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      12-14-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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exporting car to Congo

Ok, I was not sure about who/where/how to ask this question. I need to ship a car to Africa, Congo to be exact. Does anyone know the logistics and/or company that does the shipping out of East Coast (say Baltimore, MD). If you do I would highly appreciate it. Please PM me when you get a chance.
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Any time I have shipped my cars I have had to deal with a transport broker who then talked to the actual shipping company. I have never had to ship a vehicle overseas out of my own pocket, but I would assume it probably works the same way. Do some google search for vehicle shippers and make some phone calls. FedEx now ships vehicles too, but the service is geared more towards high end cars and is not very cheap. Shipping to the Congo is a bit of a change from what most companies do so it may take some work to find the right company.
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as it was pointed out you not going to be able to contact ocean shipping company directly and most like it would not ship out of Baltimore it will probable need to go out of NJ since most East Coast cars go in and out of the Port of Newark. Do a search on international cars shipping companies and see if they are any in your local area, they will handle all the rest of the work for you.
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awesome, i appreciate the feedback.
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Shipping it there is easy, you can always just book a container and ship it....getting it out of customs is another deal
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i just need to get it there and ship it from here. We have people who has contacts to get it out of customs in Congo.

So do you have any good contact for shipper or to book container?
Thanks!
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Are you sure this isnt a Scam?
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^ lol
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Are you sure this isnt a Scam?
OP, are you selling your car to someone in Congo?

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OP, are you selling your car to someone in Congo?

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lol no. i am not selling my car to anyone in Congo. My good friend's cousin lives there and has alcohol factory. Everything in Congo is 3x the price, a damn T-shirt cost 120$ USD. Anyways, he is interested in buying a car from here and having us ship it over to him. This is someone we know and in no way it's scam. Btw, they don't want bmw(s) or benzes in Congo. parts are way too expensive. He's looking for Honda Pilot type car.
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lol no. i am not selling my car to anyone in Congo. My good friend's cousin lives there and has alcohol factory. Everything in Congo is 3x the price, a damn T-shirt cost 120$ USD. Anyways, he is interested in buying a car from here and having us ship it over to him. This is someone we know and in no way it's scam. Btw, they don't want bmw(s) or benzes in Congo. parts are way too expensive. He's looking for Honda Pilot type car.
Lol I shipped my Honda pilot to Europe. Get a broker, trust me its worth it.
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Aren't there going to be some taxes and fees with transferring the car over that will almost make the savings very minimal?
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Aren't there going to be some taxes and fees with transferring the car over that will almost make the savings very minimal?
This.

What makes those cars so expensive there are all the import duties, etc. that need to be paid to get them there in the first place.
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Aren't there going to be some taxes and fees with transferring the car over that will almost make the savings very minimal?
It was 3000 euros to register my Honda to Europe. That is if you bother registering it at all. In Eastern Europe (Albania, Macedonia specifically in my case) most people just run American plates.
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It was 3000 euros to register my Honda to Europe. That is if you bother registering it at all. In Eastern Europe (Albania, Macedonia specifically in my case) most people just run American plates.
Africa's got to be a little different than Europe.

I did a couple Google searches and to import to south Africa is along the lines of an additional 70% of the cars value. Now Congo may be different, but its going to be a hefty amount to import a car to a location that has that high of duties and taxes on stuff.
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lol no. i am not selling my car to anyone in Congo. My good friend's cousin lives there and has alcohol factory. Everything in Congo is 3x the price, a damn T-shirt cost 120$ USD. Anyways, he is interested in buying a car from here and having us ship it over to him. This is someone we know and in no way it's scam. Btw, they don't want bmw(s) or benzes in Congo. parts are way too expensive. He's looking for Honda Pilot type car.
Yeah... cousin. I bet he is a prince and you just need to send him your car and he will make you very rich after you gave him your credit card number
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Contact the shipping line's agent directly. You just need the price of a 20ft dry van. Drive the car in (real easy), and someone to lash it for you properly using the harness hooks in the box. I recommend driving the car to the container yard as to save yourself the trucking back/forth from Baltimore.
for Africa, I recommend using Safmarine (Maersk subsidiary). they are kind of the shit for Africa.

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Lol I shipped my Honda pilot to Europe. Get a broker, trust me its worth it.
They will rip you on the shipping rate. They usually triple the shipping rate given by the line, and for no good reason

If you're insistent on not doing any leg work, at least get a rate from the line to use as a bargaining chip against any freight forwarder. Pit them against each other for the lowest rate.

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Aren't there going to be some taxes and fees with transferring the car over that will almost make the savings very minimal?
If the car is new, you'll probably get the shit end of the stick. You can however bring it in and drive it on US plates if the car is under his name. But that's a whole new set of paperwork. If the car is over a certain mileage (varies from place to place), the customs price drops a lot because it is considered a used car.
Also, people who move newly are usually allowed some exemption when bringing in "their car". Again, this is most of the civilized world, not too sure about Congo.
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Ok, thanks everyone for your feedback and also thanks to those with sarcastic remarks. Not sure why some people are always compelled to say something negative. This is a genuine transaction and there are no prince or kings involved.
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Ok, thanks everyone for your feedback and also thanks to those with sarcastic remarks. Not sure why some people are always compelled to say something negative. This is a genuine transaction and there are no prince or kings involved.
Chillax... it's the OT section - you have to live with stupid comebacks here
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Contact the shipping line's agent directly. You just need the price of a 20ft dry van. Drive the car in (real easy), and someone to lash it for you properly using the harness hooks in the box. I recommend driving the car to the container yard as to save yourself the trucking back/forth from Baltimore.
for Africa, I recommend using Safmarine (Maersk subsidiary). they are kind of the shit for Africa.


They will rip you on the shipping rate. They usually triple the shipping rate given by the line, and for no good reason

If you're insistent on not doing any leg work, at least get a rate from the line to use as a bargaining chip against any freight forwarder. Pit them against each other for the lowest rate.


If the car is new, you'll probably get the shit end of the stick. You can however bring it in and drive it on US plates if the car is under his name. But that's a whole new set of paperwork. If the car is over a certain mileage (varies from place to place), the customs price drops a lot because it is considered a used car.
Also, people who move newly are usually allowed some exemption when bringing in "their car". Again, this is most of the civilized world, not too sure about Congo.
I'm PMing you if I ever move to Africa (no sarcasm)!
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Hope you have a good alarm and gun to go with it once it gets there.
Established places like Jo'sburg and Durban are dangerous enough.
BMW in the Congo makes me nervous just thinking about it.
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