USAC International specializes in providing car shipping services to many countries, including Finland. We offer reliable, efficient shipping service with frequent departures from major U.S. ports. We can handle not only the car shipping to Finland from USA, but take care of all documentation, customs clearance, vehicle pick up and delivery, loading and maybe even inspecting the vehicle prior to shipping.
Whether you need an exotic car transport, antique or classic vehicle shipping services, or just want to ship your family car and household goods to Finland, you can always count on USAC International Shipping Company. We can always find a solution with a price package and shipping options designed to fit your needs and budget, when it comes to car shipping to Finland.
Major ports in Finland:
Helsinki Hämeenlinna Joensuu Jyväskylä Kemi Kotka Kuopio Lahti Lappeenranta Oulu Pori Tampere Turku Vaasa Vantaa
Major cities in Finland:
Hamina Hanko Helsinki Inkoo Joensuu Kaskinen Kemi Kokkola Kotka Lappeenranta Naantali Oulu Pietarsaari Pori Raahe Rauma Turku Uusikaupunki Vaasa
Some of the most common types of vehicle shipping services to Finland are: containerized car shipping; Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) car transport (enclosed or on the deck); other possibilities are door-to-door car transport, terminal-to-terminal car shipping, specialty car shipping services (exotic car transport, non-operational vehicle transport, enclosed car transport etc); delivery to a specified location, storage needs etc.
Containerized shipping to Finland is the most common way used to ship a vehicle, personal belongings and/or household goods. Shipping container can be delivered to your home and you can load the car yourself. In addition you can ship your personal items with your auto. Keep in mind that loading the vehicle in the container is not easy and it is advised to employ professionals. The ocean container sits on chassis about four feet above the ground, has no platforms, lift gates or ramps. The car needs to be secured, blocked, and braced inside the container.
If you choose not to pack the container yourself, your car can be picked up at your door and delivered to our nearest warehouse, where it will be loaded into the shipping container. This option is chosen by our customers most often, as in this case our company would take care of EVERYTHING since the moment your vehicle is picked up. Once the container is loaded and delivered to the U.S. port, it will be transferred onto a ship going to a specific port in Finland.
Another thing to consider is that you can often only collect marine insurance if the container is professionally packed. On the brighter side, the loading charges will only be a small portion of your total shipping cost.
The other most popular option in international car shipping to Finland is RO-RO, which stands for Roll-On/Roll-Off service and basically means that your car will be "rolled on" the ship at the port of origin and "rolled off" at the port of destination. This service is limited to only a select group of ports in US and Finland - please contact us for this information.
If you are shipping your vehicle to Finland, there are certain documents and information you will have to secure:
- Make note you will need the original title of the vehicle.
- If there is a lien on the vehicle (i.e., the vehicle is financed), you will need the notarized copy of the title and a letter from the lien holder (if applicable), authorizing the exportation of the car. If you purchased a car in US you will need the original title and a Bill of Sale.
- Most countries, including Finland, require you to present a bill of lading, showing how, when and by what means of transport the vehicle was shipped (USAC will provide this document).
Preparing your vehicle for international shipping:
- Before the pick up, please make sure the gas tank has less than ¼ of gas.
- Trucker will need 1 set of keys.
- The alarm must be disabled.
- If necessary, winterize your vehicle to protect the radiators and battery from freezing.
- It is advisable not to leave anything of value inside the vehicle.
- Personal belongings or parts are strictly prohibited inside the vehicles for Ro-Ro shipping.
- Make sure the driver goes over all scratches, dents etc and gives you a signed copy of the bill of lading showing all exceptions. This is an important document that insurance company will ask for in case your vehicle arrives damaged
- If shipping a motorhome or RV with LPG (liquid propane gas) tank, the tank must be completely drained by an authorized dealer, and proper certificate must be provided. Another option is to completely remove the tank.
- If shipping a boat to Finland, it is a good idea to shrink-wrap it, to prevent moisture accumulation and unauthorized access. It may also prevent small damages, such as scratches.
Customs regulations on motor vehicles*:
- One auto may be imported duty-free if owned and used abroad for six months and Customer qualifies for duty-free import of household goods
- Duty free value is limited up to $34,000.00. If the customs value of the car exceeds this amount the exceeding value is dutiable. Customs determines the customs value
- Cannot be sold or otherwise used by others for two years without full payment of all duties and taxes
- If vehicle does not qualify for exemption, import taxes will be 50-60% of the retail price of a similar new vehicle in Finland
- Duties levied will also depend on the amount and type of accessories and equipment on the vehicle
- Must comply with the U.S. or European exhaust regulations
- Documents required:
o Purchase-deed and receipts of payment
o Registration documents
o Employment Certificate proving auto bought with earnings from abroad
o Finnish insurance policy
o Foreign insurance policy
o Driver's License
o ABOVE DOCUMENTS MUST ALL BE ORIGINALS
There are many international car transport companies out there today competing for your dollar, however it could be a difficult task to locate a small reliable company that has the highest safety records, excellent customer service and is ready to do business with you.
If you choose USAC International, not only we will provide you with an experienced customer service representative to guide you through every pitfall of international car shipping, but also provide you with free shipping quote estimate, so that you will know all your shipping costs upfront, without hidden fees or charges.
Please, contact us today for your free shipping quote!
*NOTE - Customs regulations of Finland are subject to change at any time. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, USAC Intl cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate before you make your move to Finland.