Country requirement & restriction

Weight restrictions

The maximum safe working load (SWL) acceptable for Liberia is 28 metric tons, i.e cargo plus tare weight of container.


45 ft containers are now accepted.
Less than Container Load (LCL) or Container Freight Station (CFS) cargo is currently not accepted.

Reefer Containers

As there are now plugging facilities in the Freeport of Monrovia, within the APM Terminals and all reefer containers discharged are subject to plugging fees.

Commodity Restrictions

Vehicles more than 10years old imported into Liberia will face higher duty rates.

Freight Collect Acceptance

Liberia is Freight Collect restricted except by approval from LIBSALMNG or LIBLINMNG.

Freight collect approval MUST be requested prior vessel departure from POR.

Following information must be included in freight collect approval request:

Shipment number, consignee name, and service contract number.

All freight charges must be pre-paid by shipper or freight payer

ULF (Agency Logistics Fee), DDF (Documentation Fee - Destination), Import Service Fee (IMP) and IEC (Inspection Empty Container Charge) must be updated as collect.

Consignee / Notify Party

It is mandatory to update correct local consignee/notify code in GCSS for all import shipment into Liberia.

Dummy code like 100 [Customer Denmark] is unacceptable.

Correct customer details and email is mandatory.

Emails like, or is NOT acceptable

Special Customs requirement

The Liberian port authorities reserve the right to auction cargo not cleared by client/cargo receiver/cargo owner after 90 days.


Amendments after ‘issue arrival notice’ and ‘issue import manifest’ tasks are closed; and, import customs documentation submission, are subject to amendment fee

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