Durban port as Transit hub

Durban port serving Southern and East Africa

Durban port is a key port that serves a number of African countries including:

Here is some useful information on transporting used vehicles from Durban to the following countries and cities:

  • Botswana – Gabarone
  • DR of Congo – Lubumbashi
  • Lesotho – Maseru
  • Malawi – Blantyre
  • Mozambique – Namaacha
  • Namibia – Windhoek
  • Swaziland – Mbabane
  • Zambia – Lusaka / Kitwe
  • Zimbabwe – Beit Bridge / Harare

BOTSWANA

In terms of the SADC regulations, cargo moving “In Bond” from South Africa to BLNS (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland) countries must be delivered to a Customs approved bonded facility.

REC Membership: SADC, SACU
Recommended drop-off point: Gabarone
Carriers per Week: 1
Transit Time in Days: 3

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Johannesburg>>Tlokweng>>Gabarone

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO

REC Membership: SADC, COMESA
Recommended drop-off point: Lubumbashi
Carriers per Week: 3
Transit Time in Days: 14

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Johannesburg>>Beit Bridge>>Tlokweng>>Chirundo>>Kasumbulesa>>Lubumbashi

 

LESOTHO

In terms of the SADC regulations, cargo moving “In Bond” from South Africa to BLNS (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland) countries must be delivered to a Customs approved bonded facility.

REC Membership: SADC, SACU
Recommended drop-off point: Maseru
Carriers per Week: On request
Transit Time in Days: 2

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Maserubrug

MALAWI

REC Membership: SADC, COMESA
Recommended drop-off point: Blantyre
Carriers per Week: 3 
Transit Time in Days: 7

Recommended routing:

MOZAMBIQUE

REC Membership: SADC
Recommended drop-off point: Maputo
Carriers per Week: 3
Transit Time in Days: 2

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Golela>>Namaacha>>Maputo

 

In terms of Mozambican regulations, all units destined for Maputo, must be delivered to either of the following Customs Yards. Please have your Clearing Agent indicate to which yard unit(s) should be consigned.

Frigo (Matola Cargo Terminal)
Estrada da Namaacha Km 5, Machava
Tel: 258 21 750502 / 751075

Multimodal
Av. FPLM, Bairro Ferroviario Mahotas
Gare Mercadorias, Maputo
Tel: 258 21461992 / 462196
In addition all Mozambican importers should be aware that a Pre-Shipment inspection is required to be carried out prior dispatch of the unit(s). In order for us to arrange, kindly advise us of your MOZ number. In the event that you do not have a MOZ number, this can be obtained from:

ITS (Intertek Services)
Av. De Angola , 2696, Maputo
Tel: 258 21467070/ 21415987

NAMIBIA

In terms of the SADC regulations, cargo moving “In Bond” from South Africa to BLNS (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland) countries must be delivered to a Customs approved bonded facility.

You should also be aware of the Namibian government ruling that no units in excess of 5 years of age can be imported into that country. Your clearing agent can advise you more specific detail in this regard.

REC Membership: SADC
Recommended drop-off point: Windhoek
Carriers per Week: 3
Transit Time in Days: 2

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Johannesburg>>Nakop>>Windhoek

SWAZILAND

In terms of the SADC regulations, cargo moving “In Bond” from South Africa to BLNS (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland) countries must be delivered to a Customs approved bonded facility.

REC Membership: SADC, COMESA
Recommended drop-off point: Mbabane
Carriers per Week: On request
Transit Time in Days: 2

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Maserubrug>>Mbabane

ZAMBIA

REC Membership: SADC, COMESA
Recommended drop-off points: Lusaka or Kitwe
Carriers per Week: Lusaka – 8; Kitwe – On request
Transit Time in Days: Lusaka – 7; Kitwe – 8

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Johannesburg>>Beit Bridge>>Chirundo>>Lusaka/Kitwe

ZIMBABWE

REC Membership: SADC, COMESA
Recommended drop-off points: Beit Bridge or Harare
Carriers per Week: Beit Bridge – 2; Harare – 2
Transit Time in Days: Beit Bridge – 2; Harare – 7

Recommended routing:
Durban>>Johannesburg>>Beit Bridge>>Harare

Both Import Permit and LOA required for car import in South Africa

Documents essential for Car Import in South Africa: Import Permit and LOA

Please note that you must have first obtain these two documents BEFORE you can import a vehicle in South Africa: (1) Import Permit (from the Department of Trade and Industry) and (2) Letter of Authority (from the South African Bureau of Standards).

Only one car or motorcycle is allowed per family and the said vehicle must have been registered in that person’s name for at least a year before car’s import.

The import permit is obtained from the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) Tel +27 12 3943610 Email rvanbuuren@itac.org.za while the letter of authority is applied at the South African Bureau of Standards in Pretoria -Tel (012) 428-6276, e-mail kopansrg@sabs.co.za Continue reading “Both Import Permit and LOA required for car import in South Africa”

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Documents Required to import a car in South Africa

Documents Required to import a vehicle in South Africa

  • Immigrants need their permanent residence permit issued by the Department of Home Affairs (or a copy)
  • Returning South Africans must show proof of emigration from SA, proof they had permanent residence abroad and evidence that the permanent residence has been withdrawn.
  • A duly completed form DA304A
  • Bill Of Lading
  • Purchase Documents (Invoice(s))
  • Registration Certificate/permit (Deregistration Certificate)
  • Documentary evidence of the date on which delivery of the vehicle was taken
  • Documentary evidence of the date on which the vehicle was handed to the shipper for shipment to South Africa
  • An Import Permit and
  • An original Letter of Authority