For shipping a single car, the easiest and most popular method is known as RORO (Roll On Roll Off the ship). The car is driven onto the ship, and then driven off at the destination port.
Ocean freight for this kind of shipping is calculated by multiplying the vehicles M3 (cubic measurements) by a US dollar freight amount.
The M3 is calculated by multiplying the length by height by width.
Here is an example based on a Hybrid Honda Fit (Chassis ID GP1).
Length = 3.90 meters
Width = 1.69 meters
Height = 1.52 meters
Therefore, the M3 for this car is 390 x 169 x 152 = 10.018
The current M3 rate of shipping to Kenya is US$65, so to calculate the ocean freight for the Hybrid Honda Fit, we multiply that rate by the M3: $65 x 10.018 = $651.
Here is a list of current M3 prices to popular ports, and some container freight charges.
If your port is not listed or you would like to learn the M3 of any particular vehicle, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the information.
Australia M3 x $101
Canada (Toronto) Container: $2450/20’DC + FAF $733 + THC jpy32000 + AMS $25 + CCT $8.05
Canada (Vancouver) M3 x $100 New Westminster (Yokohama only) M3 x $80
(Iquique Port) UNDER 13M3 US$900 / UNIT
UNDER 19M3 US$1,000 / UNIT
England M3 x＄76
Gabon, Libreville M3 x $211 (under 2T)
(Saint George’s) M3 x $175 (prepay)
Hong Kong 42000yen set fee for under M3 12 (12-15 = 45000yen)
Italy (Sanova) M3 x $105
Kenya M3 x $65
Maldives, Male Container only 20ft $2200 40ft $4200
Mauritius M3 x $90
Mongolia $5300 / 40′ HC, $3400 / 20′ (container sharing available)
Myanmar, Yangon M3 x $72
New Zealand Under M3 20 NZD $1235 Under M3 30 $2650
Pakistan/Karachi Under 14 M3: M3 x $101 Over 14M3: M3 x $106
Poland M3 $107 Gdynia
Singapore 55000yen set fee for under M14
Solomon Islands (Honiara) M3 x $199
Sri Lanka, Colombo M3 x $55 20ft container $1500. 40ft container $2260
Tanzania: M3 x $65
Trinidad and Tobago M3 x $125 Port of Spain
UAE M3 x $60
For sending multiple cars it is often cheaper to send them in a container.
In addition, RORO shipping is not available to some ports, so container shipping is the only option.
There are three general sizes available for container shipping.
20 foot containers, 40 foot containers, and 40 foot High Cube containers.
A 20ft container can take up to 2 cars depending on their dimensions, and a 40 foot container can take 4 medium sized cars, and up to 5 or 6 small sized cars.
There are some extra charges involved for container shipping as there are fees for securing the cars inside the containers but the money saved on freight usually outweighs such extra expenses.
Please consult us if you are considering container shipping as each case will be different.