Vehicle Shipping

We understand that you may find it daunting to export your car and this is where we can help.

We specialise in vehicle shipping from the United Kingdom and we are well placed to give you the necessary guidance and advice for shipping your vehicle. We strive to give you the most competitive shipping rates, using the best shipping methods and above all giving you a high level of customer care.

We regularly ship of motor vehicles to Durban, Walvis Bay, Beitbridge, Plumtree, Harare, Kazungula, Sesheke,  Gaborone, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Maputo, Mombasa, Dar es salaam, Tin Can, Lagos, Tema, Australia and New Zealand.

A selection of different car shipping options is available - cars can be shipped in 'sole use' or shared containers or on the enclosed car decks of ocean-going RORO Car Carriers.

Containerised Vehicle

Container shipping encompasses a number of different options. We offer 20ft or 40ft FCL 'sole use' container services, with only your vehicle(s) in the container, to various destinations. This involves your car being secured within a container with straps and wheel chocks to hold it in place. You effectively pay for the sole use of the container, for your vehicle(s) only. (A number of options are available - at extra cost - should you have other goods and wish to ship them at the same time.) 
Zambezi Freight are the UK's favourite car shippers to Africa, we have broad knowledge of the country regulations in this region. Your car is loaded into the container, and a crate is custom-built around it to protect your vehicle in transit. You pay only for the space taken up within the container by your timber-framed vehicle. We then load the rest of the container with other goods (baggage, personal and household effects, and furniture). Your vehicle is fully enclosed in transit by a 4 inch (10 cm) timber frame.
Again, a number of options are available - at an extra cost - should you have other goods and wish to ship them.

RORO Car Shipping

Selected port destinations are also served by roll-on, roll-off (RORO) car carrier services. Such vessels are purpose-built car carriers, used by manufacturers to deliver brand new vehicles around the world. Cars are protected from the elements in enclosed car decks and are secured by straps and chocks. Service frequency is usually once or twice a month, and the transit time is shorter than for container vessels, but there can be useful cost savings on some routes over container shipment. 
Please note in some destinations NO personal items of any nature can be placed inside the vehicle for the RORO service. Where allowed personal items can be loaded in vehicles at owner’s risk. 


A detailed pre-shipment condition report is completed upon receipt of your vehicle. For Australia and New Zealand all vehicles are inspected by Quarantine upon arrival we strongly suggest the inside of the vehicle be vacuumed and the bodywork be clean, removing visible mud and dirt from the wheel and underneath compartments. Should you arrange steam cleaning yourself make sure you obtain a certificate to verify the cleaning that has been done. Note that steam cleaning prior to shipment does not preclude the relevant authorities at destination ordering steam cleaning again. 

Shipment Protection Insurance

A professional and very reliable service is always provided although there is always the possibility of something unexpected occurring, and we recommend that you sufficiently protect your vehicle. We are pleased to quote competitive rates, with low deductible excesses, dependent on ultimate route and method of shipment. Reduced rates are available for high value shipments. A condition report on each vehicle is completed at the time of delivery. 


In order to protect all parties concerned, we must have sight of the original (and receive a copy) registration document, and/or copy invoice, (if available), prior to shipment.

We can provide information on most countries' customs regulations. It is the responsibility of the shipper to ensure that they conform to such customs regulations.

Unfortunately, customs regulations can, and do, change, so it is important to check that you are aware of the most up to date regulations at the destination country. 

Nationwide Collection Service

We can arrange collection of your vehicle, by breakdown car carrier, or by an insured driver, prior to shipment, from your address in the United Kingdom to the port. Please contact us for rates for this service. 

Vehicle Reception

Your vehicle may be delivered to us between 0900-1700hrs weekdays and by prior arrangement on Saturday mornings at our warehouse if you have chosen the container service.. 


We accept payment by bank deposit or  bank transfer (shipment will only be effected upon receipt of cleared funds in our bank account). Payment may also be made by MasterCard or Visa (handling charge 3%). American Express and Diners Club are also accepted (handling charge 4%). Debit Card (0%)


Please note that shipping rates to change on a monthly basis so it is important to ring us on:

+441252333408 Exports/Vehicles

+447894323335 Rodgers

+447553361428 Andrew

You can also email us at for a tailored quotation


From Sheerness to Southern Africa

Splendid Ace

Voyage: SLA098A
Receiving dates:Now to 06.01.2016 1700hrs very latest
E.T.S. Sheerness:08.01.2016
E.T.A. Walvis Bay:25.01.2016
E.T.A. Durban : 30.01.2016
E.T.A Maputo : 01.02.2016

Glovis Crown
Voyage: GOC007
Receiving dates: :Saturday 09.01.2016 to 21.01.2016 1200hrs midday latest
E.T.S. Sheerness: 24.01.2016
E.T.A. Tema: 11.02.2016 E.T.A. Walvis Bay:15.02.2016 E.T.A. Durban: 20.02.2016

From Tilbury to West Africa
Gr. Dakar27A
Voyage: GDK0116
Receiving dates: : 08.01.2016 to 12.01.2016 1700hrs very latest
E.T.S Tilbury: 13.01.2016
E.T.A. Cotonou: 30.01.2016
E.T.A. Lagos 31.01.2016
E.T.A Tema 03.02.2016
E.T.A Douala 11.02.2016

From Immingham Southern Africa

Bright Sky
Voyage: 6204
Receiving dates: 11.01.2016 to 13.01.2016
E.T.S Immingham: 15.01.2016
E.T.A. Walvis Bay: 09.02.2016
E.T.A. Cape Town 31.01.2016
E.T.A Durban 17.02.2016
E.T.A Maputo 150.02.2016

East Africa

Asian Trust
Voyage v. AZT132
Open for deliveries: Tilbury NOW
Open for deliveries: 25th Jan 2016
Vessel close: 21:00 28th January 2016
Vessel close: 10:00 1st February 2016

Ets: 1st February 2016 (Tilbury)
Ets: 2nd February 2016 (Immingham)
Eta: Dar Es Salaam: 28/02/2016
Eta: Mombasa: 01/03/2016

All the above dates / vessels are subject to change without prior notice.

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