I'm planning a trip through south america in 18 months or so. I will be traveling and living in a dodge ram camper. does anyonebody know a company in which i can get the van transported from one of the countrys down there to europe, preferably to portugal. Any help would be appreciated.
I should imagine it would be very expensive (there are a number of companies who will give you quotes if you fill in the eforms with details) and there is also the possibility of VAT unless you have owned it for at least 6 months.
VAT is 17.5% plus 10% duty (tax) so a substantial sum.
There are some necessary specification changes which will need to be made to the van for it to be driven in Europe.
No matter who you ship with, the passage will take a few weeks. You will need the dimensions and weight of the van to get a quote. You will probably be taking part of a standard shipping container or most of a 20ft container.
Here is a site listing the size of standard shipping containers. Width should not be a problem but height may be... Dodge Ram Camper = Ram Pick-up with a slide-in or Ram Van based Class B Camper Van???
You should probably look for a company out of a major port in Brazil. The shipper/company is likely to wait until they have a fully loaded container before they ship to final destination... You will probably have to wait less on major routes. For example, there may be more traffic going to Amsterdam (major European Port) then there would be to Portugal??? ==> Less wait time.
Google found this site with the the search terms - shipping agent car truck brazil europe
It may be a good place to start...? Don't know, do your own research into shipping companies.
Your profile gives us no info about you => hard to give more advice. Are you an EU Citizen shipping the van back to your home country? If so, VAT issues probably apply. Are you North American and you have to worry about limits on your stay in Europe based on Shengen rules? etc..etc..etc...
Filling out your profile info makes it easier for people to give you appropriate advice.
Time issues arnt a problem. I am a British citizen and have been living in Canada for just over a year. I have had a few quotes online but was really wanting to know if anybody else has done this.
cheers for the advice and info