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Category: Ocean freight

What is a Shipping Note?

If you are shipping your vehicle overseas by a roll on/roll off service, also known as RORO, then you will need to make sure that you vehicle gets to the port so that it can be loaded onto the vessel. A shipping note also known as a SSN for short is a very important document … Continue reading What is a Shipping Note?

Shipping personal effects inside your vehicle

The most popular question when shipping a vehicle overseas is if you can load the vehicle with any luggage or personal effects. We see the logic in this as it can be costly just to send a few boxes overseas and if you are already shipping your vehicle then you might as well make the … Continue reading Shipping personal effects inside your vehicle

Importation Guide in to South Africa

To help you understand the customs requirements and documentation that you may be required to obtain when shipping your vehicle to South Africa, we have compiled this short importation guide. There are many different regulations that surround the importation of most vehicles into South Africa, which anyone who is planning to ship their vehicle should … Continue reading Importation Guide in to South Africa

Shipping your vehicle to Nigeria

Here at First Base Freight we offer safe, secure and very cost effective car shipping to Lagos.  When shipping your vehicle to Nigeria – we offer two shipping services to Lagos; either roll on/roll off or by container shipment. Before you decide to ship your vehicle over to Nigeria, you must first make sure that … Continue reading Shipping your vehicle to Nigeria

How to Make Car Shipping Easier

So you’re moving abroad and have decided to take your vehicle with you, you’re unsure of the procedures or the legal implications involved when shipping a vehicle overseas?  First Base Freight will be on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions that you may have. We have many years … Continue reading How to Make Car Shipping Easier

5 Steps to Shipping Your Car to The U.S

When planning to ship your vehicle from the UK to the U.S it often seems like a tremendous task ahead of yourself.  But with this simple 5 step guide we will aim to help you understand what you need to do. 1)     Before You Go Before you go about looking to ship your … Continue reading 5 Steps to Shipping Your Car to The U.S

How to Ship Your Vehicle to Canada

Export to Canada is simple to arrange here at First Base Freight Ltd, as we have a weekly Roll on/Roll off service leaving from the UK port of Southampton to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada.  We also offer a transit by Groupage and Container which will ship from Liverpool UK, to Montreal, Canada. The main … Continue reading How to Ship Your Vehicle to Canada

How to apply for an Ozone Substance/Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Equipment Licence

When shipping vehicles to Australia is vitally important to your move to make sure that your car passes all of the examinations that that may have to pass before it can leave the port one check is for vehicles which contain Refrigerant Gases.  These gasses are usually found within vehicles like motorhomes and caravans that … Continue reading How to apply for an Ozone Substance/Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Equipment Licence

Southampton set to expand its dock facilities

We’re interested in anything relating to car shipping at First Base Freight so naturally our attention was drawn to news recently about a port expansion at Southampton. Apparently this is a result of a boom in car traffic and we thought we’d take a closer look. Southampton has been struggling to cope with the recent … Continue reading Southampton set to expand its dock facilities

5 Basic Steps to Shipping Your Car

When shipping your car overseas you can become overburdened with many things to do to get ready for the shipment, but you can help solve this by just following 5 easy steps through the process of getting your car prepared for its overseas journey. 1.  Make sure that the battery is fully charged Making sure … Continue reading 5 Basic Steps to Shipping Your Car