Shipping to Albania

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.


IMPORT CUSTOM CLEARANCE – have to be performed by consignee or forwarder appointed from consignee.

Amendments are allowed 48 hours prior to vessel arrival.

Transit cargo must be declared 24 hours prior to vessel arrival.

Hazardous information (UN number, Class) must be stated on the BL.

Possible fines applied from Custom Authorities:

  • Amendments made to the Bill of Lading after the allowed deadline of 48 hours prior to the vessel calling at the port of destination. The penalty applicable in this case PLEASE CHECK WITH LOCAL OFFICE..
  • Inaccurate declarations in the Customs Information System; (for instance, inaccurate cargo weight, number of boxes/ crates, cargo description, WRONG SEAL NO., etc). The penalty applicable in this case PLEASE CHECK WITH LOCAL OFFICE.
  • Cargo declaration to the Albanian Custom Authorities is not performed within the allowed period (10 days from vessel’s arrival date at Durres Port / Albania). The penalty applicable in this case is 150 EUR/day/Container.

Fiscal labels compulsory from point of origin on all excise goods imported into Albania.

Excise goods entering Albanian border have to have FISCAL LABELS attached on each unit (be it bottle in the case of Alcohol Imports, or cigarette packs in the case of Cigarette Imports) from the point of Origin.

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 Discharge day (included), ends with gate-in empty (included)

Free time

Days 12 10

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


Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’/40’hc 45’DRY IMO Specials (OT/FR)
13th– 20th 10 EUR 15EUR Same as Dry Same as Dry
21st - onwards 25EUR 50EUR

Days after free time expiration 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
11th– 15th 25EUR 50EUR
16th - onwards 50EUR 130EUR


FOB imports to Albania we do not accept freighted B/L.

Shipment related to multiple TP docs of different consignee names or with consignee “to order” covering only one container or more are NOT ACCEPTED. Hence, multiple TPdocs accepted only if consignee on each TPdoc is the same. 

Original Veterinary certificate needs to be presented to Veterinary authorities when Veterinary inspection takes place.

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

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.