MSC has been supporting customers shipping goods in and out of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria since 2000. From six offices in the country, our 160 employees deliver reliable and efficient services designed to serve a wide range of industries.
As the world's tenth-largest country and the largest in Africa, Algeria offers a vital gateway to the continent. The country borders Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and the Mediterranean Sea.
If this is the first time you have shipped to or from Algeria, our in-depth country guide covers everything from general trade information to import and export procedures to ensure the smooth transport of your goods.
Storage is settled directly by receivers to terminals. The rates are not under MSC control but are paid directly by the customer to the port terminal.
Algeria ports are free in/free out.
Government approval status
What to include in your VGM instructions?
The following items are mandatory in Algeria and must be reflected on your submitting document:
How to submit your VGM instructions?
In case VGM weighing service is available at the Terminal and you are interested in this service, your local MSC office should be aware of this, before containers gate in.
The VGM will be submitted by the shipper by means of any of these channels:
- EDI (VERMAS)
- Port community systems web platforms.
- Via an E-mail attachment using the Microsoft Excel template provided by MSC Algeria and under a given Subject format.
Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
Admin fees and costs
All goods may be imported except:
New cars can only be imported if:
All goods may be exported except:
Ports and terminals
MSC operates services to and from the following Algerian ports and terminals, with local teams based in each location to support our customers. Empty container depots are available in the city limits of the above ports belonging to MSC subsidiary MTA.
- DPW Container Terminal
- EPAL Container mix area for handling bulk and general cargo vessels
Out-of-gauge (OOG)/Flat containers
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Last update: 2023-03-28T20:37:00