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We ship cars from the USA to the African countries listed below:
  • Angola

    We ship to Luanda in Angola. No acceptance of Vehicles older than 3 Years.To obtain a PIP Number the customer must contact The Bureau Veritas De Angola at 244 222 311 110/244 222 310 730. Contact OIC Services 832-912-6820.
  • Benin

    We ship to Cotonou in Benin.
  • Cameroon

    We ship to Douala in Cameroon.
  • Congo

    We ship to Point Noire in Congo.
  • Djibouti

    We ship to Djibouti in Djibouti.
  • Egypt

    We ship to Alexandria in Egypt. In order to import a POV, a contractor or grantee employee must be assigned to Egypt for at least two years with a USAID-funded contractor or grantee. Only one POV is allowed to be imported during the employee?s tour in Egypt. Pursuant to Ministerial Decree 80/1998 (copy attached) dated April 29, 1998 all motor vehicles imported after October 28, 1998 or locally manufactured after April 28, 1999 must be equipped with a catalytic converter.
  • Gabon

    We ship to Libreville in Gabon. No Vehicles older than 3 Years. Must obtain an inspection BIETC Number prior to shipping.
  • Gambia

    e ship to Banjul in Gambia.
  • Ghana

    We ship to Tema in Ghana. Vehicles older than 10 years are subject to additional Taxes and Duties. Read more ›
  • Guinea

    We ship to Conakry in Guinea.
  • Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire

    We ship to Abidjan in Ivory Coast. No Acceptance of vehicles older than 7 Years and H/H older than 10 Year
  • Kenya

    We ship to Mombasa in Kenya. No Acceptance of Vehicles older than 8 Years. Read more ›
  • Liberia

    We ship to Monrovia in Liberia. No acceptance of vehicles older than 10 Years.
  • Morocco

    We ship to Cassablanca, and Tangier in Morocco.
  • Namibia

    We ship to Walvis Bay in Namibia.
  • Nigeria

    We ship to Lagos in Nigeria. 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. Read more ›
  • Senegal

    We ship to Dakar in Senegal. No vehicles older than 8 years allowed into the country.
  • Sierra Leone

    We ship to Freetown in Sierra Leone
  • South Africa

    We ship to Durban, and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. 2nd hand vehicles with special sabs permit only. Read more ›
  • Tanzania

    We ship to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. No Vehicles older than 10 Years.
  • Togo

    We ship to Lome in Togo.
  • Tunisia

    We ship to La Goulette, and Tunis in Tunisia. No Acceptance of Vehicles older than 5 Years.All H/H Cargo must be Manufacturer New.
  • For other countries not listed, please Click Here to Request a Free Quote online, or contact our offices.
We offer weekly sailings from ports in the USA to Africa

Need To Ship a Car from the USA to Africa?

Many people buy cars over the internet and ship them to African countries. Other people have a family member who ship an old vehicle to Africa for them. The RoRo ship will arrive in the Tema shipping port which is near Accra. RoRo car shipping is by far the least expensive way to ship a car to Africa from USA and is far more popular. Arrival time is usually quicker than container shipping. You can also ship your car to Africa in an exclusive or shared container.

Our shipping vessels depart on a weekly basis from U.S. seaports to Africa. We offer several vehicle shipping methods and additional services, to meet all your auto shipping needs to Africa:

RoRo Shipping

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).

This shipping method has proved highly efficient and extremely cost-effective. When compared to container shipping, it has an additional advantage: it provides reliable departure and arrival dates. The ship’s departure and arrival schedule runs almost like an airline flight schedule.

Also, RoRo shipping is the preferred shipping method for new car manufacturers to ship their own vehicles. In addition to the exact departure and arrival dates, RoRo shipping means that all vehicles are tied down below deck. That way, the vehicles have all the protection against external elements.

Shared Container Shipping

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.

Also, customers are allowed to ship additional items in the truck or the backseat of their vehicle, which is largely thought to be the only real advantage container shipping has compared to RoRo.
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Exclusive Container Shipping

As opposed to the shared container, exclusive container means that a vehicle is shipped in an exclusive container; it doesn’t share the container with any other vehicle. This is also a good option if vehicle owners want to ship their personal belongings along with the vehicle. However, exclusive container shipping is the most expensive shipping method, compared to shared container and RoRo shipping.

Both shared and exclusive container methods are used to ship non-operational vehicles because RoRo vessels ship only running vehicles.
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Open and Enclosed Auto Shipping

Ship Overseas, offers the convenience to transport your vehicle to the port, if you are unable to drive your car to the port yourself. Having one company deal with both the transport to the port and the shipping is a good move, since you won’t have to deal with different agents. What’s more, Ship Overseas with a proven track record has the experience and practical know-how to handle all phases of your car shipping, including its transport to the port.

We offer open and enclosed auto shipping to pick from your location and deliver it to the port.

Open Auto Shipping

This is the most common type of car shipping method in the U.S. Generally, it is also the least expensive! This car shipping method is widely used for shipping vehicles like sedans and minivans. Many car manufacturers use the open auto shipping method simply to reduce costs. It is a safe and cost effective method.

Our transport trucks normally carry as many as 9-10 cars at a time and as few as 5 cars. The transport truck driver will load and unload vehicles while shipping cars across country. In addition, since we are able to fill these transport trucks to full capacity, it lowers the over all shipping costs when running routes across the U.S.

Enclosed Auto Shipping

Many of our customers who use an enclosed transport truck ship luxury, exotic, specialty, or vintage cars. The cost of this shipping method is higher, but the risk factor is greatly reduced. By using this car shipping method, the vehicle will not be exposed to the elements. Shipping a car to the port using enclosed car shipping is ideal if a person has a slightly higher budget. The car will normally be shipped along with 2 couple other vehicles. A special ramp or lift-gate is used to get the cars into the transport truck. You can expect to have peace-of-mind when using the enclosed car shipping method.

Marine Insurance

Ship Overseas recommends that all shipments be insured for transit cargo insurance (marine insurance) on a first dollar basis for losses incurring in transit.

We offer FULL COVER Marine Insurance against Loss or Damage from the time your vehicle is loaded onto the Vessel for shipment at a rate of 1.75% of the value you wish to Insure for.
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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.
  • Your own Customer Dashboard to track your shipment in real time, and manage your shipping documents.
  • 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 car 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.
Important info to Ship a Car to Africa:
  • Visit the page of the African country you’re shipping to, for information on vehicle age restrictions to import a car into that country.
  • 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 the African country you’re shipping to requires you to file for a FERI, ECTN, BSC or an ASHI, before it enters the country.
Import Duty for the African country you're shipping to:
  • Please visit the country’s page to read more about its Import Duty rules.