Car Shipping To The Netherlands

Aeon Shipping LLC specializes in shipping cars to the Netherlands from the United Arab Emirates. We handle everything from collecting the vehicle in the UAE, international shipping, and processing documentation. However, it can be quite simple if you follow a few important steps to ensure the vehicle is legal and all documentation is ready for customs agents.

Feel free to get a quote, provide necessary details and get a quote for the Netherlands so that we can give you the most accurate estimate we can offer.

Also to add now, we have our office based in the Netherlands, we have experience in this field for 10 years. We believe your vehicle is in safe hands.

Do you want to import or export your car, from or to Dubai?

You are able to do this quickly and easily with Aeon Shipping LLC, since we are based in both the locations our system will have your details and the shipment process will be quick and hassle-free. We also offer all types of services to ship your car.

How cars are shipped to the Netherlands from Dubai?

Cars are shipped to the Netherlands every day using shipping container service, dedicated service and air Freight. The shipping container service is one of the safest and most convenient ways to ship most types of vehicles. Cars, motorcycles, classic cars, and exotics are all shipped from Dubai to the Netherlands in a shipping container.

The Advantages of Consolidating your car shipment Internationally

If you are thinking of shipping a single vehicle or transport many types of cars to the Netherlands. You should consider finding a cost-effective solution and less time consuming service who is also reliable.

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What is consolidation shipping service?

This is a common cooperative practice to all the International Auto Transport companies to share a container to get the best offer price for their international car shipments.

Due to this fact, the greatest advantages of consolidation shipping for customers are that their prices are also very cost-effective. The consolidation shipping method will be very beneficial and also not compromising any timeliness, reliability, or quality of overseas car shipments.

How does the consolidation service work?

Containers are designed in two main sizes, 20 and 40 cubic feet are the common onces. In a 20 cubic feet container only a single car fitscan fix. Hence into a 40 feet chamber there can be 3 or more cars packed by well qualified and experienced designed loading ramps or racks that will optimize the space inside the container. All container cargo is priced by volume, not weight, the resulting cost reductions go straight to the customer.

UAE Main City Location to the Netherlands

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Cost (USD)







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Ras al Khaimah



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Shipping your vehicle in dedicated container service

Car shipping in a dedicated container is more expensive than other modes. The car is securely put into your own container. You can also include your personal belongings since this is custom-tailored and exclusively as per customer requirement. This method is also costly.

Shipping your vehicle in Air Freight

We have a decade old network basis of reliable and trustworthy agents who can also handle the pickup from the destination to the airport and also to door to door service as well. Whether you want to ship your car by Airport-to-Airport, Airport-to-Door, Door-to-Airport, Door-to-Door, we are able to handle your shipment from any location you are at.

How to Ship a Car by Air Freight

  • Vehicle must be in running condition.
  • Not more than 1/8 tank of gas should be available in the car.
  • No personal items or extra parts are allowed in the car.
  • You must provide us with a set of keys for the vehicle.
  • There can be no liens on the vehicle – if there is a lien, we must be provided with a notarized letter from the lienholder authorizing the export of the vehicle.
  • Actual transit time once the flight has uplifted from origin can take 1 to 10 days depending on the final destination and urgency of the shipment.

How long does it take to ship my car by Air Freight?

Delivery takes 4 -5 working days only. This is the fastest way to transport your vehicle.

Car Shipping Insurance

When shipping anything overseas, insurance is always an option. It is calculated based on the vehicle's value.

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Netherlands Destination Charges

Before shipping your car to the Netherlands, you should take into account the destination costs. They can include unloading charges, customs clearance, and local port fees of the particular port. We recommend you contact Aeon Shipping team for an exact free quote on destination charges because they vary depending on the condition of the car or motorcycle. The destination charges are usually around $500 per car. If you would like to have your car delivered to your door or to any location in Europe, we would be happy to provide a free quote.

Netherlands Car Import Tax

The Netherlands is one of the largest importers of classic cars due to the lower import taxes on cars over 30 years old. For classic cars you pay just 6% VAT, and no customs duties as of 2018++, the import duty on cars under 30 years old is 10%, plus 21% VAT.

Road Tax information involved driving your car in the Netherlands

Road tax needs to be paid and the calculation is based on the type of car plus the CO2 emissions, the year and make of the car, and the type of fuel. If your vehicle does not emit any CO2 or if your car is older than 40 years, road tax is excluded. If you run on a diesel car,the tax will be higher than petrol. Once your car is registered and you have obtained new license plates and paid your taxes, then all you need is local automobile insurance to drive legally.

The import duty on modern cars shipped to the Netherlands is 31%. However if you are permanently shifting to the Netherlands you may completely avoid paying the import duties on the car. Requirements are as follows: you must have lived outside of the EU for the past 12 months, and you must have purchased the car outside of the EU, paid sales tax and driven the car for the past 6 months.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to The Netherlands?

The price you get will depend on:

  • How the car is driven to the port. You’ll pay more if we pick it up from you and get it to the port, vs. if you just bring it to the port on your own.
  • How big or small your vehicle is. For instance, it costs more to ship a large SUV or pickup truck than it does a compact car.

Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) Shipping Service

RORO is the most affordable service, also one of the most common ways to ship a car overseas is RORO. This is done by a person driving the vehicle onto a RORO ship, parking the vehicle in a relevant parking space and securing it in place for the long voyage safely across broads.

Once you decide to ship via RORO, it's best you consider how frequent RORO departures are from the port closest to you and if that particular port accepts RORO shipping service.

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Container Shipping Service

If you intend to have the safest voyage for your car from all external factors, the container shipping service is the best method. However, this method is more costly than RORO.

Containers are sealed inside, and all contents are safe from vandals, weather and potential theft during shipment.

You can save money by sharing a large container with another customer.

The only disadvantage of sharing is that you might need to wait until the other customer has loaded their vehicle.

Main Ports in the Netherlands

Most main ports in the Netherlands do accept oversize and other container shipments, but some do not take RORO shipments. Large main port cities such as Amsterdam or Rotterdam are the easiest to ship any shipment. Rotterdam, one of the main cities in the Netherlands offers state of the art scanning tools for large containerized shipments and other types of container shipment. This makes the customs clearance much quicker than at other smaller ports in the Netherlands. Once you get the confirmation of the delivery date, you will need to be present at the relevant port to accept the shipment. However, if you like you can also opt to deliver the car to your doorstep.

Shipping Container Options

Dimensions (l x w x h)

Cost (USD)

20FT Shipping Container

5.9m x 2.35m x 2.39m 33 Cubic Meters


40FT Shipping Container

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Taxes involved when shipping a car to the Netherlands

Private Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Tax

The BPM tax is based on the CO2 emissions from the car. Low emission car or electric car owners do not need to pay this particular amount of tax. At the time of registration the BPM tax is due.

Below mentioned are the Netherlands entry ports that you can ship your vehicle to.

  • Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam

Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Undercarriage

Before shipping your vehicle to the Netherlands, the undercarriage has to be cleaned and free of foreign soil to prevent the introduction of insects, invasive plants, fungi and any microorganisms. You can simply get this done through steam cleaning or other thorough cleaning methods. We recommend vacuuming the interior of the car and not washing the interior of the vehicle as it could cause mold during transport.

Documents required to ship a car from Dubai to the Netherlands

  • Certificate of title / registration
  • Purchase invoice or other proof of ownership
  • Original bill of lading
  • Certificate of residence
  • Copy of foreign insurance certificate or proof of insurance
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Specific Information

Consideration for an application for free entry of motor vehicles is 4 to 6 weeks

A separate application for any tax exemption must be completed if not imported with the household effects shipment.

A technical inspection as well as registration is required at the RDW after Customs clearance.

Car shipping from Dubai to Netherlands

We also undertake delivering cars from the Netherlands to Dubai. If you require details on charges, please feel free to get a free quotation.

Documents needed to ship a car from the Netherlands to Dubai

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of residence visa on passport
  • Copy of diplomatic card (diplomats)
  • Residence permit
  • Original / express bill of lading
  • Authorization letter
  • Title / Copy of certificate of origin / registration card from origin country vehicle certificate must include a detailed description, including engine number, year of production, color, etc.
  • Copy of commercial invoice/copy of purchase invoice
  • Proof of ownership

Important details needed to be taken into account when shipping a car to Dubai

  • The length of ownership is not considered when appling the duties.
  • New items have a duty of 5% and VAT on total shipment value at 5% are charged on all motor vehicles and goods.
  • Customs will issue a vehicle clearance certificate in 2 - 3 days; this document is required for registration with the traffic department.
  • Jebel Ali has tremendous port congestion, therefore, be aware of delays in clearing shipments, the time frame is approximately 1 - 2 weeks from the arrival date of shipment.
  • Owners of the goods that are bringing cars must be able to provide a copy of their UAE residence visa or no clearance and release will take place.
  • The vehicle can be older than 10 years with approval of a local agent.
  • Vehicles with tinted glass restricted for import.
  • Only left handed cars are allowed.
  • Details needed for Customs clearance:
  • Model of the vehicles with the model number
  • Color of the vehicle
  • Year of manufacture
  • Current market value
  • Engine and chassis number
  • Weight of the vehicle (if applicable)
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Container Services to Dubai

Transporting a car to the UAE using this method we offer very competitive rates. With this service, we ship multiple customers’ vehicles in the same container. This means the cost to ship a car to UAE is based on the space your vehicle takes up. Hence the cost is less than dedicated shipping service.

Dedicated Services to Dubai

If you would prefer to ship a car to Dubai in its own dedicated container and if you require your to cut down the arrival time. This is the best option.

Ro-Ro Services to Dubai

Cars are transported inside the shipping vessel and secured within the hull. Car shipping to Dubai via RoRo will involve transhipping. In this case, it means your vehicle will ship to a different destination and then moved onto another ship to go to Dubai.

Air Freight Services to Dubai

Shipping a car to the United Arab Emirates via air freight is by far the quickest way to get it overseas. However, this process is very expensive and you’re better off selecting a container service.

AEON SHIPPING Process to Dubai

Depending on your destination we can arrange car shipments via the following ports: Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, & Hamriya. We can collect your vehicle from any UAE address or you can save by delivering the car yourself to the nominated port of shipment.

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