Shipping to Tunisia

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

Demurrage and detention

2017 TARIFF RATES (valid as from 01/06/2017)

Our setup in TUNISIA is Combined Demurrage & Detention.This means you will have one combined free time period and compensation for utilization of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots, referred to as Combined Demurrage & Detention.

Freetime counts from SAME day of discharge and it is based on CALENDAR days.

IMPORT DRY
20' DRY 40' DRY 45' DRY 20' Special 40' Special
Frais de surestaries TND TND TND TND TND
0 -12 jours 0 0 0 0 0
13 - 21 jours 30 60 90 60 120
22 jours et plus 35 70 100 65 130
IMPORT REEF
20' REEF 40' REEF
Frais de surestaries TND TND
0 - 5 jours 0 0
6 - 10 jours 120 120
11 jours et plus 140 140

Pls note that port storages & Plugging charges (For reefer) are paid directly to port authorities with no involvement from Maersk.

Local charges

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*Please note this is not an official quotation.

Procedures

Bill of Lading clausing, documentation:

All inbound bills of lading should be updated with the following clause : Free OUT - "All Discharging costs & other costs up to / including loading empty is for account & risk of merchant"

Special Customs Requirements

  1. All consignments bound to Tunisia must have a Tunisian recipient otherwise cargo will be subject to a customs fine that can reach USD 500

  2. Deadline for any amendment in the bill of lading, cargo destination, cargo weight etc...is 3 days prior to vessel arrival to avoid customs fines

    For consignee or notify name amendment the 3 origin BL’s should be returned to Maersk line office . 

  3. Longstanding Import Process: in case of longstanding a notification is sent to Port of Loading in order to inform shipper that cargo will be auctioned by customs after 4 Months and 15 days from discharge date.

  4.  No acceptance of cargo ""In transit to Libya"" or consigned to Libyan consignees. Cargo In-Transit to Libya clause: is not acceptable and has been banned by the Libyan/Tunisian authorities. 

Manifest Requirements

After discharge and when a customs amendment required, as perTunisian port authorities rules: Consignee name Amendment not accepted to read: TO ORDER Consignee name should read the final receiver instead

Restrictions

Routing:

For general routing guidelines please contact your local Maersk Line office. 

Commodity: 

No restrictions except for: 

Second Hand Clothing:  

Freight collect is not accepted for second hand clothing unless approved by Country Sales Manager or Commercial Planning desk 

Personnel Effect: 

Freight collect is not accepted for personnel effect unless approved by Country Sales Manager or customer service manager. 

Weight & Measurement

  • Breakbulk is not accepted.

  • OOG: Unitized OOG subject to prior approval by Tunisia Operations department

  • IMO: Imports of IMO CLASS1 & CLASS 7 are not acceptable.  
    As there is no Fire park in Tunisian ports, IMO units are subject to direct delivery (direct pick up from vessel) and immediate evacuation out of the port. 
    As there is no Fire park in Tunisian ports, IMO units are subject to direct delivery (direct pick up from vessel) and immediate evacuation out of the port. 
    IMO cargo subject to prior approval by Tunisia customer service import department. 
    Consignee's written confirmation must be obtained before booking is accepted/confirmed (LOE) (for LOE Format, please contact (tuncsigen@maersk.com). If IMO tanks are not directly released by consignees upon arrival for immediate evacuation out of the port, they will be re-stowed on account of customer 

    For general information on weight / measurement restrictions please contact your local Maersk Line office.

Currency

All local charges are payable in TND as well as detention and demurrage charges, since it’s a local income they should be kept and paid locally. Both prepaid and collect freight are acceptable in USD / EUR /GBP.

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.