Car Shipping to Canada and Exporting to UK

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Car shipping to Canada and from Canada

If you’re looking for car shipping to Canada, YFT Logistics can help. We specialise in moving all types of cars and vehicles from anywhere in the UK to all international destinations around the world. YFT Logistics are able to offer you all the information you need about transporting your vehicle. We offer services at the most competitive and affordable rates.

RORO Car Shipping to Canada:

Roll on Roll off (RORO) method of shipping offers a cost effective way of shipping  cars(saloon and 4×4’s), vans, minibuses, buses, trucks, tractors, agricultural machinery and plant as units. They are only charged for the space they take on the Vessel. We ship new and used vehicles and self propelled machinery to Canada from the UK. Our services offer both door to port and port to port service from the UK to Canada. Vehicles can either be driven to the port or transported on our door to port service. YFT have access to all the vessels departing from the Canada on a fortnightly basis.

Container Car Shipping to Canada:

Container shipping method offers a secure and safer way of shipping vehicles / personal effects to Canada. Our warehouse loads and secure vehicles/cargo in 20ft and 40ft containers before being shipped to Canada. We offer both door to port and port to port container shipping service to Canada. Alternatively the containers can be delivered to your address for loading. YFT ship containers to Canada on a weekly basis from the UK.

Our warehouse can combine your household items along with your car inside your own container to Canada. Great care must be taken in securing your vehicle into the container. Cars must be secured to the flooring rings of the container by ratchet straps and the wheels must be locked into position by wooden chocks. When shipping a car with your household and personal effects a wooden bulkhead will be built across the shipping container to separate the car and effects. We offer container loading in Southampton / London gateway / Felixstowe.

To get a free quote for your car shipping to Canada either email us or complete our online quote form. We look forward to hearing from you. We have access to all the vessels departing from the UK to Canada on a weekly to monthly basis depending on final destination.

Documentation we need

   V5 (Licence Document) for your vehicle – we do not need the original.

    Copy of your Passport Photo page.

    We offer a collection service if required.

To qualify for a Personal Import Approval the following restrictions apply:

Only one car per person.

Vehicle owners must have long term residency.

The vehicle must have been owned and used in the overseas country for a minimum period of 12 consecutive months immediately before the applicant(s) arrive in Canada.

YFT Logistics make it easy, offering a wide range of services including pick up & delivery while looking after Customs and port authorities.

Cleaning the Undercarriage

You must also make sure that your vehicle is well cleaned prior to shipment from the UK to Canada. On arrival in Canada your vehicle may be subject to customs quarantine examination. If they find your vehicle to be found to be carrying contaminants (such as mud, plant or other organic matter). Additional cleaning may be required before your vehicle can be released from customs control. Should customs order cleaning to be required you will be notified by your agents who will also advise any such cleaning costs.

Typical areas that are frequently overlooked when cleaning a vehicle for shipment are Wheels and mud flaps. Most customers clean the car there selves as 9 time out of 10 Australian customs will want it cleaned again.

Duty and Tax

Goods and service charge 5%

Import Duty 6.1%

Further information on duty and tax. Additional details relating to exemptions available for Canadian, U.S and Mexican vehicles and contact details can be found on the CBSA website here.

Port and shipping line charges

On arrival at the port there will be charges to pay to the shipping line. Receiving agents for services in regard to unloading your car from the ship and handling it at the port and completing customs clearance. YFT can put you in contact with a recommended freight forwarder.

Customs information for car shipping to Canada

Did you know that most vehicles offered for sale in foreign countries other than the United States cannot be imported into Canada? This means that if you are considering importing a vehicle you bought in a country other than the United States, you need to inform yourself. Importing a vehicle into Canada that does not meet the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) is a criminal offense. Inadmissible vehicles are denied entry into Canada and detained. All storage and disposal fees become the responsibility of the importer.

CBSA Form B4E

Transport Canada US Vehicles Compatability List

If you need more information on Importing / Exporting a car to Canada please go to there Government Website

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To get a free quote for your car shipping to Canada either email us or complete our online quote form. Our team look forward to hearing from you. YFT have access to all the vessels departing from the UK to Canada on a weekly to monthly basis depending on final destination. YFT take great pride in car shipping to Canada.

Member of the BIFA (British International Freight Association) and trade under their terms and conditions.

Members of FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations).

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