Shipping to Tunisia

Get up-to-date local information about holiday periods, charges, payment services, inland transport procedures and restrictions, and more.

Local Charges

Local charges - Export 

Charges Currency Per BL Per Container Details
Documentation Fee Origin TND 40
The key deliverable of this service is that transport documents are created and processed at origin.
Free In
TND


21 (dry)
71 (Reefer)
The key deliverable to the customer is the process of handling a container at thedestination port. Handling includes activities such as container lift on to vessel and gate out.
46 (dry)*
96 (Reefer)*
Handling Charge Origin TND
130 (Tunis)
110 (Sfax)
The key deliverable to the customer is the handling of container at the origin port. Terminal handling includes activities such as container lift on to vessel and gate in.
Lift On – Lift Off TND
30 The key deliverable of this service is that the container is lifted on or off the trailer / chassis at the port or Maersk Line controlled storage yard which then allows the customer to perform their own delivery. This is charged using HDL as per agreement or tariff which covers the handling costs incurred by Maersk Line.

* If the inland haulage is insured by Maersk Line Tunisia, there will be an additional TND 25 added to the Free in Rate mentioned above.

Local charges - Import 

Charges Currency Per BL Per Container Details
Documentation Fee Destination TND 10 or 40*
The key deliverable of this service is that transport documents are created and processed at Destination
Free Out TND

51 (dry)

101 (Reefer)

The process of handling a container at the origin port. Handling includes activities such as discharging, unlashing and handling.
Handling Charge Destination TND

153,4(Tunis)**

129.8 (Sfax)**

The key deliverable to the customer is the handling a container at the destination port. Terminal handling includes activities such as, but not limited to, container lift off of vessel and gate out.
Lift On – Lift Off TND
30 The key deliverable of this service is that the container is lifted on or off the trailer / chassis at the port or Maersk Line controlled storage yard which then allows the customer to perform their own delivery. This is charged using HDL as per agreement or tariff which covers the handling costs incurred by Maersk Line.
Government taxes TND 0,4
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*  in case custom declaration related to only empty container (and not cargo)  is handled by maersk line 
** all taxes included 

Please pay your kind attention that these rates are subjects to VAT 18%( except for handling charge destination which the  VAT is already included ) . 
 If you are a VAT exempted customer, please provide finance department with a copy of your VAT exemption certificate as well as the original “order form” stamped by customs authorities, once your booking is confirmed. 
For more details about our local charges and exceptional charges, please contact our local offices. 

Local Holidays

14 January Revolution Day :Celebrates the 2011 Revolution
4 February Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday ( El Mouled )
The Birthday of Prophet Mohamed
20 March Independence day
09 April Martyrs' Day
1st May Labor Day
International Workers’ Day
25 july Republic Day
13 August celebration of women
19 August Eid al-Fitr
Ramadan Feast. Islamic religious holiday for 3 days
15th October Evacuation Day
26th Octobe Sacrifice Feast. Islamic religious holiday
15th November Islamic New Year
The New Year based on the lunar Islamic calendar

Customs House Brokerage

We no longer provide this service.

Maersk Line offers today only transportation solutions for your cargo (sea & intermodal). Apart of the normal customs manifestation of imported & exported, cargo Maersk Line in Tunisia as per local legislation can't perform customs clearance for your cargo. Such service can be provided by several local & professional partners that we could recommend.

For more details about our services, please contact us:
Email: Sales (kamel.tabib@maersk.com)
Phone: +216 79108100
Fax: +216 71426197

Email your local office

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.