Shipping School Busses to West Africa

Shipping School Busses to West Africa

While many have one image of international shipping services, cars, boats, or personal vehicles, there are many different types of cargo that can be shipped. The United States is one of the most important suppliers of used vans and buses, including school buses. An experienced and reliable international shipping company like K International Transport can help clients can ship school buses to Africa easily and for an affordable price. We ship anywhere nationwide including from Baltimore, MD, Savannah, GA, Jacksonville, FL, and Houston, TX. We. can also orangize services to pick of the cargo from where ever is convenient.

There are a few reliable ports that accept imported school buses, and that clients love to ship to. These include Port Lagos, Nigeria; Port Cotonou, Benin; Port Mombasa, Kenya; Port Walvis Bay, Namibia; and Port Lome, Togo. These ports are all very important economic centers in their respective countries and are popular ports to import automobiles, especially school buses. For example, another port, Monrovia, Libia, is constantly making improvements to the port and is always a trusted partner. The port uses school buses to promote their education system and make it more accessible. The port handles the vast majority of the country’s trade and is a key contributer to their economy.

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Transporting school buses to West Africa is similar to other international car shipping services, so the same processes and methods apply. When transporting buses to Africa, clients, with the help of their freight forwarder, need to determine the best way to ship. K International Transport is equipped to help no matter the decision.

RO/RO is an efficient and affordable option for those who are shipping school buses that are running, wheeled, and self-propelled. It is often less expensive than container shipping, and less is needed from the client to get started. With RO/RO vessels, the automobile can simply be driven onto the vessel, so customers save costs on loading and unloading. However, shippers cannot have any items in the school bus, so this option is not ideal for those who are looking to transport personal effects along with the bus. RO/RO shipping is a safe and effective method for loading and transporting wheeled cargo to virtually any port in the world. As an affordable method for transporting cars, trucks, and buses, international shipping clients can’t go wrong.

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Regulations imposed on imported automobiles/cars/vehicles may dictate the maximum age of the bus that may be imported, how clean the bus must be, how much gasoline has to remain in the tank, the size of engines, and what can and cannot be left in automobiles during the shipping process. There is also a variety of documentation that is required including identification papers, proof of sale, proof of value, power of attorney, and more depending on the specific destination and their customs.

With a reliable international shipping and transport company like K International Transport, overseas shipments are hassle-free, efficient, and affordable. We have the capacity to move all types of equipment and are always ready to advise on the best way to do that on a case-to-case basis. Chat with us over the phone at +1 (212) 267-6400 or email us at to find out how easy it is to ship cargo. We look forward to working with you!