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      Shipping Company Cologne, Germany to Angola - Freight Forwarder for Exporting Beer

      Hi! Everyone,

      I would Like to Send a 40ft container of Goods from Cologne - Germany to ANGOLA - AFRICA, therefore would very much appreciate if someone here could send me some information regarding Shipping services; including fees, duration, and or relevant paperwork needed to complete the shipping process.

      Also can someone advise me of a Good Shipping Company trading to Africa. Any important matter or procedure you think that is ideal for me to know!

      Any good idea will be helpful.

      Thank You.
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      Hi Baltika,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      If this is your first time shipping from Germany to Africa, why don't you hire a shipping agent or freight forwarder to take care of the whole process for you. A shipping agent or freight forwarder can help you find the best route, means of transport and optimize your total shipping costs. Freight forwarders can also consolidate your shipments with those from other individuals / companies to further decrease your costs. You can learn the whole procedure so that you are ready to handle shipping yourself in the future. Especially when you are importing and exporting goods like alcoholic drinks it is a good idea to get a shipping agent or freight forwarder involved, so that you can limit your liability in case anything goes wrong.

      Further, Africa's customs are renown for requiring insiders to get containers through. It is a reality that most African countries are plagues by corruption, including at customs level, which is one of the reasons why prices in Africa are so high and why African importers have to pay a premium.

      Have a look at the following links to find either a European or African freight forwarding company you can work with:

      European Freight Forwarders: Freight Forwarders in Europe
      African Freight Forwarders: Freight Forwarders in Africa

      Contact a few companies to get a shipping quote and evaluate which is right for your business.

      Hope this helps
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      Thanks MOD,

      right now I am working on your advice to see if I can get a shipping agent or freight forwarder to take care of the whole process.

      I really appreciate.

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