Shipping to Albania

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Cut off times

Service Point: Durres
Service: Z44

Route Booking cut-off Documentation cut-off Cargo cut-off VGM cut-off
Adriatic TBA As per below* 12 h before ETA Manual: 42h before vessel ETA
Web: 30h before vessel ETA

* Documentation cut-off: Due to EU rule, cargo has to be manifested min 24 h prior to arrival into EU, this means that shipping instructions must be submitted latest 24 h before vessel ETA in Durres. If shipping instructions are not submitted in time, container will be removed from the load list.

Demurrage and Detention

Moving forward, as of 20th July our setup in Durres, Albania will consist of one single element: Combined Demurrage & Detention.

This means you will have one combined free time period and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots, referred to as Combined Demurrage & Detention.


Combined demurrage and detention starts from gate -out empty day (included), ends with loading day (included) to vessel.

Free time

Days 21 21 21

Note: Demurrage DRY and REEF (storage and electricity charged directly from the terminal)


Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’/40’hc 45’DRY 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Specials (OT/FR)
22nd - onwards 25 50 25 50 Same as Dry Same as Dry


Cargo Restrictions

Arms/Explosives are allowed only with special permission from Albanian Ministry of Defense.


There are no restrictions on cargo weight for Albanian destinations in inland transport.

For Kosovo & Macedonia weight limit is 40 MT (Cargo + Truck + Tara). Total weight above 40MT is subject to overweight surcharge.

For 45'dry Container Yard acceptance only.

Less Container Load: no acceptance

Break Bulk cargo: please check with  

Out of Gauge (OOG): only subject to approval prior booking, CY acceptance only.

Cross Booking and Special Equipment subject to approval prior booking. 

Contact us

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.