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!
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:
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.
We shipped our vehicle from Hawaii to Belgium. We contacted several companies online. Miron from Ship Overseas was the first to get back to us. This was our first time shipping a vehicle internationally and we had no idea what the entire process was going to be like. Some of the reviews we read said the company wasn't very responsive or communicative. We had quite the opposite experience. Miron communicated with us every step of the way. Communication was extremely important to us as this was quite a complicated process. Miron answered all our questions and provided all necessary details of the process. He was also very upfront with the fees and even advised us of what fees to expect here in Belgium. Our car made it to Belgium on schedule without any hassle. Miron's contact here in Belgium was also very thorough. I recommend Miron from Ship Overseas 100%.
Highly recommended. Paul, Miron, and team were very thorough/detail oriented. It was my first time having a car shipped from Europe which I purchased. He made sure I had all the paperwork needed. They also arranged transportation both to and from the ports.
I feel bad as I see a lot of people writing bad comments about this company. I've NEVER had a problem with them. NEVER.(Regarding the negative reviews..)Ship overseas is not an insurance provider, but rather a shipping company -- you must make sure to get insurance when shipping your vehicle so that no damages occur to it. They don't own the ship, nor workers, and of course as a result cannot guarantee the people on the ship won't damage your car.ShipOverseas is my go-to when I have to ship my cars. Which sounds funny to say, but I've actually shipped my car multiple times with them.Jack, one of the agents and owner is always very helpful, and does a great job of putting in trust in clients by making sure you understand the process in detail.I've transported my CLA45 AMG from the US to Belgium, without a problem, and have shipped it back, and am now buying a new car and shipping it back!You could say I'm somewhat of a (very happy) repeat customer – Photos for reference!
We highly recommend Shipoverseas services! Not only are they specialized in shipping gas/diesel motor operated cars but also specialize in shipping EV vehicles as well. We used there International shipping services to ship a 2022 Porsche Taycan to Dubai. The car arrived in less than a month in perfect shape, same as leaving our location. We worked with both Jack and Gary, both were great communicating and providing a timely status update. We will definitely be a regular customer! Thank you Jack and Gary!
Thank you Miron and Ship Overseas Team for helping me ship my car to Finland. I appreciate your response when I needed answers. Also many thanks for helping me find an agent in Kotka, Finland.I will definitely refer your company to my friends and colleagues.
We got a really good services. Jack always answers your so many questions with a short delay , for sure in the day , most of the time in the hour ( and in the minute too ). Really good communication. That's why we choose Ship Over Seas from the other company quotes we received. Good services , good prices , that's the criteria for our choice we don't regret at all. Thanks again.
Shipped my car from NC to Puerto Rico. They took care of the transport of my car from NC to the port in FL, and then on the ship from FL to PR. The staff was very responsive to all communications I sent, especially while my car was in transit. I always knew exactly where my vehicle was. Very kind and helpful staff, especially when I was just calling to inquire in the beginning. Will use them again if I ever need to ship my car back stateside.
Very helpful, quick response to questions. Shipped my car to Costa Rica, no issues what so ever. I had shipped cars previously with other companies but Ship Overseas helped with the best solution which for my needs was RORO. I will definitely ship with them again, thanks again SHIP Overseas..
Shipped my vehicle from Newark, NJ to Southampton, United Kingdom safely and quickly. All the complicated paperwork was laid out clearly for me to figure out the process. I was able to drive my own car in England a few weeks after dropping it off in the US. Would recommend!
I used Ship Overseas back in 2019 to ship my 2008 Harley Softtail from Galveston Texas to Belgium. I forget exactly how long it took, perhaps in the two month range. However, the bike did eventually arrive and was completely ready for me at pickup. They even handled all the import paperwork etc. My only complaint would be that somehow the bike had accumulated almost 100 extra miles on it from when I dropped in off, and picking it up. Perhaps they needed to run it around the boat a few 1000 times. Also, there were a couple of parts missing from my saddle bags. Lesson: NEVER leave anything that can't be bolted to the object you are shipping. Otherwise, great service and a very good shipping experience.
ShipOverseas was a great partner in shipping a Chevy Bolt EV to Helsinki Finland. The representatives provided easily understood descriptions of the roll on-roll off process, required paperwork, payments, etc. We drove the car onto the Galveston, TX dock with an accompanying guide. It was 100% smoothly accomplished. The car was transferred in Germany without problems (it is an electric vehicle with some unique starting characteristics) and offloaded near Helsinki, Finland. The photo shows incredibly clean conditions at the destination despite weeks at sea. I can highly recommend ShipOverseas for safe, economical, and successful vehicle shipping.
If you never had your car shipped before, I can tell you that it can be a very fearful, and stressful event, but I can vouch 1st hand that this agency took all the thought fear and stress away! We moved my XT-5 from DFW to overseas (Bahrain). We didn't have any issues, and it was relatively fast considering it's been shipped across the seas. I will 100% recommend this company to anyone and everyone. Hassle-free and delivers what was promised. I'll definitely be using them whenever we decide to return stateside!
i shipped an 89' Land Rover Defender from italy to the US without troubles, they took care of all docs and around 60 days later the car was at the port in VA. i'd definitely use them again in the future.
I shipped two cars from Savannah to Germany. Super easy process and the rates were better than anyone elses that i was getting for the same route. Would recommend them to anyone for their shipping needs. They helped along the way to get the documents needed and explained the process clearly so i knew exactly what needed to be done to have my cars on the boat that I needed them to be on. Pickup on the other side was easy as well with who shipoverseas was partnered with where my vehicles arrived. They were in contact with me often so i knew that the vehicles were on time and when to have everything ready. I will certainly be in touch again when it's time to return from my oversea travels. Thanks for the smooth process!
My car purchase and shipping to the Middle East was full of challenges and complications, however the one thing that was 100% smooth was the part handled by Miron from Ship Overseas. Great service and communication from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
This company and team were tremendously professional & also the least expensive company I found. I researched quite a few before settling on ShipOverseas. I’m glad I chose them, they were able to deliver my vehicle to my destination port in Korea when others said they could only deliver to one port in Korea and for less money. I will definitely use them again and recommend anyone shipping anyone to consult with ShipOverseas.com. Well done!
Hello Tere! Last summer I sent my car to Estonia. I was scared little bit because it was my first time ( maybe even last!) to do this kind of thing. But it went very smoothly - unexpectedly . Most difficult thing was driving myself to the port, but I did it! I could order somebody from Ship Overseas, but it cost money. And paperwork was pretty normal. The same day, I left to the airport, I got phone call that they sent car title to my old address. Wow! I thought that this title goes directly to the Estonian port, but I was wrong. They sent this very important paper over to my son.It arrived on time when I was ready to show car documents to the toll office. Everything ended very well ! Thanks to Ship Overseas. And , by the way, sending my car to Estonia was much, much cheaper than other companies offered. I am thankful !!!
I have worked with this company for many years. We started shipping cars overseas in 2004. They are the BEST! They take a serious interest in making sure your car gets where it needs to go and will walk you through all the steps to make it a smooth move! We have shipped many cars to the UK and Germany as well as several to Bahrain, I cannot imagine using anyone else. Jack, Paul, Miron and April all made my job a lot easier for over 18 years
Om my GOSH! Words can't express how grateful I am for the experience I had with Ship Overseas. Living and working overseas can be a challenge but when I called they knew exactly what to do. Other shipping companies gave a long list of the things I needed, the paperwork, questions, and the costs. Overseas got me situated in one phone call. It was fabulous!!
Ship Overseas has great rates and staff! After using them to ship my car to Germany I knew I would use them when returning to the US as well. I did get quotes both times from numerous companies but no one could beat Ship Overseas. Shipping is a breeze with them and their staff are great at getting back to you in a timely manner!
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.
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 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.
We offer one of twoways to get your car to the departure port:
Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping
When it’s impossible to get your car to the port on your own, let us know and we will transport your vehicle to the port for you. To do this, we offer you yet another choice: 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 Nigeria.
Open Auto Shipping – This one comes with a lower price tag because your cost is shared with up to nine other cars on a transport truck that is open to the elements. This is the most common type of car shipping method, ideal for standard cars, compact cars, sedans and minivans. The driver will load and unload the truck of vehicles while making his or her way across the country, with the load lightening at each stop.
Enclosed Auto Shipping – This one comes with a higher price tag but you have more protection during transport because the cars are enclosed within a truck. As such, your car is protected from the elements and road grime. Ideal for transporting luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage cars, your car is shipped together with two other vehicles, driven onto the truck on a special ramp or lift-gate.
We heavilyrecommend buying the optional marine insurance because you just never know what could happen. While damage or loss is rare, accidents can and do happen, especially when the seas are roughduring hurricane season (June to 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.
Do you think you can ship your car to Nigeria with confidence? We think so! But don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions, toll free at 888-805-4994 or 858-547-0840.