Car Shipping UK to Cameroon
First Base Freight offers professional car shipping services to Cameroon by either roll on/roll off or by containers from Tilbury to the port of Doula every week. The transit time from the UK up to arrival Douala takes approximately 30-32 days and is a proven and safe way of shipping any vehicle to Cameroon. The most economical way to ship either a car, truck or van to Cameroon is by roll on/roll off and is by far the favourite choice for our many customers. Since 2008 the import of right hand drive vehicles are no longer permitted in to Cameroon. All vehicles being shipped to Cameroon must have either an ECTN (electronic cargo tracking note) or a BESC number. Our vehicle shipping services to Cameroon include us applying for and obtaining the ECTN for you prior to the vehicles arrival in to Douala.
Roll on/Roll off car shipping to Douala
Roll on/roll off vessels are purpose built ships designed for carrying rolling or tracked vehicles. Each unit is loaded below deck and is secured to the bed of the vessel for optimum safety throughout the voyage. Vehicles are continually checked whilst in transit for movement and straps are adjusted accordingly to ensure that all vehicles remain safe and secure whilst on board the ship.
Container shipping to Cameroon
When shipping cars in a container to Douala they are loaded on board the same vessel as rolling cargo. These multi-purpose vessels offer both options of roll on/roll off and container shipments. Containers are loaded on the top decks of the vessel unlike roll on/roll off where it is below deck. Our customers who have either general cargo or high valued vehicles tend to opt for the container option as an added precaution. Our containers come in 3 sizes, 20ft, 40ft or 40ft HQ.
Vehicle restrictions in Cameroon
All vehicles being shipped to Douala in the Cameroon must be left hand drive only. Right hand drive vehicles are not permitted to enter Cameroon whatsoever. As a car shipping specialist to Douala, we will always endeavour to advise of any further restrictions being imposed with immediate effect.
A cargo tracking note is required for all imports in to Cameroon, this document is also known as a ECTN for short. If your cargo does not have an issued ECTN, the receiver in Cameroon risks high storage fees and warehousing costs. In order to avoid any fines or other charges being imposed in Douala we will complete the ECTN for you.
If you would like to find out more about the requirements that you will need to fulfil when shipping your car to Cameroon then please check out our Cameroon requirements page.
For further information on duties and/or requirements please go to Cameroon duty information.