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Moving Overseas

From the USA to Germany

At Direct Express Inc., we understand the complexities and concerns associated with international relocations. Whether you’re an expatriate moving to Germany for work, returning home, or merely expanding your horizons, we have streamlined the process of transporting your vehicle and household goods safely across borders.


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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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USA – Germany

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Your #1 Export & Import

Why Choose Direct Express Inc.?

  1. Decades of Expertise: With our years in the industry, we have successfully completed thousands of transatlantic shipments, ensuring that your possessions reach Germany in the same condition as they left the USA.
  2. Customized Solutions: Every move is unique. We tailor our services to meet the individual requirements of our clients, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  3. Comprehensive Services: From the initial quotation to the final delivery in Germany, we handle every aspect of your move.

What We Offer:

Auto Shipping:

  • Door-to-Door Service: We pick up your vehicle directly from your home or a designated location and deliver it to your address in Germany.
  • Safe and Secure: Our specialized vehicle containers ensure that your car is protected from external elements during the journey.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Our team manages all the customs and import duties, ensuring that your vehicle complies with German standards.

Household Goods Relocation:

  • Packing and Unpacking: Our professional packers use quality materials to wrap and pack your belongings. Upon arrival in Germany, we can assist with unpacking too.
  • Inventory Management: We create a detailed inventory of your household goods, ensuring every item is accounted for.
  • Storage Solutions: If you aren’t moving directly into your new home in Germany, we offer short-term and long-term storage solutions.

Navigating Customs and Regulations:

Germany has its regulations regarding the import of goods and vehicles. Our expert team is well-versed with the latest rules and ensures:

  • Proper documentation for both auto and household goods.
  • Payment of applicable duties or taxes.
  • Adherence to German environmental and safety standards for vehicles.


  1. What are the import duties for shipping a vehicle to Germany?
    The import duties vary based on several factors. Our team will provide a detailed breakdown based on your vehicle type and value.
  2. How long does the shipping process take?
    On average, the shipping process can take 3-6 weeks, depending on the origin and destination points and the shipping method chosen.
  3. Can I pack personal items in my car during shipping?
    For safety and customs reasons, we recommend not packing personal items in your vehicle.

relocating to Germany document Checklist

In order to export household goods as well as any vehicle from the U.S., we will require the following in order to meet US Custom regulations:

  • Household goods Packing List
  • Vehicle Original Title/MSO
  • Completed SLI & POA form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Commercial Invoice / Bill of Sale (official DMV template available on request)


“Direct Express Inc. made my move to Germany seamless! My car and household goods arrived in perfect condition. Highly recommended!”Alexandra R.

“Professional, prompt, and reliable. The team at Direct Express Inc. is the best in the business!”Liam D.

Your #1 Export & Import

Household Goods Shipping

Moving to Germany from the USA is quite common and is a major shipping lane for Direct Express inc. With over 35+ years of experience, we have all of the know how and the right network in place to successfully transport your household goods as well as your personal vehicles overseas. Relocating is already stressful enough as is, and when relocating to another country the task becomes that much more daunting. Fortunately you do not have to go at it alone. We provide moving logistic services from the USA to Germany. Our services range from initial packing and wrapping assessment where we send our professional team to your location to assess the cost to properly pack and wrap your household goods for the ocean freight. if you prefer to pack and wrap your items yourself we strongly recommend to keep in mind that the container will be on a sea vessel where humidity and weather might affect your goods so we strongly recommend to have a team of professionals take care of this for you. The successful transport of your household goods is our main goal as well as our top priority.

Air Freight

When time is of the essence and you need your household goods to reach their destination quickly, our air freight option at Direct Express Inc. is the ideal choice. We understand that some international moves require expedited shipping, and our air freight services are designed to meet your urgent shipping needs with efficiency and precision. Air freight significantly reduces transit time, allowing you to settle into your new home sooner, and our expert team ensures secure packaging and handling for items destined for air travel. We partner with reputable airlines and carriers to provide reliable, real-time tracking, so you stay informed about your shipment's status from departure to arrival. Our customized air freight plans are tailored to your timeline and budget, with seamless customs clearance and final delivery coordination. Trust Direct Express Inc. for a swift and stress-free international move – contact us today to explore your air freight options.

Inland Transport

At Direct Express Inc., we recognize that a successful international move requires comprehensive solutions, and our inland transport option plays a pivotal role in ensuring your household goods reach their final destination seamlessly. Whether you're moving to or from a landlocked location or simply need reliable transportation within your destination country, our well-established network of inland transport providers guarantees a smooth transition. Our team will customize a transportation plan tailored to your specific needs, making sure your belongings are efficiently transported from the port or airport to your new home. We prioritize security and efficiency, ensuring that your items are handled with care throughout the inland journey. From coordinating logistics to overseeing customs clearances, our commitment to excellence ensures that your international move is worry-free. Contact Direct Express Inc. today to explore your options and experience the convenience of our inland transport services.

Warehouse and Loading

With our strategic locations throughout the USA we are able to provide you with the most affordable option for your needs. We have loading facilities located in Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; New York, New York. Direct Express Inc. understands that flexibility and convenience are paramount in international moves, and our warehouse and transport option offers you both. Our state-of-the-art storage facilities provide secure, climate-controlled storage solutions for your household goods when needed, ensuring they remain in pristine condition until your new home is ready. Our expert team manages the logistics seamlessly, arranging for the timely transport of your items from our warehouse to your destination once you're ready. This integrated approach simplifies the relocation process, allowing you to transition at your own pace while maintaining peace of mind that your belongings are safe and sound. Explore our warehouse and transport services today to experience a stress-free and tailored international move with Direct Express Inc.

Ocean Freight

When it comes to international household goods shipping, our ocean freight option at Direct Express Inc. offers you a cost-effective and reliable solution for transporting your cherished possessions across long distances. With our extensive network of trusted carriers and shipping partners, we ensure your household goods are handled with utmost care throughout their journey. Our ocean freight services are designed to accommodate varying load sizes, making it an ideal choice whether you're shipping a few items or an entire household. We provide efficient and secure packing, timely departures, and streamlined customs clearance, giving you the peace of mind that your belongings will arrive safely at your new destination. Choose Direct Express Inc. for a seamless, oceanic transition to your new home – contact us today to discuss your ocean freight options.





230 West Carob St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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