Are you a Cameroonian based in USA and wondering how to ship ( a Car, Baggage, Barrel, Furniture, Package etc) to your love ones back home in Cameroon???
Are you a business man in Cameroon wondering how to buy quality products (in bulk) from USA and get it shipped to Cameroon to sell in the Cameroon market??? Wondering how to buy a car in USA from Cameroon and get it shipped to Douala, Cameroon???
If your answer to the above questions is yes, then this article will be of great benefit to you.
Unlike in the past, shipping baggage, Cars, bales of cloths and other items from USA to Cameroon (importing items from USA to Cameroon) is extremely easy and fast…and doesn’t cost too much money and the receiver of your baggage (shipments) no longer need to go through the stress of clearing the items from the customs thanks to the availability of the Cameroon freight forwarders in USA and their clearing agents in Cameroon.
For those of you who don’t know, Cameroon freight forwarders are Cameroonians based in USA; who arrange the shipping of goods from USA to Cameroon.
Some of these Cameroonian Freight Forwarders in the USA are Cameroonian business men who often ship car(s) from USA to Cameroon in a 20′ or 40′ container, to sell in Cameroon. Those business men will allow Cameroonians (any one in USA) who wish to ship baggage to their loves ones in Cameroon) to book a little space in their container.
Another thing which the Cameroonian freight forwarders in USA do, which i love so much; is that, they often go to the homes of their clients to pick up items that they wish to ship from USA to Cameroon.
So if you have anything you wish to ship to Cameroon from USA, you just need to call them and they will come to your house and pick up the item…ship to Cameroon.
When the shipment arrive Cameroon, clearing customs is also a demanding task.
Another huge advantage of shipping baggage and other shipments to Cameroon using the Cameroonian freight forwarders in USA, is that, many of the freight forwarders also help their clients to clear their shipments from the Cameroon customs. In other words they will take of the Paperwork.
For those of you who don’t know, one of the greatest headaches in shipping from USA to Cameroon is the complexity of the documentation that is required. This alone justifies the use of a freight forwarder. The documents that they can take care of include:
- Customs documentation
- Insurance forms
- Shippers’ export declaration
- Bill of Lading (often a House Bill of Lading issued by the forwarder)
Letters of Credit (i.e. if the recipient is paying by this method, the bank’s requirements of the documentation can be very onerous)
Other Services offered by the Cameroon Freight Forwarders include:
1) Warehousing (storage of shipments)
2) Consolidation of shipments.
3) Export packing / professional packing
4) Sale of shipping pallets or barrel etc
What transport options do Cameroon freight forwarders in USA offer?
One question which many people often ask me is, how will my baggage/items be shipped from USA to Cameroon???
Cameroonian freight forwarders in USA ship (cars, baggage, furniture and other items) to Cameroon through various means of transportation hence it is important to pick the right freight forwarder for the job as some specialize in one mode of transport while others have specific expertise in shipping a specific kind of items from USA to Cameroon.
These are the various mode of transportation used by the Freight Forwarders to ship baggage, cars, furnitures and other items to Cameroon.
1) Air Freight to Cameroon: This is usually the best choice when the goods are light or need to get to a destination quickly. Air Freight Forwarders in USA, who ship items to Cameroon, use DHL, FedEx and UPS, to ship items from USA to Cameroon.
This mode of transportation is extremely fast (it takes less than a week for shipments to arrive Cameroon) but its very expensive (especially for people who intend to ship large or heavy weight items to Cameroon like Set chairs, TV sets, furniture, bales of cloth etc)
If you wish to ship a single mobile phone, laptops and other items which doesn’t
2) Sea Freight to Cameroon: this is probably the most common way of shipping goods to Cameroon.
Sea Freight is a method of transporting large amounts of goods using carrier ships. Goods are packed into containers and then loaded onto a vessel. A typical cargo ship can carry around 18,000 containers, which means that sea freight is a cost-efficient way to transport high quantities over large distances.
There are a number of ways in which sea freight can be transported.
There are two options which Cameroonians can consider when transporting goods in a Container to Cameroon via Air Freight. You can either,
1: Book a whole 20′ or 40′ container to yourself, If there are enough goods to fill a whole container; which is probably the most cost effective option. This is known as Full Container Load (FCL)
2: If you just wish to ship a single 70 inch TV set, few laptops, baggage that can fill an entire container, you just need to book a space in a consolidated container, where your goods will be loaded with other consignments. This is known as Less than Container Loads (LCL) or Groupage. If you don’t need much space or just wish to ship baggage and a couple of items, then this is the best shipping option to choose. Most Cameroonians in USA often ship baggage, crates or barrel to Cameroon using this option.
The Cameroonian Freight Forwarders will come to your home in USA, pick up the things you wish to send to your loves back home in Cameroon, load the items on their container and ship it to Cameroon.
After 3 weeks, your love ones in Cameroon will receive a call that the shipment has arrived Cameroon.
Frequently Asked Questions about shipping to Cameroon from USA.
How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to Cameroon???
According to icontainer.com, it will cost about $2500 to ship a container from USA to Cameroon. For those of you who wish to ship a full container load of items to from USA to Cameroon in a 20′ or 40′ container. This is how much it will cost you.
How to reduce shipping cost and custom duty when shipping containers to Cameroon???
The best way to reduce shipping cost and custom duty when shipping items from USA to Cameroon, is by selling spaces in your container to people who wish to send baggage, package, barrel, furniture and other items to their love ones in Cameroon, you will be able to reduce your shipping cost and custom duty fee to zero.
For example a if you wish to ship a car to Cameroon in 20′ or 40′ container, you can consider selling space in the container to reduce your cost of shipping and customs clearance fee. There will still be be space left after loading the car in to your container. Why not sell the space to people who wish to send items to their love ones in Cameroon.
How much does it cost to ship a car from USA to Cameroon???
To ship a Car to Cameroon, you will need to book a whole 20′ or 40′ container; which is equal to full container load (FCL). Like i mentioned earlier to ship a container from USA to Cameroon, it will cost you about $2000 to ship FCL.
How Long Does it take for shipment to Arrive Cameroon???
Air Freight freight shipments usually take about 7 business days to arrive Cameroon while Sea Freight shipment takes about 3 weeks to arrive Cameroon.
Will the Freight Forwarders Clear the shipments with Cameroon customs???
The Freight Forwarders have clearing agents who will clear your shipments so that your loves one won’t go through the stress of clearing the shipments (or end getting exploited by the corrupts Cameroon custom officials).
Which Freight Forwarder (shipping company) do you recommend for shipping items from USA to Cameroon???
If you re interested in shipping ( a Car, Baggage, Barrel, Furniture, Package etc) to your love ones back home in Cameroon (from USA), WhatsApp me and i will connect you to the nearest freight forwarder in USA.