International Automobile Shipping to Central and South America!

International Automobile Shipping to Central and South America!

K International Transport is a reliable international shipping companythat can help clients transport all types of automobiles/cars/vehicles overseas to ports in Central and South America. We love to ship vehicles of all makes, models, years, and dimensions via container or roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) shipping. Don’t hesitate to get the assistance of a reputable freight forwarding company.

Types of Autos to Ship and How to Ship Them

These are the types of automobiles that clients can ship from ports in the United States, including New York, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington:

  • Contemporary vehicles
  • Vintage automobiles
  • Classic non-running cars
  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • And more!

When transporting cars to South America, clients, with the help of their freight forwarder, need to determine the best way to ship. With efficient and affordable international automobile shipping services, clients can transport automobiles via container shipping or RO/RO shipping.

Clients that are interested in shipping vintage or classic cars that are very valuable or non-running have to transport them via 20-foot or 40-foot containers. Containers are also great options for those who want to transport certain personal effects along with their automobile because clients can load the personal items in the container alongside the car(s).

RO/RO is an efficient and affordable option for those who are shipping vehicles that are running, wheeled, and self-propelled. It is often less expensive than container shipping and less is needed from the client to get started. With RO/RO vessels, the automobile can simply be driven onto the vessel, whichsaves costs on loading and unloading. However, shippers cannot have any items in the car, so this option is not ideal for those who are set on transporting personal effects along with their car.

vehicles on cargo ship
Vehicles on cargo ship. Photo by Tobias Tullius @tobiastu

Where Can You Ship in Central and South America?

K International Transport has decades of experience shipping automobiles and other goods to ports in Central America and South America. Generally, the region is very popular when it comes to the shipment of automobiles and vehicles. Moreover, clients need not worry about customs clearance in the destination country; K International Transport can advise shippers through every step of the shipping process, from door to port.

Some popular ports for overseas car transport shipping to Central and South America include:

  • Colón, Panama
  • Santos, Brazil
  • Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Callao, Peru
  • San Antonio, Chile
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Iquique, Chile
  • And more!

Potential Requirements for Vehicle Shipping Services

Regulations imposed on imported automobiles/cars/vehicles may dictate the maximum age of cars that may be imported, how clean automobiles must be, how much gasoline has to remain in the tank, the size of engines, taxes on vintage and classic automobiles, and what can and cannot be left in automobiles during the shipping process. Luckily, clients often do not need to know specific details regarding these rules and regulations, which can be tedious. With a reliable and experienced international shipping company like K International Transport, a knowledgeable agent can inform clients of possible issues before they arise.

aerial view of city buildings near body of water during daytime
aerial view of city buildings near body of water during daytime. Photo by Shunya Koide @shunyakoide

How to Get Started

The first step when looking to transport vehicles overseas is to supply the freight forwarding company with all the necessary documentation needed to schedule a successful overseas shipment. Shippers and consignees will be asked for several documents before shipping, including:

  • original title of the car or cars
  • shipper’s full name, address, and photo identification
  • consignee’s full name, address, identification, and contact information
  • prepayment in full (once all the costs are known)
  • proof of the commercial value of the automobile
  • signed power of attorney form to allow the freight forwarding company to legally manage the shipment

Additionally, the company will need to know the desired date of shipment and the car’s location in the United States. Once the procedural steps are taken and completed, the automobile(s) can be loaded onto a vessel and shipped overseas to Latin America. For clients that are unable to transport their automobile from their location in the United States to the domestic port closest to them, K International Transport can set up reliable and efficient inland trucking and transportation services. With these services, a reputable moving company will pick up the vehicle from your door and move it safely to the port in the United States.

Photo by Tobias Rademacher @tobbes_rd

Although shippers, especially those who are new to the process, may be overwhelmed by the concept of transporting often valuable vehicles/automobiles/cars, a reliable international shipping companylike K International Transport can help make the process easier and more understandable. K International Transport is an expert in the freight forwarding field. We can relay important information about port and customs regulations to minimize the burden on our clients.

Contact K International Transport today for questions or international shipping quotes to South America, Central America, or virtually any other region in the world. Call us at 212-267-6400 or email us at You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny. We look forward to working with you and shipping your automobile!