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    Shipping containers to Africa

    Shipping a container to Africa can be complicated and confusing. With iContainers, ocean freight was never so transparent. Send full (FCL) or shared (LCL or also known as groupage) containers with the most competitive rates offered by our online quote generator in less than 15 seconds. Using our online platform you can book and track your container without any middlemen.

    Location of Africa

    How much does it cost to ship a container to or from Africa?

    Exporting to Africa:

    Valencia - Dakar

    From 955 $ Book now!

    Barcelona - Dakar

    From 1,011 $ Book now!

    Algeciras - Dakar

    From 1,028 $ Book now!

    Houston - Dakar

    From 2,125 $ Book now!

    NEW YORK - Dakar

    From 2,831 $ Book now!

    Los Angeles - Dakar

    From 2,910 $ Book now!

    The most popular shipping routes for transporting containers to Africa

    The routes that transport the most goods to Africa by sea are as follows (in TEUs):

    Top trade routes from / to Africa (TEU shipped) 2013

    ROUTE WEST BOUND EAST BOUND NORTH BOUND SOUTH BOUND TOTAL
    Asia - Mediterranean 4,678,000 2,061,000 - - 6,739,000
    Asia - Middle East 3,700,000 1,314,000 - - 5,014,000
    North Europe/Mediterranean-East Coast South America - - 795,000 885,000 1,680,000

    Source: Trade Routes - World Shipping Council

    A large number of shipping lines operate on the shipping routes that go to Africa. Here is a breakdown of the number of services currently available:

    ROUTE SERVICES
    Far East - Mediterranean 31
    Mediterranean - North America 21
    Europe - Mid- East/ South Asia 40
    North America - Mid-East/South Asia 10
    Far East - Mid-East/South Asia 72
    South Africa 24
    West Africa 60
    TOTAL 258

    Note:Some services might have been counted for more than one route.

    Source:Drewry Container Forecaster Q1 & Q2 2013

    With our online platform you can access the best prices, in less than 15 seconds, for sending a container to Africa without having to contact shipping lines individually.

    Which African ports are specialised in containers?

    Of the 100 most important ports for handling containers, 4 are located in Africa:

    AFRICAN PORT RANKINGS - CONTAINER TRAFFIC - 2014

    WORLD RANK PORT COUNTRY TEUs
    42 Tanger Morocco 3354
    47 East Port Said Port Egypt 3036
    55 Durban South Africa 2664
    89 Alexandria and El-Dekheila Egypt 1520

    Source: Top 100 ports in the world 2014 - World Shipping Council

    iContainers: What do we send and what do we not send?

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    Necessary documentation for sending containers to Africa

    In this article, we outline what you must do in order to send a container to Africa. For further peace of mind, get in touch with the embassy of the country to which you are thinking of exporting to or contact one of our exportation advisers.

    Do not forget that one of the most important formalities is choosing the Incoterm that you would like to apply to your shipment.