Questions about transport and shipping

Carshipping from USA to Dubai FAQ

From which ports in the USA do you ship?
Co-load opportunities for cars in consolidated containers are from Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and New York to Dubai. Roll on / Roll off departures are from New York, Baltimore, Savannah, Charleston, Jacksonville, Beaumont and Long Beach to Jebel Ali.

Where can I collect my car or do you deliver to me?
our containers are discharged in the Jebel Ali Freezone. You may collect the car from there or we arrange the delivery to your door or the RTA office for you do register the cars.

Do you collect cars in the USA from private sellers?
Yes, vehicles can be picked up from any private home or dealership in the USA.

Do you pick up vehicles from auto auctions?
Yes, we do collect cars from auction houses in the USA. Pangaea Speed is authorized shipping partner for COPART.

Do you transport cars by air?
Yes, from all major US airports to Dubai, door to door service available.

Are you experienced in shipping high value automobiles?
Yes and our experienced loading crew assures appropriate lashing and securing by using proven utilities and material.

Do you ship salvage cars from the USA to Dubai?
Yes, we collect salvage cars from any US location and ship them by container to Dubai.

Do you offer a marine insurance?
Yes, we have negotiated very low premiums with a well-respected German transport insurance company.

Can I leave personal items inside the car during transshipment?
On Ro/Ro vessel this is prohibited, but in our shared containers it is possible to leave personal effects or spare parts inside the car.

How long is the transit time?
The transit time by sea is between 4 -8 weeks depending on the port of loading and the service booked.

Which documents are required?
An original certificate of title is obligatory as demanded by US customs as well as a sales contract and a copy of your passport or ID.

Do you drive my car?
No, pick-ups from the seller are executed by reliable trucking companies with safe trucks or trailers. The car might only be driven to/from the truck/warehouse and inside our warehouse property for loading purposes.

Do you ship cars only?
No, we do transport motorcycles, boats, personal effects, removals and commercial cargo from USA to the United Arab Emirates.

Do you ship to Abu Dhabi?
All consignments are discharged in Jebel Ali and will be delivered to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaiman, Ajman, Al Ain and other cities in the UAE.

What about transport from the UAE to the USA, do you provide as well?
Yes, we do. From Jebel Ali we have roll on/roll on vessel to the USA as well as container shipments. However due to strict EPA/DOT regulations, only cars older than 25 years or vehicles which have brought from the USA formerly, are entitled to be imported.
Which are your customers?

Our customers are car dealerships who are importing cars, trucks, busses, motorcycles or boats from the USA. Private clients, purchasing vehicles in the USA and we are bringing them to the UAE. Pangaea Speed is nominated destination agent for several US based car shipping forwarders. We also work for automobile clubs organizing Rally’s or exhibitions. For further questions please ask us by using our contact form.

Can I import cars older than 5 years into Dubai?
Yes, to the United Arab Emirates it is permitted. All other GCC countries however prohibit.

How much duty and tax I have to pay in Dubai?
The import duty / tax is 5% of the value of the car and is also applicable for vehicles which are under personal effects / relocation status.

How do I pay, and when?
Our invoice is due prior releasing the vehicle to the receiver. Payment can be effected by wire transfer or in cash in our office in Arjan/ Motor City. Accepted currencies are USD and AED.

How soon do I have to collect my car before I have to storage charges?
5 days after discharging are storage free. Daily parking fee will apply afterwards depending on the size of the vehicle.

Are the cars transported open or enclosed on the road when collected or delivered?
We use open recovery or overland truck. However during winter in USA or for exclusive automobiles we offer enclosed transports as well.

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