Shipping a car from the USA to Guam can seem difficult and complicated, but CFR Rinkens can help. Below, we’ll explore everything you’ll need to know before deciding to ship your vehicle.
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Read on below for our US to Guam Vehicle Shipping Checklist, Vehicle Import Options, US to Guam Car Shipping Costs & Time Frame, US to Guam Vehicle Shipping Options, Ports Served in the US & Guam, and other details on Car Shipping from USA to Guam.
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US to Guam Vehicle Shipping Checklist
Vehicle Import Options
As you engage in the vehicle shipping process, some of the most important questions to consider include:
These questions and more will determine whether your car is eligible for shipping to Guam. Your actual tax rate is based on these details.
You should never assume your scenario is the same as someone else’s. Some vehicles such as used cars may have eligibility requirements that differ from those for newer vehicles for import into Guam. To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car to Guam, fill out our free quick quote form.
Vehicle Import Approval
Upon arrival of your vehicle import to Guam, the vehicle must be declared in Customs.
You’ll need the following documentation:
Things to Consider
US to Guam Car Shipping Costs & Time Frame
Using a baseline of a compact car being shipped using the roll-on/roll-off method from the Port of Los Angeles to the Port of Guam, our estimate for Car Shipping from USA to Guam starts at a cost of $1,650 USD with an estimated turnaround time of 20 – 40 days.
However, the cost to ship a car to Guam can vary according to factors such as the model and make of your vehicle, your current location, the nearest departure port in the USA, your shipping method of choice, availability of your chosen services and your final destination. Additionally, you’ll need to consider costs such as storage, cleaning, other vendor fees, and Guam taxes & duties.
Taxes & Duties for Guam Car Shipping
Prior to shipping a vehicle from US to Guam, verify your vehicle’s specifications and compliance with Guam requirements. If you are importing a vehicle to Guam from the USA, your car will be subject to local customs duties as well as a 4% Import Tax (for vehicles less than three months old) levied by the Guam government.
The amount of taxes and import duties payable when shipping a car to Guam from the US will vary and depends on the details of your shipment.
To obtain an estimate of the cost to ship a car to Guam, fill out our free quick quote form.
US to Guam Vehicle Shipping Options
Car Shipping from USA to Guam can be performed using a shared container, or sole container service.
Shared Container Service – Enjoy the advantage of a fully enclosed shipping container, and split the costs with the other clients sharing the container with you. Our shipping containers include a modern steel loading system that accommodates multiple vehicles in a single 40′ container, allowing us to reduce the overall cost and passing the savings on to you. In addition to customs clearance fees, container shipping also includes a terminal handling, trucking and unloading charge.
Your vehicle be will be protected from the weather and other elements throughout its journey to Guam thanks to our fully enclosed containers. Since the container will be shared, it must be fully loaded with enough vehicles before shipping out, so there might be a bit of a wait before your vehicle ships out to Guam. Usually 1-2 weeks.
Full Container Load – A single 20′ shipping container is dedicated solely to your vehicle or a 40’ container to your multiple vehicles, so there’s no wait for container capacity before your car ships to Guam. However, a shorter wait between departure and arrival will come at a cost – the additional container handling charges won’t be shared with other vehicle owners. Frequent departures every 1-2 weeks also make this a faster shipping method.
You’ll enjoy the security of a fully enclosed container that will protect your vehicle from the weather and other elements. Our shipping specialists will also document your vehicle’s arrival and loading process with photos in our guaranteed condition report.
Unlike other companies that use outdated wood ramps with potentially damaging nails, we use a proprietary steel loading system that not only reduces the risk of damage to your vehicle but is also reusable and environmentally friendly. After your vehicle is loaded, the container will be locked securely and inaccessible until it reaches its destination. Once the container reaches Guam, an agent will access the container and photograph the vehicle’s arrival condition and unloading.
Since the vehicle will be secure during transport, clients are welcome to pack and transport additional items inside the car. However, all items must be loaded securely, as we are not responsible for any loss or damage.
Sourcing Vehicles – Over twenty years’ experience shipping cars has allowed us to develop an extensive network of car buyers. In exchange for a nominal fee, we can assist overseas clients who wish to purchase vehicles.
Other Services – Some of the auto transport services we offer in overseas territories include domestic pickup, vehicle import assistance, tracking of your shipment, customs clearance in the USA and a full vehicle inspection report.
Ports Served in the US and Guam
Departure Ports – United States
The location your vehicle will depart from depends on the method of car shipping to Guam, where your vehicle is located, your budget and which services the nearest port offers. We have multiple departure locations in the USA, including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami, Savannah and more.
Destination Ports – Guam
We ship vehicles to the Port of Guam, located in Cabras Island, and operated by the Port Authority of Guam. As Guam’s sole deep-water harbor, 90% of the island’s imports are handled there.
Our experienced agents at the Guam Transport & Warehouse will deliver top-notch service and can arrange for pickup as well as local delivery of your vehicle.
Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage
Before shipping your vehicle to Guam, the undercarriage must be cleaned and free of foreign soil to prevent the introduction of invasive plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. This can be accomplished through steam cleaning or other thorough cleaning methods.
CFR Rinkens can assist with finding an appropriate cleaner to help ensure you comply with this requirement. We do not recommend washing the interior of the vehicle as it can cause mold during transport. Vacuuming the interior is usually more than sufficient.
Plating Your Vehicle in Guam
To register your imported vehicle in Guam, the law requires that your vehicle undergo a safety inspection. Our shipping experts can assist with arrangements.
The annual registration fee varies and is based on gross vehicle weight. Once registered, you can go to the DMV to complete the procedure and get your Guam tags.
For more information, you can visit the official Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation – Motor Vehicle Division.
Other Guam/US Shipping Options
This information was updated in September 2018. All information, time frames, pricing, and regulations are subject to change. Please contact a sales representative for the most current rates and information.