Shipping in Albania

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.


Import & Export

Whether you’re looking to import or export goods, Seago Line wants to make it easier for you to do business. Below you will find all the information you need on our import and export procedures, restrictions and new surcharge structure.

Export procedures:

  • Bookings  –  You can place your booking via our website. Our easy to use e-booking tool is our customers preferred way of placing bookings. Our experts at Customer Service can be contacted via e-mail (please see contact details) and/or by phone.
  • Documentation –  Any export licenses, permits and other documents are to be obtained by Shippers and/or Exporters.
  • B/L clausing – No specific clausing is mandatory
  • Unacceptable clauses - There might be peculiar L/C prescriptions (e.g. anti-dating of Bills of Lading etc.) which SeagoLine cannot adhere to. We encourage our customers to discuss documentation possibilities with our experts prior booking in order to check acceptability. 

    For shipments covered by letters of credit requiring a 'clean on board' clause we are able to provide an alternative statement, which is widely accepted by banks.

Export restrictions:

  • Commodity – Living Plants for export from East Adriatic ports in DRY equipments are ONLY accepted on direct services (no transhipments are allowed). 
  • Special cargoes – Special cargo restrictions as follows: 

    - Arms/explosive IMO class 1 NOT accepted  
    - Radioactive cargo IMO class 7 NOT accepted

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Freetime & sucharges

Demurrage and Detention

Our setup in Durres, Albania consists of one single element: Combined Demurrage & Detention.

This means you have one combined free time period and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots, referred to as Combined Demurrage & Detention.


Combined demurrage and detention starts from gate -out empty day (included), ends with loading day (included) to vessel.

Free time

Days 21 21 21

Note: Demurrage DRY and REEF (storage and electricity charged directly from the terminal)


Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’/40’hc 45’DRY 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Specials (OT/FR)
22nd - onwards 25 50 25 50 Same as Dry Same as Dry


Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online or contact us by phone