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  • Shipping Hybrid & EV vehicles?

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    Global shipping lines have banned Hybrids, EV's and PHEV vehicles. A major reason for this ruling is due to a fire which broke out onboard a MOL vessel the Felicity Ace which sank in the Atlantic.  The cause of the fire was traced back to an EV vehicle.  

    The only current option is to ship with Hapag Lloyd (HPL) - however cars must be shipped as dangerous goods and will attract a DG surcharge of US$1300.00 per container.  Good are shipped by standard 40ft HQ container with no restrictions on the number of cars to be loaded. 

    For shipment of EV & Hybrids vehicles, HPL has nominated *Centric Private Ltd* as its agent in Maldives - contact 960-300-7688 | Web www.centric.mv 




  • Can I trans-ship my container to port Addu or Kulhudhuffushi?

    All ocean freight quotes provided by JAP EXPRESS are to port Male ONLY. 

    If you wish to trans-ship your container from Male to other ports, then you will need to contact your local shipping agent  (e.g. One World Logistics) 

    A round trip voyage from Male to Addu or Kulhudhuffushi will cost  approx MRV 55,000 + 6% GST | Total MVR 58,300  (Approx US$3,700.00 GST incl*) 

    JAP Express cannot simply change the "Port of Discharge" without paying the additional trans-shipment freight costs.  

    For more information contact your local agent 

  • How long does shipping take?

    Normally the sailing time is approx 30 ~35 days, but this may change depenidng on shipping line - We currently use CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lioyd, Maersk, Cosco and MOL 

  • How many cars can you load per container?

  • What are the costs?

    1. Whatever price the car sells for at auction is the price you pay, even if you bid more, you will only pay the auction sold price  

    for cars under 1 mil yen, our FOB service fee is 100,000 JPY per vehicle , higher priced cars will attract a higher fee    

    2. If you're buying parts then we add a flat 15% free on top

    3. The drayage cost is 120,000 JPY per container  - NOT per car (Drayage is the in-land transport to deliver the container from the port for loading and then return it to the port for shipping) 

    4. Ocean freight fluctuates but generally costs US$6500 per 40ft container , Ocean freight costs have spiked during covid but hopefully we'll see a reduction soon.