Shipping a Car to Zimbabwe via Walvis Bay or Durban Port
We are able to offer shipping of all types of vehicles to Walvis Bay from the UK as well as arrange on clearance to Plumtree, Beitbridge or Kazungula Border Post from the UK.
For those looking to get their vehicles via Beitbridge, we recommend shipping your car to Durban where we can arrange the clearance and delivery to Beitbridge at extremely competitive rates.
Although RoRo shipping is the preferred and cheaper way for Shipping Cars to Zimbabwe, we are able to offer 20FT or 40FT Container shipments to Harare Zimbabwe.
Shipping Schedule to Zimbabwe
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Why Simba Shipping
Just a few reasons to choose us, experience vehicle shipping at its best.
We offer the best shipping prices and further offer a price match service should you get a better rate.
We love our customers and pride ourselves on offering the best customer experience.
Our team possesses years of experience in the shipping world ensuring we offer the best solution for your shipments.
We love technology and use it to give our customers the best shipping experience.
We take great pride in being an ethical business and ensuring our customers come first at all times
Transit time to Walvis Bay from the UK are generally 18 Days
Transit time to Durban from the UK are generally 22 Days
For Walvis Bay, we offer shipments from Sheerness and Teesport ports in the UK.
For Durban, we offer shipments from Southampton and will some times have a sailing from Sheerness to Durban as well.
Cargo Types Handled:
We are able to offer shipment of Vehicles, Trucks, Machinery and any type of wheeled cargo to Zimbabwe from the UK.
We are able to assist in clearance and on-transit carriage in Walvis Bay saving you the hassle of travelling to Walvis Bay from Zimbabwe.
Should you ship to Durban, we shall arrange clearance and delivery to Beitbridge for you.
Shipping Price to Zimbabwe
|Destination Country (Port)||RoRo Saloon||RoRo 4x4||20FT||40FT|
|Walvis Bay||From £670||From £690||On Enquiry||On Enquiry|
How to Ship Your Car From UK to Zimbabwe Via RoRo Shipping
To ship your car, we require our booking form to be filled in allowing us to start preparing the shipment process. On receiving your booking form, our customer care agents ensure that all the information is correct before preparing the shipping documentation needed to arrange your shipment.
Once the customer agent processes your booking, they will send you a shipping note which then allows you to deliver the vehicle to the terminal of shipment. The shipping note will indicate the address of where to deliver the vehicle and it is important that you are conscious of the closing dates and receiving times for the terminal.
The closing date is when the port stops accepting shipments as they need to also prepare loading operations.
When delivering a car to the port it is important that you wear a high viz jacket as otherwise you will not be allowed inside the port.
Personal Effects in Cars
We are often asked whether personal effects can be loaded, it depends on different vessels however they can be based on the vessel that is sailing. However, we do not recommend loading items in cars which are being shipped on RoRo vessel due to pilferage.
Bill of Lading
The most important document in the shipment process, it is imperative that you ensure that the details indicated on the Bill of Lading are correct. Incorrect details will lead to problems in releasing shipments or clearance at destination.
The Bill of Lading is also a ‘title deed’ of sorts as it allows you to get release of the shipment.
Our documentation team will send you a draft to allow you to check that the details are correct, once confirmed the final document will then be prepared.
Telex Release or Original Bill of Lading
You will often be asked by our documentation team whether you wish to arrange a Telex Release or require the Original Bill of Lading. What is the difference?
Telex Release: This is where a copy of the Bill of Lading will suffice to release the shipment as opposed to Original Bills of Lading which need to be presented for release of the shipment. With Telex release the original documents are surrendered and therefore the copy is sufficient.
How to Ship a Car to Harare Zimbabwe via Containers
With container shipping, your car is put in its own 20Ft or 40Ft container. The car is then securely tied down to ensure maximum safety as you ship your car. Despite it being more costly, it has a huge advantage over RoRo car shipping in that you can also load the container with your personal effects as well as offering the security of a dedicated container.
NB: We could offer shipping of containers to Beira as well.
This service is from Felixstowe and goes to Cape Town in South Africa and then Beira. Once in Beira the container is driven by road to Harare. We have a dedicated partner who specializes in loading cars and personal effects to ensure safety of cargo.
To get started we require our booking form to be filled and once we have the necessary information we shall arrange to get your shipment booked.
Once booked we shall send you a shipping note, and this can be used to deliver the car and goods to our warehouse in Ipswich where the container will be loaded by specialists.
It is also crucial that the closing date is followed, to ensure you do not miss the cut off for shipping your car to Zimbabwe.
Once the container is loaded, our team will send you detailed photos of the car and the items in the container. We shall further let you know once the vessel sails with your container on board for your shipment to Harare.
Telex Release or Original Bills of Lading
As per above, we are able to offer release via Telex or Original Bills of Lading. It is critical the information captured on the Bill of Lading is accurate to avoid any problems.
Destination Clearance Agents
We are always happy to recommend agents at the destination to help you in your clearing requirements