Car shipping to the Ivory Coast

Car Shipping to Abidjan


Shipping cars to the Ivory Coast requires the correct paperwork to be in order for us to organise the cargo tracking note and the successful shipment of your vehicle. All cargo now requires a cargo tracking note (BSC) along with any applicable FRI or DAI numbers and must be mentioned on the Bills of Lading for Abidjan. Failure to do so will result in fines for which the Carrier holds the Shipper fully responsible.

Our regular car shipping services sail from Tilbury to Abidjan by roll on/roll off or by container services. Transit time takes on average 16 days from quay to quay. Importing vehicles over 7yrs old are not permitted in Abidjan. There are no restrictions on left or right hand drive vehicles entering in to the country at the moment, however restrictions can be applied by the Ivorian Government at any time so it is best to check the local government’s website prior to booking your shipment.

Are there import fees to pay in Abidjan?

All vehicles are subject to high import tax and duties unless you are a diplomat. Diplomats can import their cars duty free, however the same rule doesn’t apply for the general public looking to import their vehicle to the Ivory Coast. The cost of duties and taxes will depend on the vehicles value, the make/model of vehicle, year of manufacture and the CC of the engine and/or accessories.

Roll on/roll off car shipping to Abidjan

The most economical way to ship a car from the UK to Abidjan is on our roll on/roll off vessels. All vehicles are shipped below deck and are secured using straps to the front and to the rear of the vehicle. Ro Ro provides for a speedy loading and offloading facility which helps to keep costs lower than shipping by container for example. Less handling of vehicles means less costs to the shipper as vehicles are simply driven on and off ramps without the need for extra haulage or cranes.

Requirements when shipping a car to the Ivory Coast

When shipping a vehicle to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from the UK we will require some very important paperwork.

We would require copies of the following documentation:

  • V5C (or title document) for the vehicle
  • Photo page of the consignees passport
  • Purchase/sales invoice of the vehicle
  • Import Permit
  • Valid proof that you match the road traffic act
  • Original registration card

Our quotations last for 30 days to the Ivory Coast and we guarantee not to pass any rate increases on to you within that time frame. Our international export services to Cote d'Ivoire from the UK are second to none, we specialise in trying to be the best and most competitive around.

You can check out our up to date Sailing Schedule and see when the next available sailings are for your destination.

If you are in need of further information regarding auto transport to the Ivory Coast, you can always contact us on any of the details listed below. Our helpful members of staff will be happy to answer any questions you have about export, quotes and bookings.

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.