Shipping To Japan

Moving Cars to the Ports of Yokohama and Osaka from the UK

If you need to ship your vehicle from the UK overseas to Japan, First Base Freight will be able to help you organise your export. We are an international car freighting company who specialise in moving all kinds of vehicles all over the world using only the best services at the most competitive rates acquired especially for you.

Departures to Japan happens every two weeks from the UK to either the port of Yokohama or Osaka. Transit takes approximately 30 days from the port of Southampton to Yokohama, and services to Osaka take about the same time.

There are two ways in which we can ship your vehicle to Japan, the first is RORO, which stands for roll on/roll off. This is the easiest and cheapest way to ship your vehicle. RORO is where your car is driven onto a specially designed roll on/roll off vessel, large enough to hold thousands of other rolling cargo. Once on board all vehicles are securely fastened for the journey overseas and then driven off at the other end once the destination port is reached.

The second method is by loading your vehicle in a container, this is generally a lot more expensive but is more secure, as the containers are sealed for the journey and you are sometimes able to store other personal belongings along with the car. This is a good option for vehicles of a very high value. RORO vessels tend not to allow any other items other than the car to be stored on board.

No matter the shape and size of your vehicle, we will be able to ship it for you. If you are concerned that you may experience some difficulties when trying to get your vehicle overseas, contacting us is the best way to find out the information you need to know, as well as any other helpful advice we can offer. You can use our quick quote form to the right to find out how much your planned shipment will cost you. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a competitive rate. Our quotations last for 30 days for Japan and we guarantee not to pass any rate increases on to you within that time frame.

If you need any more information on getting your car to Japan or anywhere else in the world, contacting us is the best way to find your answers. Don't hesitate to contact us on any of the ways listed on our contact sheet below, our friendly and experienced staff are always willing to help.