Shipping to and from Uganda

Your complete guide to shipping to and from Uganda. 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 22-05-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
  • Country on Total Lockdown.
  • Very few staff (depot & border) allowed to move upon authorization by government body.
  • Both public & Private transport banned.
  • Only cargo trucks allowed into the country.
  • Truck drivers are tested at the border, have to wait for 24 Hours.
  • Impacting cargo delivery timelines.
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Closed
Maersk Operational Status
Counter managed by skeletal staff
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business impacted
Maersk Operational Status
No port in Uganda served by Kenya
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
Some warehouses closed
Maersk Operational Status
Critical staff available at warehouses
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Partially Open
Maersk Operational Status
Lean staff on the ground
Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Restrictions on certain corridors
Maersk Operational Status
Road from Kenya/Tanzania
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Normal border operations though slow due to health checks
Operation
Barge shipment
Market Status
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Air freight
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Banned flights to 31 countries

Local information

Main office
Kampala
Address
Maersk Agency Uganda Ltd, 5th Street Industrial Area, P.O.Box 28687, Kampala Uganda
Telephone
+256 312 301300
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 08:00-17:15, Sat 09:00-12:00

With an office in Kampala and an unrivalled global network, we help to connect Uganda’s businesses to the world.

Whatever you need to ship, we have the local and global expertise needed to get it to its destination on time – wherever in the world that happens to be. From our container depot in Kampala’s industrial area, our road and rail network connects you to destinations within Africa, including the ports of Mombasa in Kenya and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. From here, the rest of the world is just a short hop away.

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