Automobile Moves

Auto Moves

Your automobile can be transported to Greece or almost any other international location through one of the following methods:

1. 20 ft. Steel Container: This method of shipping is usually more costly than “Roll On-Roll Off” (RO/RO) service but offers greater security. Using this method, the automobile is loaded and secured inside a steel container, loaded onto a container vessel and shipped to your destination.

2. 40 ft. Steel Container with Household Goods: The automobile is handled the same as above; however, a 40 ft. container is utilized instead. Household goods are packed and loaded into the container first. A wooden bulkhead is built to secure the household goods in place and finally, the automobile is loaded and secured before departure.

3. RO/RO (Roll on-Roll off): In most cases this is the least expensive method of shipping automobiles but is not available to all destinations. Using this method, your automobile is transported to a RO-RO vessel (similar to a car ferry) and transported from the port of departure to the destination port.

Charges will be based on the size of the vehicle and which shipping method you choose.

Preparation for Overseas Auto Shipping

1. When preparing your automobile for shipping, some companies say you can pack things in your trunk. However, in the event of a robbery, your items would not be covered by any insurance you choose to buy.

2. Vehicle washing: In order to expedite the origin inspection, present the vehicle to your auto transporter in clean condition. This allows for a quick and fair evaluation of the vehicle prior to shipment.

3. Fuel level: The fuel level of the vehicle transported should be about ¼ of a tank. This is because auto transports are weight sensitive.

4. Antennas: Antennas should be lowered or removed. Temporary antennas such as cell phones or CB radios should be removed.

5. Keys: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that all keys be provided from the vehicle. This includes ignition, trunk, glove box, and/or any other keys.

6. Alarms: Alarms should be turned off. If there are special instructions required to start a car or to disarm an alarm, let your auto transporter know beforehand.

7. Luggage racks: Non-permanent luggage, bike, or ski racks should be removed.


Before you decide to ship your vehicle to Greece or to another international location, you must consider the following:

1. Does your destination country allow the importation of automobiles? Yes, under the two following options:

1. By keeping your car with already register plates. To find more about moving your car to Greece under American plates please click here

2. Under the Certificate of Repatriation that is issued from Greek Embassies or Greek Consulates. To find more about the Certificate of Repatriation please click here.

2. Estimated Customs duties and taxes:

1. If you import your car with your plates there is no extra charge for duties or taxes.

2. If you import your car with the Certificate of Repatriation the amount which you have to pay is generally very small and depends on various factors.

3. Cost of insurance: The cost of insurance in Greece is lower than the cost in U.S. You can visit us or call us Toll free at: 877-889-7011 with any questions.


All automobiles being exported from the United States must have the proper documentation. You will need to provide us with the following:

1. Three notarized copies of a clear title (front and back) showing you, the customer, as the owner. Or Three notarized copies of the title (front and back) showing the lien holder and three notarized copies of a letter from the lien holder authorizing the vehicle to be removed from the country.

2. Completed Shipper Letter of Instruction.

All documents, except for the titles, will be provided by us. Give us a call to discuss how much it will cost and any other information you need to know about the shipping process.