If you need to ship a car to Ghana, 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 Ghana. 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 Ghana.
Just 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 this case, Ghana. Ship Overseas offers weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Ghana. Keep reading for important information regarding our process.
Of course, the best way to kick off the process of shipping a car to Ghana from the USA is to obtain a free quote right here on our website. Be prepared to give us the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country (in this case Ghana) and we will handle everything else.
Departure and Arrival Ports
The departure ports from the USA to Ghana include:
There is only one arrival port in Ghana and that is the Port of Tema, and it is the largest in Ghana. The Tema harbor lies along the Gulf of Guinea and is situated 18 miles from Accra, Ghana’s capital.
For all five ports, it costs $1,130 to ship a car from the U.S. to Ghana. These are estimated costs only. Many factors will affect the actual price of your order, such as:
The method you choose to get your car to the U.S. port. Some people take their own car to the port, which costs less. Others live too far from the nearest port and opt for our truck drivers to transport it from their home to the port. This adds to the final cost.
The size of your vehicle. In general, it costs more to ship a larger car than a smaller one. So you will pay more to ship an SUV, for instance, than a compact car.
The area of the USA from which your car is being shipped. It costs less in general to ship from the East Coast than the West Coast. So it will likely cost less if you are departing out of Maryland than Texas.
There are many factors that will determine your final price. That’s also why it’s hard to predict the exact price you will pay until we have specific information regarding the type of car you have.
We will also want to know how you will get it to the port, which part of the country you plan to ship it from, and which method of shipping you want. Once we have that from you, we will be better able to estimate costs.
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It takes about four weeks for your car to get to Ghana once it sets sail.
Shipping Cars for Military
At this time, we do not ship cars for the military to Ghana.
Ghana accepts salvage titles.
Documents Required to Ship a Car to Ghana
The two main documents that are required to ship a car to Ghana include:
Vehicle Age Limit
There is a vehicle age limit, but there’s a workaround. Please ask your Customs broker for the latest limits.
Vehicles older than 10 years are subject to additional Taxes and Duties.
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.
Visit the CIT website, to see if Ghana requires you to file for a FERI, ECTN, BSC or an ASHI, before it enters the country.
Vehicle Import Duty For Ghana
If you are in the USA, contact the Ghana Embassy by phone.
Ghana Embassy in Washington DC 3512 International Dr NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 686-4520
If you are in Ghana, contact the GRA below.
Ghana Revenue Authority Off Starlets’ 91 Road, near Accra Sports Stadium +233-(0)302-675701-10 +233-(0)302-686106 +233-(0)302-684363
Customs Broker Information
Please refer to this page for our recommended customs brokers for Ghana. From Ghana Revenue Authority Customs Department to the Receiving Agent in Ghana (the ones who release the car), you can find all the pertinent information here.
Vehicle Import Tax
To learn the latest vehicle import tax amount for Ghana, please ask your Customs broker.
Destination Handling Charge
The destination handling charge for shipping a car to Ghana is $200.
Do You Need Marine Insurance?
We recommend you get it but it is not required. We offer insurance in the amount of 1.75% of the value of the vehicle for FULL coverage, theft, vandalism, total loss, and damage with $500 deductible. Coverage starts at the time the car is loaded onto the ship until the time it’s signed for when collecting. Total Loss: 1.25% charge for the value of the vehicle. Side Note: You don’t have to cover 100% of the vehicle’s value. If you feel Marine Insurance is too expensive, cover the car for 50% or 75% of the value. If you do not purchase any insurance, then you have to pay out of pocket for any damages.
We hope this page has been helpful as you plan to ship a car to Ghana. If you have additional questions, give us a call toll-free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.
Offering weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Ghana
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to the port of Tema in Ghana. As for how it arrives there, this will depend heavily on your preferences, type of car, budget, and more.
We are happy to be your go-to freight forwarder, shipping to the above port on a regular basis, using one of these two methods:
RoRo Shipping – RoRo ships are meant to transport wheeled cargo such as cars and motorcycles. This involves vehicles being driven onto the ship of their own power (consider it like a big parking garage ramp). This is the most affordable way to ship a car to Ghana.
Container Shipping – Your car is shipped inside a container with other cars to offset cost if you select shared shipping;orit can travel solo in its own container if you prefer (you will pay more for this privilege).
Ship Your Car to Tema
Tema, a city perched on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana, is located 16 miles east of the capital city; Accra. Tema happens to be the 11th most populous settlement in Ghana, home to 161,000 people and counting. Located in the southeastern part of Ghana, along the Gulf of Guinea, Tema is known locally as the “Harbour City” because it is Ghana’s largest seaport. This beautiful harbor serves as both a loading and unloading port for goods and as a major transit point for goods from land-locked countries to the north. We ship often to Tema, and we know all the requirements well.
If you are an active member of the military and need to ship a car to Ghana, lean on us. We are proud to serve the Active Military community with attention to detail and quality services, as your go-to provider of international car shipping services.We will help you determine the price you will pay, with many factors coming into play like modifications, weight, time limits and licensing.
We happily ship cars, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, heavy machinery, boats, yachts and motorcycles to the Ghana port for military members. Plus, we also import cars internationally into the USA from Ghana.
Shipping Method for Shipping a Car to Ghana
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from all five U.S. seaports to the Tema port. At this time, we only offer RoRo shipping from the U.S. to Ghana, and do not offer container shipping.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
If you are shipping a single vehicle to Ghana, RoRo is a good idea. Not only is it cost-effective and efficient, it also comes with reliable departure and arrival dates. 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.
We ship a variety of vehicles this way, from motorhomes and campers to trailers and buses — even construction vehicles and boats. Even new car manufacturers select this for shipping their own vehicles overseas.
Your other option is to choose a shipping container to ship your car to Ghana, of which there are two more options: shared or exclusive container shipping.
Shared Container Shipping
This is the more affordable of the two, as the cost is offset over four vehicles in the same container. However, there is a drawback to this method, and that is the fact that you will likely have to wait until the whole container is filled with other vehicles before it can be loaded onto the container ship and set sail. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know when the departure date will be for certain.
It’s not uncommon to find yourself waiting on standby an extra week until the container is filled with more cars.
That being said, you can ship additional items in the trunk or the backseat of your vehicle, which you can’t do with RoRo. You are also able to ship vehicles that are not in good working order, as the car is placed in the container rather than driven.
If you have two or more vehicles to ship to Ghana, or if you don’t care when the ship sets sail, this method is the best to choose.
Exclusive container shipping is more expensive but your car is the only one in the container. This option is perfect for transporting exotic, expensive or rare vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc., giving you added protection and attention to detail. You’ll pay more for this than RoRo or Shared Container shipping, but if peace of mind is important to you, then go for this one.
• Each container holds a single vehicle. • You can ship vehicles that do not work. • You can include personal belongings along with your car.
Select from one of two ways to get your car to the departure port of your choosing in the USA.
Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping
Maybe you can’t get your car to the port on your own. In this case, we will transport your vehicle to the port for you, via open and enclosed auto shipping, whereby our drivers will pick up the car from your location and deliver it to the port for shipping to Ghana.
Open Auto Shipping – This is the most common type of car shipping method, ideal for standard cars, compact cars, sedans and minivans. It’s the most cost effective but your car is loaded on a transport truck with up to nine other cars or as few as five cars. The driver will load and unload the truck of vehicles while making his or her way across the country. The load will lighten considerably as each car is dropped off. And you pay less overall because the cost is split among all cars.
Enclosed Auto Shipping – This will cost you more but you have more protection during transport because the cars are enclosed. Choose this if you have to transport luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage cars to Ghana. For the higher price, you get lower risk due to the fact that your car doesn’t come into contact with the elements. Your car is shipped together with two other vehicles, driven onto the truck on a special ramp or lift-gate.
In a nutshell, yes, we think so. In fact, we heavily recommend buying the optional marine insurance because you just never know what could happen! Damage or loss is certainly rare, but accidents can and do happen, especially when the seas are rough during hurricane season between June and November.
We offer FULL COVERAGE Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your car is loaded onto the ship. The cost is 1.75% of the value you wish to insure the car for.
Now that you know all this, do you feel confident shipping your car to Ghana? We hope so. But even if you have further questions, we welcome you to call us call toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.