Shipping to Somalia

Demurrage and Detention

Mogadishu Port

Free Time
Effective 1st July 2019

Type Dry Equipment Special Equipment
Free Time 14 10

Demurrage and Detention Tariffs after Expiry of Free Time
Charged per container per calendar day

Days 20DRY 40/45DRY/HDRY 20SPECIAL 40/45 SPECIAL
1-7 days USD 10 USD 15 USD 40 USD 40
above 7days USD 20 USD 30 USD 40 USD 40

Berbera Port

Free Time

 

Type Dry
Days 15

Demurrage and Detention Tariffs after Expiry of Free Time 

Days 20DRY 40DRY
1- 10 days USD 5 USD 10
Above 10 days USD 10 USD 20

Procedures

Mogadishu

Maersk accepts shipments to and from the Port of Mogadishu in Somalia.

Imports to Mogadishu arrive in our Carrier vessel fortnightly. All containers are stripped in the port and cargo sent onwards on customer's own arrangements. The maximum gross weight limit for Mogadishu is 35mts.

Freight charges can be paid in Somalia with the agreement of our agent, Bollore transport and Logistics Somalia Limited. 

Documents required for import clearance include the commercial invoice and packing list, and 1 copy of the original bill of lading.

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

Berbera

Maersk accepts shipments to and from the Port of Berbera. Imports to Somalia arrive at Berbera on our fortnightly feeder from Salalah, and are stripped from the container and loaded onto conventional trucks on the terminal.  The maximum gross weight limit for Berbera that the vessel can handle is 30mts, so the cargo limits are 28mts for a 20' and 26mts for a 40', or the container payload, whichever is the lower. 

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

Documents required for import clearance include the commercial invoice and packing list, and three copies of the original bill of lading.

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

Restrictions

Mogadishu

Weight limits -  The maximum weight limit on our carrier vessel is 35mts.

Cargo is unloaded from the container in the terminal. Containers are not allowed outside the port gates.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be imported into Somalia - this includes narcotics, Weapons and war ammunition, Pornographic Publications, Political and religious material, counterfeit goods, toxic waste and foodstuff with insufficient shelf life.

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

Berbera

Weight limits - the crane limit on our feeder vessel is 30mts, which basis 28mts is the maximum that can be loaded in a 20' container and 26mts in a 40' container.

Cargo is unloaded from the container in the terminal. Containers are not allowed outside the port gates.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be imported into Somalia - this includes prohibited foodstuffs, counterfeits, alcohol, narcotics, Weapons and was ammunition, Pornographic Publications, toxic waste and certain 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.

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

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.