Shipping to Somalia

Procedures

Mogadishu

Maersk accepts shipments to and from the Port of Mogadishu. Mogadishu is the capital city of Somalia.

All export containers are strictly stuffed in the port in presence of agent, terminal operator & customs, police. The maximum weight limit for Mogadishu is 35mts.

Documents required for export include a commercial invoice and packing list, also certificate of origin if required by the destination country.

Freight charges can be paid in Mogadishu with the agreement of our agent, Bollore Transport and Logistics Somali Limited. 

For further information on Mogadishu export procedures
please contact 
SO.MOG.export@maersk.com

Berbera

Maersk accepts shipments to and from the Port of Berbera. Exports from Somalia are brought to the port by conventional trucks and stuffed into containers on the terminal. The maximum weight limit for Berbera is 28mts or the container payload, whichever is the lower. We have a fortnightly feeder service to Salalah for Berbera. The main containerized export commodities from Berbera are hides and skins, and we keep a stock of liner bags for loading.

Freight charges can be paid in Somalia with the agreement of our agent, Integrated Shipping Services.

Documents required for export include a commercial invoice and packing list, also certificate of origin if required by the destination country.

For further information Berbera export procedures please contact issbbo.operation@laas-group.com.

Restrictions

Mogadishu.

Please note that the maximum weight limit for containers in Mogadishu is 35mts

Cargo should be stuffed in the container at least 24 hours before the arrival of the vessel in order to ensure correct loading on board.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be exported from Somalia. This includes prohibited foodstuffs, counterfeit items, Narcotics, weapons and war ammunition, Minerals without Permits.

For Further information please contact SO.MOG.export@maersk.com

Berbera.

Please note that the crane limit on our feeder vessel is 30mts, which basis 28mts is the maximum that can be loaded in 20' container and 26mts in a 40' container. For carrier vessel in Mogadishu, the weight limit is 35 mts.

Cargo should be stuffed in the container at least 24 hours before the arrival of the vessel in order to ensure correct loading on board.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be exported from Somaliland - this includes prohibited foodstuffs, counterfeit items, Narcotics, weapons and war ammunition, Minerals without Permits, alcohol and printed material. Further, we are unfortunately unable to deal with refrigerated cargo in Berbera at the moment. Oversize, hazardous and special cargo is acceptable on a case by case basis, please contact us with the details.

The major export is skins and hides. Before loading, the container must be fitted with a liner bag to prevent leakage and staining / damage to the container floor. Liner bags are held by our agent in Berbera, Integrated Shipping

For further information please contact issbbo.operation@laas-group.com . 

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