Shipping to Uganda

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

Demurrage and Detention

Free Time on Merchant Haulage

Type DRY Special  (Flat Rack and Open) REEFER
Days 28 19 19

Free Time on Carrier Haulage  - CY basis

Type DRY Special  (Flat Rack and Open) REEFER
Days 10 10 10

Demurrage and Detention

Tariffs after Expiry of Free Time Effective 1st March 2018

1-7 days USD 10 USD 20 USD 40 USD 80 USD 20 USD 40
8-14 days USD 20 USD 40 USD 80 USD 160 USD 40 USD 80
above 14 days USD 30 USD 60 USD 120 USD 240 USD 60 USD 120


Kindly note that all cargo coming to Uganda will now be cleared under Single Customs Territory (SCT) through Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

For all items, Original documents scanned individually in PDF form, in a size not more that 450kb are now required, online appointment for advised third party agent and nomination of the ICD.

For motor vehicles; additional documents including Motor vehicle export log book + Certificate Of Conformity and vehicle details including: Make, Model, chassis Numbers, Engine Numbers, Year of manufacture, Color, CC, Size of Tires, Fuel Type, Gross weight, Net Weight, seating capacity.
All these details must be input in the URA system.

List of Requirements in colour and PDF format :

  • Copy of the Original B/L
  • Copy of Packing List (per container)       
  • Copy of Commercial invoice                               
  • Pre-inspection certificate
  • FERI CERTIFICATE – for cargo in transit to Democratic Republic of Congo Through Uganda 10 days before vessel arrival                                              
  • Certificate of conformity (for beverages only)     
  • Active Tax Identification Number-TIN (for Uganda shipments only)
  • Advise the regime code to be used. (IM4 or WT8)
  • Consignee contact details, Customer's preferred bank for payment of taxes, Customer's preferred ICD (Container yard)
    • APMT ICD
  • Any other relevant certificates if aid/donation/relief cargo involved.

To enable URA serve you better, kindly review and avail the requirements for this clearance process at least 32 hours prior vessel arrival

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