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Moving Overseas

From the USA to Puerto Rico

Relocating to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico? Whether you’re moving for a fresh start, for business, or to retire in the Caribbean paradise, transporting your cherished automobile and household goods shouldn’t be a burden. At Direct Express Inc., we’ve mastered the art of seamless international auto and household goods shipping. Here’s your essential guide to understanding the process and ensuring a hassle-free transition from the USA to Puerto Rico.


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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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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 - Puerto Rico

Major Puerto Rico Destinations we service:

San Juan




Gu ánica



Your #1 Export & Import

Why Choose Direct Express Inc.?

  • Experience: With over a decade in the international shipping business, we have established robust networks and honed our logistics skills, making us your reliable partner.
  • Tailored Solutions: Every move is unique. We customize our shipping solutions to fit your needs, whether you’re shipping a luxury car, family SUV, or cherished antiques.
  • Safety First: Our top priority is ensuring the safety and security of your possessions. We employ modern techniques and equipment, ensuring your items reach their destination undamaged.

The Shipping Process: Step-by-Step

a. Consultation: Begin by contacting our expert team for a comprehensive consultation. We’ll discuss your specific needs, the items you’re shipping, and provide a detailed quote.

b. Pickup: Schedule a convenient pickup date. Our professional crew will handle your goods with the utmost care, ensuring they are adequately prepared for transport.

c. Transit: Your auto and household goods are transported in state-of-the-art containers or via specialized carriers. Our tracking system allows you to monitor the progress in real-time.

d. Customs & Documentation: Navigating Puerto Rican customs can be challenging. We manage all the required paperwork and customs declarations, ensuring your items clear promptly.

e. Delivery: Once in Puerto Rico, your goods are delivered to your specified address, with the option for white-glove service for unpacking and setup.

Preparing Your Items for Shipping: Tips & Tricks

  • Documentation: Ensure you have clear titles and purchase invoices, especially for your vehicle.
  • Cleaning: Clean your vehicle inside and out. This can prevent quarantine delays upon arrival.
  • Household Goods: For fragile items, consider professional packing services to ensure their safety during transit.

Understanding Puerto Rican Customs and Regulations

  • Vehicles: Puerto Rico has specific rules regarding the age and type of vehicles that can be imported. Consult with us to understand if your vehicle meets these requirements.
  • Duties & Taxes: Depending on the value and type of goods you’re transporting, duties and taxes may apply. Our team will guide you on these potential costs.


Q: How long does the shipping process usually take?
A: Typically, shipping from the USA to Puerto Rico takes between 7-14 days, depending on various factors, including departure city and specific destination in Puerto Rico.

Q: Can I pack personal belongings inside my car?
A: For safety and customs regulations, it’s advised not to pack personal items inside your car. We offer separate solutions for household goods shipping.



Car Shipping to Puerto Rico Checklist

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

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


“Moving to Puerto Rico was a breeze with Direct Express Inc. They took care of my vintage car and antiques, ensuring everything arrived in pristine condition!” – Maria G.

Your #1 Export & Import

Household Goods Shipping

Relocating should be an exciting adventure, not a stressful task. Trust Direct Express Inc. to handle your auto and household goods shipping to Puerto Rico. Contact us today for a free quote!

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.