Price and Surcharge Updates

Container Safety Charge at Pointe Noire (Congo)

The government of the Republic of Congo has decided by Decree nr. 12369 dated May 15th, 2015 to implement an inspection of all import and export containers in Pointe Noire.

In compliance with this governmental regulation, CMA CGM Group will implement a new surcharge, "Container Safety Charge" also called "PHI" (Government Agency Inspection Service).


The "Container Safety Charge" will be applicable in addition to the ocean freight as follows:

  • Pointe Noire Import & Export containers
  • All cargo including dry, reefer, out of gauge and breakbulk
  • Payable at Pointe Noire
  • USD 10 per container
  • Effective from April 1st, 2016 for all trades except USA
  • Effective from April 15th, 2016 (gate-in) for USA trade subject to FMC filing

For more information, please contact your local CMA CGM office.