Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and is considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Though facing challenges of traffic congestion, crime and population apart from political upheaval in the recent past, Dhaka has seen an increase of direct foreign investment which has improved employment opportunities. With extensive gas reserves, development of industries has led to increased trade and commerce. Though undergoing major development in public transportation, bypass projects and metro system, it is easy to commute by public transport but having your own vehicle can make all the difference.
If you plan to work or stay in Dhaka, importing your vehicle requires meeting specific criteria. Just like importing from any other country, you’ll need to fill in hosts of documents, will have paperwork to complete and custom duty to pay. However, there may be delays in shipping due to the weather conditions as the area is prone to cyclones and flooding. However, it has improved custom laws, making import of vehicles comparatively easier in the last few years.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Dhaka
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Dhaka||$275||$2800||5+41 days|
|Dhaka to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$2600||5+38 days|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Dhaka||$400||$2800||5+41 days|
|Dhaka to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$450||$2600||5+38 days|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Dhaka||$550||$2600||6+38 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Dhaka||$575||$2800||6+41 days|
|Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Dhaka||$675||$2800||6+41 days|
|Dhaka to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$2600||7+38 days|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Dhaka||$800||$2800||6+41 days|
|Dhaka to (California port) to Dallas, TX||$1,025||$2600||7+38 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
Documents for shipping cars
You will need some important documentation that is needed by the Custom department of Bangladesh, when you want to ship a vehicle to Dhaka. These include:
- Car registration documents
- Invoice of car purchase
- Owner’s passport and title deed
- Vehicle ownership documents
- Residence permit to Bangladesh
Additionally, if you need the delivery process to be expedited, you will be required to remove air conditioning gas and steam clean your vehicle before shipping so that it is not quarantined.
Getting the delivery of your vehicle in Dhaka
When the car is shipped, you need to take the delivery at Dhaka. There are numerous procedures that you need to complete before the vehicle is handed over. You will need to have the International driving license before you can drive in Dhaka. These include paying the custom duty, fees and other auto import taxes. You will require the emission tests are done and identification plate registered with the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.
Methods of car shipping to Dhaka
There are two methods of shipping vehicles to Dhaka. The more affordable and popular option is Roll-on/Roll-Off (RORO) and Enclosed container shipping, which is comparatively more expensive.
- RO/RO shipping: Most companies and individuals choose this method as it is convenient and less expensive. The cars are harnessed and driven on/off the ship using the pre-set ramps. This is a cost effective way of shipping vehicles to Dhaka.
- Enclosed container shipping: If you have personal and household items to transport, you have the option of booking 20 feet or 40 feet containers independently or sharing it with others. It is either delivered to the new address in Dhaka or the owner can come and collect it from the depot. However, this is safer than RORO and is more expensive.
To know more about the details on car shipping to Dhaka, please browse more information on U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh.
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.