Trans Global Logistics


Import your automobile with any worries
TGL takes care of logistics

Your dream car is located in the United States ?
No problem ! TGL takes care of everything !

Trans Global Logistics is the logistics specialist in the field of automobiles and more broadly any rolling material.

Based in Le Havre, we assist our customers, whether businesses or private persons, in their project to import or export their vehicle.
Regardless of the place of departure or arrival, we organize the transport of the vehicle anywhere in the world.

We take care of all the procedures for international transport as well as all various administrations (customs, FFVE, approval center, etc.) for vintage vehicles, modern vehicles, trucks, SUVs, motorhomes/caravans, etc. in any place of the world, more particularly in North America.

A "turnkey" service

Our asset is to know how to manage and organize all the stages of taking charge of your vehicle so that you can use it in full compliance with the applicable legal requirements.
From door to door, from place of departure up the place of arrival, we provide the entire logistics process for managing your vehicle.

You have purchased your vehicle and it is ready to go.
We collect your vehicle from your dealer, regardless of it's location. And on the way to our warehouse !
We transport it by adapting the transport methods, according to the size of the vehicle, its ability to drive, etc

We transport your vehicle to an enclosed and secured warehouse where it will wait to be put in a container while our local correspondent takes care of the export formalities.
Depending on the size and your choice, the vehicle can be transported alone in a dedicated container, in a shared container, on a ro-ro ship (RoRo = Roll-On, Roll-Off), by air, etc.

The formalities completed, the vehicle is loaded alone or grouped in a sealed container before being towed to the port terminal of the loading port. The shipping conditions are met so that your vehicle does not suffer any damage, a detailed receiving report is established during the pick-up with pictures being taken.

The container is then loaded onto a ship before arriving at the port of Le Havre. The maritime transit time depends in particular on the port of departure (NY, Savannah, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, SF/Oakland, Vancouver, Montreal, Dubai ... any other port in the world on request).

The vehicle can also be shipped by air. 

When the container arrives to Le Havre, we take care of the next steps to recover it from the port. The container is then trucked to our warehouse, where it will be stripped.
The vehicle will be secured in an enclosed warehouse to allow us to clear it through customs and issue the 846A necessary for its further French registration.

When the vehicle is in our warehouse, we undertake the administrative formalities allowing you to use your vehicle:
• Customs clearance
• Homologation
• Temporary Registration supply + corresponding WW plates
• Final French Registration + plates

When the vehicle meets all the regulatory requirements, it can then be delivered to your home.

Driving an imported American car on french groud
Your dream within reach !

Importing your car from a foreign country to France is not easy. The procedures are specific, transporting the vehicle from the seller to the port requires know-how, planning transport in container, RORO or by air cannot be improvised!

It is therefore essential to call on a specialist in automotive logistics. Trans Global Logistics is your partner!

We specialize in importing vehicles. We take care of all the steps so that you can recover your vehicle and drive it on French territory without any worries.

Once the vehicle arrives at the Port of Le Havre, we carry out all the necessary steps so that your car is approved. Sometimes it must undego a so-called homologation process in order to meet French standards, which will allow it to pass the course of UTAC (ex Mines).
Customs clearance, postage of customs fees, VAT payment, certificate, registration, plates supply + installation, … all these technical but mandatory steps are carried out for you by Trans Global Logistics.

You can then take full advantage of your American car: Porsche, Cadillac, Pick-Up, Caravan, … all your dreams are now easily accessible !

To know more import or export your vehicle

The regulations in force are constantly changing, but a few basic rules shroud be know

Export a vehicle

For a vehicle going for export, you will need to send us a copy of the transfer certificate, sales invoice, and a copy of the current registration.

All you have to do is send us your documents so that we can take care of the export procedures with the shipping companies and French customs.

Import a vehicle

To import an oldtimer (at least 30 years old), it is necessary to present :
  • purchase invoice / sales contract
  • proof of invoice payment
  • customs Power of Attorney (POA)*
  • customs transition sheet*
  • oldtimer application form*
  • original vehicle registration
To import a recent vehicle, here are the documents required :
  • purchase invoice / sales contract
  • proof of invoice payment
  • customs Power of Attorney (POA)*
  • customs transition sheet*
  • original vehicle registration
  • * We will send you the blank template to complete & sing.

Vat and fees

Depending on each case, VAT and customs duties vary, as well as registration fees. Also do not neglect the costs of homologation which will allow your vehicle to drive on French territory by being homologated by UTAC (ex Mines)


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