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Experts in the compliance of Customs and UK Vehicle Registration Legislation of imported vehicles

With over 40 years combined experience in the complex compliance, customs and registration of imported vehicles, we pride ourselves in our unparalleled knowledge of this specialist field. We are recognised as being leaders in the development of techniques and electronic components in order to retain the original look for your vehicle.

Our family run business has been operating since 1994 and we ensure that every customer is supported throughout, what can be, a long and arduous process, particularly if the vehicle is imported as part of a home relocation. The requirement to communicate with other time zones necessitates very long hours and our customers are frequently helped by us over weekends and late into the evening.

One of the leading car shipping companies in the UK

We are proud to be a major referral point for many U.K and international clearance and freight forwarding agents, who are confident that, by entrusting their customers to us, there will never be any recourse to them. Our office and workshop is based in Reading making it an ideal location for Ports such as Southampton, London Port and Felixstowe.

‘As one of the largest U.K Freight forwarding and Customs clearing Houses in the UK we are repeatedly asked to recommend companies that provide the legalisation of imported vehicles following entry to the UK. Specialised Shipping Services (U.K) Ltd has proven to be reliable, professional and trustworthy and offer exceptional service to all our referred customers.   Kingstown Shipping does not hesitate in recommending this company for all your U.K vehicle registration requirements.’ - Kingstown Shipping, Hull

Having satisfied many customers by dealing with varied and complicated issues faced by anyone importing a foreign manufactured vehicle to the UK, we have enjoyed many years of repeat business from our extensive customer base.  

“I have used Specialised Shipping Services on numerous occasions. I have found Specialised Shipping Services to be the most efficient, offering a reliable service and excellent support during the shipping process. This together with the courteous and helpful staff they employ made it a pleasure to engage in business with them. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.”Dr A.Sawdaye MB BS BSc MRCOG

Specialisted Shipping Services are unrivalled in our field and can give you the best package and service than is offered anywhere else in the UK.

“I used Specialised Shipping Services to ship my car from the US to the UK this year. Even though my 2013 Audi Q5 was exempt from import tax, it still needed a lot of modifications to pass the SVA test. Specialised Shipping Services is a family-run operation and they took the time to explain the entire process to me before I was even a customer. Their competitive prices and exceptional service were the assurance I needed to feel happy leaving my car in their very capable hands after weeks of looking for UK car shipping and modification specialists. You need not look any further than Specialised Shipping Services if you find yourself in a situation similar to mine; their clientele says it all!”Meg George, Buckinghamshire

If you would like to find out more about importing a car or any other vehicle into the UK from USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, Middle East, Southern Ireland or any other countries, we are here to help, so please call us on 0118 933 2334 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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