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SOUTH AFRICA - CAR SHIPPING SIMPLIFIED


All types of cars, particularly classics, are moving in and out of SA for a variety of reasons: overseas sales, relocation to other homes, temporary moves for epic road adventures, vehicle displays, racing and so the list goes on.

Shipping your car into South Africa can be a daunting process. The legislation, shipping paperwork, regulations, customs, duties & taxes, permits, carnets,
fees etc…all of this admin as well as a few horror stories can often put one off…

These are the basic steps to look into for the import or export of a vehicle.

  1. Research: email and call around looking for expert advice from experienced persons and companies.
  2. Always make sure you can get approval for an import permit – without one, there is no use in shipping your vehicle as it will be denied at customs. This can often be rectified, however, it may incur high storage charges.
  3. Next step is to check that you can indeed register your car on the road where it will now be located.
  4. Check the regulations surrounding import duties and taxes so you don’t get a fright when charges are imposed on your import before it’s released.
  5. Check what type of shipment method you are quoted on. More often that not, rates will be for RORO shipping. This is where your vehicle is driven onto a vessel’s loading deck, amongst others, and although this type of shipping is very cost effective, there is a safer and more secure method. Our suggestion with Classic and vintage type cars is to go with containerized shipping because there is less handling of the vehicle.
  6. Start the entire process months prior to needing the vehicle at its destination. The actual shipping side should be conducted quickly, however the administration pertaining to the paperwork can be slowed down at various points along the way and thus causing delays.
  7. Be clear on what the terms mean. ITAC, LOA, 40FT HC, RORO, DA185, Carnet, FCL, GST, IE462 and the list goes on.
  8. Find a reliable shipping company that has a track record with shipping cars. Cars are very different to ‘regular’ shipments and as such, some shipping companies can get stuck when moving vehicles.
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International Vehicle Transport & International Shipping Services

In order to carry out international transport of vehicles, International Shipping Services with expertise and contacts are needed. 30 years of experience in the industry of shipping recommend us as a company with comprehensive shipping service. Due to worldwide shipping and professional handling of any cargo, we are a renowned as being one of the best in our domain.

We are there for you whether you want to purchase your dream car or to take it to a trade show. Sharp Intercontinental Shipping handles overseas transport for cars, boats, caravans, motorhomes, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bikes, large vehicles, LCL goods and household goods both for import and export. We are there for you with advice regarding the optimal transportation made accordingly to your specifications.

We ensure professional loading and unloading of your vehicle in containers as separate shipping and affordable additional cargo in consolidated containers that belong to us. Thanks to our good contacts and a high cargo volume, we are able to offer you high departure frequency and low shipping rates.

Sharp Intercontinental Shipping offers for its customers personalized shipping offers. In addition, it is at hand to find out all the details on custom regulations, time of transport and insurance. Thanks to our offices and agents around the world with our company you get professional implementation and zero surprises.

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Call our logistic representative from your shipping country of interest and get a competitive motor car shipping rate.

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