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Ship Car To Tarrafal

🇨🇻 Cape Verde, (CV)

Ship Car To Tarrafal
🇨🇻 Cape Verde, (CV)

Car Shipping Tarrafal

On the island of Santiago in Cape Verde, Tarrafal is the most populous town with a scenic coastline and white sand beaches.  Basically a fishing port, it has become one of the popular tourist destination of Cape Verde.  Whether you intend retiring here or have a work permit, the fact is that you might be more comfortable when you have your own vehicle for commuting to work or traveling around the island.  You will need to know about the regulations and laws dealing with import of vehicles to Cape Verde.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Tarrafal

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
San Jose, CA to (California port) to Tarrafal$200$37505+29 days
Tarrafal to (California port) to Los Angeles$350$37505+29 days
Tarrafal to (New York port) to Boston, MA$400$25505+15 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Tarrafal$550$37506+29 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Tarrafal$575$25506+15 days
Tarrafal to (New York port) to Chicago, IL$675$25506+15 days
Tarrafal to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA$700$25506+15 days
Tarrafal to (California port) to Denver, CO$775$37507+29 days
Miami, FL to (New York port) to Tarrafal$925$25507+15 days
Dallas, TX to (California port) to Tarrafal$1,025$37507+29 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.

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It is important to hire the services of an experienced auto shipping service, such as A1 Auto Transport service as they understand all aspects of freight shipping and custom regulations. We will help you with the documentations, fees that are needed to be paid and the other shipping details. Here is a quick look at the documents that you will need to submit at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and at Cape Verde Customs department:

  • International Driving License.
  • Lien-free vehicle title.
  • Freight Insurance and car insurance.
  • Proof of ownership- Social Security Card/ Passport.
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Purchase of car invoice.

There are some basic procedures and documents that are needed when you plan on shipping to Tarrafal. Some of these are having the   Cape Verde Entry Permit on your passport, original Bill of Sale to judge the value of the vehicle, which in turn is the basis of calculating the import taxes.

Most of the diplomats and expatriates looking for tax exemptions on the vehicles need to have the Diplomatic exemptions as granted by the government. The details of the vehicle including the VIN number, license tags and engine number which are on the purchase invoice of the vehicle are also needed.

We recommend cleaning the car thoroughly before you ship it to prevent any quarantine or delay at the Cape Verde port. From preparing the vehicle to completing the shipping protocols and legalities, A1 Auto Transport service will be with you at every step to ensure that you get the delivery of the vehicle in Tarrafal with ease.

Ways to ship your vehicle.

The cost of shipping your vehicle to Cape Verde depends on the freight shipping method you select. From air shipping, which is the most expensive to RORO, the most common and affordable way, we can help with the procedures. Air shipping is rare due to the high costs but container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-Off are common methods.

  • RORO is the favored method when you are shipping only the vehicle. The car is driven on the ship deck using ramps and driven off the ship at Tarrafal. As you only pay for the parking bay, it is the most affordable method. There are some restrictions including shipping an empty car with minimum fuel. You are required to put a spare tire, mats on the floor and car jack only.
  • Container shipping adds security to the shipment as personal goods and vehicle are placed and secured inside 20 feet or 40 feet containers and sealed. Additional insurance coverage can be bought for the vehicle during transit.

If you need a free quote or more information about shipment of the vehicle, call A1 Auto Transport service today.

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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. 

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Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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