our unique car shipping instant quote calculator has been developed over the years to instantly, accurately and with no obligation provide you with a full breakdown of all costs involved in importing or exporting any make/model of vehicle.

In order to get an instant, accurate estimate of all costs involved in shipping your vehicle simply use our system. We take a few details of the car and your requirements and the calculator does the rest, providing a full breakdown of everything needed from the inland transport to the specific UK testing, taxes and registration costs.

UK Import Specialists

Faster, safer, more experienced and more professional than any other vehicle relocation / shipping company. We are proud to be a BIFA member, members of BIFA must adopt the industry recognised Standard Trading Conditions and have in force a freight forwarder liability insurance policy. Companies cannot be admitted to BIFA membership until they have been audited and have met the relevant entry criteria imposed on all shippers.

Car Shipping Import UK

Clearing a vehicle into the UK is now a complicated process, even if shipping from Europe, you need to make sure the agent you assign to carry out your customs clearance uses the correct tariff codes to ensure you only pay the amount of taxes you are legally required to do so.

If you are shipping the car as part of a Transfer of Residence, that may well mean you do not have to pay any tax or duty. If in doubt, get in touch and we will be happy to talk you through everything.

At all times whilst shipping your car, it will be handled by the best in the industry and with the most comprehensive insurance policies in place at all times.

Our UK based workshops allow us to keep the process of testing & registering your vehicle all in-house to ensure levels of quality are kept at a level we are proud of.

With dedicated account managers at the DVLA and DVSA we can ensure your vehicle is allocated a test slot as quickly as possible, with all the correct forms completed for IVA bookings well in advance of UK arrival where possible.

The DVLA process can be one of the longest parts of the entire car shipping journey, with our dedicated account manager we can liaise directly with them on any queries they may have in regards to your specific application.

An example of all the different types of cars we ship from classics to modern day supercars

International Vehicle Shipping Experts

Here at ShipMyCar we embrace information technology in order to increase efficiency and customer service of our car shipping service. 

Once you instruct us to ship your vehicle we use bespoke in-house designed software to track all shipping information that ensures all of our staff, and most importantly you are kept fully up to date as the shipment progresses.

Our unique online Client Portal facility provides all of the resources you will need from completing important shipping documentation, tracking your vehicle’s journey, through to workshop actions and your financial summary. 

Track the entire car shipping process from our Client Portal, from live container tracking through to workshop services, progress images and test results:

car shipping container tracking

We pride ourselves on keeping our customers informed every step of the way in the car shipping process. We keep track of your vehicle shipment to ensure all UK testing and customs requirements are carried out well in advance of arrival.

Since Brexit the process of moving a car from Europe to the UK has become more complicated, we can assist with all the new customs clearance requirements and ensure all VCA and type approval requirements are carried out to have your vehicle registered as quickly as possible.

Using our instant quote system you can also obtain an estimate of how much tax and duty you will likely have to pay on importing your car into the UK, and how much we would charge to handle it all for you.

Why choose Ship My Car

  • Fully audited member of BIFA
  • Established car shipping service since 2006
  • One point of contact thoughout the entire car shipping process
  • Car insured at all stages of our car shipping service
  • Best price guarantee – find shipping cheaper elsewhere, let us know
  • In house UK facility for testing and registration
  • Pay by UK debit / credit cards
  • Manage and track your car shipping experience using our online portal