Shipping to Republic of the Congo

Demurrage and Detention

Demurrage=Detention: Compensation to Maersk for container beyond the free time granted
Demurrage freetime
Dry cargo 11 calendar days (including day of vessel arrival)
Reefer cargo 5 calendar days (including day of vessel arrival)

Charges per calendar day after free-time

Day Amount FCFA (XAF)
20' dry 1 - 10 4 600  

11 onwards 11 600
40' dry 1 - 10 9 200 

11 onwards 23 200
20' reefer 1 and onwards 30 200
40' reefer 1 and onwards 60 400
Detention freetime
Pointe Noire In transit to Cabinda  In transit to Brazzaville 
24 hours 3 calendar days 5 calendar days
Standard deposits

Amount FCFA (XAF)
20' dry 3,000,000
40' dry 6,000,000 
20' reefer 6,000,000
40' reefer 12,000,000
Charges per calendar day after free-time

Amount FCFA (XAF)
20' dry 11 600  
40' dry 23 200 
20' reefer 30 200
40' reefer 60 400


General booking procedures

The bookings have to be placed either:

  • via email to the following address:
  • via our booking application on the WEB at
  • via our booking application if you use Desktop Solution

Booking details have to be submitted in writing and have to contain all valid details like:

  • cargo details (commodity, weight,measurement,etc)
  • container size
  • number and type of containers to be booked
  • discharge port
  • vessel (and voyage) to ship on
  • haulage details.

And any other important information

For carrier haulage bookings, we need a minimum of two days notice prior to the positionning date. Otherwise we cannot guarantee you to arrange your positioning as booked

General documentation procedures

"All charges should be "collect" for freight term collect on Transport Documenation Instruction."

Shipping instructions have to be sent to Maersk Congo by one of the following ways:

  • via e-mail to the following address:
  • via our Shipping Instruction application on the WEB at
  • via our Shipping Instruction application if you use Desktop Solution

Please note that by using the e-mail or the fax, your instruction are completely retyped and by using shipping instruction application on the web or on desktop solution, the instructions are taken over and are not changed in any way, unless by further notice from you.


There are no special restrictions at this point, for more information please contact

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.