Did you know Africa is home to six of the 15 fastest growing economies in the world? It’s true, and those economies are looking for high-quality, competitively priced goods, mainly from the United States.


Examples of the top commodities being shipped to these high-growth areas include cars, medical equipment, construction trucks, oil drilling equipment, and agricultural machinery. You’ll even see some heavy equipment such as bulldozers, compactors and backhoe loaders. Why the increase in shipments? It’s simple really: these growing economies don’t manufacture these items on their own.


There’s also a big demand for commodities such as household goods and furniture, as well as food and beverages. As the need for these items grows, more businesses are looking for dependable ways to transport their goods to Africa. Here at Ship Overseas, we offer a variety of vehicle, cargo, and container shipping to suit your needs.


Whether you’re shipping household items, furniture, cars or something else, you need access to a reliable shipper who can provide full cargo shipping via barrels, drums, boxes, pallets, bales, and more utilizing container shipments that are loaded onto shared containers. Those containers are then sent to your destination port and unloaded, where delivery arrangements have been made to take them from there. 


We provide both LCL (Less than full load) and FCL (Full container load services) Container shipments.


  • LCL Shared Container Shipping Overseas: This international ocean freight service is for shipping boxed, crated or palletized cargo that can’t fill an entire 20- or 40-foot sea freight container. This is a good option, because you pay only for the space you use, not the whole container. You can choose this option when shipping both types of freight: commercial cargo or household goods/personal effects.

  • FCL Commercial & Household Shipping Overseas International shipping: By contrast, this is an ocean freight service for international ocean freight shipments of cargo where you use the entire ocean freight container, either 20 or 40 foot. 

At Ship Overseas, we keep our rates low and pass the savings on to you, specializing in Africa shipping services and nationwide auto transport. Rest assured, we are fully licensed and bonded transporters skilled in shipping your goods and vehicles across the globe at affordable rates.


We ship to Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Djibouti, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and many more. For the full list of ports we service, click here


Contact Ship Overseas

Ship Overseas can assist you with all your shipping requirements, including door-to-door, door-to-terminal, and terminal-to-door shipping services. Whatever you need, we’ll help to make your shipping experience easy and stress-free. Contact us today for a FREE QUOTE to learn more.


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Important info to Ship a Car Overseas:
  • No car can leave USA if it has a lien on it. What does this mean? Your car must be paid in full. The only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are US Military and Government employees/contractors. For those people a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs. Otherwise the car may be considered stolen.
  • A clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • 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.
Import Duty for Destination Country:
  • Import duty is NOT collected by Ship Overseas. It must be paid at the arrival port by whoever is picking up the car. We wrote a blog post about vehicle import duty here. It talks about how to find out import duty for your country.
Travel & Living Abroad:
  • Most countries will allow a traveler to temporarily import their car for up to 6 months. After the 6 months is up, import duty will be charged. For many travelers going to Europe and taking their car, a deposit is paid up front. When the car goes back to it's destination country, the deposit is refunded. If a person has lived in USA for 1 or more years, most countries will allow that person to bring their car back duty free! The car must not have any liens on it. Please check with your Customs Department first.
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