Shipping to Namibia

Import Release Process

Import Release Process

We are constantly striving to find ways to make working with us easier, whilst ensuring that we act in a legally responsible manner. Therefore, please familiarise yourself and share with your teams, the below requirements which will assist with the shipment release process.

Prior to release
Freight and landside charges must be requested prior to presenting your documents at the release counter; upon settlement the proof of payments must be sent to safhtfrc@maersk.com and once the receipt number has been received customers can approach the counter for the release to be processed.

In the event that payment is made via a bank deposit, the original deposit slip needs to be presented at the counter before the payment can be processed.  If not possible, the payment can be processed once the funds reflect in our bank account.

To facilitate this more efficiently, the Power of Attorney template should be completed in full to ensure that the invoices are generated within the agreed turnaround time and you are afforded time to ensure payment is made prior to your release request. 

Where the party requesting release is not the consignee on the bill of lading or waybill, the original release letter will need to be produced by the party duly authorized, in terms of the release letter, by the consignee to receive the cargo.

When producing a Power of Attorney to Maersk for release of cargo to a party other than the named consignee, kindly note that:

  • All Power of Attorney’s must be provided on a valid company letterhead (including the full company name and company registration number).
  • All Power of Attorney’s must include the specific bill of lading number and container number/s.
  • Power of Attorney’s must confirm the party to whom the consignee is authorising the release.

Alternatively, a blanket release from the consignee stated on the bill of lading, authorising a specific clearing agent to take release on their behalf for a defined period is allowed. 

The validity period is limited to one year and will be granted upon completion of the Power of Attorney in the format provided, once Maersk has acknowledged receipt of the original. The agreement to accept the blanket release will remain at the discretion of Maersk.

  The blanket release will be the referenced document during the validity period and Maersk will not accept any liability for acting in accordance with the blanket release letter in cases where the relationship between the consignee and its agent no longer exist and Maersk was not being advised in writing of same timeously. Blanket release letters may not be used in the case of negotiable bills of lading.

Maersk has a contract with the consignee and may only act on the instruction of the consignee. Therefore, if the release instruction is to Party X from the consignee, Maersk will honour the instruction. Maersk will not be act upon instruction from Party X to authorise release to additional parties (handover shipments).

When requesting invoices, we kindly ask that your subject line reads as “Invoice Request: B/L number”.

Should the above details not be advised when requesting an invoice or when requesting the release, the release will not be executed at our end.

Copies of our local charges, surcharges and free time are available on our website, please note that should your container be physically be crossing the border, any applications for cross border free time need to be sent via email to the customer services team prior release of the cargo and no free time will be updated retroactively.

Manifest Registration number

All cargo landed in Walvis Bay/Lüderitz is considered an import into Namibia (nature 23) and as we do not offer carrier haulage in Namibia to cross border/land locked locations the cargo is manifested as final destination Walvis Bay/Lüderitz. If however the cargo is bound for a cross border location using merchant haulage a change to the nature needs to be requested by the agent/consignee directly with customs.

VESSEL & VOYAGE MaerskCopenhagen926W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 26-07-2019
ASYCUDAMANIFESTREGISTRATION NO. MAERSKLINE 2019/798
SAFMARINE 2019/799
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSKLINE 08-07-2019
SAFMARINE 08-07-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cabinda 925W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 19-07-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/789
SAFMARINE 2019/7788
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 02-07-2019
SAFMARINE 02-07-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE MAERSK CADIZ
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 12-07-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/758
SAFMARINE 2019/759
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 25-06-2019
SAFMARINE 25-06-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE BORDER 156A
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 05-07-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/750
SAFMARINE 2019/751
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 02 - 07-2019
SAFMARINE 02 - 07-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE MAERSK CASABLANCA 923W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 05/07/2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/736
SAFMARINE 2019/735
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 02/06/2019
SAFMARINE 18/06/2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cameroun 922W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 23-06-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/718
SAFMARINE 2019/717
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 11-06-2019
SAFMARINE 11-06-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Border 156S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 23-06-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/701
SAFMARINE 2019/703
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 20-06-2019
SAFMARINE 20-06-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE MAERSK CUBANGO 921W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 21-06-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/684
SAFMARINE 2019/683
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 22-05-2019
SAFMARINE 22-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE SAFMARINE CHACHAI 920W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 14-06-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/654
SAFMARINE 2019/655
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 28-05-2019
SAFMARINE 13-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Safmarine Chilka 919W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 07-06-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/621
SAFMARINE 2019/622
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 22-05-2019
SAFMARINE 22-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Horizon 162S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 05-06-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/623
SAFMARINE 2019/624
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 30-05-2019
SAFMARINE 02-06-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE BarrierBRR039S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 27-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/601
SAFMARINE 2019/599
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 20-05-2019
SAFMARINE 26-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cape Town 918W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 31-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/598
SAFMARINE 2019/597
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 16-05-2019
SAFMARINE 16-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Safmarine Chambal 917W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 24-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/573
SAFMARINE 2019/570
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 22-04-2019
SAFMARINE 22-04-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Border 155A
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 21-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/565
SAFMARINE 2019/566
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 18-05-2019
SAFMARINE 18-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cotonou 916W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 17-05-2019
ASYCUDAMANIFESTREGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/542
SAFMARINE 2019/543
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 01-05-2019
SAFMARINE 01-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Border 155S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 10-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/520
SAFMARINE 2019/521
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 03-05-2019
SAFMARINE 03-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cardiff 915w
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 04-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSKLINE 2019/499
SAFMARINE 2019/498
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSKLINE 23-04-2019
SAFMARINE 23-04-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Horizon 161S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 04-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSKLINE 2019/488
SAFMARINE 2019/493
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSKLINE 02-05-2019
SAFMARINE 02-05-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE MaerskCuanza914W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 03-05-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSKLINE 2019/485
SAFMARINE 2019/483
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSKLINE 16-04-2019
SAFMARINE 16-04-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cairo 913W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 19-04-2019
ASYCUDAMANIFESTREGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/450
SAFMARINE 2019/449
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 09-04-2019
SAFMARINE 09-04-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Border 154S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 19-04-2019
ASYCUDAMANIFESTREGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/439
SAFMARINE 2019/440
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 13-04-2019
SAFMARINE 13-04-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Conakry 912W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 19-04-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/417
SAFMARINE 2019/416
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 19-03-2019
SAFMARINE 19-03-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Barrier 038B
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 12-04-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/400
SAFMARINE 2019/401
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 10-04-2019
SAFMARINE 10-04-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Copenhagen 911W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 12-04-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/380
SAFMARINE 2019/379
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 11-03-2019
SAFMARINE 27-03-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cadiz 909W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 10-03-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/306
SAFMARINE 2019/307
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 13-03-2019
SAFMARINE 13-03-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Boundary 058A
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 10-03-2019
ASYCUDAMANIFESTREGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/252
SAFMARINE 2019/253
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 07-03-2019
SAFMARINE 07.03.2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Casablanca 906W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 15-03-2019
ASYCUDAMANIFESTREGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/257
SAFMARINE 2019/259
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 05-02-2019
SAFMARINE 26.02.2019 
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cubango 905W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 01-03-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/214
SAFMARINE 2019/215
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 28-01-2019
SAFMARINE 13.02.2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cubango 058A
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 01-03-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/214
SAFMARINE 2019/215
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 28-01-2019
SAFMARINE 13.02.2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE MAERSK CONGO 1902
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 27-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/194
SAFMARINE 2019/195
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 13-02-2019
SAFMARINE 13-02-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Boundary 058S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 23-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/197
SAFMARINE
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 14-02-2019
SAFMARINE
VESSEL & VOYAGE Safmarine Chachi 904W
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 22-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/178
SAFMARINE 2019/179
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 21-01-2018
SAFMARINE 21-01-2018
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cunene 1902
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 20-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/184
SAFMARINE
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 15-02-2018
SAFMARINE
VESSEL & VOYAGE BORDER 153S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 12-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/170
SAFMARINE 2019/172
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 14-12-2018
SAFMARINE 14-12-2018
VESSEL & VOYAGE GERRIT BRAREN 1903
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 15-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/159
SAFMARINE 2019/161
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 09-02-2019
SAFMARINE 09-02-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cape Town 1901
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 14-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/148
SAFMARINE 2019/149
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 14-01-2019
SAFMARINE 28-01-2019
ESSEL & VOYAGE Barrier 037A
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 08-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/128
SAFMARINE 2019/126
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 03-02-2019
SAFMARINE 03-02-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE SAFMARINE CHILA 1901
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 08-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/124
SAFMARINE 2019/139
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 06-01-2019
SAFMARINE 22-01-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cape Coast 1902
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 01-30-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK LINE 2019/105
SAFMARINE 2019/107
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK LINE 16-01-2019
SAFMARINE 16-01-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cotonou 1901
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 01-02-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/87
SAFMARINE 2019/88
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 17-01-2019
SAFMARINE 17-01-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Safmarine Chambal 1809
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 25-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/71
SAFMARINE 2019/72
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 25-12-2018
SAFMARINE 25-12-2018
VESSEL & VOYAGE Gerrit Braren 1901
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 22-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/60
SAFMARINE 2019/61
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 15-01-2019
SAFMARINE 15-01-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cairo 1809
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 18-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/36
SAFMARINE 2019/35
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 20-12-2018
SAFMARINE 03-01-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cardiff 1811
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 11-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/15
SAFMARINE 2019/14
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 12-12-2018
SAFMARINE 25-12-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Boundary 057A
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 11-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/22
SAFMARINE 2019/23
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 07-01-2019
SAFMARINE 07-01-2019
VESSEL & VOYAGE Boundary 057S Luderitz
VESSEL ETA LUDERITZ 05-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2019/1
SAFMARINE
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 29-12-2018
SAFMARINE
VESSEL & VOYAGE Boundary 057S
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 31-12-2018
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2018/1307
SAFMARINE 2018/1308
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 28-12-2018
SAFMARINE 24-12-2018
VESSEL & VOYAGE Maersk Cuanza 1825
VESSEL ETA WALVIS BAY 04-01-2019
ASYCUDA MANIFEST REGISTRATION NO. MAERSK 2018/1295
SAFMARINE 2018/1296
DATE OF DEPARTURE MAERSK 03-12-2018
SAFMARINE 18-12-2018

Import services

Service Route Cargo Availability Detention Free Time CY/CFS/SD Acceptance
FW3 FAR EAST Day of vessel sailing 10/7 Calendar Days after discharge for DRY/ REEF cargo CY/CFS - Yes SD - REEF No SD - DRY Yes SD - Cross Border Locations - Provisional
FW2 Intra Africa - North Bound Day of vessel sailing 10/7 Calendar Days after discharge for DRY/ REEF cargo CY/CFS - Yes SD - REEF No SD - DRY Yes SD - Cross Border Locations - Provisional
23C Intra Africa - South Bound Day of vessel sailing 10/7 Calendar Days after discharge for DRY/ REEF cargo CY/CFS - Yes SD - REEF No SD - DRY Yes SD - Cross Border Locations - Provisional

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