West Africa 4x4 can actually deliver to any destination; be it Africa, South America, Middle East… but we specialise in West Africa, delivering your vehicle to your nearest port in perfect condition.
Shipping the vehicle can happen in one of two ways: RoRo (roll on roll off – as on a ferry) or by container.
Compared to a 20 foot container (for one vehicle), RoRo is a lower cost but the vehicle is more vulnerable with the difference being in the region of $1500 per single vehicle. For a 40 foot container carrying two vehicles the difference is a lot smaller per vehicle.
West Africa 4x4 will invoice you including the delivery and insurance to your requested port. Once the vehicle has sailed the shipping line will produce a Bill of Lading (BOL) which will be sent to you by courier and you will need this for customs clearance. Once the vehicle arrives at your port the process of clearing the vehicle through the port and customs declarations along with the costs incurred is the responsibility of the customer.
Please note that in the case of new vehicles there is comprehensive insurance automatically included. For used vehicles the insurance cover is limited to ‘total loss of the vehicle’ if the ship is lost at sea or there is fire damage: it does not cover accidental damage to or theft from the vehicle. West Africa 4x4 will ensure that the vehicle is loaded on board in the sold condition and cannot be held liable for any damage or theft once the ship has sailed.
We do have anti theft procedures for RoRo shipped vehicles and on all new vehicles coming from Antwerp: all items that are likely to be stolen are removed and stored in a secure locked metal box which is chained to the vehicle. You will be sent the key and will have to re attach the items later. This is provided for free on new vehicles, and on used vehicles is an optional extra at $150. Items that are removed include any unsecured spare parts and the radios, as these are the most likely targets for theft. Much of the opportunity for theft from vehicles occurs on arrival as the ship is unloading…it may be possible to find a local agent able to board the ship and guard it at that point.
We regularly import vehicles to the following countries:
- Sierra Leone
- The Gambia
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Burkino Faso
For any other countries, please just ask.