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Ship my car to Mombasa in Kenya

Ship your Car to Mombasa

Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya along the Indian Ocean. It is the country’s oldest (circa 900 AD) and second-largest city (after the capital Nairobi), with an estimated population of about 1.5 million people in 2017. Its metropolitan region is the second largest in the country and has a population of approximately 3 million people. Administratively, Mombasa is the county seat of Mombasa County. Mombasa is a regional cultural and economic hub; it has an extra-large port and an international airport, and is an important regional tourism center. Located on the east coast of Kenya, it also is the home of one of the State House (Kenya), and is considered by some as a second capital in all but name. In Mombasa County and the former Coast Province, Mombasa’s situation on the Indian Ocean made it a historical trading center, and it has been controlled by many countries because of its strategic location.

 

Ship Overseas ships your car to Mombasa

Ship Overseas Inc. is the leading provider for shipping your car to Mombasa in Kenya. Our Team specializes in shipping, Cars, SUVs, RVs, Motorhomes, Heavy Machinery, Boats, Yachts and Motorcycles to Kenya. Ship Overseas Inc. can also support with importing cars from Kenya into the USA. Our commitment to you, is to help you with each step of shipping your vehicle to Mombasa. We will ensure the process of shipping your vehicle to Mombasa will be simple and stress-free. Let us share our 34 years of industry knowledge to guide you to successfully transport a car to Mombasa in Kenya. Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to Mombasa and we offer several car shipping methods to Mombasa and additional services, to meet all your overseas auto shipping needs.

 

Shipping Methods to Mombasa

RoRo Shipping – RoRo ships are vessels built for shipping wheeled cargo, more specifically – shipping cars and motorcycles. The vehicles are driven on to the ship as if it were a floating parking garage.

RoRo ships are vessels built for shipping wheeled cargo, more specifically – shipping motor cars and motorcycles. The vehicles are driven on to the ship almost like it was a parking garage. The name Roll-on/Roll-off comes from the fact that vehicles roll-on/roll-off the ramp, which is how they are driven on and off the ship. By contrast, lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels require the vehicles to be lifted by a crane. Once loaded on the RoRo vessel, each vehicle is tied down securely in its designated spot (as shown in the picture).

 

Container Shipping – Container shipping means that a vehicle is shipped in a container; there is also the option to select an Exclusive Container. With this method, multiple vehicles are loaded into a container at a warehouse. To leave the warehouse for departure, the container must be completely filled with vehicles. This, in turn, doesn’t provide fixed departure dates like the RoRo method does. However, shared container shipping has its advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness. Firstly, the shipping costs are split among the vehicles loaded into the container. Secondly, this method can sometimes be the only cost-effective method in departure or arrival ports where the RoRo method is not available.

 

FAQ’s

Cost to ship a car to Mombasa

The cost to ship a car to Mombasa or any port city varies based on the size of the car, operating condition and destination. Cars located closer to shipping terminals cost less. Shipping a car from the US to Kenya starts around $790 for a compact and runs up to around $2,000 for a full-sized SUV.

How long does it take to ship my car to Mombasa in Kenya?

The average transit time for shipping cars to Kenya takes up to two or three weeks, but can be less. The time it will take for the ship to make it across the Atlantic to port is usually two to three weeks.

Shipping Insurance

Shipping insurance for the vehicle runs 1.5 %-2.5% of the estimated value, or about $300-$500 for a car valued at $20,000.

How to prepare your car for shipping to Mombasa

The documents you will need are:

  • The original Certificate of Title of Ownership of the vehicle without a Lien recorded on the Title. If the vehicle is used or pre-owned the existing Certificate of Title can be endorsed by the seller to the new owner. No Sales Tax is payable to the Seller and proof of export will be given to the Seller if requested. Depending on which Port the vehicle will sail from, you may need a Bill of Sale or a Notarized Bill of Sale.
  • If you are in the Military, Government or State service and there is a Lien recorded on the vehicle, the Lien Holder needs to give permission to export the vehicle. This permission must be an Original Letter from the Lien holder together with 3 certified copies of the Certificate of Title. You will also need to present your Military orders or a letter from the Government or State authority and a copy of the Title Record History obtainable from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the State the vehicle is registered.
  • When a new vehicle is purchased, an Original Certificate of Origin must be obtained from the Dealership who sold you the vehicle. we need this to get Custom Clearance. A Bill of Sale is also required. For some ports in Florida, you will need a Power of Attorney giving the clearing agents permission to clear your documents on your behalf.

Our Competitive Advantage

  • Our shipping rate includes your AES port filing fee, and the express mail fee to return your vehicle documents.
  • You never have to pay in advance to place your shipping order. You only pay when your vehicle is ready to be loaded onto the ship.
  • We are a licensed NVOCC shipper Lic.# 019334, and we only specialize in international vehicle shipping.
  • We ship 1000s of vehicles which affords us to negotiate with shipping lines huge volume discounts directly, to provide you with the best shipping rates.
  • Our weekly schedule of departures means less delays for your vehicle to depart and to arrive at its destination port.
  • Your RV is handled with the utmost care from start to finish, which is reflected in the highly positive reviews and testimonials we consistently receive from our customer. Read our Customers Feedback here.
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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.