Shipping to and from Ethiopia

Your complete guide to shipping to and from Ethiopia. Find the right route, get Maersk office locations, discover local solutions, payment options and more.

COVID-19 Operational status

Due to COVID-19, key elements of your supply chain like warehousing, terminal or customs operations might suffer disruption. In order to react to any change we are capturing and updating daily the latest operational status for each country.

COVID-19 Operational status (updated 29-05-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
  • Minimum disruptions.
  • All encouraged to follow government directives and safety measures.
  • Staff able to go to office with no challenges.
  • 60 % WFH
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Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Reduced hours
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Counter managed by skeletal staff - able to deliver.
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
No port in Ethiopia, served by Djibouti.
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business as usual
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Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
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Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Open
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Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
Operating with limited capacity
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Critical staff available at warehouses.
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Open
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Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Restrictions on certain corridors.
Maersk Operational Status
With railfrom Djibouti.
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
Business as usual
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Normal border operations though slow due to health checks.
Operation
Barge shipment
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Air freight
Market Status
Business as usual
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Air Space to be closed. Limited flights.

Local information

Main office
Addis Ababa
Address
Freighters International PLC, Jomo Kenyatta Street,Tsehay Messay Building,Kirkos Kifle-Ketema Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Telephone
+251 11 665 0400
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 to 17:00

As the only shipping line with offices in Ethiopia, we connect your business to the world via our comprehensive inland service network.

We work with our partners Freighters International (PABOMI) PLC and Ethiopian Shipping Lines to deliver your cargo to its destination safely and on schedule. Our inland network connects seamlessly with our three weekly ocean services to and from the port of Djibouti. From here, the rest of the world is just a short hop away.

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