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We ship cars to Africa in shipping containers, by airplane and roll-on/roll-off ships from our facilities in Florida, New Jersey and California.

Ship Your Car to Africa from the USA 

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.

What Do We Ship To Africa?

We transport vehicles from dealerships, auctions, and personal vehicles for our customers who are moving overseas. 

We have customers located in Africa who take advantage of the many possibilities to buy cars in the USA and sell the cars there. We ship a good number of cars from all the major auctions like IAAI, Copart, Auto auction mall, eBay, Adesa, Capital Auto Auction, ACV auctions. Our customers also buy vehicles from dealerships where they can find excellent deals on used cars. Some customers send cars to relatives in Africa.  

Where Do We Ship From?

We can transport your vehicle from one of our warehouses; Richmond, CA - Linden, NJ - Fort Lauderdale, Fl - Houston, TX.

Top Destinations For Cars In Africa

  • Ghana
  • Cameroon
  • Nigeria
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa

What Can I Expect Overseas?

Every country has different rules and regulations. Due to the ever changing restrictions on a regular basis, we highly recommend checking with the embassy of your destination country for accurate and up to date information to make sure that your vehicle will be allowed to be imported overseas.

One of the most important subjects will be to check on the import taxes. Each country has different requirements and import taxes brackets. 

You will need an agent to assist you with the import process and handle the the following destination charges:

  • Unloading
  • Customs clearance
  • Port charges
  • Handling fees


Algeria Benin
Cameroon Djibouti
Ghana Ivory Coast
Libya Namibia
Nigeria Tanzania
Togo Tunisia
  and others!

International Car Shipping Options

Porsche 911 Container


  • Weekly container consolidation
  • Load 1-4 vehicles & parts in container
  • Vehicle doesn't have to run & drive
roro boat shipping


  • For RVs, buses, & heavy machinery
  • Vehicles must run & drive
  • Can fit oversize vehicles
Ferrari F12 Airplane


  • Fastest shipping method available
  • Delivery between airports worldwide
  • Crating available

Cost of Car Shipping to Africa from the USA

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.

Import Cars From Africa

We also provide car import services to the United States from Africa.


The Shipping Process From USA to Africa

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.

What's Included In The Price

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.


Do I Drop Off The Car Myself?

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.


Container Size Information

Depending on the size of your vehicles, and if you are shipping any other household goods or auto parts, we are able to load anywhere from one to six cars in a single container. Your vehicle can also be in nearly any condition, from a salvage car to an exotic - we treat them all with white glove service.



Requirements for shipping cars to Africa

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.

Car import tax in Africa

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.

Customs clearance agents in Africa

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.

Which vehicles are shipped 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

Dream Cars Delivered Worldwide

Leading dealerships, auctions, museums and events ship their vehicles, motorcycles, and special projects around the world with West Coast Shipping. We have the expertise to handle them all.

How We Work

At West Coast Shipping, we strive to provide the best international vehicles shipping services on the market. You can depend us to deliver on time, and on budget.

Dealer or Wholesaler? Contact us


Safe and Secure Car Handling

Our expert shipping team consists of in-house loaders who specialize in safely handling classic cars during their journey overseas. We do not outsource our loading to anyone but our own trusted team.


Locations on Both US Coasts

Strategically placed shipping facilities on both the East and West coasts provide secure and affordable points of export and import. Secure indoor storage for your vehicles is also available.

Sea Air International Car Shipping

Turn Key Delivery

We pickup and deliver classic cars door to door, around the world. Everything from pickup, loading, shipping, delivery and customs clearance can be arranged. Relax, and enjoy the trip.

What Makes Us Unique

What distinguished West Coast Shipping from other international car shipping companies when it comes to shipping classic cars from the USA?

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