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Basel

Switzerland

General info

address
Hochbergerstrasse 160 Basel CH-4019 Switzerland
EMAIL
website
port-of-switzerland.ch
phone
41 61 631 45 45
fax
41 61 631 45 94
cororate office
Hochbergerstrasse 160 Basel CH-4019 Switzerland
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME

The Port of Basel is capital of Basel-Stadt in Northern Switzerland. Lying on the Rhine River where the Birs and Wiese rivers and the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, The Port of Basel is the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland. Being so near both France and Germany, the city’s culture reflects a rich multi-national heritage. It is a major industrial center for pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The Port of Basel is Switzerland’s second largest metropolitan area, with 731 thousand inhabitants in 2008

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Basel, Binningen, Allschwil, Bottmingen, Oberwil, Therwil, Munchenstein, Birsfelden, Muttenz, Arlesheim, Ettingen, Dornach, Aesch, Pratteln, Frenkendorf, Laufen, Liestal, Rheinfelden, Lausen, Sissach

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

Maersk , CMA CGM , Cosco

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Commodity No specific restrictions apply Weight / Measurement Gross weight is defined as follows: Rail: •maximum container capacity Truck: •maximum legal road weight: total 38 tons (including truck, chassis, container and cargo) •maximum payload: 21 tons for 20' containers - 19 tons for 40' containers •permits for special chassis are subject to approval by respective customer service desk Special Cargoes OOG, breakbulk and IMO cargo subject to Maersk Line in-house approval procedures B/l clausing, documentation No specific clausing required Special Customs Requirements No specific requirements

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

Please find all necessary customs formalities on below webpage: http://www.zoll.de/EN/Businesses/businesses_node.html and https://www.ch.ch/en/swiss-customs/

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

When trading food products or agricultural goods in Switzerland, businesses involved in this activity are required to obtain a general import permit; in Switzerland, the document is issued by the Federal Office of Agriculture (FOA). If the trading activity involves animals and animal products, the products have to be inspected by the Swiss Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), a requirement that can also be applicable for the import of various types of plants. The import of food products must also fall under the regulations of the FSVO.

Forms & Certificates

Documents such as invoices, certificates of origin, authorizations, official confirmations, analysis certificates, weight certificates and other can be requested in order to obtain custom clearance in Switzerland.

Key Customs Facts

Please find all necessary customs formalities on below webpage: http://www.zoll.de/EN/Businesses/businesses_node.html and https://www.ch.ch/en/swiss-customs/

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