The Process of Shipping a Car to Somalia through Transport Specialists

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The Process of Shipping a Car to Somalia through Transport Specialists

Whether you’re moving to Somalia forever or for a minimal amount of time, you may want to consider shipping your car through a reliable overseas transport company.

The only way to assure the safety of the vehicle and an easier time complying with the import policy in place is by hiring professionals to supervise the process. They are the only ones with the experience, equipment, cargo ships and experienced specialists that can ship your car to Somalia lawfully.

Residing in another nation without the comforts you’re used to having is extremely nerve-wracking. Not only can you have your own car shipped, but your belongings can enter the country with your car. To do this, you must buy container shipping services. Having your car in Somalia helps you become more familiar with the land every time you jump behind the wheel.


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Before the transport can even be made, there are some things that you’re held responsible for completing. Of course, employees of the transporter will help you through the preparation process. This is time consuming so call the Embassy of Somalia about a month before the transport date to start collecting proof for import approval early on. The Customs department needs all proof before the shipping date. If everything is shown, a certificate for import approval is given.

Not only must you gather the documentation needed to prove compliance with the import policy, but you’ll need to get the car ready. Preparing the vehicle keeps it even safer during its transport. It also protects the employees taking care of its transport. This is an easy task to complete. Check the fluids, clean the car, fill the tires, leave ¼ or less gas in the fuel tank, and take pictures of the car. The transporter may ask delegate other tasks if obligatory.

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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