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Import Vehicles To Mali From The United States

Shipping A Car To Mali

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Car shipping costs to Mali from the United States are generally between $2,800 and $6,900.
  • There is no available sea port in Mali, which can increase the total shipping costs, as can local import taxes and registration fees.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Mali

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated
Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Bamako
$200$45005+48 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Bamako
$400$33005+37 days
Portland, OR to (California port)
to Bamako
$475$4,7006+48 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Bamako
$550$45006+48 days
Charlotte, NC to (New York port)
to Bamako
$575$33006+37 days
Atlanta, GA to (New York port)
to Bamako
$700$33006+37 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Bamako
$775$45007+48 days
Memphis, TN to (New York port)
to Bamako
$800$33006+37 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Bamako
$925$33007+37 days
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Bamako
$1,025$45007+48 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.

Mali is a far west country in Africa. It is landlocked and a personal vehicle will need to be shipped to a nearby seaport. This doesn’t make importation of a vehicle impossible and importation of a vehicle to Mali is actually simple and doesn’t require much.

The country of Mali is a well-established country in Africa that relishes on agriculture and fishing. While most of the northern part of the country is the Sahara Desert, the rest is inhabited and consists of the Niger and Senegal Rivers, making it much more liveable.


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Requirements For Shipping A Vehicle To Mali

  1. License or picture I.D.
  2. Passport or social security card
  3. Original title or MSO
  4. Copy of title is also needed
  5. Registration
  6. Certificate of non-sale
  7. Import license
  8. Bill of lading
  9. Purchase invoice/value declaration

Traveling in Mali

With little means of public transportation throughout the country, having a personal vehicle is a great decision. Public transportation in Mali consists of railways and many small, unpaved airports. Even by regional standards, Mali’s roadways are considered to be in poor condition.

Travel throughout the country is already difficult, but with a personal vehicle, it will be much more convenient when local travel is necessary. Whether a person is out there for work, study or for permanent residency, a personal car will come in handy.

Container or RO/RO Shipping- Which is Best?

Both container shipping and RO/RO shipping are wonderful options. Although Mali has no seaports, a vehicle can be imported nearby. Selecting a method of exporting will depend on budget and whether or not there are other belongings to be shipped.

Container shipping is a method that can allow for other property to be shipped along with the vehicle. There will be extra space in the container and the vehicle can be filled too. The cost of the container can be split with another person if sharing a container. This will help reduce costs. Just make sure that the property in the vehicle is permitted by Mali Customs.

RO/RO shipping is the roll on, roll off method that requires the vehicle to be completely empty. Floor mats, a spare tire, and a car jack are permitted. The car must be able to drive on and off the ship and costs slightly less than container shipping.

Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Mali

Shipping heavy oversized equipment or any large cargo to Mali should be a headache free process and cost efficient.  At A-1 Auto Transport, we are a full service shipping company that will help you from beginning to end in getting your freight to Mali.  There is a lot to consider when shipping cargo overseas including the dimensions of your freight, its industry, the weight and the type of vessel used for transit.  A-1 makes this process seamless with years upon years of shipping experience, and satisfied customers. We’re confident we can handle any project, no matter the size and industry.  Here is some cargo we have shipped out recently:

  • Agricultural Equipment: Combines, harvesters, and tractors.
  • Construction Equipment : Boom lifts, asphalt pavers, forklifts and skid steer loaders.
  • Industrial Equipment : Excavators, bulldozers, trenchers and haulers.
  • Immobile Equipment: Engines, cranes, pontoon boats and materials

How Will My Oversized Cargo Be Shipped to Mali?

At A-1, we work with a variety of shipping vessels as some are better suited for some tasks than others.  If your cargo is immobile and too large for a shipping container, then your best bet is to use the LoLo (Lift On/Lift Off) shipping method.  Whether in a container, or a flat rack, this vessel will lift and place your cargo onto the ship.  Usually the costliest method of transport, it’s a one size fits all approach for very large items.  If your cargo is wheeled and self propelled, then your in luck!  The least expensive and simplest method of transport is RoRo (Roll On/Roll Off).  As the name implies, operable cargo will roll into an opening in the ship’s hull for transport and roll off upon arrival.  Gated by height restrictions given the vessel’s hull size, this is a very common and secure method of transport.

If your cargo is too large and inoperable, then we recommend using a flat rack for shipping.  A flat rack allows for oversized freight that otherwise would not fit into a shipping container.  Essentially a shipping container with an open top, or without walls, the most unique shaped items are typically transported via this method and ultimately placed on top of the ship.  Exposure to elements may be cause for concern and we recommend shrink wrapping your freight if necessary.  If your cargo is too small for a flat rack, then we would recommend going the container shipping route.  It is perhaps the most expensive route for shipping to Mali, but it is also the most secure and the most resistant to outside conditions.  Containers come in 20ft and 40ft sizes and can even accommodate many vehicles.

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Joe Webster

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.

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