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Ship a Car to Ghana

How to Ship a Car to Ghana

If you need to ship a Ghana for any reason, you’re in luck. Here at Ship Overseas, we have more than 35 years of experience in the car shipping business. We ship to Ghana all the time, as well as to other African countries like Kenya. We ship primarily to the Tema shipping port which is near Accra.

Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. Whether this is your first time or fifth time shipping a car, we are here to take the worry and stress out of the process. We pledge to keep you as well informed as possible so you can make the right decisions. This page was written to guide you in gaining the answers you seek to all your questions. But as always, if you have more questions after reading through the information, call us.

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.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Ghana?

  • Typical shipping costs to ship a car to Ghana range from $1150 to $1600 for sedans and regular sized SUVs.
  • Cars older than 10 years are subject to additional taxes/duties.
  • Arrival port is Tema

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.

Additional Information

  • 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 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

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.

Your Trusted Military Partner

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.

Two Types of Shipping Methods

New to the international car shipping world? Not sure how best to get your car to Ghana? No worries. We’ll go over the advantages to each of these methods now.

RoRo Shipping (Roll On/Roll Off)

Due to its affordability and predictability, many of our clients select this option. It’s very popular because it’s the most affordable. RoRo is short for Roll On and Roll Off, which means (just like it sounds) the cars are driven onto and off of the ship of their own power. So, your car must be in sound working order to use this method.

If you have a wheeled vehicle, such as a car, motorcycle, motorhome, camper, trailer, bus, construction vehicle or boat, this method is the one to go with. It’s extremely efficient and cost-effective, featuring the most reliable departure and arrival dates. New car manufacturers love this method and trust it to ship their own vehicles overseas. All vehicles are protected against external elements,tied to the deck for security and getting little exposure to the ocean.

Container Shipping

Your other option is to choose 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

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.

Benefits:

• Each container holds a single vehicle.
• You can ship vehicles that do not work.
• You can include personal belongings along with your car.

FAQs

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.

Got the budget? Go for enclosed auto shipping.

Tight on cash? Go with open transport.

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.

COVID-19 HAS NOT STOPPED US FROM SHIPPING, UNLIKE OUR COMPETITORS!

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