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Car Shipping to Africa

At Express Freight Forwarders Ltd, we provide both ocean and air freight depending on your timeline, budget and the type of vehicle to be transported. As far as shipping vehicles to Africa is concerned, it comes with a separate set of challenges. After all, Africa is the largest continent and has over 10 ports responsible for imports and exports. The Port of Durban is the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s the fourth-largest container terminal in the Southern Hemisphere. This continent is composed of 54 individual countries, each with its own shipping rules and restrictions, with some requiring additional paperwork. But with our hardworking team of professionals on board, the delivery process and documentation are seamless and hassle-free, no matter the size of vehicle, no matter the destination. We offer only a first class service at affordable prices and can assist anyone looking at exporting their vehicle to any part of Africa from the UK, Germany or Belgium every week. Our car shipping services to Africa operate from Tilbury, Sheerness, Immingham, Southampton or Teesport to the North, East, South and West Africa. Our fast and reliable vessels offer peace of mind to anyone looking to ship a saloon car, 4 x 4, van, truck or even a trailer to Africa.

Our car shipping services to West Africa operate to Abidjan, Cotonou, Lagos, Tema, Dakar, Conakry, Freetown, Banjul, Pointe Noire and Libreville almost every week from out of Tilbury near London. In South Africa our main ports by roll on/roll off is to Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth with Cape Town being serviced by container only. We can also ship any vehicle to Mombasa, Maputo, Tanzania and Beira safely every week from many UK ports.

Car shipping costs from UK

Shipment by roro or container
Roro stands for “roll-on roll-off” . This means that the vehicle is driven on and off the ship and parked among other vehicles. Roro shipment is usually the cheapest way for your car, van or truck. Shipment by container to destinations worldwide is possible for cars and small vans.

Roro ports Africa
Roro shipment from UK, Netherlands or Belgium to Africa is possible to Abidjan, Libreville, Banjul, Boma, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Lagos, Lome, Luanda, Pointe Noire, Tema, Dar es Salaam, Monrovia, Lobito, Massawa, Djibouti, Mombasa, Port Gentil, Bata, Malabo, Takoradi and Walvis Bay.

Middle East
Shipment to the following ports is possible: Jeddah, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi and Doha.

We can also arrange shipments to Alexandra, Ashdod, Bar, Beirut, Latakia, Tripoli, Khoms-Tripoli and Tunis.

Roro in The Caribbean is possible to Pointe-a-Pitre, Roseau, Castries, Kingstown, St.Georges, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Bridgetown, Philipsburg, Basseterre, St. Johns, Cartagena, Nassau, Manzanillo, Port-au-Prince and Santa Domingo.

South America
The following ports in South America are possible for RORO shipment: Asuncion, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Paranagua, Montevideo and Zarate/Buenos Aires.
We are continually sourcing for the cheapest vehicle shipping rates to Africa to help us to remain in line with the more competitive services sailing from the UK. We strongly believe in passing on these great savings on to you.

RORO Car Shipping to Africa
RORO vessels are the  preferred way of shipping cars to Africa due to the ease of loading and unloading of vehicles. The price is an important factor and will always remain to be the most competitive way of shipping a vehicle overseas. All vehicles are loaded below deck and are secured using ratchet straps, these straps are continually checked throughout its voyage. Safety is a key factor for anyone looking to ship a car to Africa and vessel operators take this very seriously. Professional vehicle handlers will look after your vehicle whilst it is on the ship, they have a duty of care and will ensure that your car, truck, van or motorhome is kept safe throughout its trip.

Container Shipping to Africa
Container shipping cars to Africa is a more secure way of shipping high valued vehicles, this method of transport does offer that extra level of safety to your vehicle. We offer 20ft/40ft and 40ftHC container services from anywhere in the UK to anywhere in Africa. We can deliver your vehicle to the loading warehouse which will be close to where the vessel is sailing from or we can have the container delivered to any UK postcode for you to load providing there is sufficient space for the vehicle and the container.

What paperwork is needed to ship a car to Africa?
When car shipping to Africa we would require copies of the following documentation to help support you’re booking so that we can correctly input the right information on to your shipping paperwork:

V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
Photo page of the consignees passport
Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle
The Legal Requirements for Shipping Cars To Africa

Every country operates under its own rules and regulations, for example when shipping a vehicle to West Africa such as Gambia you are only allowed to ship a Left Hand Drive unless you have a waiver certificate prior to shipment from the Gambian Police. This certificate will only allow you to import it in to the country but you will need to have the vehicle converted to right hand drive before being allowed to take it out of the port. It is safer to contact one of our experienced members of staff if you are unsure of what is permitted to enter the country before deciding to ship it out.

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