Shipping Method:

Services

FOB (Free On Board)

FOB shipment indicates that once the Japan-side procedures are completed, (in-land transportation, customs & shipping procedure, taxes, documentation etc.) and the vehicle is boarded onto the vessel at the port and leaves Japan, all responsibilities of the vehicle transfers from the shipper (Minato Motors Japan) to the buyer until it reaches its port of destination. In simple terms, the FOB price is the price of the vehicle excluding the shipping cost and insurance.

CIF (Cost Insurance Freight)

This is opposite to FOB. It indicates that the shipper (Minato Motors Japan) is not only responsible for the Japan-side procedures, but also responsible for insuring the vehicle on behalf of the buyer until vehicle arrives and is unloaded at the port of destination. In simple terms, the CIF price is the price of the vehicle including shipping cost and insurance. Minato Motors Japan uses this payment method for all vehicles.

C&F (Cost & Freight)

This means that the seller (Minato Motors Japan) pays for Japan-side procedure costs (in-land transportation, loading and freight, customs & shipping procedure, documentation etc.) and the buyer pays for transportation of the vehicle from Japan. In simple terms, the C&F (or CFR) price is the price of the vehicle including the shipping cost BUT excluding insurance.

Shipping Costs:

These costs below is the shipping cost of an average passenger vehicle from Japan. Note: Shipping cost varies according to the size of the vehicle and destination port.


Country
Port
Shipping Cost per cubic meter in US $
Approx. Cost of shipping an average sized car
cubic meter (M3) calculation is not applied
Antigua St. John's $136 $1,836 ---
Bahamas Nassau $116 $1,566 ---
Bangladesh Chittagong $138 $1,863 ---
Barbados Bridgetown $138 $1,863 ---
Benin Cotonou $122 $1,647 ---
Bermuda Hamilton $123 $1,661 ---
Canada Vancouver $80 $1,080 ---
Chile TBA --- --- $980 US per unit
China Hong Kong --- --- JPY 50,000/60,000
Costa Rica Puntarennas $100 $1,350 ---
Colombia Buenaventure $113 $1,526 ---
Colombia Cartgena $118 $1,593 ---
Costa Rica Puerto Caldera $100 $1,350 ---
Cyprus Famagusta $114 $1,539 ---
Cyprus Larnaca $86 $1,161 ---
Dominica Roseau $130 $1,755 ---
Dominica Republic Santo Domingo $108 $1,458 ---
El Salvador Acajutla $103 $1,391 ---
Fiji Suva $134 $1,809 ---
Fiji Sheerness $86 $1,161 ---
Germany --- $78 $1,053 ---
Germany --- $78 $1,053 ---
Ghana Tema $125 $1,688 ---
Grenada St. George's $125 $1,688 ---
Guadeloupe Point a Pitre $125 $1,688 ---
Guatemala Puerto Quetzal $132 $1,848 ---
Guyana Georgetown $130 $1,755 ---
Haiti Port au Prince $132 $1,782 ---
Honduras San Lorenzo $100 $1,350 ---
India Calcutta or Bombay $111 $1,499 ---
Ireland Dublin $71 $959 ---
Lebanon Beirut $105 $1,418 ---
Malaysia Kuala Lumpa --- --- $650 US per unit
Martinique Port be France $127 $1,715 ---
Mauritius Port Louis $110 $1,485 ---
Mozambique Maputo $135 $1,823 ---
N'Land Antilles Aruba $116 $1,566 ---
N'Land Antilles Bonaire $135 $1,823 ---
N'Land Antilles Philipsburg $137 $1,850 ---
N'Land Antilles Curacao $129 $1,742 ---
Netherlands Amsterdam $71 $959 ---
Netherlands Rotterdam $66 $891 ---
Nicaragua Corinto $100 $1,350 ---
Pakistan Karachi $61 $824 ---
Panama Balboa $104 $1,404 ---
Panama Cristobal $104 $1,404 ---
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby $88 $1,188 ---
Peru Peru --- --- 14m3:US$600, 20m3:US$810, 40m3:US$3,500
Seychelles Mahe $102 $1,377 ---
Sri Lanka Colombo $61 $824 ---
St. Kitts Basseterre $132 $1,782 ---
St. Lucia Port Castries $127 $1,715 ---
St. Vincent Kingstown $128 $1,728 ---
Suriname Paramaribo --- --- 14m3:US$1,100, 20m3:US$1,650, 40m3:US$3,500
Tunisia La Glutei $105 $1,418 ---
Venezuela Guanta $160 $2,160 ---
Venezuela La Guaira $152 $2,052 ---