Ship Your Car To Or From Agadez, Niger
Agadez is the largest city located in the central parts of Niger. It lies right in the Sahara and is the capital of Agadez Region, which is one of the traditional federations of Tuareg-Berber. It’s a market town and a flourishing transportation center and is known for the uranium that is mined in the areas around it.
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If you consider going there for work, study or on an extended business trip, you might want to get your personal vehicle with you. The country is landlocked and it’s named after the Niger River and it’s the largest country in West Africa which consists mainly of desert. Having a personal car shipped there is actually rather simple. Niger doesn’t have any special requirements. However, the roads aren’t maintained and modernized and regular maintenance is definitely going to be needed.
Ship a Car to Niger
Having a personal vehicle in Niger is going to make your overall commute a lot easier. While there are certain forms of public transportation, the language barrier as well as the difference in currency could make everything rather complicated. The majority of the countries would overly complicate the procedure of importing a vehicle but Niger does the opposite. There are very little that you need to consider for the importation of the vehicle from the USA – most of it is just standard documentation.
Required Documents for Shipping
- Certificate of vehicle registration
- Invoice of purchase
- Custom duty
- Ownership proof
- Make, model as well as serial number
- You can’t sell it or dispose of it in Niger
- You can’t import cars over 8 years old
- Roadworthiness test
You need to present all this to the Niger Customs. The owner needs to be present at the time of the release of the vehicle, which is rather substantial. A1 Auto Transport Service can assist you in transferring your vehicle from the United States to Agadez and they can help you every step of the way. While the roads are not all maintained in Niger very well, having your own vehicle can open up endless possibilities throughout your stay.
Types of Shipping for Vehicles
Though air shipping is an option, but it is too expensive. That is why it is important to consider the more affordable options of Roll-on/Roll-Off and container shipment. Both of the methods are reliable but you need to take into account your personal preference and financial means. With this in mind, Container shipping is more expensive while the other one is cheaper.
Containerized shipping means that you will get a private exclusive container for your vehicle – it can be 20ft or 40ft. Your car will be safely stored within it; hence it’s protected from the weather during the transportation. You can also ship as many other personal belongings as you want within it or share it with another person to split the costs.
RO/RO shipping, or Roll-on/Roll-off, is the most preferred method. This is cheaper and it’s going to make things much quicker. The vehicle is driven on the ship’s deck and harnessed in place along with other cars that are being shipped. However, your vehicle is going to be exposed to the elements throughout the entire time.
Thus, you can discuss your requirements with A1 Auto Transport service and we’ll be happy to assist you with your requirements. Additionally, you can contact the Embassy of Niger in the USA to get the latest updates.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.