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Old 27 Feb 2007
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Question Anyone has infos for container shipping from Togo or Benin to Europe?

As object, I'm searching fresh infos (and contacts) in order to better understand if it's feaseble or not, at reasonable prices and timing, the idea to ship back vehicles from Gulf of Guinea to Europe... avoiding Cotè d'Ivoire and Nigeria...

Any other suggestion &/or previous tracks done recently, will be appreciate too :-)

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Definitely not fresh info, but here is something from a few years back which would help as a starter:

see Sfiles in sahara-overland.com and go to shipping.htm


The ships do a slow run along the coast to europe. RoRo is cheapest, but I wouldn't take the chance. Container best. There are several shipping lines to choose from depending on where you want to finish up....

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Finish up in France or Italy... or better, where is cheaper ;-)

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France was cheapest a few years ago, because of the trade France does with W Africa. I went to La Harve.
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Smile yes!

Have very up to date info, please contact me directly in a couple of days to remind me!

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Thanks Sam!
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Why not try the gambia?

I have a confession to make........I have two motorbikes waiting to be shipped from Gambia, as per the following post:


If you want to ship from Gambia to the UK it is not a particularly long ride from Gambia and will save us both shipping costs!

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Cool if there was a prize for over the top response to a question!

Port de Peche, P O Box 01 BP 5401, Cotonou, Rep. of Benin
Telephone (00 229) 21 31 67 28/ 78 89
Facsimile (00 229) 21 31 67 29
E-mail grimaldi@grimaldi-benin.com

Office No. Mobile no. Home No. Fax No.

Managing Director/
Mr. Axel VAN PUL 21 31 78 89 21 31 67 29 axel.vanpul@grimaldi-benin.com

Financial Control
Mr. Giuliano Petrellese 21 31 78 89 21 31 67 29 giuliano.pretrellese@grimaldi-benin.com


Shipping Manager
Mr. Kossivi V. Eklou 21 31 78 89 97 98 81 37 21 316729

Correctors /Releases
Mr. Joseph Setemede 21 31 67 28 95 96 40 14 “

EDI Manifests
Mr. Eric Okpeicha 21 31 67 28 95 95 78 43 21 31 67 29

Export Manifest
Ms Roucayath Assani 21 31 67 28 95 40 11 66 “

Manifests / Outturn Reports
Mr. Michel Megnitin 21 31 67 28 90 03 17 44 “

COMMERCIAL DEPT (group address: commercial@grimaldi-benin.com )

Ms. Line M. Sacramento 21 31 67 28 95 96 17 05 “

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Operations Manager
Mr. Clement Godonou 21 31 78 89 90 03 18 05 20 22 07 65 “

Boarding Agent / Container Tracking
Mr. Charles Dah-Zoundji 21 31 67 28 90 02 39 11 “

Office No. Mobile no. Home No. Fax No.

Quality Control
Steve Dossou Yovo 21 31 67 28 95 96 20 82 “

FINANCIAL DEPT (group address: finance@grimaldi-benin.com )

General Accountancy
Mr. Oscar Allotchehintin 21 31 67 28 90 92 85 62 “

Mr. Tidjani Assani 21 31 78 89 95 96 43 14

Disbursement Accounts
Mr. Pamphile Akpagbe “ 95 06 06 69 “
Mr. Fortuné Bonou “ 95 95 96 59

Line Collection
Euphrem Nouwatin “ 95 81 73 74 “


Administration Manager
Mr. Alfred L. Gbedo 21 31 67 28 95 95 63 21 “

Human Resources Manager
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Mr. Omer Apithy 21 31 67 28 97 77 76 70 “
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