Shipping in Tunisia

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

Local charges

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


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.

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Effective from October 1st,2019.

Combined Demurrage and Detention start the day after the empty pick up day (included), end with loading day (included) to vessel.

Per: Calendar day.

After free time expiration, below tariffs will be applied.

Currency : TND- Tunisian Dinar.

EXPORT - Combined demurrage and detention tariffs - from Sfax and Tunis (Rades) Ports:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 45'
0-30 0 0
As from 31st day 24 48
Days after free time expiration 20' REEF 40' REEF
0-10 0 0
As from 11th day 380 410
Dry Hazardous
Days after free time expiration 20' DRY 40' DRY
0-27 0 0
As from 28th day 36 72
Days after free time expiration 20' Special 40' Special
0-12 0 0
As from 13th day 80 90

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