Country requirement & restriction

Requirements

Mogadishu

Safmarine accepts shipments to and from the Port of Mogadishu in Somalia.

Imports to Mogadishu arrive in our Carrier vessel fortnightly. All containers are stripped in the port and cargo sent onwards on customer's own arrangements. The maximum gross weight limit for Mogadishu is 35mts.

Freight charges can be paid in Somalia with the agreement of our agent, Bollore transport and Logistics Somalia Limited. 

Documents required for import clearance include the commercial invoice and packing list, and 1 copy of the original bill of lading.

For further information on import procedures please contact SO.MOG.export@safmarine.com.

 

Berbera

Safmarine accepts shipments to and from the Port of Berbera. Imports to Somalia arrive at Berbera on our fortnightly feeder from Salalah, and are stripped from the container and loaded onto conventional trucks on the terminal.  The maximum gross weight limit for Berbera that the vessel can handle is 30mts, so the cargo limits are 28mts for a 20' and 26mts for a 40', or the container payload, whichever is the lower. 

Freight charges can be paid in Somalia or in Djibouti with the agreement of our agent, Integrated Shipping Services. 

Documents required for import clearance include the commercial invoice and packing list, and three copies of the original bill of lading.

For further information on import procedures please contact issbbo.operation@laas-group.com .

 

Restrictions - https://www.safmarine.com/local-information/so/import/country-requirement-and-restriction

 

Mogadishu

Weight limits -  The maximum weight limit on our carrier vessel is 35mts.

Cargo is unloaded from the container in the terminal. Containers are not allowed outside the port gates.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be imported into Somalia - this includes narcotics, Weapons and war ammunition, Pornographic Publications, Political and religious material, counterfeit goods, toxic waste and foodstuff with insufficient shelf life.

For further information please contact  SO.MOG.export@safmarine.com

 

Berbera

Weight limits - the crane limit on our feeder vessel is 30mts, which basis 28mts is the maximum that can be loaded in a 20' container and 26mts in a 40' container.

Cargo is unloaded from the container in the terminal. Containers are not allowed outside the port gates.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be imported into Somalia - this includes prohibited foodstuffs, counterfeits, alcohol, narcotics, Weapons and was ammunition, Pornographic Publications, toxic waste and certain printed material. Further, we are unfortunately unable to deal with refrigerated cargo in Berbera at the moment. Oversize hazardous and special cargo is acceptable on a case by case basis, please contact us with the details.

For further information please contact  issbbo.operation@laas-group.com .

 

Procedures

Safmarine accepts shipments from the port of Berbera in Somaliland only and does not have acceptance from southern Somalia or from the autonomous region of Puntland.

Exports from Somaliland are brought to the port by conventional trucks and stuffed into containers on the terminal. The maximum weight limit is 28mts or the container payload, whichever is the lower. We have a fortnightly feeder service to Jeddah. The main containerised export commodities from Somaliland are hides and skins, and we keep a stock of liner bags for loading.

Freight charges can be paid in Somaliland with the agreement of our agent, Integrated Shipping Services.

Documents required for export include a commercial invoice and packing list, also certificate of origin if required by the destination country.

For further information on Somaliland export procedures please contact bbo.cusexp@iss-shipping.com or ethsalgen@maersk.com.

 

Restrictions

Please note that the crane limit on our feeder vessel is 30mts, which basis 28mts is the maximum that can be loaded in 20' container and 26mts in a 40' container.

Cargo should be stuffed in the container at least 24 hours before the arrival of the vessel in order to ensure correct loading on board.

Please note that goods prohibited under Islamic law cannot be exported from Somaliland - this includes prohibited foodstuffs, alcohol and printed material. Further, we are unfortunately unable to deal with refrigerated cargo in Berbera at the moment. Oversize, hazardous and special cargo is acceptable on a case by case basis, please contact us with the details.

The major export is skins and hides. Before loading, the container must be fitted with a liner bag to prevent leakage and staining / damage to the container floor. Liner bags are held by our agent in Berbera, Integrated Shipping Services.

For further information please contact Integrated Shipping Services at bbo.cusexp@iss-shipping.com.

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