Want to plan a move to West Africa? We recommend Nigeria. It is bursting with culture, opportunity, and stunning wildlife (especially elephants). Abuja is the capital city, but Lagos is the place to be. With over 21 million people living there, Lagos has its own share of exciting things happening.
Air or Sea freight?
If you want to move to Nigeria, there are two options for shipping your belongings. For the most affordable option, choose air freight. It’s best for those who only need to bring a few belongings with them. If you have more stuff and you’re looking for a faster option, sea freight is available.
Air freight is often the fastest option. Cargo planes are able to reach Nigeria from anywhere in the world in just two or three days. Air freight can be expensive, but it’s worth it when you need to get abroad quickly. It’s not a good idea if you’re looking for a low-cost option though.
Sea freight is the cheaper option, but it’s also much slower. It can take up to a month for your cargo to get there and will only be five times cheaper than air freight. If you’re moving on a budget, sea freight is ideal. You just need to allow time for your cargo to arrive.
When it comes to shipping your stuff, many options are available. A popular choice is sea freight. There are two different sizes of containers: the 20ft and the 40ft. If you have a lot of stuff, you will need a 40ft container, but if not, a 20ft container will do just fine. The difference between the two is that if you have less than around 15 cubic meters, you will share a container with other people (in a process called Less Than Container Load).
Nigeria has just one coastline, so it’s easy to figure out the best way to get your product to the country. The Port of Lagos is one of the country’s most important ports in the southwest, while the Port of Onne is the most important in the southeast. To get your product to Nigeria, it will most likely be taken by train and/or truck to one of these ports before traveling on by boat.
Please rest assured knowing that your shipping company will do everything in its power to make your Nigerian customs process as easy as possible. There are a few things you need to know about importing goods into the country, such as the content of your inventory (a list of the items you will bring in), being accurate, and clear.
In Nigeria, all shipments must be inspected. So be sure that your inventory is truthful and on point, because there are certain items that Nigerian customs won’t allow. For example, any plant material that is not grown in Nigeria or any food items made from plants will not be allowed entry.
Shipping a car to Nigeria
Shipping a car from the USA to Nigeria, Africa can be a stressful process. The best way to tackle this is by partnering with a company that has your best interests in mind. Ship Overseas will walk you through all of the steps so you don’t get overwhelmed. With nearly four decades of experience in the industry, we’ve got your back.
When you get in touch for a free quote, Shipping companies need to know the year/make/model of your car, your pickup zip code or departure port, and your destination country. We offer weekly sailings from five ports in the USA to one port in Nigeria.
How much does it cost to ship a car?
To ship a car to Nigeria, the basic cost is $1,335, but this is not final. Factors that may change your price include the port you depart from and the different types of transportation available to you.
Your final price may vary depending on where your car is being shipped. For example, shipping from the East Coast is cheaper than the West Coast. A car departing from Newark, NJ will be more expensive than Freeport, TX.
The best way to get your car to the U.S. port is different for everyone. Some people choose to drive their car themselves and spend less money. They live close to the departure port, after all. Other people would rather pay more and let our truck drivers transport their car from their home to the port. The cost difference depends on how far you live from the nearest port.
With the cost to ship your vehicle varying with the size, it’s important to know what you’re in for. In general, your compact car will cost less than a truck or SUV. You won’t pay as much to ship a compact car as you would a truck or SUV.