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Car Shipping to Nigeria by Roro Or Containerised Method-Know the right one for you!
When seeking for the service of a car shipping company to Nigeria, many people are always asking their friends, relatives and acquaintances as to which is the best, the cheapest yet the safest way to send cars. Some people have had to lived with the pain of having to lose all of the stuff they put in their cars by the time it arrived at the destination and they wonder why this happened? The simple reason for this could boil down to the car shipping method they choose. In other not get things mix up. The two conventional methods of shipping cars overseas the world over is either by Roro or by containerised method. Roro method means the car or vehicle is driven unto a vessel. On the other hand, containerised method is when the car or vehicle is put in a container for shipment. The Roro method is known to be more cheaper when compared to the containerised method, especially where the car or vehicle to be shipped is an expensive one. With the former method(Roro) the shipping cost is determined by the amount of space a car/vehicle occupies on the vessel. While the cost of a containerised car shipping method is combination of both the space a car occupies plus the container shipping cost.
The Downside Of Roro Method Of Shipping Cars To Nigeria
The major setback encountered by most shippers or customers when using Roro method to ship car or vehicle to Nigeria is this. People feel it is a money saving idea to load other personal effects unto their cars or vehicles when using the Roro method, they think to themselves that they could resell these personal goods in order to recoup the associated freight cost incurred in shipping their car. What most people do not come to terms with is security of their belongings. As most shippers or even insurance companies wouldn’t take responsibility for the content loaded to a car to be shipped by Roro method. So it’s not money wise decision to load personal goods in the car anyone is shipping to Nigeria via the Roro option. Ironically, it is not prudent enough to ship a car of a low value aka Banger in a full container, except by groupage or LCL method.
Groupage Car shipping Method is the Way to go.
Groupage or LCL (Less than a container load) shipping is ideal for sending aged cars to Nigeria. How does groupage or LCL work? It is simply putting your car with other people consignments, especially those people with under- sized shipments. It could be personal goods not necessarily cars, the whole idea here is for the goods and car to make a complete container load. This will then be shipped together as one lot into one container. The major benefits in this method is the time saving and the fact that the goods as well as the car are more secured.
The owner will then charge you based on the space allocated to your car in their container which is in every sense cost effective.
On the whole, if you’re going to send a car home, you want to put some of the key points highlighted in this article into consideration as you would eventually save yourself a lot of unforeseen cost that could result from the activities of some individuals called “Port Rat” at the port of destination in Nigeria.
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