Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin and is a large port at the start of the Gulf of Guinea. It is the second largest city and one of the populated regions of the country.
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Though the infrastructure and roads are not the best, as you might be used to in USA, they are drivable and that is why it helps to have your vehicle with you when you move here. It is essential to drive carefully as the traffic rules are lax and many roads are unpaved.
However moving your vehicle here requires following rules and staying within the limitations. You are required to file the requisite documents so that there is no delay in shipping and clearances by the Benin Customs Department. To ensure that your vehicle meets the required eligibility criteria, it is best to hire the services of A1 Auto Transport service as we have shipped vehicles here in the past and understand the regulations apart from being with you at every step.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Porto-Novo
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Porto-Novo||$200||$4100||5+65 days|
|Porto-Novo to (California port) to Los Angeles||$350||$4100||5+65 days|
|Porto-Novo to (New York port) to Boston, MA||$400||$3300||5+26 days|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Porto-Novo||$550||$4100||6+65 days|
|Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Porto-Novo||$575||$3300||6+26 days|
|Porto-Novo to (New York port) to Chicago, IL||$675||$3300||6+26 days|
|Porto-Novo to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$700||$3300||6+26 days|
|Porto-Novo to (California port) to Denver, CO||$775||$4100||7+65 days|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Porto-Novo||$925||$3300||7+26 days|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Porto-Novo||$1,025||$4100||7+65 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.
Motor vehicle regulations.
There are some specific requirements in Benin that have to be adhered to. Make sure that you discuss the details with the shipping service, including:
- All imported vehicles are taxed including new and old cars and other vehicles. The applicable tax is calculated on the basis of the car’s value.
- Purchase invoice of the car with all details mentioned – weight, length, engine and chassis number, VIN, make and model.
- Only one car can be imported per individual.
Paperwork to be consider
As per motor vehicle regulations in Benin, submission of the right documents is pre-requisite for quick clearances and legality of importing the vehicle. These include:
- Owner Signed Non-Sale Certificate.
- Title deed.
- Registration documents.
- S vehicle insurance proof.
- Bill of purchase of vehicle.
- Ocean Bill of Lading.
- Freight invoice for shipping.
It is best to contact the Embassy of Benin in USA to know more about the documents and details needed for a faster access and clearances in Porto-Novo. It is essential that you select the method of shipment before the final quote can be provided. Both U.S Customs and Border Protection and Benin Customs require submission of the documents pertaining to the import at least 72 hours before the vehicle ships out/arrives at the port.
Methods to ship.
Additionally, it is best that you get the vehicle cleaned, empty out the air conditioning gas and leave only a little fuel in the tank. If you intend shipping by Roll-On/Roll-Off method then, you will need to leave the floor mats, spare tire and an extra set of keys within the vehicle. You are not allowed to keep anything inside the vehicle.
And if you are going to opt for Container shipping, you need to know that the cost will be more than RORO. It is good if you have an expensive vehicle to ship or other household goods that have to be moved to Benin. Everything is packed within the container and then shipped. It offers higher safety.
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.