Shipping car to Germany

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100% certain it will need to be in a container. Primary reason is that a container is easier and faster to lash to the deck, AND it will be more secured. The next to last thing you want on a ship in rough seas is shifting cargo.























If you were wondering, the last thing you want on a boat of any size in any sea state is fire.


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I used the same company that the military used and those were drive-on ships. This was also 10 years ago.


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Shipped cars to and from Germany using Military but on the way back it was through a local BMW dealer where I was. All open ships.
 

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100% certain it will need to be in a container. Primary reason is that a container is easier and faster to lash to the deck, AND it will be more secured. The next to last thing you want on a ship in rough seas is shifting cargo.

You can do either. If he’s active duty and it’s his first car (Uncle Sugar only pays for one) it’ll likely be a Roro (roll on, roll off). I paid for my Shelby and my Fiesta ST to be jammed in a CONEX box along with HHGs packed in each car. If the OP wants to ship his second car on his dime, either he pays (if he’s a contractor) or possibly negotiates it into his relocation agreement.





















If you were wondering, the last thing you want on a boat of any size in any sea state is fire.


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I remember a situation from a member here years ago. He had his cobra (I think) over there, when he was stationed in Germany. The car had to pass a rigorous inspection before the return shipping. His e-brake wasn't holding to their specs. He was scrambling for a solution. I don't know if he was able to bring it back or not.


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Inspection there was no joke. I had a GTO with a 403ci stroker with a blower. Had the be 94db at half the engine rpms. It ended up being 106db at idle. Also had a 2012 procharged mustang. Thankfully I was able to get a two year inspection when stock.
 

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Inspection there was no joke. I had a GTO with a 403ci stroker with a blower. Had the be 94db at half the engine rpms. It ended up being 106db at idle. Also had a 2012 procharged mustang. Thankfully I was able to get a two year inspection when stock.

I remember the games we had to play to pass noise inspection, window tint, brake check and tie rod play.

I had a buddy pack in 2 bags of steel wool and locked it in with some wire. Would of been easier to install stock h-pipe but we didn't have one to borrow or rent from another service member.

I shipped my mustang on my own dime. I got it sent from a port in California to Landstuhl for $2200. Can't complain for a deal like that for the distance it traveled. I don't know how much cheaper it would of been to pick up from Breemerhaven but probably could of saved a couple hundred after train tickets and fuel to drive it back.


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20ft container will cost about $3000-4000
customs clearance is going to be a bitch
good luck
 

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Can anyone recommend a company to deal with that can ship a car to Germany?
Also, would the car need to be in a container or would it be driven on the ship?
Thanks SVTP!
Are you a refugee (economic migrant) rushing the German border? God help the Germans?! ;)
 

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