Container Shipping to Gabon

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International Container Shipping to Gabon

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Gabon.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Gabon: Franceville, Lastoursville, Libreville, Owendo, Port-Gentil.

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Gabon has been a WTO member since 1995.

Import documents should be in French and include the following: air waybill; bill of lading; certificate of origin; commercial invoice; consular invoices/regulations; import licences; insurance certificate; packing list; permits and visas; pre-shipment inspection; pro-forma invoice; shipping documents; the commercial invoice, bill of lading and certain sanitary and other certificates.

Free Trade Zones

There are no free trade zones in Gabon. As a member of UDEAC, Gabon is part of a free trade zone (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea), where all imports are subject to very low or no customs duties. The concept of an industrial servicing center under free trade rules is under consideration for the city of Port-Gentil. A group led by South African investors (WADCO) has proposed a free-trade/servicing zone on the island of Principe in the nation of Sao Tome & Principe.

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20’ and 40’ containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don’t have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Here are the estimated costs on importing your container from United States to the ports in Gabon:

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time 
 East Coast - Libreville $3,441.00 $5,441.00 n/a
 West Coast - Libreville $4,145.00 $6,215.00 n/a

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100 

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.