Shipping in Algeria

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

Customer Advisory - DnD


  • Restrictions & Exceptions handling: 
  • Weight limitation - The maximum weight accepted for 20' and 40' (dry and reefer) equipment is 31T.
  • Special Equipment - OOG cargoes are subject to Customer Service evaluation and approval.
  • Cross Bookings - Local charges should be paid prior the release of equipment and same should be paid in Algeria
  • Special cargoes – There are generally no restrictions, though for trucking to inland points special permits may be needed (dependent on the actual oversize, so please inquire). For dangerous cargo the dangerous cargo papers must be provided and approved at the time the booking is placed. Please ask our Customer Service team for exact details.
  • All IMO cargoes are subject to Letter of engagement (LOE) stamped by Receiver / Carrier / Port authority.
  • All shipments from/to Israel are not accepted by Algerian Government and Customs authorities based on non-relationship between both countries, same is valid for all operators (Maersk Line, Safmarine and Seago Line).
  • In Seagoline Algeria, Inland haulage is not offered only port to port service is available (CY)
  • Metal Scrap, Frozen Poultry & Used Tires are not accepted.
  •  Freight collect acceptance is subject to destination approval.
  • Freight surcharges such as (LSS, winter fee…) cannot be collected in Algeria.
  • Algerian local charges (FRO, DHC, TAX, DDF) must be update as collect and invoiced in DZD.
  • As per new customs regulation related to the mandatory insertion in all import BL’s to Algeria of the consignee’s NIF number (containing  15 characters), NIF is the equivalent of the Tax number (VAT reference) in other countries.
  •  It is a requirement that the Final receiver in Bill Of Lading (Consignee or notify) is an Algerian based company.
  • A Bill of Lading cannot contain both IMO and non IMO cargo. They should be split otherwise the cargo cannot be cleared.
  • All amendments in manifest, OBL’s split and corrections are subject to Customer Service evaluation and approval.
  • LCL shipments are subject to Customer Service evaluation and approval before booking creation.
  • No IMO is accepted to Algiers seaport, all the IMO shipments must be booked to dry ports (DZACS or DZANS)
  • It’s not allowed to roll Algerian destination charges in the origin rates
  • Non-manipulation certificate (NMC) for shipments coming from the Arab free trade zone (ZALE) must be requested by shipper or booked by at the time of booking creation

Freetime & Demurrage

As of 1st of November, 2018


Days after freetime expiration 20’DRY 40’DRY/ 40'HDRY/ 45'DRY 20’FLAT & OPEN TOP 40’ FLAT & OPEN TOP
0 to 15th day Free
16th to 22th day 25 45 30 60
23th to 60th day 45 85 50 100
60th to 90th day 60 118 65 130



Days after freetime expiration 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
0 to 3rd day Free
4th to 7th day 55 110
8th to 30th day 100 210
31th to 90th day 120 230

Manual Documentation Fee

From November 1st 2016, all shipping instruction submissions for your shipments must be submitted through or any other online platform (EDI, INTTRA etc.).

In case that you still wish to submit the shipping instructions manually, a Manual Documentation Fee (MDF) is applied.

The Manual Documentation Fee will be: 25 USD / bill of lading

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