Shipping to Liberia


All store door (SD) delivery shipments into Liberia are to be approved and accepted by Maersk Liberia office prior to the placement of booking. 

Kindly submit SD approval request to the Customer Service Manager, contact details below:

Contact: Theophilus Paye 
Phone: +231777999804

Maersk Email: 
Safmarine Email:

Demurrage and Detention

Area : Ivory Coast Area 
Country : Liberia
Direction : Import
Effective Date : 01/01/2019
Expiry Date : 31/12/2019
Free time : Calendar day basis (i.e. including week-ends and holidays)
Currency : USD 
Invoiced : Per container, per day, as per container type


Demurrage import

Demurrage starts as from discharge day full on terminal, including vessel arrival, Saturday, Sunday and Publics holidays.         

+ Monrovia: LRMLW

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 15 15 15 15

Tariff after free time:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ DRY 20’ REEF 40’ REEF 20’SP 40’SP
Day 16 – Day 20 20 40 40 80 40 80
Day 21 – above 30 60 60 120 60 120

Detention import

Free time for Dry Containers delivered to customer (gate out delivery) is 7 calendar days, including, gate out date, Saturday, Sunday and Publics holidays. 

Free time:

Days 7 7


Days after free time expiration 20’DRY 40’DRY 20’REEF 40’REEF 20’SP 40’SP
Day 8 – Day 12 20 40 40 80 40 80
Day 13 -above 30 60 60 120 60 120


Weight restrictions

The maximum safe working load (SWL) acceptable for Liberia is 28 metric tons, i.e cargo plus tare weight of container. 


45 ft containers are now accepted. 
Less than Container Load (LCL) or Container Freight Station (CFS) cargo is currently not accepted. 

Commodity Restrictions

Right hand vehicles are not accepted in Liberia.

Freight Payment Acceptance

All freight invoice / payment (including Port Additional Import) for import shipment into Liberia must be made at origin or booking office. ONLY destination local charges invoice / payments are accepted to be made in Liberia. No freight invoice / payment acceptance in Liberia with the exception of the Liberia sales controlled customers. Conditional acceptance MUST be arranged prior vessel departure with the approval of

Late Payment Fee of $50.00 applied against all Export shipments having freight and or origin’s local charges outstanding after 2 weeks of vessel’s departure.

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.