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Container Shipping

From the USA to the uk

Welcome to Direct Express Inc., your trusted partner in international auto shipping services. Whether you’re relocating, exporting vehicles, or importing automobiles into the United Kingdom, our container shipping services are tailored to meet your needs. With our expertise and global network, we ensure a seamless and secure transportation process for your valuable vehicles.


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Cargo Type

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Destination Overseas

In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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Contact Information

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Freight Type

Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

Air Freight

Air Freight

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Open Car Carrier

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Inland Shipping

Open Car Carrier

Do you need help with the In-land shipping of your vehicle to one of our ports?

Our departure ports are Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Savannah, GA; New Jersey, NJ. 

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Marine Insurance

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In addition, we offer marine insurance @2% declared value of the vehicle. Insurance is additional at 2% for full coverage with a minimum fee of 125.00 USD.

In case of a claim, there is a 500.00 USD or 3% deductible that must be met in order for the claim to be processed. UNIRISC Insurance Terms and Conditions.

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*Please note the above rate excludes;

-customs inspections if applied. Their charges will be additional

-Destination charges such as drayage, unloading, customs clearance, taxes and duty..etc

***rates subject to change without notice, prior to booking please confirm rates with DEI sales representative***


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Your #1 Export & Import

Why Choose Container Shipping to the UK with Direct Express Inc.?


1. Safe and Secure Transportation: When it comes to shipping your vehicles to the UK, safety is our top priority. Our container shipping services offer a secure solution, protecting your cars from external elements, theft, and damage during transit. Rest assured, your vehicles will arrive in the same condition they left.

2. Customized Container Options: We offer a range of container options to accommodate vehicles of various sizes and quantities. Choose from standard containers or specialized options like open-top or flat rack containers, depending on your unique requirements. Our team will help you select the best fit for your vehicles.

3. Efficient and Timely Delivery: Direct Express Inc. understands the importance of timely delivery. We work closely with our network of shipping partners to ensure your vehicles reach their destination in the UK promptly. Our advanced tracking system allows you to monitor the progress of your shipment throughout the journey.

4. Hassle-Free Documentation: Navigating international shipping regulations and paperwork can be complex. Our team of experts will guide you through the documentation process, ensuring all customs requirements are met, and your shipment complies with UK import regulations.

5. Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing for our container shipping services, ensuring you get value for your money. Request a quote today to get a transparent estimate tailored to your specific shipping needs.

How Container Shipping to the UK Works:


Step 1: Request a Quote Begin your journey by requesting a customized quote. Provide details about your vehicle(s), preferred container type, and desired shipping dates. Our team will promptly provide you with a competitive quote.

Step 2: Documentation Our experts will assist you in preparing the necessary documentation, including customs paperwork and any required permits. We’ll make sure everything is in order for a smooth shipping process.

Step 3: Vehicle Pickup Once all paperwork is in order, we’ll arrange for the pickup of your vehicles from your location or a specified point. Our transport team will ensure proper handling and loading into the chosen container.

Step 4: Shipping and Tracking Your vehicles will be securely loaded into the container and prepared for transit. Throughout the journey, you can use our tracking system to stay updated on the status of your shipment.

Step 5: Arrival in the UK Upon arrival at the designated UK port, our team will handle the customs clearance process. Your vehicles will be safely unloaded from the container and delivered to your specified location.


How long does it take to ship a container to UK?

The shipping duration from various ports in the United States to the United Kingdom can vary based on several factors, including the specific port, shipping company, weather conditions, and the chosen shipping method (e.g., container shipping or roll-on/roll-off). Here’s a general estimate of transit times from the mentioned ports to the UK:

  1. Port of Long Beach, CA to the UK:
    • Transit time: Approximately 20-30 days
    • Note: This duration can vary based on factors like the specific destination in the UK and any potential layovers or stops along the way.
  2. Port of Houston, TX to the UK:
    • Transit time: Approximately 20-30 days
    • Similar to Long Beach, the exact duration may vary depending on the destination in the UK and other logistical considerations.
  3. Port of Savannah, GA to the UK:
    • Transit time: Approximately 15-25 days
    • Savannah’s location on the East Coast can result in slightly shorter transit times compared to West Coast ports.
  4. Port of New York, NY to the UK:
    • Transit time: Approximately 10-20 days
    • New York’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean allows for shorter transit times compared to ports on the West Coast.

Please note that these estimates are rough guidelines, and actual transit times may vary. It’s essential to consult with your Direct Express Inc agent for precise information based on your specific shipping needs and destination within the United Kingdom. Additionally, factors like customs clearance and port congestion can also influence the overall shipping duration.

Direct Express Inc is Here to Help

Experience Seamless Container Shipping to the UK with Direct Express Inc.:

Make your move to the UK a hassle-free experience with Direct Express Inc. Our commitment to quality, security, and timely delivery ensures that your vehicles and goods are in the best hands. Contact us today to request a quote and embark on a journey of effortless container shipping.

Air Freight

At Direct Express Inc, we understand the importance of timely delivery, especially for time-sensitive car shipments required for events or exhibitions. When time is of the essence and you need your car to arrive abroad as quickly as possible, we've got you covered with our reliable air freight shipping services. Our team of experts is experienced in handling car shipments of all sizes, ensuring swift and safe delivery to its destination. With Direct Express Inc's air freight shipping services, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is in good hands. We prioritize your needs and preferences, providing fast and reliable services. Contact us today to discuss your air freight shipping needs and let us help you get your car abroad as quickly as possible.

Inland Transport

Looking for a stress-free and worry-free way to transport your car to its new home? Direct Express Inc offers an excellent inland transport service that takes care of everything, from picking up your car from any location in the USA to delivering it to its destination. Our experienced drivers handle your car with care and ensure it's secured with specialized equipment, arriving in perfect condition. We can also arrange for crating and packing to give your car the love and attention it deserves. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the transportation, knowing your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc's inland transport service. Contact us now for more information and a quote on our reliable and efficient transportation services.

Warehouse and Loading

At Direct Express Inc, we offer secure and reliable warehousing facilities for your car before or after shipping. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced security features, such as surveillance cameras and restricted access controls, ensuring that your car is protected from theft and damage. Our facilities can accommodate cars of all sizes, providing both short-term and long-term storage options to cater to your needs and preferences. You can trust that your car is in good hands with Direct Express Inc, so contact us today to learn more about our warehousing services and how we can help you with all your car shipping needs.

Ocean Freight

RORO shipping is an efficient and cost-effective way to transport your car. With RORO shipping, we can safely and securely load and unload your vehicle onto the shipping vessel using specialized equipment. This method of shipping is ideal for larger cars or cars that cannot be disassembled. On the other hand, containerized shipping provides extra protection for your car during transit. We offer different container sizes to accommodate various types of cars and equipment. Containerized shipping is an excellent option for smaller cars or cars that can be disassembled. Our team will work with you to determine the best shipping solution for your needs and budget, whether it be RORO shipping or containerized shipping. We also offer additional services such as crating and insurance to ensure that your car is protected during transport.





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Direct Express, Inc. is a leader amongst shipping companies.