Container Shipments - Maldives

JAP Express has been shipping car, Parts and motorcycles to Maldives for over 12 years - All vehicles imported to Maldives from Japan  must be containerized. in a 20ft container you can fit 2 vehicles and in a 40ft container we can load 5 - 6 units (depending on size)  

Here's how it works:

1. First we'll need your full contact details including company name, address, email and phone number 

2. We'll set you up with direct on-line auction access, enabling you to see all Japan auctions and select from 150,000 cars sold weekly

3. Auction view-only access is Free, but if you'd like to place active bids, then we'll need a bond deposit which is 25% of the intended bid value. there is no fee for cars not bought and if you ever decide to opt out, we'll refund your deposit in full. 

4. Most of our clients from the Maldives are buying late model accident grade cars. JAP Express also offers both a new and used parts service and can supply all parts which we'll add them to the container when loading. 

5. Once you've purchased sufficient goods , we'll then order the container and arrange the loading, we'll also take care of the drayage, Japan side customs clearance, documentation and shipping. 

6. We can either deliver to Male port or  Kulhudhuffushi, which ever you choose, ocean freight takes approx 30 days and will cost approx $6,500 USD (pending availability)

7. Final payment is required on arrival and documents for release will be sent following payment confirmation 

We pride ourselves in being user friendly and flexible , We can load Vehicles, Auto- Parts , Motorcycles etc and delivery all safely and timely to the port nearest you.

For more information contact us at JAP EXPRESS - email or viber +81-80-4029-8431  

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  • 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. 

  • Can we mix and match the goods inside the container?

    Yes absolutely, we can load cars, Auto-Parts , Motorcycles anything you like providing its legal 

  • How many cars can you load per container?

    In a 20ft container 2 units and pending size we can load 5 - 6 into a 40ft