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 Detention

(From Gate Out Empty date till Gate In Full date) 

Notes:

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (including week-ends and holidays)
Gate Out date and Gate In date are included in the calculation.
All rates are in USD. 

Dry Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 3 0 0
Day 4 to 10 10 20
Day 11 onwards 20 40
Reefer & Special Equipment Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 3 0 0
Day 4 onwards 35 65

Export Demurrage

(From Gate In Full Date till Load date) 

Notes:

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (including week-ends and holidays)
Gate In date and Load date are included in the calculation.
All rates are in USD. 

Dry Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 10 0 0
Day 11 onwards 20 35
Reefer & Special Equipment Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 10 0 0
Day 11 onwards 35 65

Export Storage

(From Gate In Full Date till Load date)

Notes:

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (including week-ends and holidays)
Gate In date and Load date are included in the calculation.
All rates are in USD.

Alexandria and Damietta

Dry Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 10 0 0
Day 11 to 21 12 20
Day 22 onwards 14 25
Reefer, IMO, Special Equipment Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 10 0 0
Day 11 onwards 20 35

Port Said East and Port Said West 

Dry Containers Port Said East Port Said West
20' 40' 20' 40'
Day 1 to 7 0 0 0 0
Day 8 to 21 8 16 8 16
Day 22 onwards 14 25 14 25
Reefer Containers Port Said East Port Said West
20' 40' 20' 40'
Day 1 to 7 0 0 0 0
Day 8 onwards 13 25 13 25
Special Eqipment Containers (NO FREE TIME at Port Saied West) Port Said East Port Said West
20' 40' 20' 40'
Day 1 to 7 0 0 20 35
Day 8 onwards 13 25 20 35
IMO Containers (NO FREE TIME) Port Said East Port Said West
20' 40' 20' 40'
Day 1 onwards 13 25 13 25

Sokhna 

Dry, Reefer, Special Equipment Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 7 0 0
Day 8 to 14 10 16
Day 15 onwards 16 25
IMO Containers
20' 40'
Day 1 to 7 0 0
Day 8 onwards 16 25

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

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.