Shipping a Car From USA to Nigeria
When it comes time for you to ship a car from the USA to Nigeria, Africa, partner with the best in the business: Ship Overseas. It can be stressful trying to ship a car, but we make it easy. We will walk you through all the steps so you can tackle the process of shipping a car to Nigeria without getting overwhelmed. Backed by nearly four decades of experience in the industry, we bring the skill and attention to detail you want.
It all starts when you get in touch for a free quote. We just need the Year/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country, in this case, Nigeria. Ship Overseas offers weekly sailings from five ports in the USA to one port in Nigeria. We are happy to provide this guide chock full of important information.
Your first step, though, should be to get a free estimate right here on our home page. We will need theYear/Make/Model of your car, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and Destination Country (in this case Nigeria) in order to give you the most accurate pricing possible. Good luck!
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Nigeria?
The basic cost to ship a car from all five U.S. ports to Nigeria is $1,335. But these are not final prices, as some factors may change the price you pay a bit.
- Your final price may change with the area of the USA from which your car is being shipped. For instance, it costs less to ship from the East Coast than the West Coast. So it will cost more if you are departing out of Freeport TX than Newark, NJ.
- Your final price may change with the method chosen to get your car to the U.S. port. Some people live close to the departure port and decide to take their own car there. This costs less. Some people live too far from the nearest port and would rather pay our truck drivers to transport their car from their home to the port. This costs more.
- Your final price may change with the size of your vehicle. In general, it costs more to ship a larger car than a smaller one. So you won’t pay as much to ship a compact car as you would a truck or SUV.
Only once we have that info from you, can we estimate costs more precisely.
Drive your car to the port yourself rather than have us pick it up from your home.
Departure and Arrival Ports
The departure ports from the USA to Nigeria include:
- Newark, NJ
- Baltimore, MD
- Savannah, GA
- Jacksonville, FL
- Freeport, TX
There is only one arrival port in Nigeria: the Port of Lagos. Also known as the Premiere Port (Apapa Quays), the Port of Lagos is the first and largest Port in Nigeria. Located in Apapa, Lagos State, this is the commercial hub of the country, established in 1913.
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How Long Does it Take?
It takes about three weeks for your car to get to Nigeria.
Shipping Cars for Military
We don’t ship cars for the military to Nigeria at this time.
Nigeria accepts salvage titles.
Documents Required to Ship a Car to Nigeria
You will need the following documents to ship a car to Nigeria:
- Original Title
Vehicle Age Limit
Ask your Customs broker. While there is a vehicle age limit for shipping cars to Nigeria, there is a workaround.
|Departure Port to Nigeria||Approximate Price|
|Ship Car from Wilmington, Delaware to Nigeria||$970 – $1300|
|Ship Car from Newark, New Jersey to Nigeria||$970 – $1650|
|Ship Car from Baltimore, Maryland to Nigeria||$970 – $1350|
|Ship Car from Savannah, Georgia to Nigeria||$995.00 – $1300|
|Ship Car from Jacksonville, Florida to Nigeria||$995 – $1350|
|Ship Car from Galveston, TX to Nigeria||$1095.00 – $1450|
|Ship Car from Long Beach, CA, California to Nigeria||$1650 to $1850.00 (Shared container only)|
- No acceptance of Cars/Vans/Pick Ups older than 15 Years
- All NEW vehicles require a FORM M obtained by the consignee in Nigeria prior to shipping.
- 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 Nigeria requires you to file for a FERI, ECTN, BSC or an ASHI, before it enters the country.
Vehicle Import Duty For Nigeria
Customs Broker Information
For more information about your Nigerian Customs Clearing Agent, visit WWW.SAROTRANS.COM.
TUNJI OYEKAN MOBILE: +234-809-2000-984
WHATSAPP: – +234-809-2000-984 firstname.lastname@example.org
No 1 N.P.A Commercial Complex, Tincan Island Port Apapa Lagos
How Duty Calculated in Nigeria
*7% Surcharge = 7% of Base Duty
*0.5% TLS ( Ecowas Levy ) = 0.5% of CIF Value
*1% CISS ( Inspection Fee ) = 1.0% of FOB Price
*5% VAT = 5% of ( CIF + Duty + Surcharge + TLS + CISS )
C = Cost (FOB Value)
I = Insurance
F = Freight
*Contact Dele Sarumi to find out the most updated rates
Contact Nigerian Customs Directly
Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters
Tel: 09 5234694
Vehicle Import Tax
To find out the latest vehicle import tax amount for Nigeria, please ask your Customs broker.
Destination Handling Charge
To find out the latest vehicle import tax amount for Nigeria, please ask your Customs broker.
Do You Need Marine Insurance?
While not required, we highly recommend it. You can get insurance in the amount of 1.75% of the value of the vehicle for FULL coverage, theft, vandalism, damage and total loss with a $500 deductible. Coverage starts once your car has been loaded onto the ship and lasts until the time it is signed for when collected. Total Loss: 1.25% charge for the value of the vehicle.
You don’t even have to cover 100% of the vehicle’s value if you feel that Marine Insurance is out of your budget. You can cover the car for 50% or 75% of the value to keep costs down. Just remember that if your car is damaged in transit and you don’t have insurance, you will have to pay for those damages out of pocket.
As you make preparations to ship a car to Nigeria, please get in touch with us if you have additional questions. Call toll-free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.
Offering weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Nigeria
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to the port of Lagos in Nigeria. The manner in which it arrives there will depend heavily on your preferences, type of car, budget and more.
With more than three decades in the business as a freight forwarder, you can rely on us to ship to the above port on a regular basis. Generally, you can choose from these two methods (but more on these later):
RoRo Shipping – RoRo ships are meant to transport wheeled cargo such as cars and motorcycles – a more affordable way to ship a car to Nigeria. This involves vehicles being driven onto the ship of their own power (sort of like a parking garage ramp).
Container Shipping – Your car, shipped inside a container with other cars to offset cost, is more cost effective if you used shared shipping;you will pay more for it to travel solo in its own container with exclusive shipping.
Ship Your Car to Lagos
Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria as well as on the entire African continent. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban areas, it’s no wonder Lagos is one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent. In fact, this mega city has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa. The Lagos Port Complex is also known as the Premiere Port (Apapa Quays), the first and largest port in Nigeria. It’s located in Apapa, the commercial center of Nigeria, and was established in 1913.
Shipping Method for Shipping a Car to Nigeria
Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from all five U.S. seaports listed above to the Lagos port. We do not offer container shipping from the U.S. to Nigeria, only RoRo shipping.
RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)
RoRo shipping is a wise choice if your car is still in working order, and you plan to ship a single vehicle to Nigeria. That’s because this is a cost-effective and efficient method featuring reliable departure and arrival dates. You get protection for your vehicle from the elements, as all vehicles are tied to the deck with no exposure to the ocean water, and air.
Our most popular option, Roll On/Roll Off also happens to be convenient and affordable. It can only be used for wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles, cars, motorhomes, campers, trailers buses, construction vehicles and boats. But keep in mind they have to be able to be driven onto the ship of their own accord.
Or, you could choose to ship your car in a shipping container. You’ll have to choose from two more options: shared or exclusive container shipping.
Shared Container Shipping
This is the most affordable option of the two, with the cost being offset over four vehicles in the same container. However, there is a disadvantage to this method: you will have to wait until the whole container is filled with other vehicles before it can be loaded onto the container ship and set sail. Therefore, your departure date cannot be guaranteed.
If you choose this method, keep in mind you could have to wait an extra week or more until the container is filled with more cars.
A big plus to this method: you can place additional items in the trunk or the backseat of your vehicle for the ride. You aren’t allowed to do this with RoRo. And also unlike RoRo, your vehicle doesn’t have to be working to use this option. As such, many of our clients who own broken down classic cars choose this method.
If you don’t care when the ship sets sail, or you have two or more vehicles to ship to Nigeria, this is a valid choice.
Exclusive Container Shipping
Exclusive container shipping will cost you more but your car is the only one in the container – great news if you have exotic, expensive or rare vehicles like Bentleys, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc. When you want special treatment for your “baby,” shipping exclusive is the way to go.
• You can ship vehicles that do not work.
• You can include personal belongings along with your car.
• Each container holds a single vehicle.