Loading Rules

Good day, The Port of Antwerp has sent out a new regulation in regards to the cargo loaded in cars, vans and trucks. In addition to the already existing regulations and guidelines, these new regulations will take effect as from 15 September 2019. It mainly states following: PACKING LISTS All vehicles should have a packing […]

Age Restrictions for Libreville and Port Gentil !

With immediate effect, Gabon has introduced a 36 month age limitation upon all vehicles entering the country.

It now no longer possible to import vehicles that are more then three years old, at the moment of arrival in Libreville / Port Gentil.

First Shipping can therefore no longer accept bookings of vehicles registered before September 2011.

Have a nice day, and we look forward to receiving your bookings.

Good News for Libreville and Port Gentil !

We will accept again all reservations to Gabon without age limitation, if oceanfreight is paid 100 % before shipment.

We will NOT insist on having a written authorisation from “Conseil Gabonais des Chargeurs” before accepting a booking.

First Shipping will apply for the BIETC / waiver with the “Conseil Gabonais des Chargeurs“, whose validation is subject to maximum import of 2 vehicles per year, as described in Note Circulaire 0028/20144.

Have a nice day, and we look forward to receiving your bookings.

From Champs-Elysees to Brazzaville…

In order to satisfy customer with an urgent request, First Shipping has succesfully organised airfreight shipment from the dealers’ showroom in centre of Paris, France upto Brazzaville, Congo.

Everything went as planned and customer is now driving his new black Range Rover Evoque in the streets of Congo’s capital.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Delays up to one week

Unfortunately 2014 starts with extreme bad weather in the Bay of Biscay, which is causing  delays on schedules for most of the ships on route to Antwerp.

Some ships are sheltering at Vigo (Spain), or going very slowly to the north because the captain  cannot pass the Bay of Biscay with the forecasted weather conditions
(waves up to 11 meters !)

With the current forecast the weather conditions in Biscay remain severe till at least the 8th of January.

Please inform your customers that departures may be delayed with upto one week.

And what does extreme weather look like ? Watch this :