Car Shipping to Egypt - First Base Freight Ltd

Car Shipping to Egypt

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  • Cost starts from: £695.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

Car shipping to Egypt to the port of Alexandria by roll on/roll off and container services offers both value for money and a reliable way of transporting a vehicle from the UK. First Base Freight have successfully shipped cars, vans, trucks and motorhomes to Egypt by both methods of transport every week for the past 10 years. Our company offers a professional service to anyone looking to import temporarily or on a more permanent basis in to Egypt. Our very experienced members of staff can guide you through the complexities of importing a vehicle in to Egypt with ease and will help you to ship your car on time and without issue.

First Base Freight are a fully insured, regulated International Freight Forwarder and can handle any shipment to Egypt easily. With our guidance you will be assured a first class service right up to arrival at the port of Alexandria. Our agents in Egypt will help and guide you through the clearance procedures and will assist you every step of the way once your vehicle has arrived. You can rest assured that your vehicle is in safe hands right up until you are ready to collect it from the quay.

Car Shipping Costs to Egypt

The car shipping costs to Egypt will vary and rates for shipment will depend on the make and model of vehicle. Shipping a standard size saloon to Egypt starts from as low as £695.00 or £765.00 for a standard 4 x 4. Larger 4 x 4s will come at a premium rate due it being larger than 18 CBM.

For example, if you shipped a Toyota Hilux the cost will remain at the standard 4 x 4 rate whereas if you ship a Land Rover Discovery the rate will be much higher as these vehicles are much larger than 18 CBM and costs are worked out on a weight measure rate. For us to quote you for a larger vehicle we would need to know the length, width and height of it.

Roll on/Roll off Car Shipping to Egypt

Roll On/Roll off car shipping to Egypt

Our most sought after vehicle shipping service to Alexandria is by roll on/roll off. RoRo vessels as they are commonly known sail every week from Southampton or Bristol. The transit time from Southampton takes only 14 days to Alexandria whereas Bristol to Egypt takes on average 21 days.

Roll on/roll off vessels are purpose built ships that can carry a couple of thousand vehicles at any one time. All vehicles are secured inside the ship using straps to ensure that they remain safe even in turbulent weather. All vehicles are checked throughout its voyage to ensure optimum levels of safety by professional crew on board the ship. RoRo will always remain to be the favoured choice duet to its frequency of sailing and great costs.

Container Shipping to Alexandria or Cairo

Container shipping cars to Egypt

Our weekly container shipping services to Egypt offer that next level of security for anyone wanting to ship a highly valuable vehicle. With the dedicated 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC container option, clients can load personal items inside the vehicle for no extra charge. Container doors are locked as soon as the vehicle has been loaded and secured by straps. A tamper proof seal is used to ensure that no one except the port authority, local police, customs officer, or warehouse can open it. This offers peace of mind for anyone looking to ship valuable vehicles or valuable items overseas.

Are there import regulations in Egypt?

When shipping cars to Egypt you will need to be aware of the current rules and regulations when importing it to either Alexandria or Cairo. For permanent imports a vehicle must be manufactured in the current year of shipment or the vehicle will have to be re-exported out of Egypt within a 6 month period. There is no VAT to pay on your shipment out of the UK as Egypt is not currently in the EU.

When importing your car in to Egypt you will also need to consider the fees upon arrival at Alexandria as well as the costs for shipping it from the UK. Our agents in Egypt will always assist with any enquiry regarding charges upon arrival for import clearance and fees.

What paperwork is needed to ship a car to Egypt?

When shipping vehicles to Egypt we would require copies of documents as outlined below, this will ensure that all information is correctly inputted on to the bill of lading, this will help us to help you avoid any unwanted fines if the paperwork is wrong:

  • V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
  • Photo page of the consignees passport
  • Purchase/Sales Invoice of the vehicle

For further information on shipping a car, van, truck, motorhome or even a caravan to Egypt, call us today or simply fill in our quick quote form and one of staff members will get straight back to you.



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