Shipping to Egypt

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

Customs House Brokerage

Local contact options

Contact Ahmed.Habib@maersk.com to include one of our Customs House Brokerage products in your supply chain.

Our Customs Team are always happy to answer any query you may have in relation to customs clearance, one of our licenced customs brokers can be contacted on custpre@damco.com.

Core products

Export Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Standard Declaration to Customs involves inspection to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the country. A transit document don’t allows the free movement, while it request inspection and paying L/G to customs instead of cash duties until the shipment arrives to the destination.
  • Export customs clearance
  • Certificates of origin
  • GGOEIC certificate depend on the product
A transit document don’t allows the free movement, while it request inspection and paying L/G to customs instead of cash duties until the shipment arrives to the destination

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
  • Peak Volume Management Programme – Assistance with daily Customs House Brokerage activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & guidance on FTA’s & preferential origins.
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End-to-end Reclassification Programmed from our trained specialists.

  • * Costs will vary depending on the type of business, size & requirement – please refer enquiries to Maersk CHB team

    What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

    Signed Power of Attorney (POA)

    Not needed

    Mandatory documents required:

    • Legalized Commercial invoice(s)
    • Packing list(s)
    • COO

    EORI Number

    Not needed

    Additional documents (where applicable) *

    • Copy of the Bill of Lading
    • Licences
    • Health Certificates
    • Preference Certificates

    *Originals MUST be submitted to Maersk CHB team

    FAQs

    Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
    A:please refer enquiries to Maersk CHB team.

    Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
    A:import needs the country to develop this first, but export nothing can hold us.

    Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
    A:N/A in Egypt

    Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
    A:its international one, but needs to be clearly mentioned in the commercial invoice so the customs apply same.

    Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
    A:to apply the correct duties otherwise customs will have to revert to their historical data!

    Q: : How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
    A:priniting the approved and stamped release order.

    Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
    A: 
    Maersk CHB team

    Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
    A:Damco will invoice for CHB activities until further notice.

    Q: : I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
    A:Maersk CHB team.

    Abbreviations & Explanations

    CHB =Customs House Brokerage
    VAT = Value Added Tax
    EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
    HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
    AEO= Authorized Economic Operator
    POA = Power of Attorney
    T1= Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
    T2L =Document which proofs the EU status

Demurrage and Detention

Export Local Charges 2018 Alexandria Port Said East Port Said West Damietta Sokhna
Rates in USD Rates in USD Rates in USD Rates in USD Rates in USD
Charges 20' 40' 40'HC 45' 20' 40' 40'HC 45' 20' 40' 40'HC 45' 20' 40' 40'HC 45' 20' 40' 40'HC 45'
Free In (Dry) 90 140 140 140 150 200 200 200 110 170 170 170 100 170 170 170 130 195 195 195 Per Container
Free In (Reefer) 200 250 250 215 250 250 180 240 240 180 240 240 0 210 270 270 Per Container
Free In (Special Equipment) 125 190 190 525 600 600 260 500 500 260 500 500 0 300 450 450 Per Container
Free In (IMO) 115 170 170 170 265 300 300 325 180 305 305 305 200 350 350 350 200 300 300 300 Per Container
ODF Per B/L 10 10 10 10 10 Per B/L
Equipment Storage Charge Per Day after free time onwards till 21st (10 Free days in Alexandria, Damietta) and (7 Free days in Port Said East,West) 10 20 20 20 8 16 16 16 8 12 12 12 12 19 19 19 Per Container
Equipment Storage Charge Per Day from 22nd onwards ( Alexandria,Port Said East,West, Damietta ) 13 25 25 25 13 25 25 25 12 18 18 18 14 25 25 25 Per Container
Equipment Storage for Special Equipment: after free time and onwards (10 Free days at Alexandria, Damietta), (7 Free days at Port Said East and Sokhna), (No free time at Port Said West) 20 35 35 35 13 25 25 20 35 35 20 35 35 Per Container
IMO Cargo: after free time and onwards (10 Free days at Alexandria, Damietta), (7 days free time at Sokhna), (No free time in Port Said East and West) 20 35 35 35 13 25 25 13 25 25 25 20 35 35 35 16 25 25 25 Per Container
Equipment Storage Charge Per Day all equipment sizes/types ( from 8th day to 14th Day Sokhna only) 10 16 16 16 Per Container
Equipment Storage Charge Per Day all equipment sizes/types ( from 14th onwards Sokhna only) 16 25 25 25 Per Container
Equipment Demurrage Charge 20 35 35 35 20 35 35 35 20 35 35 35 20 35 35 35 20 35 35 35 Per Container
Equipment Demurrage Charge (for Reefers) 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - Per Container
Equipment Demurrage Charge (for Special Equipment) 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - Per Container
Equipment Detention Charge Per Day (3 Free days) 10 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 Per Container
Equipment Detention Charge Per Day (from 11th day onwards) 20 40 40 40 20 40 40 40 20 40 40 40 20 40 40 40 20 40 40 40 Per Container
Equipment Detention Charge (for Special Equipment) 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - 35 65 65 - Per Container

Restriction

Export service restrictions

IMO: 

No approval for below Imo goods from Alexandria/Port Said  as UFS is not accepting following dangerous goods: 

  • IMO Class 1 
  • IMO Class 5.2 
  •   IMO Class 6.2 
  •   IMO Class 7 
  •   IMO Class 9 UN 2212 (Blue and Brown Asbestos), UN2590 (White Asbestos), Calcium Hypochlorite UN1748, UN2880, UN2208, UN3485, UN3486 and UN3487 and all toxic waste materials. 

In addition UFS is not accepting for loading following substances: 

  • Ammonium Bromate 
  •  Ammonium Bromate,solution 
  •  Ammonium Chlorate 
  •  Ammonium Chlorate,solution 
  •  Ammonium Chlorite 
  •  Ammonium Hypochlorite 
  •  Ammonium Nitrate liable to self- heating sufficient to initiate a decomposition 
  •  Ammonium Nitrites and mixtures of an inorganic nitrite with an ammonium salt 
  • Ammonium Permanganate 
  • Ammonium Permanganate, solution 
  • Chloric Acid 
  • Aqueous solution with a concentration exceeding 10% 
  • Ethyl Nitrite pure 
  • Hydrocyanic Acid with mote than 20% acid , by mass 
  • Hydrogen Chloride,refrigerated liquid 
  • Hydrogen Cyanide, solution with more than 45% 
  • Hydrogen Cyanide 
  • Mercury Oxycyanide pure 
  • Methyl Nitrite Perchloric Acid with more than 72% acid, by mass Silver Picrate, dry or wetted with less than 30% water by mass 
  • Zinc Ammonium Nitrite See IMDG Special Provision 900 
  • Cargo Inspection 

Cargo Inspection at Port Said East: When containers moved to inspection yard they are subject to export inspection fees.

Contact us

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