Container Shipping to Benin


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International Container Shipping to Benin

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Benin.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Benin: Cotonou, Djogou, Locossa, Parakou, Porto-Novo.

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Benin has been a member of WTO (World Trade Organization) since 1996.

Documentation required for import of goods: commercial invoice (2 copies), certificate of origin (2 copies), packing list, bill of lading, pro forma invoice (2 copies).

There are no special regulations of import except for cigarettes, tobacco and matches. Some products require information on origin and preserves or semi-preserves, also the date of production have to be indicated on labels.

Free Trade Zones
Benin doesn’t have free trade zones.

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20’ and 40’ containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don’t have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Here are the estimated costs on importing your container from United States to the ports in Belize: 

 20’ Container  40’ Container  Transit Time
East Coast - Cotonou  $2,913.00 $4,268.00 30
 West Coast - Cotonou $3,578.80 $5,120.03 45

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100  

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.