Shipping to Angola

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

Cut-off times

SERVICE POINT SERVICE CY CFS DOCUMENTATION
Port of Luanda West Africa (Lisa Service) - North Bound Mon 12:00 N/A Mon 17:00
Port of Luanda Luanda Express (unifeeder) - South Bound 24 hours prior vessel arrival N/A 24 hours prior vessel arrival
Port of Luanda Indian Ocean Service - West Bound 24 hours prior vessel arrival N/A 24 hours prior vessel arrival
Port of Lobito Luanda Express (unifeeder) - South Bound 24 hours prior vessel arrival 24 hours prior vessel arrival 24 hours prior vessel arrival
Port of Namibe SAFWAF (breakbulk) - South Bound 24 hours prior vessel arrival N/A 24 hours prior vessel arrival

Demurrage and Detention

Free time structure as from 1 January 2013

Days 0-15 16-30 31-45 >45
20' dry Free $25 $50 $100
40' dry Free $50 $100 $200
Days 0-7 8-15 16-30 >30
20' reefer Free $60 $120 $180
40' reefer Free $120 $240 $360

Procedures

The bookings must be placed using one of the following:

Booking details have to be submitted in writing and have to contain all valid details like container size, number of containers to be booked, rate agreed for this transport or a request for a rate quotation, vessel to ship on as well as any other important information. For dangerous cargo, no bookings will be accepted, unless we are in possession of a readable dangerous cargo declaration in English. Acceptance of out of gauge cargo is subject to space availability.

All bookings are received on conditional basis only until we have checked equipment availability, vessel space availability, positioning possibilities etc. After all checks have been performed from our side, you will receive a booking confirmation.

Documentation procedures

Shipping instructions have to be sent in English to Maersk Line in the following ways:

  • Via my.maerskline.com or our Desktop solution. These instructions are taken over as they are and are not changed in any way.
  • Via email to angord@maersk.com These instructions are copied and pasted into our manifest system.
  • Via fax to +244 2 399 388. These instructions are completely retyped.

All instructions have to be given as early as possible, however,at the latest 24 hours, before the arrival of intended export vessel. In the case of late submission of shipping instructions cargo will not be loaded and all extra costs (storage etc) will be for the shipper's / forwarder's account.

Bills of lading will only be issued based on proper shipping instructions. No export customs documents will be accepted.

For more information about export procedures please contact our Customer service department on email angord@maersk.com with copy to angordmng@maersk.com.

For more information or rate quotations please contact our Sales department on email angsal@maersk.com.

Restrictions

Restrictions Comments
Scrap metal Export cargo only accepted in 20' dry containers
Acceptance Comments
Weight Limit Luanda: 35 MT gross weight. i.e. total cargo and container weight
Lobito: 31 MT gross weight. i.e. total cargo and container weight.
Namibe: 40 MT gross weight. i.e. total cargo and container weight.
OOG Only accepted after approval of dimensions. It is recommended that over height cargo does not exceed 2,90 meters.
IMO Luanda port: IMO cargo class 1 and 7 must only to be handled by direct delivery. IMO cargo class 5.1 can stay in the yard a maximum of 48 hours. Cost incurred due to delay will be charged to the customer. No restrictions for all other IMO cargo.
Namibe and Lobito port: All IMO cargo must only be handled by direct delivery. Written confirmation from Port is required. Please contact your Customer service agent to obtain confirmation.
Reefer Accepted in Luanda, Lobito and Namibe
Special Equipment 45’ containers accepted. 45' trucks not available in the port, thus customer is required to arrange its own transportation.
Contact
CUS ANGCSEGEN@maersk.com
SAL ANGSAL@maersk.com
EXPORTS ao.export@maersk.com

Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Deadline

The Deadline to submit the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) details are:

Port Name Deadline
Luanda Terminal 72 hours (ETA-3) before vessel arrival at load port
Lobito Terminal 48 hours (ETA-2) before vessel arrival at load port

No container will be loaded on board on a vessel without VGM, resulting in cargo delivery delays. Additionally, potential demurrage and/or detention charges may apply when a container is sitting idle at the terminal waiting for VGM submission.

Email your local office

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.