Weekly Car Shipping To Egypt
First Base Freight successfully ship cars, vans and trucks to Alexandria every week from either Southampton, Bristol or Felixstowe. Our weekly RORO and container services offers plenty of choice to our customers. Transit time takes from 14 days depending where in the UK you want to ship from. We not only ship vehicles we can ship any commodity with ease and offer daily UK collections. All used vehicles need to be shipped either on a carnet de passage or on a trip-ticket to avoid issues when trying to clear the vehicle through customs in Egypt.
RORO Vehicle Shipping UK to Egypt
Understanding the procedures involved when importing your vehicle in to Egypt will help to avoid any problems with customs when the vehicle arrives. Our RORO services sail every week from Bristol or Southampton only. Transit time from Southampton takes approx. 14 days whereas Bristol to Alexandria takes approx. 21 days. RORO vessels offer a safe, secure form of transport for any rolling cargo such as cars, vans, trucks or even caravans. All vehicles are secured below deck for optimum safety and is the preferred method of transport due to the savings made against container shipping services.
20ft & 40ft Container Shipping to Egypt
If RORO is not your preferred choice, we also offer shipment to Egypt by container services. Our weekly container vessels load at Felixstowe and takes approx. 15 days to arrival Alexandria port. We can load one car in a 20ft container or two vehicles in a 40ft container or arrange to have the container delivered to your premises where you would arrange your own loading. We can accommodate your requirements in most cases to Egypt, from UK collection of a single vehicle using a trade plate driver or by car carrier for multiple vehicles. We can even arrange UK haulage of the container to your premises and have it dropped to the floor for ease of loading and even leave this with you for up to 14 days.
Egypt Vehicle Import Customs Regulations
Customs duty varies between 40% and 135%
- Tax varies between 10% and 35%.
- Full customs duty and tax is payable for all vehicles.
- For used cars, shippers must prove that they are the first owner of the car.
- For new cars, the car must be imported with the same year of manufacturing.
Cars with trip-tickets issued by automobile clubs are allowed to enter duty and tax free only on tourist basis for 3 months, renewable for another 3 months. Cars must be exported out of Egypt at the end of the 6 months period. Licencing fees is only applicable on those cars
Clearance through Egyptian customs depends on the kind of products that you are shipping. CIF (cost, insurance, freight) is considered for assessing duty. For shipments that cost more than $1000, you will have to produce Certificate of Origin. In addition, such packages have to be stamped and approved. You have to keep in mind that certain things are not allowed to be shipped into Egypt.
Paying Local fees
Keep in mind that you may have to pay additional charges once you have reached you destination such as clearance, customs, duties and taxes. You can check out our International Customs and Excise Duties page to find more specific details or you can Contact us and one of our professional members of staff will be able to help.