A city in the Dakar Region of Senegal, Pikine is one of the most populous cities and is rapidly developing in terms of infrastructure and trade. If you are planning to get your personal vehicle transported to Pikine, it is best to work with an internationally shipping company like A1 Auto Transport Company we they understand the nuances of shipping to Senegal. Your car will be shipped to Port of Dakar from USA and then driven across to Pikine.
It is important to ensure that the weather conditions in the city are considered before starting the shipping process. The rainy seasons can be a difficult time to ship and can cause delays. Additionally, road transportation can be insufficient at this time.
Available ways to ship.
You will need to discuss your shipping requirements with A1 Auto Transport service and then select one of the two services- RORO and Container shipping. When you compare the two, container shipping has higher number of advantages and that is why it is more expensive. The added layer of security to protect the vehicle and other goods that have been sealed inside the 20 or 40 feet container is the bets perk. On the contrary, RORO is more affordable as the vehicle is driven on the ship and driven off at Dakar port. However, the most expensive method to ship your vehicle is by air transport but as the cost is exorbitantly high, it is the least preferred method of transportation.
There are a host of documents that you need when you are importing vehicles to Pikine in Senegal. If the documentation is incomplete, the import is not possible. The paperwork and documents include:
- Proof of Ownership.
- Title of the vehicle.
- Registration Certificate.
- Receipt of Purchase.
- Details of the vehicle including chassis number, engine number, VIN.
- Only one vehicle per family is allowed to be imported.
- Both new and new vehicles are allowed.
- Essential to by insurance from Senegal company before vehicle is picked from Dakar.
As rules keep changing over a period of time it is essential to check with the Senegal Custom Department before you start the process.
Driving and roads.
With well-established roadways, commuting is easy in the city but during rains the condition is bad and that is why a 4-wheel drive is a better option. Additionally, the traffic sense is poor as compared to US roads, which makes it chaotic for driving. Third party insurance is needed and for further assistance about living and driving in Pikine, check the citizen information page by US government.
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.