Connecting Senegal to the world

Building on more than 20 years' presence in Senegal's Dakar Port, MSC established MSC Senegal in 2001 to offer customers 24/365 access to services. Supported by the latest generation infrastructures, MSC Senegal is ISO-90001 certified (2008 version). 

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Detention, demurrage and storage 


This is the charge applicable, after the free time expires for the use of the carrier’s full container after discharge inside the marine terminal up to gate out full date. 

Demurrage Freetime while in port: 10 days for dry and three days free for reefers 

Plugging: 2 days free time in terminal 


This is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, for the use of the carrier’s container (full or empty) outside the marine terminal. 

Detention while with client: 4 days free time 


This is the charge applicable, after the free time expires, inside the terminal for the use of the land. Tariff is based SEMPOS commodity base per ton.

Storage in terminal: 10 days free time 

Special setup: NoR = DV/HC conditions  


Cargo in transit

Cargo in transit

Cargo in transit is accepted to neighbouring countries (Mali, Gambia, Guinea, Bissau, Banjul, Mauritania etc). 



 Merchant haulage start: Last equipment from vessel discharge 

Gate-out empty day/after: Include gate-Out empty day gate-out full day/after: Exclude gate-out full day in client calculation gate-in full day/after: Include gate-in full day 

Carrier's haulage start day or after: Same day as carrier's haulage  

Start move Container rental end: Last equipment from vessel discharge.  

Currency: EUR 

Prohibited cargo

Second-hand cars, cycles and mopeds: 

  • Private vehicles more than eight (8) years old 
  • Commercial vehicles with a weight fully loaded less than 3.5 tons and more than eight (8) years old 
  • Passenger vehicles with a minimum of seven (7) seats and more than eight (8) years old 
  • Heavy goods vehicles with a weight fully loaded of more than 3.5 tons and more than ten (10) years old
  • Used cycles and motorcycles with a cubic capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimetres (50cm3) 

NO exemption is allowed in the application of these new rules unless for the following cases: 

  • Private vehicles more than eight (8) years old imported by Senegalese officials established overseas returning at home; 
  • All vehicles discharged in transit not destinated to Senegal (ie in transit to Mali, Gambia, etc) 

For exempted vehicles, importers must request and obtain authorisation from customs authorities before loading. Therefore, all booking agents are required to ask for MSC Dakar's agreement before accepting the shipment. 

 CTN or BSC is mandatory for all shipments destined for Senegal 

 The import of plastic waste into the national territory is prohibited: in the event of imports of plastic waste, these are seized and re-exported to the country of origin or provenance at the expense of the importer, without prejudice to criminal prosecution. 

 All fines will be debited as follows: 

  • Custom fine around 3X vessel and cargo value (custom code)
  • Disbursement Fee USD 2000 per container 

Poultry products and equipment are prohibited 

The above list is non-exhaustive. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact MSC Senegal

Container Weighing (VGM)

All MSC local offices provide certified scales to record and verify container weight (verified gross mass or VGM) in line with Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. VGM instructions are mandatory for all shipments for safety reasons and vessel operators can only load a container if its weight has been appropriately verified. Contact your local MSC team for more information and support. 
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Cargo Loading

MSC's cargo handling facilities are strategically located to ensure the efficient and timely loading of goods for export and import. We also provide cargo consolidation, loading and re-loading, packing, unpacking and cross-loading services from containers to trucks.
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Last update: 2024-04-24T01:44:00