Logistics


Air Transport

Algeria has 36 airports open for civil air traffic: 16 international and 20 domestic. The national carrier, Air Algerie, serves 37 destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. A number of international airlines serve Algeria from major hubs. Three international express mail delivery services operate in Algeria: UPS, DHL and FedEx. Algeria has one national airline, Air Algerie, providing domestic service.

Sea Transport

Along to 1200 Km of coast, The maritime activity relates to 13 multipurpose ports, 2 hydrocarbons terminals and a great number of small pleasure and fishing ports, a maritime fleet ensuring the hydrocarbon, passenger transport and other goods throughout the world. It’s to be announced that international trade of Algeria is done primarily by sea. The principal ports of the country are: Algiers, Oran, Annaba, Bejaia, Skikda and Jijel, adding up 75% of the traffic.

Road Transport

Algeria’s current road network extends 100,000 kilometers, 26,000 km of which comprise secondary roads and highways and 23,000 km of which comprise provincial roads. A major east-west highway is still under construction, and long-range plans involve a second, parallel highway, with more than a dozen north-south connector highways feeding the system from Algeria’s port cities.

There is railway passenger service between the major northern cities and bus services to many of the smaller cities and towns.

Good paved roads cover the northern region and connect some oases. Rental cars are available but expensive. Parking is also an issue in urban areas, and many companies hire a car and driver for daily meetings of executives.

Warehousing Facilities

There are three types of warehousing available: "entrepot fictif," "entrepot special," and "entrepot reel." Merchandise stored in a private commercial warehouse or on the premises of the importer, without payment of duty, upon guaranty of re-export or guaranty of payment of duty if the merchandise is withdrawn for consumption, is entered in entrepot fictif. The customs department allows entrepot fictif only under very exceptional circumstances, however.

A limited list of goods, such as petroleum products, may be stored in special warehouses or entrepot special.

Normally all goods except perishable items are stored in the entrepot reel. Storage charges are based on the space occupied. Covered storage in customs sheds is charged at rates approximately twice those of the customs yard.

Merchandise left in the port longer authorities to the facilities of the Government Storage Enterprise (SONATMAG), which imposes its own series of charges against these goods.