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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by pipz(m): 1:04am On May 04
If anyone needs to ship to Nigeria, I can be of service. But only from Texas for now. I can help you check the car physically and arrange for shipping. Drop a DM if interested

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by cooltola(m): 1:11am On May 04
I still have hope for Nigeria no matter what the Today show. No one knows tomorrow, so be opportunistic.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Mazigoldnet(m): 5:19am On May 04
US have more than 40 Seaports, he just mentioned the cheapest for shipping Cars to Nigeria.
My State California have 4 Seaports
Reference:
And they end up in just one port in Nigeria....can you see how hopeless we are in this country...

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Mazigoldnet(m): 5:24am On May 04
US have more than 40 Seaports, he just mentioned the cheapest for shipping Cars to Nigeria.
My State California have 4 Seaports. Be Guided

nextstep:
See 11 whole ports. Nigeria is still mucking around with only Apapa...
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Mazigoldnet(m): 5:33am On May 04
Don't mind him jare. California as a state which is almost the size of Nigeria have 4 major Seaports.
With multiple number of minor Seaports ports that I cannot give exact number of. Also have more than 10 international Airports with more than 50 Interstate/City Airports.
And the guy u replied was blindly comparing Nigeria with Alaska that is not a Residential State.

Reference:


Okay, since you want to do size jockeying, lets go there. First, why not compare country with country. Why compare Nigeria with a remote wilderness state of the USA. What is the population of Alaska. How many cars drive on Alaskan streets through the year. Let me have my take. Nigeria has a landmass of 356,000 sq kilos, Japan has just 145,000. Our population is 200 million, Japan's is 126 million. They have 18 major, functional, heavy cargo and roro ports and over 100 minor ports (mainly for trawlers and coastal freight).

Outside Tincan and Apapa which other port in Nigeria can you say is viable if considered from a commercial standpoint. And I donot refer to Onne because this is trade specific to the oil industry. I know this because I have consulted for a port task force in the past. Apapa and Tincan account for 80 percent of all cargo throughput. Why.?

How can a country develop like this. It is like the government directs all international flight through MMA exclusively. What do you think will happen to the cost of doing business. That is why we are not competitive as a country. That is why the needless long queues at Apapa, the gridlock, corruption, appalling infrastructure and wasteful demmurage incured which causes inflation in its own right.

Please, apart from fishing and solid minerals Alaska has nothing to offer. Don't you EVER compare Nigeria with Alaska. It is insulting to the long suffering Nigerian citizen that has to put up with one visionless and inept government after another who simply cannot see the need to diverisfy this economy and more importantly the tools of development of which ports and sea transport is key.

Weldone, continue in your blind rush to the basement because of parochial, selfish interests.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by timifakay(m): 6:19am On May 04
kaykad:
Bros can you help me ship a car I bought from Utah to Nigeria

For RORO shipping, you have to truck to Texas first before shipping... You can contact Wemoveautos to help you out...

arro:
What is the cost of shipping from tx Grimaldi to Nigeria for BMW x5 and how much is the clearing as of today , thanks

That's $1,100 I think.
You can check this thread for the duty https://www.nairaland.com/1792725/total-costs-clearing-tokunbo-vehicles

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by horlique(m): 7:45am On May 04
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And they end up in just one port in Nigeria....can you see how hopeless we are in this country...
oh AFRICA
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by TotoNaRubber: 8:02pm On May 04
Is there any car shipping agent here that caN GIVE ME A QUOTE FOR SHIPPING A RANGE ROVER VELAR 2019 FROM NEWYORK TO LAGOS?
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by aberyomi09(m): 9:53pm On May 04
Gozychuks:
Which is the closest to California. How much to ship from California
Avoid California like a plaque, no RORO in CA, you have to do container shipping which takes between 2 to 3 months to Nigeria, my guess is their first destination is Europe before coming to West Africa.
OR
You end up doing inland freight to Galveston or Freeport, Texas which would cost atleast a thousand dollars
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by aberyomi09(m): 9:57pm On May 04
JustinDuke:
Please fellas, save for Auction Export, kindly recommend names of very good and reliable auction sites i can purchase a car to bring into Nigeria.

Thanks
Copart and IAAI are good options, you can easily sign up on copart as an individual if you plan on buying just for personal use....please know the exit port FIRST and know the key terminologies used before bidding, more importantly familiarize yourself with their charges
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by aberyomi09(m): 10:01pm On May 04
ogtavia:
What about Savannah Georgia? A friend is shipping a car from there at a ridiculously low price. He bought the car in Duluth, GA. What could be the reason. I am really curious.
Savannah, GA is a good port but VERY STRICT, If I'm correct they don't accept accidental cars via RORO (atleast what my shippers told me)
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by aberyomi09(m): 10:07pm On May 04
handsomeyinka:

Texas customs are very strict in terms of paper works,Am a car dealer in Maryland USA so what I do is that I transport my cars from texas to baltimore Maryland because the customs in baltimore port are not really bothered about any other paperwork other than the car title and a lien release if applicable
Cost of transporting a car from texas to Maryland is around $550..I also have a car network carrier whereby I can transport my cars anywhere within USA or Canada at a discounted price..
I would strongly recommend avoiding texas else your car might be sitting in the port for a minimum of 3 months..
Galveston is known for their strictness, your title name must MATCH the name on your dock receipt and must be SIGNED (same with Jackonsville)....if you do that, within days custom would clear your car. Simply instruct the auction yard to sign your titles before sending your car out and stop wasting money on inland freight....that's over 1500miles trip, well except you ship for free in MD
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by ogtavia(m): 10:14pm On May 04
aberyomi09:
Savannah, GA is a good port but VERY STRICT, If I'm correct they don't accept accidental cars via RORO (atleast what my shippers told me)

I actually assumed, he is shipping from Louisiana.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by aberyomi09(m): 10:16pm On May 04
ogtavia:


I actually assumed, he is shipping from Louisiana.
what do youmean ridiculously cheap? How much?
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by generationz(f): 10:53pm On May 04
aberyomi09:
Savannah, GA is a good port but VERY STRICT, If I'm correct they don't accept accidental cars via RORO (atleast what my shippers told me)
please what's roro
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by freddywells81(m): 11:34pm On May 04
handsomeyinka:

No...Was leaving in Gbagada while I was in Nigeria.

Okay...cool.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Sultty(m): 11:36pm On May 04
generationz:

please what's roro
roro-roll on, roll off a more quicker(cheaper) way to ship cars
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by ogtavia(m): 12:23am On May 05
aberyomi09:
what do youmean ridiculously cheap? How much?

2011 Toyota Camry for about 2m. His brother-in-law is sending the car to him. According to him, it includes customs clearing in Nigeria here.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by JustinDuke: 5:17am On May 05
aberyomi09:
Copart and IAAI are good options, you can easily sign up on copart as an individual if you plan on buying just for personal use....please know the exit port FIRST and know the key terminologies used before bidding, more importantly familiarize yourself with their charges
Yeah, it's for personal use.
What are the key terminologies used before bidding?
I'm grateful for the additional input.
Plenitude thanks.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Ayesa: 4:43pm On May 05
I see a lot of Nigerians buying from Rancho Cucamonga California through Copart and IAAI

I just don't know how they manage to ship their cars from this state to Nigeria
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by dammiejolaade: 5:20pm On May 05
pipz:
If anyone needs to ship to Nigeria, I can be of service. But only from Texas for now. I can help you check the car physically and arrange for shipping. Drop a DM if interested

Please can u help me with items from Texas to Nigeria?
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by dammiejolaade: 9:51pm On May 05
pipz:
If anyone needs to ship to Nigeria, I can be of service. But only from Texas for now. I can help you check the car physically and arrange for shipping. Drop a DM if interested

Bros please respond to your chat now
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by kaykad: 12:52am On May 06
Thanks
timifakay:


For RORO shipping, you have to truck to Texas first before shipping... You can contact Wemoveautos to help you out...



That's $1,100 I think.
You can check this thread for the duty https://www.nairaland.com/1792725/total-costs-clearing-tokunbo-vehicles

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by AUTOJOSH1: 7:46pm On May 06
callthefred:
This has got to be the best post on NL this year. However, what if it is container shipping... Are these the ports and sea lines for such also?. I need to ship some machines with containers...



Thank you. You can do container shipping via Grimaldi but not Sallaum. Maersk and MSC are other options. You can ship your container from most of these ports and many other ports. However, the ports on the East Coast and the Southern States like Texas are usually the most preferred to ship to West Africa.

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by timifakay(m): 2:03am On May 07
kaykad:
Thanks

You're welcome.

JustinDuke:

Yeah, it's for personal use.
What are the key terminologies used before bidding?
I'm grateful for the additional input.
Plenitude thanks.

A few terms to look out for in a car you wanna buy include:
Key/ FOB: present
Start code: Run and drive
Airbags intact
Odometer reading: Actual
Title/ Sale Document: Salvage/ clear/ rebuidable...
Loss: Collision/ other/ repossession...
Transmission:

generationz:

please what's roro

RORO : Roll on roll off, term for cars which are driven aboard and driven off on getting to their destination. They are not placed inside containers for shipping. Making it cheaper to ship, rapid as there's no need to wait till container is full and easy to clear here in Nigeria too.
There are restrictions to cars that can be shipped via this method though...

https://wa.me/+2348077631013
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by frodobee: 1:51am On May 16
Gozychuks:
Which is the closest to California. How much to ship from California
California don’t do RORO. It must be containerized. So you look for someone to partner with. Normally we charge min $1250 for a car.
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by frodobee: 1:53am On May 16
These states have accessible seaports. You can make your purchases from these states.

TX, MD, GA, FL, VA, DC, MA,NJ, NY, CT, PA, OH, RI


AUTOJOSH1:

Photo from marylandports.com

When buying your car from USA, one thing you should never overlook is the distance between the location of the car and the closest port of exit. This is very critical because it's a major determining factor of the total cost of landing your car to Nigeria especially for those on a budget. If you don't pre-determine the distance to the closest port before buying your car, you may end up paying up to additional N900,000 ($2,500) to transport your car within the United States in a bid to get it to the port. Then you'll pay another N306,000 ($850) as ocean freight from the US port to the Nigerian port. That's a total cost of N1,206,000 ($3,350) as against a total cost that can be as low as N360,000 ($1,000) if the car is purchased at a location very close to the port. Certainly, no one will be happy with such a deal. Don't make the mistake of buying a 2005 Toyota Corolla from Alaska thinking you will get it to Nigeria at a good price. The trucking and shipping cost alone will shake your bank account without mercy.

I decided to write about this because it's one of the most popular questions we receive from our Autojosh followers. Some were even forced to ask after they had made the mistake of buying their cars from a wrong location. One bought his car in Alaska while the other bought his in Hawaii. They were excited by the cheap prices they saw on online auctions but immediately realised it was a bad idea when they received the invoices from their shipping agents after the bids had been won. The person that bought from Hawaii got an outrageous bill of about $3,700 to get his 2006 Toyota Rav4 to Lagos. They eventually returned the cars to wherever they were bought as shipping to Nigeria wouldn't have made any economic sense. Note that auction companies usually charge a fees for such returns.


Photo from marylandports.com

Today, we'll be looking at the location of 11 USA ports through which you can easily ship your cars to Nigeria as well as the Shipping lines that sail from those ports:

1. Baltimore, Maryland: Grimaldi and Sallaum Shipping Line

2. Boston, Massachusetts: Sallaum

3. Freeport, Texas: Sallaum

4. Galveston, Texas: Grimaldi.

5. Jacksonville, Florida: Grimaldi and Sallaum

6. Newark, New Jersey: Sallaum

7. New York (NYCT): Grimaldi

8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Sallaum

9. Providence, Rhode Island: Grimaldi

10. Savannah, Georgia: Grimaldi

11. Wilmington, Delaware: Grimaldi

Most people prefer to ship their cars through Grimaldi as the cost of clearing cars that arrive on Sallaum can be more expensive especially in the case of more recent cars.

After you've determined the port through which your car will be shipped, the next step will be to calculate the shipping cost. Our next post will be about how to calculate the estimated cost of shipping your car from USA to Nigeria.

Is there any other port or shipping line you've shipped through recently? Tell us about it in the comment section if we don't have it on this list.

Don't forget to like, rate and share.

https://autojosh.com/11-usa-ports-cars-ship-to-nigeria

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Gozychuks(m): 5:19am On May 16
frodobee:

California don’t do RORO. It must be containerized. So you look for someone to partner with. Normally we charge min $1250 for a car.
To Nigeria. Is that for containerized

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Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by frodobee: 7:35pm On May 17
Yes, to Tin Can port.
Gozychuks:

To Nigeria. Is that for containerized
Re: 11 USA Ports Through Which Cars Ship To Nigeria by Gozychuks(m): 5:57am On May 20
frodobee:
Yes, to Tin Can port.
Which organisation is this

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