Shipping a car to Nigeria from USA is relatively simple to do. We will help you with all the procedures to legally ship a car to Lagos, Nigeria once we know the year, make and model of the car. As shown in the tables below, there are many departure ports where you can bring your car and ship it to Nigeria. If you need us to pick up your car and bring it to one of the departure ports, we can arrange it for you. It doesn’t cost much to have us pick up your car. In fact, it may be more economical for us to take your car to the departure port for you because you will not have to pay for hotel, food, gas, and possibly a return flight. You always have the choice to bring your car to the departure port or have us pick it up. If we pick up your car, we’ll send our open transport truck driver to meet with you or the designated person. Remember, if you are close to one of the departure ports, take the car yourself and save the money. Let us know we are providing you useful information by clicking “Like”, “Tweet”, or “G+”.
Shipping Car to Nigeria via RoRo (Roll on Roll)
|Shipping Car to Nigeria via RoRo – Departure Ports|
|Galveston, TX (arrives in Apapa)||Jacksonville, FL||Savannah, GA|
|Portsmouth, VA||Bayonne, NJ||Baltimore, MD|
|Arrival Port in Nigeria for RoRo Ship|
|Tin Can Island in Lagos, NG (except departures from Galveston, TX.)|
Since many people only ship 1 car to Nigeria from USA, RoRo shipping is commonly used. As you can see from the images above, your car must be able to roll on and off the ship. RoRo car shipping to Nigeria is less expensive than container shipping. The only drawback of using RoRo shipping is many times the ships are filled to max capacity which can delay shipment by 1 week. Once you have your booking confirmation, you don’t have to worry about this. RoRo car shipping is the default for people shipping only 1 car.
The following are some requirements for RoRo shipping:
- A clear Title of Ownership is required signed over to the new owner. The new owner has to sign the title to clear US Customs.
- The vehicle/truck must run, drive, and have brakes to be shipped on this method.
- No goods are permitted inside of the vehicle except the Jack, Spare tire and the tools that came with the original purchase of the car.
- Destination clearing agents are provided to assist the customer in legalizing car shipping to Nigeria.
- The gas tank can only be 1/4 full for safety purposes. Any more gas than 1/4 of the tank and it will be drained.
Shipping Car to Nigeria via Container
Use the container shipping method if you are shipping 2 or more cars at a time. Shared container shipments with other cars are available from some ports, but not all. Exclusive container shipments are also available whereby a customer may load more than one vehicle and personal goods in the container. This is usually more expensive. One of the benefits of container car shipping to Lagos is you can put boxes inside the truck of your car (up to 150 pounds). However one of the drawbacks of using container shipping is when a person uses shared containers. Our shipping line will not send a container until it’s fill. This means your car may be sitting on the pier inside a container until it can be filled. Since there is a lot of volume going to Nigeria, this normally isn’t a problem.
The responsibility is on the customer to see that the permits for import are received before shipping will be done. Please contact Ship Overseas, Inc for assistance.
If you are in the United States, contact the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC to get the latest import tax information.
If you are in Nigeria, contact the Nigerian Customs Department if you need to know the import duties. Also, you can only ship used cars less than fifteen (15) years old to Nigeria.
|Container Shipping Departure Ports – Shared and Full|
|Oakland, CA (Shared & Full)||Long Beach, CA (Shared & Full)||Houston, TX (Shared & Full)|
|Miami, FL (Full)||Savannah, GA (Full)||Newark. NJ (Full)|
|Arrival Port for Container|
|Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria|
Shipping Car to Nigeria – Bottom right picture is Tin Can Island
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a car to Nigeria, an owner should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select “Organization Name” and type in “Ship Overseas”. Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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