Ship Your Car To Or From Namibia
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- South Africa is one of the most expensive areas of the world to ship a car and Namibia is no exception.
- Most vehicles shipped to the area from the U.S. cost between $3,000 and $7,000 to transport.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Namibia
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Walvis Bay||$200||$3,900||5+48|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Walvis Bay||$400||$6,200||5+42|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Walvis Bay||$450||$3,900||5+48|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Walvis Bay||$550||$3,900||6+48|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Walvis Bay||$575||$6,200||6+42|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Walvis Bay||$700||$6,200||6+42|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Walvis Bay||$775||$3,900||7+48|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Walvis Bay||$800||$6,200||6+42|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Walvis Bay||$925||$6,200||7+42|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Walvis Bay||$1,025||$3,900||7+48|
*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.
Relocation can be tedious and when you have to move your car overseas, you need to know how to do it and find the most affordable way to complete the process. When you have to move overseas, especially to an African nation such as Namibia, you need to look at a host of international laws and regulations that have to be met.
There are specific regulations that must be followed for anyone needing to export a vehicle to Namibia. These regulations are set to guarantee the safety of the vehicle as well as the legality of the transfer. While intricate and time consuming, the regulations for shipping an automobile to Namibia are straightforward and clear cut. As long as you have the mandatory documents and have completed the necessary paperwork, you can easily export your car to this country and any other for that matter.
Popular Shipping Destinations
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Namibia
- Original Bill of Lading
- Import permits (4 copies)
- Registration Papers
- NA 304 and P1.160 forms (3 copies)
Permits and Laws Regulating International Shipping on Vehicles
You must be sure to have your import permit before shipping your vehicle. This permit, along with all of the paperwork and other documents must be presented to the customs official with your passport. This allows the official to check the proper documents and ensure that everything is in order. Understand that only after the customs official has reviewed your case and received confirmation that everything is in order will your vehicle be released. When customs releases your vehicle they will provide you with a Bill of Entry. This legal document, stamped by customs, must be presented to the driver’s license department in order to obtain a motor vehicle license.
Keep in mind that if there is some delay in the stamping by customs it is possible to make a provisional payment towards the releasing of your vehicle. This provisional payment is usually 20% of duties and 16.5% of taxes. This payment will be refunded once the situation has been corrected.
Only one vehicle can be imported per family, duty-free and a tax of 15% will be applied to this vehicle. You also will be required to keep the vehicle under your ownership for up to 2 years after it has been imported. There is a contingency that stipulates an import permit is not required for temporary residents. If you re-export your vehicle within a year, you fall under this category. When exporting your vehicle you will also need to consider how you want it shipped. There are two options Roll on Roll which consists of driving your vehicle onto the cargo ship and driving it off. This option is for the vehicle only; other items cannot be included in this export. The second option is to ship by container. This allows you to secure other items in with your car and ship it in an enclosed container to Namibia.
US Ports for Transfer
There are 3 ports from which you can ship your vehicle to Namibia. They are located in Savannah, New York, and Los Angeles. Keep this in mind when deciding how and when to ship your vehicle as you will be required to meet both in-state shipping costs as well as international. Regulations in and out of the USA differ greatly, and these differences depend on the country to which you are exporting your vehicle. Contact the embassy with any questions you have regarding the export of your vehicle. Regulations change occasionally and it is important to be aware of this so that you can ship your vehicle properly and legally.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Namibia
It takes accuracy, consideration of details, experience, and much more to successfully deliver cargo outside of the United States. So call upon the help of a reliable shipping company such as A1 if you wish to ship your oversized or heavy cargo from the U.S. to Namibia. We will help you comply with foreign import laws while we use the highest quality technology and equipment to safely ship your cargo overseas.We don’t have many restrictions regarding “heavy equipment” or “oversized cargo,” but it is safe to assume that your cargo is considered oversized if it cannot fit into a 40ft shipping container. Luckily, we offer various other options for those that find themselves in this particular situation. There is hardly any limitations on the types of heavy equipment or oversized cargo we can ship internationally. For instance, here are some of the types of cargo we have shipped in the past…
- Construction Equipment
- Industrial Equipment
- Hydraulic Equipment
- Pontoon Boats
- Mining Equipment
- Large Trucks or Heavy Vehicles
- Engineering Equipment
- Agricultural Equipment and more…
How to Select the Best Overseas Shipping Method
At A1, there are a total of four international transport services to choose from. When you call in to schedule your shipping process to Namibia, we will let you know what your options are as according to your preference, budget and cargo type. Here is a little information regarding each of our transport methods…
- RoRo Shipping- the least expensive and most commonly purchased of the open air shipping services offered at A1. It requires your vehicle or equipment to drive on and off of the water vessel using a ramp.
- LoLo Shipping- this open air service is mostly for anyone with inoperable vehicles, construction equipment or crated cargo. A crane will carefully lift your cargo onto and off of the LoLo ship.
- Flat Rack Shipping- this open air shipping method carefully attaches your cargo to a metal rack before being placed on the boat for its travels to Namibia.
- Container Shipping- is the most expensive of the shipping options, yet it provides the most protection since it is an enclosed service. This is available to those with heavy cargo that can fit into a 40ft container.
Related Information & FAQs
- What is the best way to ship my car to Namibia?
- Auto transport services offered to those shipping a car to Namibia
- Information on shipping a car to Namibia using RO/RO transport
- Ship a car to Namibia through a trustworthy transporter
- Shipping a vehicle to Namibia is safest through container transport
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.