FAQ - Shipping Car to UK

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Shipping Car To Southampton, UK

- Call us at 904.356.4455 - Sims, Waters & Associates, Inc.

HOW DO I START PROCESS OF MAKING A BOOKING TO SHIP?

Please contact our office via email or phone to start this process.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR SHIPPING MY CAR?

Generally, the original title, any reassignments, and a dock receipt (we issue to you).

WHEN DO I PAY?

You can pay prior to the vessel sailing, but for many discharge ports, we don't require payment until after the vessel has sailed.

DO I RECEIVE MY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS BACK?

Yes, after the vessel sails.

ASSISTANCE AT DESTINATION?

We can provide contact information for overseas clearing agents for you.

CAN ANYONE PICK UP VEHICLE?

Whoever you list as the consignee on the paperwork will be the person who can pick the vehicle up.

DO WE OFFER INSURANCE?

Absolutely, please contact us about this.

PERSONAL STUFF IN VEHICLE?

Steamship lines do not allow personal effects in the vehicle.

TRANSIT TIMES?

Please contact us about transit times for particular vessel routes.

DO I HAVE TO PAY IMPORT TAXES IN DESTINATION COUNTRY?

Different taxes apply to different discharge ports. Please check with your local authorities or agents about import taxes.

WHAT IS A CUSTOMS BROKER?

A licensed broker in the U.S. who can help you import your products into the U.S.

WHAT ARE DESTINATION CHARGES?

Any charges due at destination, such as, but not limited to, Destination Terminal Handling Fees

INSPECTSION BY U.S. CUSTOMS?

Though rare, any inspections are for the account of the shipper (the client).

WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS WHEN SHIPPING IN THE CONTAINER?

Please contact us for prohibited items inside a container depending on discharge port.


Sims, Waters & Associates, Inc.
1750 E.Duval St. Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: 904-356-4455
Fax: 904-356-8811
Email Ryan: Ryan@sims-waters.com
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