Export LCL Ghana - Spotlight on Accra + Takoradi

We are delighted to inform you that we are able to offer you exceptionally competitive rates to Accra and Takoradi via Tema from 1st October 2018. [PDF] [more]

General Rate Announcement LCL Export

Please find our actual rate announcement for LCL Export [PDF] [more]

Export Nigeria

We like to inform you about the present situation in Lagos, Nigeria [PDF] [more]

New opening hours Fridays in Hamburg & Bremen

Dear valued Customer, We would like to inform you about our new opening hours in Hamburg & Bremen on Fridays.
From September 7th, our teams in Hamburg and Bremen will be available on Fridays from 7:30 am up to 16:00 pm. [PDF] [more]

UPDATE - Montreal Low Water Surcharge

We like to update you on the Low Water Surcharge for all cargoes to and via Montreal. [PDF] [more]

New weekly direct service to Asunción, Paraguay

SACO Shipping is proud to announce its new weekly direct “all water” service to Asuncion / Paraguay. [PDF] [more]

Export Ghana – Cargo Tracking Note – UPDATE

As per Bill of Lading date September, 1st 2018 Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) requires a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) for all cargoes to be imported into Ghana.
ATTENTION! This rule has been postponed to start on October, 15th 2018! [PDF] [more]

UPDATE Export Australia - Seasonal Fumigation for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Please find our updated information about seasonal fumigation for Australia. [PDF] [more]

Peak Season Surcharge LCL Export Nigeria

Please be informed about the Peak Season Surcharge for Nigeria effective with B/L Date September, 1st 2018. [PDF] [more]

Seasonal Australia Fumigation for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSB)

As some of you may have already heard the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has announced a limited period of fumigation of high risk goods. [PDF] [more]

USA FCL Inland Transportation

Please learn more about our FCL solutions for inland transportation within the US. [PDF] [more]

Montreal Low Water Surcharge

We would like to inform you about the Low Water Surcharge to and via Montreal. [PDF] [more]

Export Mexico – service from Bremerhaven

As you certainly will not have missed, the M/V Polar Peru with ETS Hamburg on June 29th 2018 will be the last Hamburg call for vessels bound for Mexico for the time being. [PDF] [more]

General Rate Announcement LCL Export NORAM/LATAM

Please find our actual rate announcement for LCL Export NORAM/LATAM. [PDF] [more]

Emergency Bunker Adjustment Factor LCL Export

Please find our actual information in regards to the Emergency Bunker Surcharge. [PDF] [more]

General Data Protection Regulation starting May 25th 2018

It will not have escaped your attention that the new European General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 ("GDPR") will come into effect as from May 25th 2018. To comply with GDPR requirements, we would like to ask you to confirm that you would like to continue receiving content by email in the future. [PDF] [more]

Tightened customs rules for exports to China

We would like to inform you about the tightened customs rules for exports into China. [PDF] [more]

Export South Africa - Advance Load House

Please be advised that the South African Revenue Services (SARS) will implement a new customs process which requires the electronic submission of various cargo reports, including house bill of lading level. [PDF] [more]

Export Egypt - New Service from Bremerhaven

We offer now service to Alexandria Old Port and Alexandria (El Dekheila). [PDF] [more]

Export Sudan: Destination THC prepaid

We would like to inform you that Sudanese Authorities with immediate effect have announced that due to lack of hard currency the destination THC must not be collected in Sudan. [PDF] [more]

New Rail Service from and to Hefei

We want to inform you about our new rail Service to Hefei [PDF] [more]

Export Ivory Coast: Certificate of Conformity

As per bill of lading date 16th of April 2018 MCAPPME (Ministère du Commerce de l’Artisanat et de la Promotion des PME) requires a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for all kind of cargoes to be imported in Ivory Coast. [PDF] [more]

New agent in Xiamen, China

We would like to inform you about our new agent in Xiamen. [PDF] [more]

Tanzania: Local destination charges

We would like to inform you that as from March, 1st 2018 destination charges in Tanzania will be payable at origin. [PDF] [more]

Port Congestion Douala, Cameroon

We would like to inform you that as from February, 21st 2018 we will implement a Port Congestion Surcharge for all shipments to Douala, Cameroon. [PDF] [more]

ACI Filing/eManifest Canada

Dear Valued Customers & Colleagues,
Last year CBSA (Canada Border Service Agency) has started to implement the eManifest what is the third phase of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative. It is part of the overall measures the Government of Canada is putting in place to enhance the safety, security and prosperity of Canadians and international trade while streamlining commercial crossborder processes.

 [PDF] [more]

SACO goes green - Invoicing

We are switching our billing system to pdf-emailing, more information to be found here. [PDF] [more]

Export South Africa

We are delighted to inform you that we are further enlarging our services to South Africa. [PDF] [more]

Export Houston

we are pleased to inform you that the weight surcharge for Houston has been decreased with the December tariff. [PDF] [more]

Export USA ISPM15 - Wood packing material

Herewith we would like to inform you about the tightened measures against violations of the import regulations for wooden packaging. [PDF] [more]

Port Additional Venezuela

Due to the actual situation in Venezuela local authorities have raised the port charges significantly. [PDF] [more]

Export Huangpu, China

We would like to inform you about changes in our service to Huangpu, China. [PDF] [more]

Customs clearance procedure LCL Export Jeddah

We would like to inform you about the special form of Import customs clearance procedure at Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia. [PDF] [more]

Emergency Port Congestion LCL Export West Africa

We would like to inform you that we will implement an Emergency Port Congestion for LCL Exports to West Africa. [PDF] [more]

Cargo to Nigeria must be palletized

As per the Federl Ministry Of Finance's circular on April, 11th 2017, all containerized cargo shall be palletized. [PDF] [more]


as you can see from the press and the media in recent days, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen have ceased all diplomatic relations with Qatar since June, 5th 2017. [PDF] [more]

Direct service from Hamburg to Koper

We are proud to offer a regular weekly truck service from Hamburg to the port of Koper in Slovenia starting June, 1st 2017.
We are serving Koper on a weekly base with a transit time of 3 days. [more]

Cargo must be on pallets for Hamad Port / Qatar

On March, 30th 2017 the Chairman of Qatars Committee for the Customs Clearance System announced that all cargoes that arrive to Qatar must be palletized prior to customs clearance. [PDF] [more]

New SACO warehouse in the Czech Republic

As from April 2017 we are glad to announce the opening of a new warehouse. [PDF] [more]

Direct service to Oran

We are very excited to announce our new direct destination in Algeria. [PDF] [more]


We would like to inform you about our new oncarriage possibilities via Casablanca. [PDF] [more]

New SACO office in Egypt

The SACO family is growing and a new office was opened in Egypt on February 1st. [PDF] [more]

From Hamburg and Bremen to Tunis in 6 days

in only 6 days from Hamburg and Bremen to Tunis! This speedy multi-modal service has been available since the beginning of November. [PDF] [more]


We would like to inform you about our new, direct departure to Paramaribo, Suriname. [PDF] [more]

Spotlight Service from Hamburg to Shenzhen

We want to draw your attention to our Premium LCL-Service to Shenzhen in Transhipment via Hong Kong. [PDF] [more]

Reykjavik ongoing from Hamburg and Bremen

Even after the decision of the carrier Eimskip to change the port of call from Hamburg to Bremerhaven, SACO Shipping will continue the weekly service from Hamburg and Bremen. [PDF] [more]

New Railway LCL service ex Shangai & Suzhou to Olomouc & Bratislava

SACO Shipping will launch with the first departure on November 20th a new direct LCL service from Suzhou and Shanghai to Olomouc and Bratislava by rail. [more]

Direct departure to Paramaribo, Suriname

We would like to inform you about our direct departure to Paramaribo, Suriname with the Vessel MS Rio Blackwater, ETS 02.12.2016. [PDF] [more]

New direct services from Taiwan

As from November 2016, we offer a direct service from Keelung, Kaohsiung and Taichung to Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna! [more]

Direct departures to El Paso & Laredo

We are very excited to announce our two new direct destinations in Texas, USA.
After the successful launch of our direct Dallas service in April 2016, we will now expand our portfolio with the direct services to Laredo & El Paso. [PDF] [more]