Shipping a Car From USA to Africa
If you have a need to ship a car to Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa, let Ship Overseas help with the process. It can be confusing and overwhelming at first when faced with having to ship a car to Africa. But with our nearly four decades of experience in this field, you can rest easy knowing we have the answers. We promise a smooth, seamless experience for shipping a car to Africa.
We encourage you to start with a free quote. We will need the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country in Africa.
Ship Overseas offers weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Africa. We ship to ports in the following countries:
- South Africa
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Africa?
This may have changed from the last writing: In general, it can cost between $1,200 for normal-sized cars and $2,500 and up for SUVs and larger vehicles. Your final price will vary greatly on factors such as:
- How you will get your car to the port. If you bring your car to the port, you’ll save money. If you have us pick it up at your residence, you’ll spend more.
- The size of the vehicle. You’ll spend more to ship a large SUV or pickup truck and less to ship a compact car.
- Where in the USA the car is being shipped from. You’ll spend less shipping from the East Coast than from the West Coast.
An exceptional service. The downside is that car transport was unreliable. Granted through no fault of foreign ship.
International shipping is my shipping option. Thanks for the smooth process!"
Staff are so professional and friendly.
Nothing is too much trouble.
Would recommend them as the best in the business
Keep up the good work
Would use again, definitely recommend
13.I apprechiate to work with your company and I will recomend you. Thanks
All questions answered promtly and the shipment went very smooth.
Absolutely would recommend.
Everything they promised in their contract was 100% true and I am o fully satisfied customer.
If you need a transport of a vehicle to Italy I recommend Ship Overseas
Pricewise and service wise. Surely we will us you again to ship to Germany,
I have seen and tried different strategies and methods even lost alot of money while trying. Until i was introduce to this new strategy that got me back on track and i have been able to regain my lost money and still making consistent growth on all of my trade. Mrs Lilian Wilson is an amazing trader, she steadily lifted me out of financial penury. If you are interested and tired of losing your money You can reach her on
WhatsApp: +1 (315) 696-7425
UPDATE: Shipped my 5th car with them, no problems whatsoever. I've so far shipped 5 cars back and fourth, totaling to 6 shipments (USA -> Europe, Europe -> USA, USA -> Eurpoe, etc.)
The only thing that was missing, was one cars front light that was probably stolen at port parking warehouse.
Shipping Cars to African Military, African Government Contractors
Many military members choose us to ship their cars, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, heavy machinery, boats, yachts and motorcycles. We are happy to serve the Active Military community, shipping cars from the USA to Africa and importing cars internationally into the USA from Africa. Ship Overseas has been a trusted provider of international car shipping services with robust experience as a freight forwarder.
Active members of the military who want to ship their cars to Africa from the U.S. should give us a call for more information. At that time, we can go over factors such as modifications, weight, time limits and licensing that affect military shipping.
- Visit the page of the African country you’re shipping to, for information on vehicle age restrictions to import a car into that country.
- If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
- If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the Title.
- For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
- Visit the CIT website, to see if the African country you’re shipping to requires you to file for a FERI, ECTN, BSC or an ASHI, before it enters the country.
Vehicle Import Duty For Africa
Please visit the country’s page to read more about its Import Duty rules.
Shipping Methods for Shipping a Car to Africa
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to many ports in Africa, including the Ghana port, Kenyan port, Nigerian port and South African port. We offer two main car shipping methods:
RoRo Shipping – These vessels can ship wheeled cargo; this means the vehicle must be able to be driven onto the ship via a ramp.
Container Shipping – For cars that are not operational, or for expensive, classic or antique cars that need special care, container shipping involves placing your car inside a container where it is then strapped down.
Let’s go into more detail on each.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
If you are shipping a single vehicle to Africa, RoRo is a good idea. Not only is it cost-effective and efficient, it also comes with more reliable departure and arrival dates than you would get with container shipping. All vehicles are tied to the deck with no exposure to the ocean, so your vehicle is protected against external elements.
Roll On/Roll Off happens to be our most popular option, as well as the most affordable and convenient. It’s only used for wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles and cars, so as long as they can be driven onto the ship of their own power, RoRo is an option for you. Once loaded onto the vessel, each vehicle is tied down securely.
There are two types of container shipping:
Shared Container Shipping
This option is more difficult to plan because you may be waiting an extra week until the container is filled with other cars. This method is good when shipping two or more vehicles. There is no guarantee of a fixed departure date as with RoRo, due to the fact that each container must be filled with vehicles in order for it to be loaded onto the container ship.
Your car, loaded along with three other vehicles into a container, gets protection from the elements, plus you can ship additional items in the trunk or the backseat of your vehicle at the same time. This is also a great option for shipping vehicles that do not work. For example, we have many clients who buy broken-down classic cars in the USA for shipping to Africa.
Exclusive Container Shipping
Exclusive container shipping is more expensive compared to RoRo and shared container shipping. But if you have a big budget and a mint condition car that can’t risk damage, you may as well pay more for the extra peace of mind.
Exclusive container shipping is when your vehicle is the only vehicle in the container. This is best for high-end and exotic vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc., offering added protection and attention to detail during transport. This is also a wise option if you prefer to ship personal belongings inside your car. If your vehicle is not in operational condition, you can still use this option.
Do You Need Marine Insurance?
We recommend you get it but it is not required. We provide FULL COVERAGE Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your car is loaded onto the ship, the cost of which is 1.75% of the value you wish to insure the car for.
If you can’t afford to pay outright for any repairs, damage or loss to your vehicle, it’s wise to buy the Marine Insurance. However, the chance of something unfortunate happening is rare, with this only becoming a possible threat during hurricane season from June till November.
We hope this page has been helpful as you plan to ship a car to Africa. If you have additional questions, give us a call toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.
Should I Get Marine Insurance?
It’s in your best interests to protect your vehicular investment, which is why we suggest you buy the optional marine insurance. We provide FULL COVERAGE Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your car is loaded onto the ship, the cost of which is 1.75% of the value you wish to insure the car for.
If you can’t afford to pay outright for any repairs, damage or loss to your vehicle, think ahead and buy the Marine Insurance. The chance of something unfortunate happening is rare, with this only becoming a real issue perhaps during hurricane season from June till November. Think: rougher than usual seas! Learn more about Marine Insurance by clicking on the link below.
In your journey to ship a car from the USA to Africa, we hope this page has acted as a good guide. Whether you want to ship a car to Liberia or Morocco, we can help get it there safely.If you have additional questions, give us a call toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.
Do you want to bring your car to the port, or would you prefer we come get it from you? The answer will dictate final pricing.
Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping
If you prefer we get it from you, a truck driver will pick up the vehicle from you for transport to the destination port for shipping to Africa, either by open auto shipping or enclosed.
Open Auto Shipping – The most common type of car shipping method we have, this also happens to be the least costly. However, it’s safe and cost effective if you want to transport vehicles like sedans and minivans to the port for sailings to Africa.
Our transport trucks have the capacity to carry up to nine or 10 cars at a time, or as few as five cars. The transport truck driver will load and unload vehicles while making their way along the national trucking route. Each transport truck is filled to capacity,which disperses the overall shipping costs among all cars on board.
Enclosed Auto Shipping – This method is more expensive but as the owner of a luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage car, it’s well worth the additional cost. That’s because your vehicle is not exposed to the elements during transport, is shipped along with two other vehicles and, using a special ramp or lift-gate, is carefully driven onto the truck.