Shipping Country Codes

The country code consists of two capital letters of the Latin alphabet as described in ISO 3166. It indicates the country where the code is registered not the nationality of the owner or operator of the container. The letters of the code shall not be less than 100 mm high. The list below states the country names (and official short names) in alphabetical order as given in ISO 3166-1 and the corresponding ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code elements. It lists 246 official country short names, code elements and local port codes.

Country Short Code

Country Name

Local Port UN Location Code

AD

Andorra

n/a

AE

United Arab Emirates

n/a

AF

Afghanistan

n/a

AG

Antigua & Barbuda

n/a

AI

Anguilla

n/a

AL

Albania

n/a

AM

Armenia

n/a

AN

Netherlands Antilles

n/a

AO

Angola

n/a

AQ

Antartica

n/a

AR

Argentina

n/a

AS

Samoa ( American )

n/a

AT

Austria

n/a

AU

Australia

n/a

AW

Aruba

n/a

AZ

Azerbaidjan

n/a

BB

Barbados

n/a

BD

Bangladesh

n/a

BE

Belgium

n/a

BF

Burkina Faso

n/a

BG

Bulgaria

n/a

BH

Bahrain

n/a

BI

Burundi

n/a

BJ

Benin

n/a

BM

Bermuda

n/a

BN

Brunei Darussalam

n/a

BO

Bolivia

n/a

BR

Brazil

n/a

BS

Bahamas

n/a

BT

Bhutan

n/a

BW

Botswana

n/a

BY

Belarus

n/a

BZ

Belize

n/a

CA

Canada

n/a

CC

Cocos Islands

n/a

CF

Cent African Republic

n/a

CG

Congo

n/a

CH

Switzerland

n/a

CI

Ivory Coast

n/a

CK

Cook Islands

n/a

CL

Chile

n/a

CM

Cameroon

n/a

CN

China

n/a

CO

Colombia

n/a

CR

Costa Rica

n/a

CS

Czech Republic

n/a

CU

Cuba

n/a

CV

Cape Verde

n/a

CX

Christmas Islands

n/a

CY

Cyprus

n/a

DE

Germany

n/a

DJ

Djibouti

n/a

DK

Denmark

n/a

DM

Domenica

n/a

DO

Domenican Republic

n/a

DZ

Algeria

n/a

EC

Ecuador

n/a

EE

Estonia

n/a

EG

Egypt

n/a

ES

Spain

n/a

ET

Ethiopia

n/a

FI

Finland

n/a

FJ

Fiji

n/a

FK

Falkland Islands

n/a

FO

Faeroe Islands

n/a

FR

France

n/a

GA

Gabon

n/a

GB

United Kingdom

FXT, THP, TEE, GRG, SOU

GD

Grenada

n/a

GE

Georgia

n/a

GF

French Guyana

n/a

GH

Ghana

n/a

GI

Gibraltar

n/a

GL

Greenland

n/a

GM

Gambia

n/a

GN

Guinea

n/a

GP

Guadaloupe

n/a

GQ

Greece

n/a

GT

Guatamala

n/a

GU

Guam

n/a

GW

Guinee Bissau

n/a

HK

Hong Kong

n/a

HN

Honduras

n/a

HR

Croatia

n/a

HT

Haiti

n/a

HU

Hungary

n/a

ID

Indonesia

n/a

IE

Ireland

n/a

IL

Israel

n/a

IN

India

n/a

IQ

Iraq

n/a

IR

Iran

n/a

IS

Iceland

n/a

IT

Italy

n/a

JM

Jamaica

n/a

JO

Jordan

n/a

JP

Japan

n/a

JT

Johnston Island

n/a

KE

Kenya

n/a

KG

Kyrgyzstan

n/a

KH

Kampuchea

n/a

KI

Kiribati

n/a

KM

Comoros

n/a

KN

St. Kitts & Nevis

n/a

KP

Korea ( North )

n/a

KR

Korea ( South )

n/a

KW

Kuwait

n/a

KY

Cayman Islands

n/a

KZ

Kazakstan

n/a

LA

Lao

n/a

LB

Lebanon

n/a

LC

St. Lucia

n/a

LI

Liechtenstein

n/a

LK

Sri Lanka

n/a

LR

Liberia

n/a

LS

Lesotho

n/a

LT

Lituania

n/a

LU

Luxembourg

n/a

LV

Latvia

n/a

LY

Libya

n/a

MA

Morocco

n/a

MC

Monaco

n/a

MD

Moldova

n/a

MG

Madagascar

n/a

MI

Midway Islands

n/a

MK

Macedonia

n/a

ML

Mali

n/a

MN

Mongolia

n/a

MO

Macau

n/a

MQ

Martinique

n/a

MR

Mauritania

n/a

MS

Montserrat

n/a

MT

Malta

n/a

MU

Mauritius

n/a

MV

Maldives

n/a

MW

Malawi

n/a

MX

Mexico

n/a

MY

Malaysia

n/a

MZ

Mozambique

n/a

NA

Namibia

n/a

NC

New Caledonia

n/a

NE

Niger

n/a

NF

Norfolk Island

n/a

NG

Nigeria

n/a

NI

Netherlands

n/a

NO

Norway

n/a

NP

Nepal

n/a

NR

Nauru

n/a

NU

Niue

n/a

NZ

New Zealand

n/a

OM

Oman

n/a

PA

Panama

n/a

PC

Marshall Islands

n/a

PE

Peru

n/a

PF

French Polynesia

n/a

PG

Papua New Guinea

n/a

PH

Philippines

n/a

PK

Pakistan

n/a

PL

Poland

n/a

PM

St. Pierre & Miquelon

n/a

PR

Puerto Rico

n/a

PT

Portugal

n/a

PY

Paraguay

n/a

QA

Qatar

n/a

RE

Reunion

n/a

RO

Romania

n/a

RU

Russia

n/a

RW

Rwanda

n/a

SA

Saudi Arabia

n/a

SB

Solomon Islands

n/a

SC

Seychelles Islands

n/a

SD

Sudan

n/a

SE

Sweden

n/a

SG

Singapore

n/a

SH

St. Helena

n/a

SI

Slovenia

n/a

SK

Slovakia

n/a

SL

Sierra Leone

n/a

SM

San Marino

n/a

SN

Senegal

n/a

SO

Somalia

n/a

SR

Suriname

n/a

ST

Sao Tome & Principe

n/a

SV

El Salvador

n/a

SY

Syria

n/a

SZ

Swaziland

n/a

TC

Turks & Caicos Islands

n/a

TD

Chad

n/a

TG

Togo

n/a

TH

Thailand

n/a

TJ

Tajikistan

n/a

TM

Turkmenistan

n/a

TN

Tunisia

n/a

TO

Tonga

n/a

TR

Turkey

n/a

TT

Trinidad & Tobago

n/a

TV

Tuvalu

n/a

TW

Taiwan

n/a

TZ

Tanzania

n/a

UA

Ukraine

n/a

UG

Uganda

n/a

US

U.S.A.

n/a

UY

Uruguay

n/a

UZ

Uzbekistan

n/a

VC

St.Vincent & Grenadines

n/a

VE

Venezuela

n/a

VG

Virgin Islands ( British )

n/a

VI

Virgin Islands ( U.S. )

n/a

VN

Vietnam

n/a

VU

Vanuatu

n/a

WF

Wallis & Futuna

n/a

WK

Wake Island

n/a

WS

Samoa

n/a

YD

Yemen ( Democratic )

n/a

YE

Yemen Arab Republic

n/a

YU

Yugoslavia

n/a

ZA

South Africa

n/a

ZM

Zambia

n/a

ZR

Zaire

n/a

ZW

Zimbabwe

n/a

Disclaimer
This content gives general guidance only and should not be regarded as a complete or authoritative statement of the law. The guidance will be updated to reflect any developments in new legislation or case law.