International auto transport to many overseas destinations from the UK
International Auto Transport is a speciality of First Base Freight. We offer only the most professional transport services to our customers at very competitive rates. Transport is available from anywhere in the UK to over thousands of destinations worldwide. Our helpful members of staff have over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry and as such, have a wealth of expert knowledge at hand. This knowledge, combined with our drive to give you only the best rates is the key to us satisfying your transport needs, and making the process run as smoothly as possible.
When you need to ship your auto from the UK to somewhere abroad, you will first need a plan. Contacting us for a quote is the best way to get this done for you. As soon as we receive your details—what car, where you need to go, when—we can arrange all of the services needed to get your vehicle there, and then get back to with an affordable rate. You can request a quote from us either by using the quick quote form over to the right, or heading over to our request a quote page, which will ask for slightly more details, to give you a more accurate quote. You can also phone us directly, one of our friendly members of staff will be more than happy to help you.
There are two main methods of transport available when shipping a car overseas. The most popular and widely used for vehicles throughout the industry is a roll on/roll off vessel. RORO is also the cheapest option, available at all major ports and usually leaves on a weekly basis to the most popular destinations. The secondary method of transportation available is via a freight container. Freight containers are the first method to come to mind when thinking of docks and overseas shipping, but this isn't always the best options for automobiles, since RORO shipping has become so simple. If though, for some reason RORO is not preferred, maybe your car is of a very high value and you would like some extra security, for example, then container transport is available. Your car will be rolled into a container, and safely secured before being locked inside. The contents of the container will remain untouched for the whole of the journey, until they are opened up on the other side.
On top of organising your shipment from port to port, if you can't or would rather not get your car to port yourself, we can arrange transport for your car, straight from your doorstep onto the point of departure. This can be done by either a professional, fully insured trade plate driver, or through car transporter services.
If you need further information about any of our auto transport services, feel free to contact us through any of the details listed below on our contact sheet, or directly through our contact page.
Ro-Ro is by far one of the cheaper methods available for shipping a vehicle overseas. It offers a reliable and frequent service from many UK ports including Southampton, Sheerness, Bristol and Immingham etc to thousands of overseas destinations. The ease of loading and unloading vehicles on to these vessels make ro-ro shipping a valued choice to make and can save you money at departure and arrival ports.
Either 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HC containers are available and sail weekly in most cases to almost any port worldwide. Vehicles are secured inside the container at one of our many receiving depots and are strapped inside the container before being craned on to the vessel. All containers are sealed for security reasons and offers that extra peace of mind when shipping personal effects inside the vehicle.
All car carriers are insured for the safe transit of any collection/delivery in the UK or Europe. Regular services are available to France, Spain and the UK. Single and multi deck transporters can be used open or enclosed for safer movement. All vehicles are fully insured whilst being carried on a car transporter to offer customers peace of mind when transporting their vehicle. We Can even collect your vehicle using a Trade Plate Driver for a fraction of the cost of a local transporter collection.