From Djibouti, Djibouti to Durban, South Africa - April, 2012

Shipment From: 
Djibouti, Djibouti
Shipment To: 
Durban, South Africa
Shipper details
Contact person name: 
Pat Moodley
Company name: 
Intraspeed South Africa
Contact person email:
Contact details: 
Travellers Impressions of the shipper
4/5 - Good
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Shipping date: 
April, 2012
Cost Paid at Start (US $): 

Shipped a 20ft container with our 4WD inside.

Used DAMCO in Djibouti which was a traumatic experience, however reliable companies are hide to find in a place like Djibouti so it's all relative. The french director was the only guy who really knew what was going on.

Cost breakdown:
-US$850 DAMCO Djibouti fees
-US$1650 Maersk shipping fees
-US$2000 Durban port fees/Agency fees/Storage fees

In retrospect Durban was a bad choice to ship to. Rather try Cape Town or Port Elizabeth where the storage fees are not as ridiculous as Durban. We got caught out with bad timing over the easter weekend and then discovered DAMCO had not released a 'hold' on the container. All this resulted in us overstaying our free time etc and probably cost us US$1000 more than it should have for storage.

Intraspeed in Durban were excellent in comparison, as long as you chase them up alot.

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