Ship Heavy Machinery to Kenya
We ship heavy machinery to Kenya from USA. We ship Backhoes, Loaders, Boom Lifts, Compactors, Forklifts, Loaders, Bulldozers, Excavators, Tractors, and more. Get import duty info.
Ship Heavy Machinery to Kenya
Need to Ship Heavy Vehicles to Kenya?
We ship many types of heavy machinery for agriculture and construction, including attachments. Here is a shortlist of heavy machinery we ship to Kenya from the USA.
We ship door-to-port and port-to-port (see departure ports below). Is your machinery located in rural USA? Not a problem! We can pick up your shipment from anywhere in USA and transport to the nearest shipping port. It will be loaded onto a RoRo ship (see images below) and sent to Mombasa, Kenya.
Departure Ports in USA
Kenya Import Duty
Two Recommended Customs Import Duty Brokers for Kenya
Sharaf Logistics Ltd
James G. Gichu.
Sharaf Hse, 3rd Floor,
Archbishop Makarios Cls, Off Moi Avenue, P.O Box 1185-80100, Mombasa Kenya.
Cellphone:+254715660305 / +254-774660305.
Diamond Shipping Services Ltd
Tel 25441 2228810 254
SHARAF HOUSE 3RD FLOOR ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS ROAD, OFF MOI AVENUE PO
It is advisable that customers shipping to inland countries contact a customs broker in their country to find out what their charges will be. In other words, if you are shipping to a country and your shipment is only passing through Kenya, you need to get a customs broker in that country, not Kenya.
Contact Kenya Customs Directly
Clearing Agent: The Importer will need to acquire the services of a licensed customs clearing agent. A clearing agent is mandated to process the importation documents in the customs system and assist in clearing goods on your behalf.
Duties and Taxes Payable: Taxes are payable depending on the value of the imported item(s) and the duty rate applicable outlined under different legal documents as given below.
Import Duties: Depending on the item to be imported, the Import tax rates vary between 0%, 10%, and 25% as provided by the East Africa Community Common External Tariff (CET). However, Sensitive items Attract duty higher than 25%. The sensitive items are listed in schedule 2 of the EAC Common External Tariff.
Excise Duties: Excise Duty depends on whether the imported item is excisable or not. The Excise duty rates are prescribed under the Excise Duty Act 2015.
Value Added Tax (VAT): The normal rate of VAT is 16%. However, the Items exempted from VAT as provided by the VAT Act of 2013 attract a rate of 0%.
Import Declaration Fees (IDF) & Railway Development Levy (RDL): An import declaration fee of 2% and Railway Development Levy of 1.5% are levied on the value of imports as provided by the Miscellaneous Fees and Levies Act of 2016.
Visit the Kenya Revenue Authority here for details.
Heavy Machinery Shipping Methods to Kenya
RoRo (Roll On Roll Off)
RoRo ships are primarily used to transport cars, heavy machinery, RVs, Campers, Trailers, or anything on wheels.
Your shipment will be secured to the deck of the ship to avoid any damage, especially during a storm.
We do not dismantle heavy machinery. We do not ship via container ship. We only ship via RoRo shipping service.