Shipping to Egypt

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

Demurrage and Detention

Storage Import

From discharge to gate out full (includes power cost for reefers)

Free time @ Alexandria

Type ALL REEF
Days 7 0

Tariff after free time @ Alexandria (Currency USD)

Days after free time expiration

20’ DRY

40’ / 40’hc

45’ DRY

20’ Flat & Open top & ALL IMO

40’ Flat & Open top & ALL IMO

Days after free time expiration

20’ REEF

40’ REEF

8-14 days

11

22

22

11

22

1-7 days

25

25

15-21 days

14

28

28

14

28

8-14 days

36

47

22+ days

17

34

34

17

34

15-21 days

39

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

22+ days

45

62

Free time @ Port Said

Type

ALL

REEF

Days

7

0

Tariff after free time @ Port Said (Currency USD)

Days after free time expiration

20’ DRY

40’ / 40’hc

45’ DRY

20’ Flat & Open top & ALL IMO

40’ Flat & Open top & ALL IMO

Days after free time expiration

20’ REEF

40’ REEF

8-14 days

6

12

12

6

12

1-7 days

22

22

15-21 days

11

22

22

11

22

8-14 days

28

34

22+ days

14

25

25

14

25

15-21 days

33

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

22+ days

53

64

Combined Demurrage & Detention:

From Discharge to gate in empty

Free time

Type

DRY/REEF

SPEC

Days

5

3

Tariff after free time (Currency: USD)

Days after free time expiration

20’ DRY

40’ / 40’hc

45’ DRY

20’ REEF

40’ REEF

IMO

6-14 days

30

50

50

50

85

Same as DRY

15-21 days

40

80

80

75

135

Same as DRY

22+ days

70

130

130

100

175

Same as DRY

Tariff after free time (Currency: USD)

Days after free time expiration

20’ Flat & Open top

40’ Flat & Open top

4+ days

75

150

Restrictions

Import service restrictions 

Commodity

  • Customs authorities in Egypt decided to ban the Following imports from Japan; food stuff, plants, Agricultural products, raw material, scrap and used auto spare & Other imports/commodities Should be subject to. Radio-active check. 
    • Radio-active check is applied for the following Commodities; 
      - “food stuff, plants, agricultural products, raw Material, scrap and used auto spare” 
      Which loaded from  “ China-Hong Kong-Taiwan-North -Korea –South Korea  “ 
  • Cigarettes: Cigarettes bookings are not accepted to Egypt
  • Through Bills of Lading are not accepted in Egypt, All inland delivery is arranged as merchant haulage. For information about sell rates of VAS services please visit the MLOG enable LHP"
  • Consolidated cargo not accepted in EGPSD (SCCT) 
    • Used computer monitors/accessories that were produced before year 2009 will not be allowed into the country by the Egyptian customs, and the cargo will be rejected/ neglected.
    • Imo Cargo should be approved By Destination office prior loading

Weight / Measurements

  • Breakbulk is not accepted.
  • Alexandria Terminal 1 maximum crane capacity is 32 MT.  

Equipment

  • All equipment is accepted except for 45' reefer.

Bill of lading clausing

  • All inbound bills of lading should be updated with the following clause: 
    • Free Out - "All discharging costs & other costs up to / including loading empty is for account & risk of merchant"
  • In transit to Libya No acceptance of cargo "In transit to Libya" or consigned to Libyan consignees. 
    Cargo In-Transit to Libya clause is not acceptable and has been banned by the Libyan/Egyptian authorities and will be considered as act of smuggling except for cargo originating from a country with a shared border with Libya

Bill of lading General Requirements

  • All bills of lading must show consignee's full name and address including phone number and, where possible, fax number.
  • All consignments bound to Egypt must have an Egyptian recipient otherwise cargo will be subject to a customs fine of USD 250.
  • Deadline for any amendment in the bill of lading, cargo destination, cargo weight etc...is 3 days prior to vessel arrival to avoid customs fines.
  • "Full Liner Terms" is not applicable.

Currency

  • Both prepaid and collect freight are acceptable in USD / EUR .

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