Shipping to Argentina

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Demurrage and Detention

The following information was last updated on 1 January 2017 and is valid until further notice.

Charges per container per calendar day (including weekends and holidays) after freetime expires. Terminal storage charges may apply, nevertheless, those are charged directly by Terminal Operator.

NOR and IMO are the same as DRY. High Cube and 9' 6 containers shall be considered same as 8'6.

What is Demurrage and detention?

Dry containers

Detention 20' Dry 40' and 45' Dry
Day 1 to 14 Free
Day 15 onwards 30 USD 60 USD

Refrigerated containers

Detention 20' Reefer 40' Reefer
Day 1 to 7 Free
Day 8 onwards 60 USD 120 USD

Special containers

Detention 20' Flat and open top 40' Flat and open top
Day 1 to 14 Free
Day 15 onwards 30 USD 60 USD

Vessel Information

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Service ETA Import Voyage Vessel Export Voyage ETD
Asas X4C 2017-05-06 712A MSC SARA ELENA 718R 2017-05-07
Asas X4C 2017-05-17 713A MSC LILY 719R 2017-05-14
Asas X4C 2017-05-25 714W MAERSK LETICIA 714E 2017-05-26
Asas X4C 2017-05-30 715A MOL LONDRINA 721B 2017-05-31
Asas X4C 2017-06-05 716W MAERSK SIRAC 716E 2017-06-06
Asas X4C 2017-06-09 717A MSC JEONGMIN 723R 2017-06-11
Asas X4C 2017-06-17 718W MAERSK LAGUNA 718E 2017-06-19
Asas X4C 2017-06-23 719W MAERSK LIRQUEN 719E 2017-06-25
Asas X4C 2017-06-30 720A MOL ABIDJAN 726B 2017-07-02
Asas X4C 2017-07-07 721A MSC GIULIA 727R 2017-07-09
Asas X4C 2017-07-20 722A MOL ANCHORAGE 728B 2017-07-21
Asas X4C 2017-07-21 723A MSC NAOMI 729R 2017-07-23
Asas X4C 2017-07-28 724A MSC SARA ELENA 730R 2017-07-30
Asas X4C 2017-08-04 725A MSC ANTONELLA 731R 2017-08-06
Samba 101 2017-05-08 1705 MAERSK LEON 1706 2017-05-10
Samba 101 2017-05-14 1705 MAERSK LABERINTO 1706 2017-05-16
Samba 101 2017-05-22 1705 MAERSK LAMANAI 1706 2017-05-23
Samba 101 2017-05-29 1705 MAERSK LOTA 1706 2017-05-30
Samba 101 2017-06-04 1707 CEZANNE 1706 2017-06-06
Samba 101 2017-06-12 1707 MAERSK LABREA 1708 2017-06-13
Samba 101 2017-06-19 1707 MAERSK LIMA 1708 2017-06-20
Samba 101 2017-06-25 1707 MAERSK LINS 1708 2017-06-27
Samba 101 2017-07-02 1707 MAERSK LEON 1708 2017-07-04
Samba 101 2017-07-09 1707 MAERSK LABERINTO 1708 2017-07-11
Samba 101 2017-07-16 1707 MAERSK LAMANAI 1708 2017-07-18
Samba 101 2017-07-23 1707 MAERSK LOTA 1708 2017-07-25
Samba 101 2017-07-30 1709 CEZANNE 1710 2017-08-01

Procedures

Bill of Lading release

They are different ways of releasing a negotiable Bill of Lading:

Express Release

Express releases must be requested via email to AR.EXPORT@maersk.com, when payment for prepaid charges is sent. Full set of original Bill of Lading is not printed either at origin or at destination office. Consignee can pick up the container from the port without documents’ presentation.

For customers used to print documentation through www.Maersk.com and are in need of an Express Release, inform us immediately in order to restrict access to print Bill of Lading in question. In this way, duplicate documentation is avoided.

Issuance of Original Bill of Lading at destination

Issuance of Original Bill of Lading at destination must be requested via email to AR.EXPORT@maersk.com after all prepaid charges are paid and Bill of Lading approved. Party to which documentation should be released must be indicated.

This is the most common option for cargo moving within Latin America, since many countries do not accept Express Release.

Issuance of Original Bill of Lading at origin

Issuance of Original Bill of Lading at origin must be requested via email to AR.EXPORT@maersk.com, when payment for prepaid charges is sent. Once payment is processed, documentation availability will be notified to client by counter.

Special Cargoes

OOG and IMO cargos are subject to standard Maersk approval. Please contact AR.EXPORT@maersk.com for detailed information.

Special customs requirements

The following information is mandatory in all Bill of Ladings for any Argentinean port of loading:

  • PE (Permiso de embarque) or CARGA CONSOLIDADA
  • HS Code
  • Shipper must be Argentinean in original bill of ladings and copies for customs

All shipping instructions must include information mentioned above, otherwise will be rejected.

Restrictions

Prepaid payments are accepted. Please contact AR.EXPORT@maersk.com for detailed information. 

  • Maersk offers FCL (Full Container Load) service only:
  1. We cannot offer multiple bill of ladings for one (1) container where each bill of lading has a different shipper and/or consignee.
  2. We cannot offer multiple bill of ladings for one (1) container with multiple shippers and one same consignee.
  3. We cannot offer multiple bill of ladings for one (1) container with multiple shippers, multiple consignees.
  4. We cannot offer multiple bill of ladings for one (1) container, one shipper and multiple consignees.
  • Guarantee Letter for current year must have been submitted to our local office by Exporter before we can release Booking Confirmation (notary public…)
  • Guaranty letter for the current year certified by notary public must be sent/presented to our local offices by exporter before booking confirmation can be released.
  • Cargo delivery within Russia and Ukraine cannot go on Collect basis. Please kindly contact your Sales representative to check exceptions.
  • Cargo with final destination Cuba is not accepted.
  • Shipments containing Seed Cakes are not accepted.
  • Refrigerated cargo with final destination Haiphong, Vietnam will be accepted only with previous acceptance from consignee at destination office.

Cut-off

Buenos Aires

Service Point Service Frequency Route EU Customs Documentation Operation
Terminal 4 Bossa Nova 96M Weekly South America East Coast to MED Mon 12:00 Mon 12:00 Tue 12:00
TRP SAMBA 102 Weekly South America East Coast to NEUR Mon 12:00 Tue 12:00 Wed 18:00

 

Service Point Service Frequency Route China Doc. Cut off Documentation (rest of destinations) Operation
Exolgan ASAS X4C Weekly South America East Coast to Asia/Oceania & connections Thu 12:00 Thu 18:00 Fri 12:00

Zarate

Service Point Service Frequency Route EU or China Customs Documentation Operation
TZ Terminales Portuarias ALIANCA U4F
Weekly Connections in Brazil to the rest of the world
n/a Fri 12:00 Fri - 18:00

Puerto Deseado

Service Point Service Frequency Route EU or China Customs Documentation Operation
Maersk Depot - Puerto Deseado Deseado Loop 96R Weekly Connections in Brazil to the rest of the world Please kindly contact your local customer service agent Please kindly contact your local customer service agent

Puerto Madryn

Service Point Service Frequency Route EU or China Customs Documentation Operation
Maersk Depot - Puerto Madryn Deseado Loop 96R Weekly Connections in Brazil to the rest of the world Please kindly contact your local customer service agent Please kindly contact your local customer service agent

Ushuaia

Service Point Service Frequency Route EU or China Customs Documentation Operation
Maersk Depot - Ushuaia Ushuaia Feeder Weekly Connection in Buenos Aires to the rest of the world please kindly contact (ar.export@maersk.com)
Seasonal Ports
ForBahia BlancaandSan Antonio EstePorts, please kindly contact (ar.export@maersk.com)

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.