Shipping to Togo

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Demurrage and Detention

Cluster                 : Central West Africa
Country               : Togo
Direction             : Import and Export
Effective Date   : 01/07/2017
Expiry Date       : 31/12/2019   
Free time            : Calendar day for Dry and Reefer
Currency            :  XOF
Invoiced              : Per container, per day, as per container type.


Demurrage & Detention Import Product Setup

Demurrage & Detention Calculation starts from discharge date

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 10 10 3  

Tariff after free time:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY Flat & Open Top 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Shipper’s owned
4 to 7 day (Reef)           30000 65000    
8 day onward (Reef)           40000 65000    
11 to 20 day (Dry/Spec) 8680 17360 17360 9548 19096        
21 to 30 day (Dry/Spec) 16120 32430 32430 17732 35673        
31 day onward (Dry/Spec) 19234 38469 38469 21157 42316        

The freetime and tariffs above are charges for combined DnD

The Freetime above applies to transit Cargo to Niger and Burkina Faso via Lome.

Tariff after expiration of Freetime is same as the tariff in the table above.

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days for Transit Cargo to Niger 30 30 0 0
Days for Transit Cargo to Burkina Faso 21 21 0 0


Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) or Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison

By the Inter-ministerial Order N° 001/MEF/MCPSP/MTPT/DC dated April 8th 2015, confirming the practical arrangements for the issuance and management of the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN),  the Ministers of Economy and Finance, of Commerce and Promotion of the Private Sector, and of Public Works and Transport of the Togolese Republic decree to assign the issuance and management of the ECTN for Togo to the Antaser Afrique Group.

For all shipments to or from Togo (transit cargoes included), the shipper or his forwarder are required to issue an ECTN in the port of loading and submit it to Antaser for validation.

Each Bill of Lading must be covered by at least one ECTN and its unique number needs to inserted in the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest under penalty of fines for the shipping line.

The ECTN must be issued and validated at the loading port and are elemental for the import custom clearance upon arrival.

Cargoes not covered by a valid ECTN will not be cleared through the local Customs until presentation of the final ECTN and appropriate fines will be charged.

 This new regulation takes effect as from August 1st 2015 (date of Bill of Lading) and revokes all previous regulations on this subject, whereof the validation of the BSC by the C.N.C.T. or its representatives.

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