International Van Lines Review

IVL offers auto shipping for both domestic and international relocation. Whether you’re shipping 1 car cross country or you’re a dealer importing vehicles IVL can assist. IVL offers a full door-to-door service and will oversee the entire process of moving your vehicle. Due to the high volume of moves, we handle we can pass the savings on to you.

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International Van Lines Review
  • Worldwide availability
  • Discounts on moving services


  • Worldwide availability
  • Discounts on moving services
  • Optional (and often included) storage
  • Award-winning customer service


  • Moves outsourced to other carriers
  • 25% deposit required at booking

International Van Lines

Auto Transport

International Van Lines specializes in auto shipping, motorcycle shipping, boat shipping and cargo shipping in the US, UK, China, Australia. International Van Lines (IVL) offers dealers a comprehensive solution to their auto shipping transport needs. IVL is fully licensed, bonded and accredited with over thirty years experience in the Auto Transport industry. We understand the unique and extensive auto transporting requirements of car dealers including; auction, dealer swaps and everything in between. We work with auto dealers to quickly fulfill these needs and more. At IVL, we let you focus on your business by handling all the details involved in transporting vehicles, internationally and domestically, by ocean and air, into or out of your dealership.

We will assist you with the necessary shipping and customs paperwork and clearances, as well as marine insurance information, so that you understand the shipping process and ensure your shipment gets to where it needs to be on time, every time, without delay.

Our carriers operate a wide variety of equipment for various types of cars, light trucks, vans, and SUVs, including roll-backs for inoperable vehicles, enclosed carriers for high-end cars, or full-size trailers capable of hauling up to 10 cars at a time.

Auto Auctions

Shopping the internet for inventory is fast and easy therefore, more and more dealers are becoming skilled at finding inventory from the auction in remote locations. Auto dealers can find it difficult to locate a quality transporter to move cars that are purchased, a few at a time, from several different auctions around the country. We know what it takes to get vehicles to and from auctions because we are specialists in auto auction transport. We are able to provide transportation for single units or full truckloads, standard compacts, mid-size, full-size, or oversized vehicles.

Our staff is highly trained and experienced in preparing vehicles for international transport and our technology is state-of-the-art, allowing you to track your shipments in real-time, worldwide, during the transport process.

Dealer Trades

We can handle both ends of dealer trades, internationally and domestically. We can dispatch a carrier to the first location to get the trade started. Once the first vehicles are delivered the carrier picks up the second vehicle and delivers them to you. But, if the traded vehicles are sold units and you don’t want your customer waiting, we can dispatch two carriers simultaneously to the two locations and save a few days in the delivery time.

Fleet and Leasing Managers

Transporting hundreds, even thousands of vehicles, separately or simultaneously, takes experience. Whether the move is across the US or internationally, International Van Lines will get the job done, on time, every time. We maintain constant open communications with you regarding the status of your vehicles in transit and provide state-of-the-art technology to customers who wish to track their vehicle shipments in real-time. With IVL you never have to worry about the safety and security of your vehicles. We have an expert staff that knows how to efficiently block and brace vehicles for transport and guarantee every vehicle is secure before it leaves the port or terminal.

Export Managers

Your customer places an order for an international shipment and you need to get that order shipped overseas quickly to meet a deadline. International Van Lines is the leader in logistics shipping and will see to it that your customers get their vehicles when you promise them they will. As a worldwide overseas shipping and freight forwarding company, we have comprehensive experience in port processes and access to thousands of TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) approved carriers.

World-class customer service is IVL’s number one goal. We guarantee your shipments will arrive when they need to be there.

Cargo Shipping

International Van Lines specializes in international shipping, Government Shipping, Military Relocation, Project Cargo, Heavy Machinery Transport, in the US, UK, China, Australia. International Van Lines is an industry leader in project cargo, oversized equipment, and heavy machinery transport. We have over 30 years of experience and the expertise necessary to handle any type of heavy-lift transport. Our services include international and domestic, ocean and air transportation, to any destination in the world.

We will transport your construction equipment, agriculture machines, road-building vehicles, and every other type of project cargo, whether they are packed onto ocean flat-rack containers or on RO/RO (Roll-on Roll-Off) carriers.

Our focus is on service, safety, quality, reliability, and value-oriented heavy lift solutions for our customers. We offer innovative transportation services including intermodal and multimodal transport. You can rely on IVL to provide the most value-oriented, efficient oversized cargo and special equipment transport around the world. Our team of specialists strives to exceed the expectations and requirements of our clients.

IVL provides blocking and bracing, packing and crating, inland haulage services, including escort services and all permits, marine insurance, customs clearance, documentation, and delivery.

Some of the cargo that we transport:

We provide an array of delivery options to meet your needs and your budget including; port to port, port to door, door to port, and door to door services. An IVL representative will assist you with the completion of all the necessary documents required for shipping your oversized equipment and project cargo whether you are exporting or importing. We also offer marine insurance for oversized equipment and project cargo shipping. Please visit our Marine insurance page for more information.

Military Equipment Relocation

International Van Lines specializes in US Military Equipment Relocation, Military Vehicle Relocation, US Government Shipping, and International Relocation in the US, UK, China, Australia. Whether you are moving an entire military base or just need to move specific pieces of military equipment or vehicles, including jeeps, trucks, tanks, helicopters, and airplanes, International Van Lines (IVL) is your logistics expert of choice for the project. We have the expertise, staff, and specialized equipment necessary to carefully and safely move any type and size vehicle and equipment for all military branches anywhere in the world.

Utilizing intermodal and multimodal transport is our specialty. An IVL representative will work with you to carefully plan the best mode of transport for your military equipment relocation needs. You can rely on IVL to get your equipment where it needs to be in the safest, most secure method possible, on time, every time.

Costs for International Auto Shipping

Before you plan on shipping a car overseas, you should contact your embassy for more information. Every country is different, so taxes, duties, and laws may vary. South America has a very high tax, whereas shipping to Europe is a bit more seamless. There are a few options when it comes to vehicle shipping and international moving costs. Options include container shipping, roll-on roll-off, and consolidations. The least expensive way to ship your vehicle overseas is to roll-on roll-off.

Roll on Roll Off (RO/RO) – This is when you drive your car to the port and pick up at the port of destination. Your care will be exposed to the elements on an auto carrier.
Container Shipping – You will have an exclusive enclosed container. This is typically used for higher-end vehicles.
Consolidation – Your car will be loaded with others in a 40′ container
International Moving Costs for Vehicles

Roll on Roll Of – $800-$1200
Container – $2500-$3500
Consolidation – $1300-$1600
Paperwork is needed to ship your vehicle overseas.

Personal information—two copies of government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport)
Vehicle Information—year, make, model, VIN #, and estimated value.
Ownership information (depending upon ownership) …
Shipper and Consignee information—name, address, phone number, and email for both the sender and receiver.