Shipping to Cape Verde

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Demurrage and Detention

Demurrage - valid as from 01 July 2018

Freetime

Dry cargo 10 calendar days
Reefer cargo 5 calendar days

The Freetime starts on the same day that the container is discharged at the terminal.

Charges per calendar day after free-time


Day Amount (CVE)
20' dry 1 1200
40' dry 1 2400
20' reefer 1 2800
40' reefer 1 5600

Detention

Freetime

All equipment/cargo types Truck 3 calendar days

Rail 3 calendar days

Barge 3 calendar days

Charges per calendar day after free-time


Day Amount (CVE)
20' dry 1 1200
40' dry 1 2400
20' reefer 1 2800
40' reefer 1 5600

Restrictions

Commodities: No specific restrictions apply, except to hazardous cargo that falls within the Classces 1, 7 and 9. Hazardous cargo is subject to approval prior booking acceptance at origin.

Special Cargoes: Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo is only accepted after approval of dimensions. It is recommended that over height cargo does not exceed 2.90 meters in order to assure safe loading/discharge. No acceptance of LCL and/or Break Bulk cargoes.

Weight Limitations: Proceed as per standard maximum pay load restrictions.

45' Containers: No acceptance of 45' containers in Cape Verde.

No special Bill of Lading clauses/restrictions apply. Sea waybill and/or telex releases are acceptable in Praia, however the consignee should have at least one copy of the bill of lading for customs clearance purposes. In Mindelo, local customs do not accept sea waybill  hence telex release or original bill of lading is required for customs purposes.

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