Shipping a Car to Guam
Are you interested in shipping a car to Guam? Let the shipping specialists at CFR Rinkens handle your vehicle relocation. We have a wide network of agents throughout the Pacific, and can arrange for vehicle shipping to Guam, as well as the Northern Mariana Island of Saipan. Request a quote online, or contact one of our dedicated agents – they’ll help you navigate through the vehicle shipping process from start to finish.
Drop off your vehicle at one of our convenient warehouses across the USA, including Miami, New York, Chicago, LA and San Francisco, or arrange for car pick-up on your schedule. With over twenty years’ experience in the shipping industry, we’ll make car shipping to Guam easy, safe and fast.
We offer several car shipping options to meet your budget and schedule, including vehicle shipping in shared or dedicated fully enclosed containers. The cost to ship your car to Guam will vary, depending on a variety of factors, including your vehicle’s age and where you’re shipping from.
Our warehouse locations include: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.
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Car Shipping Guide: Car Shipping to Guam
Where do we ship to?
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.
What is the cost to ship my car to Guam?
Car shipping costs to Guam will be determined by a range of factors, including where you’re shipping your vehicle from, as well as your car’s year, model and other specifications.
Your chosen method for car shipping to Guam will also have a great influence on the final cost:
- Shared Container Service – Most economical option, Weekly Departures
- Dedicated Container – Only your cars in the container, Fast Departure
Read on below for additional information on methods for car shipping to Guam. Request a free online quote or give us call today – our shipping specialists are always ready to assist you!
What are the differences between car shipping methods?
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 final 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.
Car Shipping to Guam
Importing a vehicle to Guam from the mainland doesn’t have to be complicated. Our shipping specialists are ready to assist you every step of the way – including verifying your car’s eligibility for import to Guam.
Vehicles under 25 model years old that were not already titled in the USA must meet U.S. motor vehicle safety standards, as well as Department of Transportation and EPA standards. Only vehicles over 25 years old with original drive train are exempt.
*Cars that don’t meet U.S. emissions standards can be subject to conversion costs and also incur holding and detainment charges. We don’t recommend importing non-complying vehicles, as this can be costly.
Taxes and Duties
Import Tax: 4% (for vehicles less than three months old)
Required documents for vehicle import to Guam:
- Certificate of Title and Registration Copies
- Original Purchase Invoice
- Proof of Insurance
- Current driver’s license
- Signed DOT/EPA Form
Steps when shipping a car to Guam
Car shipping to Guam won’t be a headache with our experienced agents helping every step of the way. For non-USA residents, you may import a car for up to a year as a tourist – but no extensions are available.
- Our shipping experts will assist you with all the necessary paperwork to ship your car to Guam. Upon arrival, all applicable customs taxes and handling fees must be paid.
- Obtain a temporary permit for operating the vehicle from the Department of Motor Vehicles at the Revenue and Taxation Office. This permit will expire 5 days from the issue date and costs $5. You’ll need a driver’s license, proof of registration, original vehicle registration, as well as shipping invoice. This temporary permit will permit you to drive your vehicle for the mandatory safety inspection.
- In order to register your vehicle, Guam 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.
Additional Services for Car Shipping to Guam
Escrow services – We make car buying secure and painless by collecting payment from vehicle buyers. After verifying the vehicle’s condition, and filing all relevant paperwork, we’ll pick up the vehicle and release the funds to the seller.
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 thanks to our extensive network of car buyers, we can assist overseas clients who wish to purchase vehicles in exchange for a commission or additional fee.
Please take a look at our Rate Request page to obtain a quote.