Shipping to Somalia

Demurrage and Detention

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


Maersk Line accepts shipments to the port of Berbera in Somaliland only and does not have acceptance to southern Somalia or to the autonomous region of Puntland.

Imports to Somaliland arrive at Berbera on our fortnightly feeder from Jeddah, and are stripped from the container and loaded onto conventional  trucks on the terminal. The maximum gross weight limit 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 Somaliland 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 two copies of the original bill of lading.

For further information on Somaliland import procedures please contact or


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 Somaliland - this includes prohibited foodstuffs, alcohol 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 Integrated Shipping Services at

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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.