We are an international shipping company which ships thousands of cars, trucks, motorcycles, auto parts, and household goods from the US to Africa each year. We ship overseas to Africa using containers, roll-on/roll-off, and air cargo. Our consolidated container shipping option provides the cheapest rates for car shipping from both US coasts to the popular ports of Africa. We serve all major destinations in Africa including Cotonou, Doula, Djibouti, Tema, Abidjan, Casablanca, Walvis Bay, and Lagos.
Get an instant rate below by using our car shipping calculator to Africa. To ship your car simply fill out our online shipping form.
The costs associated with shipping a car internationally from the US to Africa can vary depending on the destination port, shipping method, and the number of vehicles or goods being shipped. Shipping cars and household can be much cheaper if you are shipping in one container, instead of using multiple methods.
Consolidated car shipping to Africa is around $1,200 to $1,400 per car. Consolidated container will be shared with a number of other customers who are also shipping vehicles overseas.
To get an instant cost on shipping use the car shipping calculator on this page. By using the calculator you also get the option of confirming the rate for 30 days. Remember, the quoted cost covers only the international car shipping service, it does not include the destination costs in Africa. Marine insurance is optional, and it is based on the vehicle's value.
There are a number of ways in which cars are shipped from the USA to Africa. The majority of cars exported are loaded and shipped in containers. It is the most popular method of shipping cars because it allows you to ship additional household goods and auto parts in the same container - saving you money versus shipping by air freight or roll-on/roll-off. When shipping your car overseas in a container you can also load salvage, or parts-cars because unlike shipping via RoRo, the car does not have to run and drive, and it can be loaded and unloaded with a fork lift.
To receive a container shipping quote use our instant car shipping calculator to Africa above. Simply fill out the pickup location if you want us to collect your vehicle from you, choose which US coast you would like to ship from (New Jersey or California), and select the destination country and city/port. You can then choose an option for the amount of cars you are shipping, whether it is 1 or 4 cars, we can ship it all to Africa. And unlike other car shipping companies, we charge the same flat-rate, no matter the size of your car. Shipping a Toyota Tacoma will cost you the same as shipping a Toyota Camry to Africa. You can also get a quote on shipping boats, motorcycles, and pallets by following the same procedures. Click here to see container dimensions.
Another way to ship your car to Africa is via roll-on/roll-off. RoRo shipping to Africa can be one of the cheapest ways to ship a car overseas from a majority of US ports. The ports from which we ship cars via RoRo are Tacoma, Port Hueneme, Newark, Baltimore, Charleston, and Jacksonville among others. African destinations such as Cotonou, Dakar, Banjul, and Kankaru are some of the popular destinations for RoRo shipping. Shipping via RoRo is a great option if you are looking to only ship one car to Africa, and car runs and drives without any issues. Remember that you cannot place any other goods or packages inside of the vehicle if you are shipping via RoRo, you are only allowed to have a spare tire in the vehicle.
In order to ship a car to Africa, you are required to provide certain documents to your shipping agent.
1. Original Title - US Customs requires an original title to be submitted upon exporting your vehicle. If there are liens on the car, you will be required to also provide the letter from the lien holder releasing the lien. If you are still paying off the lease or loan for your vehicle, your bank will not allow you to export the vehicle. Title must be original, copies will not be accepted.
2. Bill of Sale - If you are not the original owner of the vehicle, you must provide a bill of sale showing that a sale was made from the owner to you. If there was another buyer in between, you must provide a bill of sale tying the owner->1st buyer->2nd buyer. Bill of sale can be a duplicate.
3. EIN letter or international passport - If you are a US citizen, you must submit an EIN letter from the IRS, find out more here. If you are not a US citizen, you may simply submit a copy of your international passport.
4. Power of Attorney form - In order for us to ship your vehicle overseas, you are required to complete and return a power of attorney form. US customers please use this form. Overseas customers please use this form.
5. Shipping form - After getting a quote and confirming the rates, you will be required to fill and submit our online car shipping form. After submitting the form, we will confirm everything and contact let you know when your car will be collected and shipped overseas. You can find the online shipping form here.
Whichever way you choose to ship your car to Africa, we also offer the ability to collect your vehicles from anywhere in the US. We can pickup all types of vehicles, from new cars, used cars, classic cars, and salvage cars. We work within our network of trusted transporters who move vehicles via open or enclosed transport. All of our ground transporters are insured, bonded, and maintain an excellent rating.
Once your vehicles are received at our shipping facilities in either California or New Jersey, they are inspected, photographed and logged into our modern logistics system. You can track your vehicle online just like any other international shipment. We offer free storage during the time is takes for the vehicle to be loaded and shipped in a consolidated container.
Africa consists of 54 countries, each with its own laws on car imports. Some allow salvage cars, while others do not. Some limit the age of vehicles allowed to be imported, while others provide tax breaks on electric and hybrid vehicles. With such a wide range of laws and regulations, it would be impossible to list them all here. However, each individual country page we ship to has information on the import tax and the type of vehicles allowed to be imported.
Contact us to get an exact rate on how much import tax will be on your vehicle.
Whichever method of international car shipping you choose, will require you to work with an overseas agent local to your destination. They will be responsible for unloading your vehicles in Africa, clearing local import customs, and they can even help with registration and delivery to your door. You always have a choice of going with your own local import agent, or we can provide one in any of the destinations you choose to ship to. Destination charges and services are separate from our international car shipping service. Please contact us if you have any questions about the costs associated with transporting your cars from the USA to Africa.
Cars shipped to Africa are usually sourced from US car auctions such as Manheim, Copart or IAAI. Auctions are popular due to the large volume of vehicles available, resulting in lower purchase costs and cheaper transportation rates from the auctions. However, these type of auctions are usually not available to the public, and require a wholesale or retail dealers license. Many international car buyers choose to go through US auto auction brokers, or apply for an auto dealers license themselves.
The most popular cars shipping from the USA to Africa are the Toyota Camry, Corolla, Sienna, Rav4, and the Tacoma, While Toyota may dominate most African markets, Hyundai, Ford and even Jeep are also popular cars to import to Africa.
Countries like South Africa also have demand for classic cars from overseas. Classics like the Mustang, Camaro, and Corvette are popular imports. Looking for a classic car to import to Africa? Check out our blog on where to buy classic cars in the US.
Lawrence N.; 6/28/2016
Call West Coast and go to sleep WC knows what it is about. First the website - very friendly, easy to navigate and the instant shipping quote tool is fantastic. And when I had questions, there was someone at the end of the chat tool. Love it. Then service. I love Iman for his updates. He keeps you in the loop whenever there is any development. Quick and polite responses to my sometimes stupid questions. They accommodated all my extra/unusual request. MR. E. Got me all the parts I needed.... I just love this team.
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Samuel A.; 6/19/2016
Gud parking and customer service excellence Is my third time using west coast shipping and I will recommend it to anyone in Ghana who want import car or goods from USA to Ghana.they park the car well in the container not like other shipping.all my three cars west coast ship to me were in the same condition as I bought.they also help in buying spare parts for all cars they ship.I like the way they inspect cars b4 shipment and email 100 pictures so you see ur car in detail even b4 it get to yu
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