Freighter Travel


For booking your journey with the shipping company CMA CGM, please send back the following documents filled-out and signed best by email or fax.

  • Booking Form
  • ID-Form
  • Statement of Responsibility
  • Special Conditions: please add full name and the note "read & approved"
  • Medical Certificate: at the time of booking AND again 45 days prior departure (the earliest). Make sure that the Certificate is signed and stamped by your doctor. Please make sure as well, that the Letter to the passenger's attending physician will be signed by your medical doctor as well. Please sign it as well with the additional handwritten note "read & approved".
  • Passport: send us a copy of your passport valid at least six months counting from voyage commencement.
  • Coronavirus: Due to the Coronavirus we ask you to fill out, sign and send back as well this questionaire of the shipping company CMA CGM. Please read as well carefully the additional notes concerning the data protection policy.

After receiving your booking forms, we will send you the booking confirmation and invoice whereupon a deposit of 25% is due. The balance is payable until 2 months prior departure.
If you pay from outside the EURO-zone, paying by Master- or Visa Card might be the cheapest option. But still we have to charge a non-refundable credit card fee of 2.5%.

Further Documents required not later than 15 days prior departure:

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination (depending on your travel route): consider, that the regulations of the shipping company may vary from those of the WHO. In some cases a Yellow Fever Exemption due to medical reasons might be accepted
  • Visa and onward- or return ticket: depending on your destination
  • Let us know, if you plan to bring your bike

For further details we refer to: 

Without these documents the shipping company will not be able to issue the travel documents. Please take those required documents with you on board. You will recieve your travel documents about 10 days prior departure.

You will travel on a modern Containership. Please keep in mind, that the freight on board has to be handled with first priority and therefore ports of call can be changed or cancelled in a few cases on short notice. A freighter navigates based on a fixed schedule, however there can always be changes. Therefore we advise strongly to plan your arrival at the port of embarkation and the departure from the port of disembarkation flexible and to consider this when you book your tickets to or from the port. In rare cases even the cancellation of the trip is possible.

The lay time in the ports may take in most cases 8-12 hours and in a few cases up to 2 or even 3 days.

Generally there should be enough time for excursions and sightseeing for going ashore during shore leaves. The captain, the crew or the port agent are certainly happy to give recommendations.

On the day of your arrival it will probably be very busy on board as there might be a crew change, caterers and employees of the shipping company and port agents or other authorities are visiting the ship. During this time it could happen, that the captain and officers cannot welcome you, show you around or even answer your questions. But when there is less hectic this will be done. We kindly ask for your understanding! You will see, once you have left the shore a routine on board will appear.