Container Safety Charge (PHI) – Pointe Noire and Matadi



The government of the Republic of Congo have decided to implement Container Safety Charge as from 1st January 2016 for all import and export containers passing through or destined for Pointe Noire.

Please note that since all shipments destined for Matadi transship in Pointe Noire – this charge will also apply to both import and export from Matadi.

To ensure Maersk Line follow the directive we hereby implement a new surcharge that will be called PHI (Government Agency Inspection Service).

This charge will appear on your invoice from 1st January 2016 and it will cover the Container Safety Charge.

The PHI charge will be collected on freight and the quantum is EUR10 per container.

We thank you for your continuous supports.

For questions, please contact your local Maersk Line representative