Shipping to Benin

To ensure smooth end-to-end delivery of your products, we offer strong inland transportation services in one single transaction. Our inland services connect key inland service points and major container ports with each other and to the rest of the world.

Supported inland service modes in Benin

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Barge

Barge provides additional opportunities to utilize water service into points not accessible by large main liner vessels.

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Rail

Full truck load

Truck

Trucks provide flexible point-to-point service, delivering small loads over short to long distances over widely dispersed geographic areas.

Thru Bill of Lading

Thru Bill of Lading (TBL) to Niger

Inclusive(covered by our IHI tariff)

  • All standard formalities from discharge to delivery: Forwarding, Transit Clearance and Inland Haulage from Port to Inland Terminal/Customs Depot
  • FGR (Road Guarantee Fund/Tax) for a maximum CIF Cargo value of EUR 30.000 per Container for Benin
  • Insurance up to EUR 50.000 per container

Exclusive (not covered by our IHI tariff)

  • FGR for Benin (Road Guarantee Fund/Tax) for CIF Cargo if value exceeding EUR 30.000 per Container. 0.25% of CIF value is applicable to be collected from customer
  • FGR for Niger (0.25% of CIF value). Cost is debited to customer.
  • RSC (Redevance de Sécurisation des Corridors) for all cargo in transit in Benin : 0,5 % of cargo value to be collected from customer.
  • Used Vehicles only: Customs Charges of EUR 260/vehicle to be collected from customer.
  • Demurrage, and terminal Storage in port occurring as a result of late and/or incomplete documentation. See details as follows:
Type of charges/amount in XOF
1 EURO= 656 XOF
20'Dry 40'Dry OOG
Storage (If any) 982 xof /day/container from 09 days to 13 days 982 xof /day/container from 09 days to 13 days 982 xof /day/container from 09 days to 13 days
1,962 xof /day/container from 14 days to 18 days 1,962 xof /day/container from 14 days to 18 days 1,962 xof /day/container from 14 days to 18 days
3,925 xof /day/container from 19 days onwards 3,925 xof /day/container from 19 days onwards 3,925 xof /day/container from 19 days onwards
Demurrage (If any) 4,800 xof /day/container from 12 days to 21 days 9,600 xof /day/container from 12 days to 21 days 9,600 xof /day/container from 12 days to 21 days
8,800 xof /day/container from 22 days onwards 17,600 xof /day/container from 22 days onwards 17,600 xof /day/container from 22 days onwards
  • Container Detention and truck storage occurring at destination on account of consignee due late cargo removal. See details as follows:
Type of charges/amount in XOF
1 EURO= 656 XOF
20'Dry 40'Dry OOG
Detention 6,000 xof /day/container 12,000 xof/day/container 12,000 xof/day/container
Truck storage 20,000 xof /day/truck from 6 to 7 days 20,000 xof /day/truck from 6 to 7 days 20,000 xof /day/truck from 6 to 7 days
40,000 xof/day/truck from 8 days onwards 40,000 xof/day/truck from 8 days onwards 40,000 xof/day/truck from 8 days onwards
  • Border crossing formalities fees (Carnet de TRIE, Phytosanitary Certificate, Soniloga, Stamp); see details as follows:
Type of charges All type/size of container
Carnet de Trie Niamey :40000 xof per BL ; Agadez:171750 xof per BL ; Dosso: 40,000 xof per BL;Arlit:203750 xof per BL; Maradi: 103750 xof per BL; Tahoua:115750 xof per BL; Diffa:210750 xof per BL; Zinder:168750 xof per BL
Phyto sanitary certificate 500 xof per tonne
Soniloga 22,800 xof per vehicle
Stamp 25,000 xof per vehicle

Required Documentation for TBL

11. Commercial Invoice

12. Vehicle License for 2nd hand vehicles

13. Packing List

14. Import License for Pharmaceuticals

15. Benin and Niger ECTN(BESC in French)

16. Original B/Ls or Telex Release

Above documents must be delivered to Maersk Benin at least 7 days before vessel arrival by email to Leila, Leilatou.Sake@maersk.com with copy to FABRICE.KPESSOU.Agueh@maersk.com, Frederic.Keke@maersk.com, Ahmed.Orounla@maersk.com, Bienvenu.Orounla@maersk.com and Gilles.Togan@maersk.com;

Terms & Conditions

  • Delivery Terms are FOT (Free-on-Truck), any destination handling fee is payable by the consignee
  • Consignees are granted five (5) calendar days free time for truck to customs clear and unload cargo
  • Detention accrued on account of the consignee is required to be settled by the consignee prior to release
  • Cargo is transported to designated customs authorities depots/dry ports at the respective destinations
  • Cargo weight will be determined by weighting bridge. Any difference between weight bridge and documentation is subject to huge fines by authorities.
  • Effectively from 1st June 2019 , 20’ container Inland Haulage from Cotonou port to destination Niamey - Niger will be available under following two ( 2 ) options :
Option 1 Tariff Note
1 x 20'load on truck EUR 3000 Your container will be loaded to final destination as soon as its discharged and formalities is completed.
Option 2 Tariff Note
2 x 20'load on truck EUR 2200 Once your container is discharged and formalities is completed, we wait for another 20’ container to be coupled with your container before further trucking it to Niamey. With this option, please be informed any accrued/additional charges while waiting for another 20ft to be coupled with yours will be paid by your humble self.

Ports

Inland Hub Name Inland hub Address (#, Street, Zip code, Country)
Coman SA Terminal Cotonou, Benin Republic
Bollore Terminal Cotonou, Benin Republic

Hubs

Inland Hub Name Inland hub Address (#, Street, Zip code, Country) Barge Rail Truck
Coman SA Terminal Cotonou, Benin Republic No No Yes
Bollore Terminal Cotonou, Benin Republic No No Yes

Restrictions

Maxi weight of 32 tonnes per truck

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To take advantage of our door-to-door inland services, simply add it to your next booking. Alternatively, look up inland service tariffs in your country.