1. What is the maximum weight for containers?
The weight limit for a 20′ container is: 37,000 LBS
The weight limit for a 40′ standard is: 44,000 LBS
The weight limit for a 40′HC is: 44,000 LBS
The weight limit for a 20′ open top between top rails is: 37,000 LBS
The weight limit for a 40′ open top between top rails is: 44,000 LBS
The weight limit for a 40′ refrigerated container is: 42,000 LBS
The weight limit for a 40′ HC refrigerated container is: 42,000 LBS
2. What is the Letter of DMV and why do I need it?
If you have a car but no titles and shipping it as a whole car, then we need the bill of sales along with the letter of DMV. This is a letter issued by the US titles department stating that this car is worthy of shipping even without the presentation of the original titles.
3. What are special countries requirement?
ALGERIA: Only new cars are allowed to be imported, forbidden: Used cars, equipment, and machines, spare parts,etc.
ANGOLA: CNCA certificate is required for all cargo. Autos cannot be more than 3 years old. For CNCA certificate, please contact OIC Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEIRUT: ‐ All cars have to be less than 8 years old. Actual Wt both in pound and in kilograms should be on all paper work along with Seal No.
CAMEROON: The cargo tracking note (CTN) is now compulsory for shipments destined to Cameroon and should be filled on both cargo manifest and bl at cargo description space. All cargo in transit or all cargo going to inland at destination requires a packing list and commercial invoice.
CONGO: BESC No. is required for cargo going to Congo prior to loading. FERI No. is required for cargo going to Boma prior to loading. Please contact www.africactn-cis.com.
EGYPT: No cars over 10 year is allowed to Port Said. Only new vehicles(1 year or less than 1 year) is allowed to Alexandria and Damietta. Accurate piece count and actual Wt both in pound and in kilograms should be on all paper work.
EQUATORIAL GUINEA: CTN No. is required on all documents prior to loading. Import of used vehicles not allowed except if approved by Ministry of Mines and Customs Administration(Both stamped certificate required)
GABON: BIETC No. is required on all documents prior to loading. To obtain BIETC please visit http://bietc.cgcworld.com . .: 76‐32‐95 /20‐88 / Cél : 07 58 35 07/ e‐mail : email@example.com. Any shipment for GABON discharge MUST have a notify with an address in GABON and with the proper phone /fax number. Any manifest without the proper information would be rejected. Shipper will be charged for any local penalty or matter and the container may not be discharged and return at full cost of Shipper.
GHANA: All cars have to be less than 10 years old. Used Tires are not allowed. Commercial Cargo terminating in Ghana requires an IDF#. The IDF requirement is waived if: a. The cargo is a personal shipments (contains personal effects/household goods). b. If the cargo is in transit and bears the ‘CARGO IN TRANSIT’ clause.
GUINEA- BISSAU-CTN No. required on all documents prior to loading.
GUINEA- Conarky-CTN No. required on all documents prior to loading. this is compulsory.
JORDAN: All cars have to be less than 5 years old. Cars older than 5 years could only be shipped, if the final destination is Zarqa Free Zone and has to be mentioned on all paper work.
KUWAIT: Cars for POD in Kuwait and Iraq (via Kuwait) can only be imported if manufacturing date does not exceed 4 years prior present date. Only 1 car is allowed for personal/individual consignee per B/L. Most carriers will not split B/Ls.
LIBERIA: BIC No. is required on all documentation prior to cargo loading. For BIC please visithttp://www.bureauveritas.com/wps/wcm/connect/bv_com/group/home/about-us/our-business/international-trade/gsit-list-of-contracts
LIBYA: Cars must not be older than 4 years, Shipment on MSC and must have signed LOI, copies of titles. No used Auto Part, Salvage cars are allowed. Only ONE CAR PER INDIVIDUAL allowed. If there are more than one car in a container, the owner’s(individual’s) name should be mentioned against each car on the body of the B/L unless it is consigned to a company who are allowed to import cars in Libya. Used Auto Parts are not allowed.
NIGERIA: All cars have to be less than 15 years old . Form M is required for all new cargo. If the shipment is on MSC, Household goods/ Personal effects shipments are not allowed. Any kind of used electronics are not allowed in Nigeria.
SENEGAL: All cars have to be less than 8 years old. P.O.Box address of consignee is not accepted by Senegal customs. BSC No./ CTN No. is required on all documents prior to cargo loading. Manifest cannot read Personal effects, House Hold goods, General cargo anymore.
SAUDI ARABIA: All cars have to be less than 5 years old. Cars Older than five years allowed only if the cnee is a car dealer/individual w/ car dealing license who is NOT a taxi/limousine service and confirm the cars will NOT be used for tax/limousine service.
UAE: An individual can import only 2 vehicles if he is a non UAE citizen and 3 for UAE citizen. Vehicle dealers/ importers registered with customs can import and clear multiple vehicles.
YEMEN: All cars have to be less than 10 years old. Containers with more than 1 car cannot be consigned to an individual; it should consign to a company.Vehicles that are unsuitable technically for use.Vehicles that were in severe accidents, Vehicles damaged from fire.Vehicles purchased from the insurance companies and/or marked as “salvage” Vehicles with diverted right hand steering/drive, changed to the left hand. Vehicles cut into pieces
4. How much is 1 CBM equal to:
1 CBM is approximately equal to 10 boxes of 18″X18″x18″. it is approximately weight of around 500 kgs.
5. Why do I have to give the dimensions for a less than a container load shipment and an air shipment, RORO shipment:
Prices for air, less than a container load and ROROs are based on the dimensions provided by the customer. The actual dimensions would be measured at the receiving port and any discrepancies in the dimensions would reflect the price.