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Car Shipping to Freetown

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  • Cost starts from: £730.00
  • Roll on/Roll off: Yes ✓
  • Container Shipping: Yes ✓
  • Frequency of sailing: weekly

First Base Freight are one of the UK’s leading car shipping companies for anyone looking to ship a car, van, truck or trailer to Freetown, the port situated in Sierra Leone. Our fast, frequent services by either roll on/roll off or containers sail from Tilbury Docks approximately 2-3 times every month. When we ship a vehicle to Sierra Leone we must first know the make and model of it so that we can accurately quote for your shipment. All vehicles are measured and weighed at the port of Tilbury so rates can be accurate, no guessing, no fuss, just good value for money shipping services to Freetown.

We’ve been successfully exporting vehicles to Sierra Leone for over 10 years, our services and frequency of sailings set us aside from other freight forwarders in the industry. Freetown is the Capital of Sierra Leone and has become a popular choice of destination for our customers looking to ship a vehicle to West Africa. Whatever the vehicle, no matter its size, we can accommodate it on our services.

Car shipping costs to Sierra Leone

Our roll on/roll off car shipping costs to Freetown start from £730.00 for a standard size saloon car, or £1125.00 for a standard 4 x 4 such as a Toyota Land Cruiser for example. As part of our services we also offer daily UK car collection services by Trade Plate Driver or by car carrier. All vehicles being driven by trade plate driver must have an MOT certificate and be fully operational. The average costs to collect a vehicle from Tilbury drive it to London is £95.00 and can be a great way of taking the stress out of delivering it yourself to the port.

Roll on/Roll off car shipping to Freetown

Roll On/Roll off car shipping to Freetown

Our roll on/roll off car shipping to Sierra Leone offers an affordable and safe way of shipping a car from the UK on our direct sailings. These purpose built vessels can transport a couple of thousand vehicles at any one time and sail all round West Africa delivering to different ports with ease. Our RoRo services allows vehicles to be driven on and off these ships easily, without fuss and on time. Less handling of vehicles means a cheaper way of shipping a car, van, truck, trailer or even a motorhome to Freetown. Transit time by this method takes on average only 14 days from the UK to Sierra Leone directly.

Container Car Shipping to Sierra Leone

Container shipping cars to Freetown

As with all our services we also offer reliable and frequent container shipping to Freetown, this to sails 2-3 times per month from the port of Tilbury. Many opt for the container option because they want to load their vehicle with personal items. We can ship one vehicle in a 20ft container or up to 3 vehicles in a 40ft HC container. We have a loading facility at Tilbury Freeport, where vehicles will be professionally secured inside the container before the doors are locked and secured using a tamper proof seal.

Are there any import restrictions in Sierra Leone?

When looking for any vehicle shipping to Freetown, you must first consider the rules and regulations of import in to Sierra Leone. Firstly your vehicle must be Left Hand Drive only. Importers are required to complete an Inspection Application form (IDF) for all imports subject to inspection. Intertek inspect vehicles in Freetown, upon satisfactory finding they will issue an import duty report (IDR) to the importer.

The cheapest way of shipping a saloon car or 4 x 4 to Freetown, Sierra Leone is by roll on/roll off services. These vessels are purpose built for rolling cargo and offer a safe, secure and professional way of shipping overseas. Roll on/roll off vessels are best described as a floating car park as vehicles are parked in single bays very close together but are secured tightly to the floor of the ship to stop movement whilst at sea. All vehicles are continually checked throughout its voyage to ensure optimum safety.

For further information about car shipping to Sierra Leone, please do not hesitate to contact us at First Base Freight Ltd.

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