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How much does it cost to ship a container to port of Rotterdam

Container shipping rates from USA to port of Rotterdam

These are examples of the cheapest rates for 40 foot containers (FCL) loading with vehicles for shipping to Rotterdam

Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
New York to Rotterdam
New Jersey to Rotterdam
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: $1275
New York to Rotterdam
New Jersey to Rotterdam
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: $1425
New York to Rotterdam
New Jersey to Rotterdam
40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: $1525
New York to Rotterdam
New Jersey to Rotterdam
40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: $1700

How much does it cost to ship a container from port of Rotterdam

Container shipping rates from Rotterdam to USA

These are examples of the cheapest freight rates for containers FCL from the port of Rotterdam.

Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
Rotterdam to New York
Rotterdam to New Jersey
20FT Container
Loaded with 1 Car
from: €1275
Rotterdam to New York
Rotterdam to New Jersey
40FT Container
Loaded with 2 Cars
from: €1425
Rotterdam to New York
Rotterdam to New Jersey
40FT Container
Loaded with 3 Cars
from: €1525
Rotterdam to New York
Rotterdam to New Jersey
40FT Container
Loaded with 4 Cars
from: €1700

Shipping to Port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam in Netherlands is the largest port in Europe, located on the confluence of the Rhine and Meuse rivers. With the largest fleet of floating cranes in Europe, it’s the most popular terminal of exchange for cargo as containers with cars, commercial commodities, and personal effects between Europe and the rest of the world because to the good connections, infrastructure, and smooth process for imports and exports.

Location of Rotterdam port

Location of Rotterdam

Address: 3198 LK Europoort Rotterdam, Netherlands

Location
Center map
CountryNetherlands (Holland), Europe
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands.
Coordinates51.8850°N 4.2867°E
UN/LOCODE/PORT CODENL RTM
Info:
ServicesImports, Exports, Containers, roll on roll off.
Size of harbor4,810 ha (11,900 acres)
Land area7,903 ha (19,530 acres)
Size12,713 ha (31,410 acres)
Employeesabout 1,100 (2016)
Chief Executive OfficerAllard Castelein
Chief Operating OfficerRonald Paul
Chief Financial OfficerVivienne de Leeuw
Statistics
Vessel arrivals 30,000 sea ships (2019)
Annual cargo tonnage 470.0 million tonnes (2019)
Annual container volume 15,000,000 TEU (2019)
Annual revenue € 700 million (2019)
Inland vessels 120,000 ships (2019)

Departures from USA and arrivals to Rotterdam

Schedule departures from port of New York to destination port to Rotterdam

Vessel nameVoyage NumberPort of loading - POLPort of discharge - PODETA: Arrival date (estimated)
BERLIN BRIDGEV1New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Rotterdam NetherlandsWeek 1 2020
MOL EMPIREV2New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Rotterdam NetherlandsWeek 2 2020
MOL EMISSARYV3New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Rotterdam NetherlandsWeek 3 2020
CHACABUCOV4New York
Maher Terminals
New Jersey
Rotterdam NetherlandsWeek 4 2020

Estimated transit time to send a container from North America to Rotterdam

Estimated transit time from New York to Rotterdam

Port of originPort of destinationSteamship LineTransit timeContainer
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Maher Terminals, USA
Rotterdam, NetherlandsACL - Atlantic Container Line18 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Maher Terminals, USA
Rotterdam, NetherlandsOOCL - Orient Overseas Container Line20 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
APM Terminals, USA
Rotterdam, NetherlandsMAERSK CONTAINER LINE23 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Baltimore Maryland, USA
Dundalk Terminal, MD, USA
Seagirt Marine Terminal
Rotterdam, NetherlandsMSC26 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Savannah Georgia, USA
Ocean Terminal, Savannah
Rotterdam, NetherlandsACL - Atlantic Container Line21 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Miami Florida, USA
Port everglade
Rotterdam, NetherlandsMAERSK CONTAINER LINE28 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Houston Texas, USARotterdam, NetherlandsMSC32 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
California, USA
Long beach port, USA
Port of Los Angeles, USA.
Rotterdam, NetherlandsMAERSK CONTAINER LINE35 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ
Port of Vancouver, CanadaRotterdam, NetherlandsZIM LINE42 Days20FT
40FT
40HQ

Slowest transit time from North America to Rotterdam

The slowest transit time to ship a container with cars to Rotterdam Netherlands in Europe is the route Vancouver Canda to port of Rotterdam, with an estimated average transit time between 45 to 65 days. The next longest route Long Beach California to Rotterdam, with an average of 38 to 40 days of transit time.

Fastest transit time from USA to Rotterdam

One of the shortest transit time to ship a container with vehicles, cars, boats, and personal effects to Rotterdam is the route New York using ACL – Atlantic Container Line from Maher Terminals AL2 service, with an average of 18 days of transit. The next shortest route is with OOCL using New Jersey as a port of loading with an average of 20 days.

Top 5 most popular routes for shipping containers from USA to port of Rotterdam

At BR EXPORT USA, we offer you a professional international shipping services from United States of America to Rotterdam, as loading cars in to containers, export docs, inland transport, and international transport for the routes for sending containers to Rotterdam. Here are the top 5 routes from United States of America to Rotterdam as a port of destination:

OriginDestination
Port: NYCT, New York, USAPort: NLRTM, Rotterdam,
Netherlands, Europe.
Port: Maher Terminals, New Jersey, USAPort: NLRTM, Rotterdam,
Netherlands, Europe.
Port: Ocean Terminal, Savannah, Georgia, USAPort: NLRTM, Rotterdam,
Netherlands, Europe.
Port: Miami, Florida, USAPort: NLRTM, Rotterdam,
Netherlands, Europe.
Port: Long Beach, California, USAPort: NLRTM, Rotterdam,
Netherlands, Europe.

Alternatives destinations to your ocean shipping freight from USA to Rotterdam Netherlands

There are a lot of alternative offers to send containers to the Netherlands. Another options are the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, the port of Hamburg, and port of Antwerp in Belgium.

Ship a Container to port of Bremerhaven, Ship a Container to port of Hamburg, Ship a Container to port of Antwerp.

What is better FCL or LCL ocean freight to Rotterdam?

Shipping commercial cargo to Rotterdam as cars, boats, motorcycles, jet ski, motor homes, auto parts, etc, the first step is to assess your shipping volume and weight, then contact your forwarder or exporter USA. Then your forwarder will recommend you whether you need a is full container for one or more than 2 cars, up to 4 car in to a 40HQ container with (FCL), another option is a shared container or a groupage (a less-than-container load, or LCL shipping). Contact BR EXPORT USA for more information for shipping recommendations and rates.

Types Shipping services to Rotterdam

Container shipping

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer full container load and less than a container load to Rotterdam, as 20ft containers, 40ft container loaded with vehicles, and shared container to ship one car to Rotterdam.

Roll on Roll off service

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer another option to ship a car to Rotterdam using our good service of RO-RO for vehicles.

Air Cargo

At BR EXPORT USA INC we offer air transport to Rotterdam from all the airports in the United States, this option is no cheap to ship your car but is the faster one.

Rotterdam as a Global Import-Export Commodity Trading.

Rotterdam port is a global hub destination for commodity trading with a particular focus on agriculture trading, such as corn, grains, soybean, oil seeds, and fertilizes.

From 2010 this port of Rotterdam has converted in to a transshipment destination port for vehicles, to then move the cars to another countries as Germany, Belgium, Check Republic, Austria, Romania, etc. Because Rotterdam geographic position and good facilities for imports most of the shippers are choosing Rotterdam as a intermediate destination for import customs clearance of vehicles in Europe.

INTERNATIONAL CAR SHIPPING TO THE NETHERLANDS FROM THE USA

At BR EXPORT USA company we offer full shipping services for your car, motorcycle, truck, or any other vehicles to Rotterdam Netherlands with BR Export a USA based car shipping company with more than 10 years of experience experience on shipping cars to Netherlands in Europe. With office and warehouse in Kearny New Jersey. We are able to handle ground transportation(Towing Service) from all the American Auto Auctions, Dealers, residential address to the port or loading place, vehicle documentation, export and import clearance, and shipping to Rotterdam by container, air-freight, and Roll on roll off. You can get an instant rate to ship your car to Rotterdam using our shipping calculator or contacting us.

Car Shipping To Rotterdam Netherlands

BR EXPORT USA company specializes in car shipping, container loading with vehicles, roll on roll of shipping to Rotterdam port from all the port in the United States of North America. We offer full service handling everything from pick in up the cars from the auctions or cars dealers in the US, to then do the international shipping process.

How Cars Are Shipped Overseas

Vehicles as cars, trucks, 4×4 vehicles, or motor homes are shipped to the Netherlands using shipping container shipping service or Roll on Roll off service for big oversize vehicles. The shipping container is one of the most cheapest, and popular shipping type to Rotterdam, to ship most types of small and medium size vehicles. Cars, motorcycles, classic cars, and exotics are all shipped from the US to the Netherlands in a shipping container. You can also place ship auto parts, and household goods with your car when shipping by container, that are the differences to the RO-RO service that you can ship only the car with nothing inside of the vehicles.

What are the most popular cars shipped to the Netherlands?

  • Muscle cars – Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Charger
  • Sports cars – Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette, Shelby Cobra, Ferrari, Lamborghini.
  • Sedans: Audi A4, Audi S5, Mercedes Benz S500

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR EXPORT

Vehicle documentation:

  • Original vehicle title
  • Bill of sale
  • invoice

International residents:

  • Copy of passport
  • Power of attorney.
  • Letter of intent for export vehicles from USA.

US citizens:

  • EIN letter, TAX ID#.
  • Power of attorney.
  • Letter of intent.

Cost To Ship A Car To Rotterdam Netherlands

Ocean Freight to Car shipping to Rotterdam port is one of the cheapest shipping options from USA to Europe. The rates range from $875using shipping port out of New York (East Coast), and $150 when using shipping sailing port from California(West Coast). Then you will have the inland transport that will depend of the location of the vehicle, it can be between of the range of $120 (East Coast) to $2000 when transport a car from the West coast to the East coast for overseas export proposes.

Importing Regulations for Rotterdam Netherlands

To import in Netherlands using the port of Rotterdam you will need to know the European Union importation rules and process. When having your personal vehicle, car, motorcycle, 4×4 vehicle, motor home, or boat shipped to the port of Rotterdam. As time of arrival Customs officials in Netherlands will need to see your Passport, Driver’s License, Car Title if coming from USA, registration, export documentation from USA, Bill of lading showing the shipper, consignee, vehicle information, as Year, Maker, Model, VIN#, and the bill of sale showing the value of the vehicle, you will need to use a customs broker or clearing agent at the customs checkpoint to handle it for you. If you have moved to Rotterdam and are a permanent resident you can avoid paying taxes showing your consulate UN-registration( Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC ) from USA, and re registration in Netherlands. Then you will need to have your car registered at your local RDW office and must have local license plates and vehicle registration for the car when driving. If you are not a permanent resident however, or doing the import just a business, you will need to pay import duties, taxes on the value of your car as well as a green tax for emissions. In order to import your car to Rotterdam.

Import taxes for vehicles in Rotterdam:

After the vehicle arrives it is necessary to pay the relevant taxes and fees for commercial or personal imports of cars to Rotterdam:

Duties 10%, is paid on the value of the vehicle plus the value of the freight.
VAT 6% to 31% on the value of freight plus shipping plus tariffs.
Customs and local shipping costs to the shipping company (Arrival and port expenses)
If the vehicle enters the classic sector, registered as historical, or exhibitions, you could request an exemption from tariffs and pay only 10% VAT instead of 21%, this is the way to import a car in Spain with tax exemption.
Vehicles entering Netherlands in Removal or return are exempt from VAT and tariffs, the documentation must be submitted before the vehicle enters the country.
Contact BR LOGISTICS EUROPE to exempt taxes on imports of cars and vehicles in Europe.

Netherlands Car Import Agents

BR EXPORT USA is member of Freight Forwarders and Logistics Services of BRL with branch offices in Europe, we work closely with reliable import agents in Rotterdam Netherlands to make your car import-Export clearing process as fast and simple as possible. We work to clear local import customs in the Netherlands, unload the car from the container, or RO-RO vessel, and have the car ready to pick up or transport via car carries to your address. We have a door to door vehicle delivery between all the states in the USA to Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Check Republic, Austria, and Switzerland in Europe, using Rotterdam as a port of discharge.

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