Containerize all cars including 4X4 to Kenya and Tanzania at a much cheaper rate than RoRo
We are happy to inform all customers hoping to ship cars to Kenya
and Tanzania that a containerized service is now available. Our rates are more competitive
than RoRo and customers will enjoy unmatched benefits from the service. There
are plenty of advantages in shipping via a container as compared to RoRo.
1.There is a ship sailing every week which means
that you do not have to wait for the fortnightly and sometimes monthly RoRo
2.We load only two vehicles in a 40ft high cube container
and therefore no damages are sustained
3.Customers can confidently put goods in their
cars (but have to declare on Bill of Lading) without fear of theft or damage.
4.Cars will be stripped at port of destination and
cleared as a single unit.
5.Each vehicle is issued with its own Bill of
The Shippers Council of East Africa has announced a new
drive being rolled out currently by the Kenyan government. The scheme is aimed
at issuing relevant shipping documents in ample time before the vessel docks.
This will enable the KPA to have enough time to process the paperwork as prior
arrangements did not facilitate this.
An Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN)
will be generated by the shipper after the cargo has been laden on to a ship.
An ECTN is an electronic document to be issued by the shipper / forwarder at
the loading port, containing relevant information on cargoes and their
movements between ports. This data includes the shipper and consignee, shipment
details, mode of shipment, cargo description, ocean freight, cargo value and
the moment, this drive is only being rolled out to goods destined for Kenya.
Further consultations will determine whether the pilot scheme will be extended
to other East African countries. At the moment, Serengeti Freight Forwarders are not charging administration fees.
enable pre-arrival customs declaration thanks to early availability of shipment information through the ECTN application, rather than having to wait for the deposit of the manifest 24/48 hours prior to vessel’s arrival.
allow accelerated delivery of import cargoes following early customs clearance; - reduce storage, detention and demurrages charges for importers further to accelerated delivery of import cargoes;
improve the occupation of the port facilities (warehouses, container terminals, C.F.S.’, car parks) further to accelerated evacuation of import cargoes; -
reduce/eliminate port congestion charges by granting quicker access for cargo vessels thanks to improved port occupation, thus generating better competitiveness of the national port(s) in the sub-region
obtain precise information on the freight costs and shipping opportunities (regularity of departures, transit times, delays due to transshipments …), enabling shippers to choose for the best alternative;
reinforce the Customs controls on cargo values; - create considerable additional import duties revenue thanks to improved customs’ control, which should at the end partly replace the common taxes currently levied. - discourage introduction of expired and counterfeit goods into the country;
obtain in real time reliable statistics and data on the maritime transport and foreign trade sectors;
improve the national and international trade regulations;