Shipping in Tunisia

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

Local charges

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*Please note this is not an official quotation.

Tunisia origin charges (Local charges in TND and Inland haulage charges) have to be paid imperatively in Tunisia due to local regulation

DCF (Dangerous cargo documentation fee) should always be prepaid, settled in Tunisia.

Port storage charges are paid directly by shipper directly to port authorities with no involvement from shipping line

Star Container charges must be paid directly by the shipper to Star container 


Second Hand clothing export:

For second hand clothes export below terms must be fulfilled: 

  • An engagement letter must be provided by real shipper and real consignee.
  • An immediate cashable check of 20000 TND per container or A bank guarantee.


Plastic Waste :

Plastic waste cargo subject to line and destination country approval.

The following documents must be submitted for approval:

Annex 7.

LOE provided by the shipper and the consignee.



For Onion exports,  LOE must be submitted for approval by the shipper and the consignee.


Charcoal and Carbon products:                                                                                                                

For Charcoal and carbon exports Sealand accepts non – IMO regulated charcoal, IMO regulated charcoal (hazardous) are not accepted.

The following documents must be submitted for approval.                                                                                                           

Documents required prior to booking confirmation:                                                                                                                        

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).                                                                                                                                        

Company Profile.                                                                                                                                                                             

Weathering Report, or certificate describing the cooling process and attesting minimum 14 days of pre-cooling prior to packaging. In the case of activated carbon, weathering report is to include description of activation process and name of chemical used, alternatively describing the steam activation process.

Certificate of Self-heating Test (Laboratory test certificate according to IMO Special Provision 925 reference UN Manual of Tests and Criteria 33.3.).

Certificate of Analysis (Laboratory test on moisture, ash, fix carbon, volatile matters).                                                                      

Accreditation Letter. Certificate confirming that the laboratory performing the test has been approved by the competent authority.

Re-export procedures

Local authorities confirmation to re-export an imported container is required and for that purpose below documents are mandatory:

1) Shipper to provide reasons for re-export                                         

2) Acceptance for re-export from the initially manifested consignee (on letter head & Stamped)

3) Certificate of non-payment from Tunisian Bank through which transaction took place.

4) Commercial invoice                                                                   


Customs average response time is 2 weeks.        


Upon customs approval for re-export, Sealand requires in advance payment of the below charges based on estimation (Not invoices):                                                                                                  

1)      Local charges for the imported container                                   

2)      Occurred Container Detention charges.                                      

3)      Occurred port storage to be paid to port authorities.                            

4)      Customs fees & penalties.                                                

5)      Re-Export related charges (Local charges, port charges & ocean freight) 

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