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Monrovia (LRMLW)

Liberia

General info

address
C/O National Port Authority PO Box 14 Monrovia Liberia
EMAIL
website
www.nationalportauthorityliberia.org
phone
231 221577
fax
cororate office
C/O National Port Authority PO Box 14 Monrovia Liberia
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
125,000 TEUs

The Freeport of Monrovia is the main commercial port facility in the West African nation of Liberia. It was artificially created on Bushrod Island near Monrovia in 1948.[1] The facility contains four piers and one main wharf with four berths.[1] The port also has tanker facilities and a fishery pier. The National Port Authority operates it.[2]

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Monrovia, Bensonville, Tubmanburg, Robertsport, Buchanan, Gbarnga, Ganta, Yekepa, Zwedru, Harper

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

CMA CGM, Maersk, MSC

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Export service restriction Weight restrictions The maximum safe working load (SWL) acceptable for Liberia is 28 metric tons, i.e cargo plus tare weight of container. Equipments 45 ft containers are now accepted. Reefer container exports are now accepted. Less than Container Load (LCL) or Container Freight Station (CFS) cargo is currently not accepted for export. Special cargos Out of gauge (OOG), break bulk(B/B) and IMO cargo are subject to the standard Line approval procedures. Bill of lading restrictions As part of the U.S Customs 24 Hour Rule regulations, ' To the order of ' bills of lading are not accepted for shipments destined to the U.S or routed via U.S. Customs in U.S also does not accept commodity descriptions ' Freight all kinds' and General merchandise' nor the package type ' pallets'. Export Restricted Goods The following commodities are banned from export: Unprocessed rubber latex and rubber lumps Wild life animals classified as endangered species and their products e.g. elephant, monkey, zebra etc.

Forms & Certificates

For timber export, appropriate documentation needs to be provided e.g. Clearance and export permit from the Forestry Development Agency (FDA), SGS certificate etc

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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Import requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

Pre-shipment inspections are required for goods valued at US$3,500.00 and above. The penalty for importers who fail to complete the pre-shipment inspection ranges from 10 percent to 30 percent of the shipment's value. When those steps are completed, the IPD is issued and the import is approved. After clearing customs, importers present cost information to the MOCI for price approval. BIVAC has listed the following products as items exempted from import duties (customs): Goods imported with a value below the threshold of US$1,000 free on board (FOB); Reasonable amount of personal effects and household items; Supplies for diplomatic missions, and United Nations organizations; Gold, precious stones, objects of art; Explosives, pyrotechnic products, arms, ammunition, weapons, and implements of war imported by the Liberian Armed Forces and other security and/or law enforcement entities Fresh fish caught by local Liberian fishermen; and Goods imported by parcel post not exceeding US$1,000.

Forms & Certificates

Written requests must accompany the invoice and bill of lading. When importers receive import authorization, they then purchase an Import Permit Declaration (IPD) from Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP). Importers then arrange pre-shipment through a pre-shipment inspection company (currently Bureau Veritas or BIVAC), at a cost of 1.5 percent of the shipment's value. BIVAC – Bureau Veritas Group is the exclusive pre-shipment inspection (PSI) provider for Liberia.

Key Customs Facts

Dangerous Cargo of all types are to be cleared from the port within 24hrs. ( A fine of 1,500.00 USD will be charged by the National Government.

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