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The capital of the Tema metro region, the city of Tema in Ghana is situated about 16 miles from the national capital city of Accra. After the construction of the harbor in 1961, Tema has become of the busiest port cities and is hone to industries and oil refineries over the years.

There may be many reasons for moving to Ghanaian city of Tema but the fact remains that having your own vehicle helps.

To begin with the process, it is important to know the major shipping ports in USA and you might want to discuss the closest port to the departure city from where the vehicle will be transported. You can drive the vehicle to the nearest port or ask A1 Auto Transport service for the ‘door to port service’ that they offer. Though this is more convenient, but the trucking costs are added to the shipping bill.

The cost of shipping your vehicle to Ghana depends a lot upon the method that you select. Yu can choose from RORO and container shipping as air shipping is prohibitively expensive.  The cheapest way to ship is Roll-on/Roll-Off where the vehicle is driven on the ship at the U.S port and driven off at the port at Tema in Ghana. The charges are based on the parking bay use and thus, it turns out to be the most affordable way. Though you are not allowed to ship any personal belongings within the vehicle, the vehicle is exposed to the weather.

On the contrary, container shipping is expensive but the vehicle and other goods that you intend shipping with the vehicle are protected as all of it is sealed inside the 20 feet or 40 feet containers. The whole container is lifted on and off the ship using cranes. You will need to decide and let A1 Auto transport know your preferred choice so they can offer you free quote on the shipping procedure.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Tema

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
Tema to (New York port)
to New York, NY
$275$26005+38 days
Tema to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$38005+50 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Tema
$450$38005+50 days
Tema to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$38006+50 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Tema
$550$38006+50 days
Tema to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$26005+38 days
Tema to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$26006+38 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Tema
$675$26006+38 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Tema
$925$26007+38 days
Tema to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$38007+50 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.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

About vehicle tax and specifications for import.

It is important to be aware about the fact that any vehicle older than 10 years is not allowed within Ghana as per the Ghana Revenue Authority. That is why it is essential to submit all details pertaining to the age, make and model of the vehicle during documentation process. Additionally, these details on weight and size of the vehicle are also needed if you are shipping by RORO and the parking bay is accordingly allocated.

If your vehicle is vintage or luxury vehicle you might want to take additional insurance cover. When you are costing for the vehicle import, consider the specific taxes which will be applicable. The cost of the vehicle, shipping and freight charges and insurance on the vehicle (CIF) are considered before the import duty is applicable. The Import duty varies from 5% to 20% while the VAT is 12.5%.  Other specific taxes in Ghana are:

  • 5% of import duty as NHIL levy.
  • 1% inspection fee.
  • EDIF tax of 0.5%.
  • ECOWAS development tax of 5%

Documentation for vehicle import.

Not just the Ghana Revenue Authority but the U.S Customs also needs a host of documentation to ensure that the vehicle export/import is legal and within the purview of the current laws. You are required to submit these documents including:

  • Bill of sale of vehicle.
  • Insurance.
  • Lien-free title deed.
  • Owner’s driving license/passport.
  • Import permits.

If you need additional information about any aspect of shipping your vehicle from USA to Tema in Ghana, it is bets to contact the Embassy of Ghana today.

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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