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Cotonou (BJCOO)

Benin

General info

address
Autonomous Port of Cotonou Cotonou - Boulevard of the Marina Litoral - BP 927 - Cotonou
EMAIL
website
http://www.portcotonou.com/index.php/contacts
phone
(+229) 21 31 26 37 (+229) 21 31 28 91 (+229) 69 85 85 85
fax
229 21312891
cororate office
Autonomous Port of Cotonou Cotonou - Boulevard of the Marina Litoral - BP 927 - Cotonou
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
12 million
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
950,000 TEUs

In Cotonou, the port area is mapped into several distinct areas. These areas are managed rationally and efficiently. Concession contracts are granted to private operators interfering in the supply chain who express the need. In addition to these,

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Sakété, Ouidah, Allada, Comé, Pobé, Lokossa, Dogbo, Athiémé, Cové, Bohicon, Abomey, Kétou, Aplahoué, Savalou, Savé, Tchaourou, Bassila, Bétérou

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

CMA CGM, Maersk, MOL, MSC

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Cargo owner is accountable for the charges of the destruction of any “infected” cargo and all related cots ) transport, surestaries, port storage, etc It is the responsibility of the cargo owner to contact above companies and get the Certificate of Control of Risk. Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) As of October 1, 2007 a “Cargo Tracking Note” (CTN) is mandatory for all cargo entering, departing, or transiting via the port of Cotonou. The shipper is responsible for obtaining the cargo tracking note from Phoenix Europe or one of their appointed agents as listed on » www.phoenix-europe.fr In the event that a shipment arrives at the port of Cotonou without a valid CTN the client will be fined XOF 50,000 (approximately USD 100) per Bill of lading plus the fee for the CTN. All clients must be informed that the CTN is mandatory as per Beninese law, but that in the event of the Bill of lading not having a valid CTN we can still load the cargo. Special Customs Requirements Beninese customs can seize all cargo idling over 120 days in the port of Cotonou. Customs Regulation for cargo in Transit to Niger Please be advised that effective from April 1, 2008 all shipments in transit to Niger going through Benin port are subject to the payment of a cash deposit amounting 5.2% of the cargo CIF value. Same will be refunded to the importer/consignee based on below mandatory conditions: The goods have effectively crossed Benin/Niger border The goods have effectively been cleared in Niger, and manifested under “Consumption” regime It is therefore required from importers/consignees to provide the necessary documents within 15 days after the delivery order issued by Benin customs. Failing to provide the documents on time will lead to automatic cancellation of the refund process. Restrictions – Documentation No acceptance for LCL cargo. Each container must have maximum one bill of lading. Multiple Bills of Lading per container is not acceptable.

Forms & Certificates

Regulation on Scrap Shipments Benin Port Authorities (Port Autonome de Cotonou) implements a new regulation for all shipments of scrap to/from Cotonou. Effective 6 August 2008, all shipments of any kind of scrap cargo should be submitted to the inspection of radioactive components and get the Certificate of Control of Risk (Certificat de Controle de isqué) prior its loading/unloading at the Port of Cotonou.

Key Customs Facts

Verified Gross Mass – A commitment to Safety – Effective Date 1st July 2016 VGM Update on my.safmarine.com must be completed 48 hours before Vessel's arrival.

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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

The import of guns, ammunition, narcotics (except those accepted for medical use), and materials that may endanger the environment are prohibited.Regulation on Scrap Shipments Benin Port Authorities (Port Autonome de Cotonou) implements a new regulation for all shipments of scrap to/from Cotonou. Effective 6 August 2008, all shipments of any kind of scrap cargo should be submitted to the inspection of radioactive components and get the Certificate of Control of Risk (Certificat de Controle de isqué) prior its loading/unloading at the Port of Cotonou. Cargo owner is accountable for the charges of the destruction of any “infected” cargo and all related cots ) transport, surestaries, port storage, etc It is the responsibility of the cargo owner to contact above companies and get the Certificate of Control of Risk. Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) As of October 1, 2007 a “Cargo Tracking Note” (CTN) is mandatory for all cargo entering, departing, or transiting via the port of Cotonou. T In the event that a shipment arrives at the port of Cotonou without a valid CTN the client will be fined XOF 50,000 (approximately USD 100) per Bill of lading plus the fee for the CTN. All clients must be informed that the CTN is mandatory as per Beninese law, but that in the event of the Bill of lading not having a valid CTN we can still load the cargo. It should be clear, that we as carrier can accept a shipment whether it has a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) attached or not. Special Customs Requirements Beninese customs can seize all cargo idling over 120 days in the port of Cotonou. Customs Regulation for cargo in Transit to Niger Effective from April 1, 2008 all shipments in transit to Niger going through Benin port are subject to the payment of a cash deposit amounting 5.2% of the cargo CIF value. Same will be refunded to the importer/consignee based on below mandatory conditions: The goods have effectively crossed Benin/Niger border The goods have effectively been cleared in Niger, and manifested under “Consumption” regime It is therefore required from importers/consignees to provide the necessary documents within 15 days after the delivery order issued by Benin customs. Failing to provide the documents on time will lead to automatic cancellation of the refund process. Restrictions – Documentation No acceptance for LCL cargo. Each container must have maximum one bill of lading. Multiple Bills of Lading per container is not acceptable.

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

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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