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Vehicle Shipping to South America

Shipping your vehicle is one of the most challenging parts of moving overseas, especially to a continent like South America where logistics are still in the development phase. Although sea transportation has long been vital to South American countries, there’s room for improvement. Having a reliable ocean freight forwarder can take the stress out of moving.

At Viamar Scilla, we provide safe and dependable auto transport service to all major South American ports including Santos, Suape, Puerto Santa Cruz, Coquimbo and Guaiba Island Terminal. Our affordable and convenient car shipping services are known for delivering vehicles safely and on time.

Whether you want to ship a fleet of new vehicles for an auto expo or transport your collection of classic cars for an international move, we have your flexible and secure shipping solution. Our network of trusted transporters provides our customers with high-quality services. We also offer free warehouse storage to give you time to organize your move and make your shipping experience hassle free. With our ocean freight forwarding services, you can rest assured that your vehicles will be delivered efficiently.

Types of Vehicles We Ship to South America

Not all international auto transport companies have the know-how to deal with all types of vehicles. At Viamar our experienced staff understands how to handle and take care of various types of vehicles including luxury and vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans, SUVs, jet skis, golf carts, boats and yachts. No matter the brand, make or model, we can ship your vehicle to all major international ports in countries within Europe, the Middle East, South America, Central America, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.

Our rich experience, professional team and advanced equipment have made us one of the leading ocean freight forwarding companies in Canada. When you entrust us with your car shipping, we ensure that your valuable vehicle is delivered without delay in the condition you left it. We also provide marine/cargo insurance to cover you against loss or damage. The best part is that you can follow your shipment’s progress easily as we share tracking details with you and keep you up to date regarding the status of your shipment.

With more than four decades of experience, Viamar Scilla has become a trusted name in the auto shipping industry. As proud members of CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) and FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations), we ensure the safe handling and delivery of all shipments.


Our vehicle/auto shipping services can be customized to suit your individual international auto transport needs.

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By entrusting us with your motorcycle transport, you can rest assured that your two-wheeler is in safe hands.

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RVs & Motorhomes

Shipping RVs and motorhomes is now safer and easier with our flexible shipping solutions at affordable rates.

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Boats & Yachts

From luxury yachts to leisure boats, we can transport all types of vehicles, even those without wheels.

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All-Terrain Vehicles/ATVs

Our ATV transport services to all major international locations are not only convenient but also budget friendly.

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Get reliable snowmobile shipping to all parts of the world with our safe and advanced auto transport solutions.

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Jet Skis

When you choose us to ship your jet ski, you not only get high-quality service but also marine insurance coverage.

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Golf Carts

We have the experience and technical know-how to ship golf carts worldwide while ensuring their safety.

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Heavy Equipment

No matter the size of your equipment, we are trusted for the international shipping of heavy equipment.

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Shipping Destinations in South America

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RORO Shipping

“Roll-on/roll-off” (RORO) shipping is a convenient way to transport your vehicle overseas. With this method, vehicles are ‘rolled’ on and off specially designed vessels instead of being lifted. It’s faster and more affordable than other transport methods as the cost of booking a container and lifting via crane isn’t involved. If your shipment is urgent, choose RORO shipping. Also, preparing a vehicle for RORO takes the least amount of time as the loading and unloading process is simple and quick.

ROROo carriers can handle not just cars but all types of motorized, rolling and even static cargo like trucks, boats, buses, motorhomes, travel trailers and other high & heavy equipment and machinery.

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Full Container Loads

Full Container Load (FCL) shipping is standard for clients with a number of goods to ship. Choosing FCL to send your vehicles overseas gives you an entire container to fill. This is also the best way to ship multiple vehicles.

Viamar Scilla’s FCL shipping services provide containers in two sizes: 20-foot and 40-foot. You get the convenience of loading the empty container at your location and shipping your vehicles in an enclosed space, thus lowering the risk of damage in transit. As for paperwork, we’ll take care of it. All you need to do is tell us what you need shipped.

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Consolidated/Shared Container

Consolidated or shared shipping is a shipping method where a container is shared by multiple parties shipping goods to the same destination. This type of freight forward service allows shippers to book part of a container instead of the entire space. It’s ideal for small ocean freight shipments that don’t require the full capacity of an ocean container; usually less than 20 cubic metres.

It’s an economical alternative to FCL, as booking the whole container space for a small shipment can be expensive whereas paying for only a part of it is cost effective. Customers choosing consolidated shipping benefit not only from sharing the cost of the container but also achieve the same transport time and security as if they were shipping a full container.

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Shipping Insurance

Marine cargo insurance is an excellent way to protect yourself against the unexpected loss or damage of your shipment in transit. With Viamar’s international car shipping services, you can get marine insurance to cover against total loss, fire, theft, damage, etcetera. By purchasing shipping insurance from Viamar, you get:

  • Peace of mind.
  • Coverage against future loss or damage.
  • Multiple insurance options.
  • Great marine insurance rates.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions regarding vehicle shipping to South America? We can answer them.

Q1. How much does car shipping from Canada to South America cost?

It depends on the volume of the shipment and the destination.

The total cost of car shipping from Canada to South American countries depends on the volume of the shipment (the cubic space the cargo occupies in the shipping container) and its destination. In some cases, surcharges apply.

Q2. Is there anything I can’t ship internationally?

This depends on the items prohibited by the country to which you’re sending the shipment.

Every country has a list of items not allowed to enter its border for customs and security reasons. It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure that they comply with international customs.

Q3. Which shipping method is safest?

All shipping methods are safe.

Although all shipping methods are safe, shipping inside a container is a safer option as the goods are transported in an enclosed space. However, container shipping involves multiple shipping operations which increases the risk of damage. Your best bet is to purchase marine cargo insurance to cover against losses or damages.

Q4. Are delivery dates guaranteed?

No, all dates are estimates.

Although we try our best to deliver your shipment on time, unavoidable circumstances can cause delays. For this reason, we ask that you give us the earliest possible date you would be willing to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.