What are the required documents to ship a car overseas?
Original Title & Application to be filed
Can insurance be purchased for the freight?
Is there a limit of liability for steamship companies?
Yes, By Maritime Law, steamship companies are limited to a liability of no more than $500.00 per vehicle.
Should I purchase additional insurance?
It is strongly recommended that you purchase a cargo insurance policy that covers your shipment and shipping charges.
Where can I purchase additional insurance?
We provide several different insurance coverage options to meet your needs.
Is there any restriction to ship a vehicle to certain destination?
· ALGERIA: Only new cars are allowed to be imported, forbidden: Used cars, equipment, and machines, spare parts,etc.
· ANGOLA: CNCA certificate is required for all cargo. Autos cannot be more than 3 years old. For CNCA certificate, please contact OIC Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· BEIRUT: All cars have to be less than 8 years old. Actual Wt both in pound and in kilograms should be on all paper work along with Seal No.
· CAMEROON: The cargo tracking note (CTN) is now compulsory for shipments destined to Cameroon and should be filled on both cargo manifest and bl at cargo description space. All cargo in transit or all cargo going to inland at destination requires a packing list and commercial invoice.
· CONGO: BESC No. is required for cargo going to Congo prior to loading. FERI No. is required for cargo going to Boma prior to loading. Please contact www.africactn-cis.com.
· EGYPT: No cars over 10 year is allowed to Port Said. Only new vehicles(1 year or less than 1 year) is allowed to Alexandria and Damietta. Accurate piece count and actual Wt both in pound and in kilograms should be on all paper work.
· EQUATORIAL GUINEA: CTN No. is required on all documents prior to loading. Import of used vehicles not allowed except if approved by Ministry of Mines and Customs Administration(Both stamped certificate required)
· GABON: BIETC No. is required on all documents prior to loading. To obtain BIETC please visit http://bietc.cgcworld.com . .: 76-32-95 /20-88 / Cél : 07 58 35 07/ e-mail: email@example.com. Any shipment for GABON discharge MUST have a notify with an address in GABON and with the proper phone /fax number. Any manifest without the proper information would be rejected. Shipper will be charged for any local penalty or matter and the container may not be discharged and return at full cost of Shipper.
· GHANA: All cars have to be less than 10 years old. Used Tires are not allowed. Commercial Cargo terminating in Ghana requires an IDF#. The IDF requirement is waived if: a. The cargo is a personal shipments (contains personal effects/household goods). b. If the cargo is in transit and bears the ‘CARGO IN TRANSIT’ clause.
· GUINEA- BISSAU-CTN No. required on all documents prior to loading.
· JORDAN: All cars have to be less than 5 years old. Cars older than 5 years could only be shipped, if the final destination is Zarqa Free Zone and has to be mentioned on all paper work.
· KUWAIT: Cars for POD in Kuwait and Iraq (via Kuwait) can only be imported if manufacturing date does not exceed 4 years prior present date. Only 1 car is allowed for personal/individual consignee per B/L. Most carriers will not split B/Ls.
· LIBYA: Cars must not be older than 4 years, Shipment on MSC and must have signed LOI, copies of titles. No used Auto Part, Salvage cars are allowed. Only ONE CAR PER INDIVIDUAL allowed. If there are more than one car in a container, the owner’s(individual’s) name should be mentioned against each car on the body of the B/L unless it is consigned to a company who are allowed to import cars in Libya. Used Auto Parts are not allowed.
· NIGERIA: All cars have to be less than 15 years old . Form M is required for all new cargo. If the shipment is on MSC, Household goods/ Personal effects shipments are not allowed. Any kind of used electronics are not allowed in Nigeria.
· SENEGAL: All cars have to be less than 8 years old. P.O.Box address of consignee is not accepted by Senegal customs. BSC No./ CTN No. is required on all documents prior to cargo loading. Manifest cannot read Personal effects, House Hold goods, General cargo anymore.
· SAUDI ARABIA: All cars have to be less than 5 years old. Cars Older than five years allowed only if the cnee is a car dealer/individual w/ car dealing license who is NOT a taxi/limousine service and confirm the cars will NOT be used for tax/limousine service.
· UAE: An individual can import only 2 vehicles if he is a non UAE citizen and 3 for UAE citizen. Vehicle dealers/ importers registered with customs can import and clear multiple vehicles.
· YEMEN: All cars have to be less than 10 years old. Containers with more than 1 car cannot be consigned to an individual; it should consign to a company.
Domestic (US): Delivery can take up to 10 days from time of pick-up, depending on distance.
International (non-US): Delivery can take 3-10 weeks from time of pick-up, depending on both the vehicle location in the US and the destination country
What if my car is damaged when transported domestically?
At time of pick up, please make you receive a complete Bill of Lading/ Damage Report. Bill of Lading/Damage Report must have your signature, If extra damages are determined to have occurred during transport, Intership Inc will release the carrier’s Insurance certificate so you can file a claim though their agent. The claim is then reconciled directly with the carrier’s insurance company.
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