Please be aware of the following requirements for shipping a vehicle.
Standard car: max 13 cbm / 1,7 m high
Small van max 18 cbm / 2,1 m high
Big van: max 28 cbm / 2,6 m high
Vehicles are measured upon arrival at the port of departure. If measurements differ from the specified type on your pre-invoice, the rate will be adjusted accordingly.
The weight of the vehicle will be checked upon arrival at the port of departure. Vehicles must only be loaded within their plated weight/axel limits. Overloaded vehicles will NOT be loaded – all extra charges are for the shippers’ account.
Vehicles that are shipped must be in working condition. Hence, if the engine, clutch, brakes or steering are not working, or if tyres are worn down, the vehicle will NOT be loaded – all extra charges are for the shippers’ account.
Cars / small vans
In this vehicle category of cars and small vans, no byload allowed in all types of cars and small vans – the only items allowed are items inherent to the vehicle (1 x spare tyre/crutch/small set of tools/fire extinguisher/fluo warning vest/signs)
In this vehicle category, no byload is allowed regardless of the fact that the vehicle has a cargo compartment – the only items allowed are items inherent to the vehicle (1 x spare tyre/crutch/small set of tools/fire extinguisher/fluo warning vest/ signs)
Trucks / Roro
In this vehicle category, no byload is allowed regardless of the fact that the vehicle has a cargo compartment whether enclosed (e.g. box truck, curtain side trailer) or open (e.g. flatbed trailer, tipper) – the only items allowed are items inherent to the vehicle (1-2 spare wheel(s) / small set of tools/fire extinguisher/warning vest/signs) and/or for its designed exploitation purpose (e.g. firetrucks water hoses – bucket/arms for road-building equipment – forks for cargo handling equipment, etc.)
The ONLY permissible and allowed cargo to be stacked inside or on top are fully assembled vehicles together with limited accessories inherent to these vehicles as already detailed above in points 1/2/3.
It is allowed that the stacked vehicles have their wheels dismantled/removed and other parts (e.g., aero diffuser/spoiler) which must be stacked/lashed and secured in a seaworthy manner on top of the vehicle.
IMPORTANT that the stacked vehicles contain no byload, and they will have to have their battery disconnected (as per Grimaldi Procedure ) and the fuel tank empty.
There is no change to existing modalities for passenger vehicles such as buses, coaches where no byload is allowed.
Any byload must be recycled in line with the ports, local and/or international environmental rules and regulations prior to entry to the terminal
Any vehicles in cargo compartments (and limited accessories as detailed) have to be inspectable in a safe manner – safely/seaworthy stacked/lashed & secured and corresponding to all current safety/maritime/environmental rules and regulations.