Shipping to Bahamas

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Demurrage and Detention

Effective Date       : April 1, 2018

Expiry Date           : December 31, 2018

Free time               : Calendar day basis (i.e. including week-ends and holidays)

Currency               : USD

Combined Demurrage & Detention

Start Event: Discharge Full (Same Day)

End Event: Gate-in Empty in depot.

Free time: 

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 16 10 10 10

Note 1: NOR’s are considered under Reefer Freetime (10 days). 

Tariff after free time: 

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF 20’s and 40’ IMO
17th to 21st day 80 USD 80 USD        
As from 22nd day 100 USD 100 USD        
11th to 14th day     120 USD 120 USD 120 USD 120 USD
As from 15th day     140 USD 140 USD 140 USD 140 USD

Note 2 : NOR’s will be charged as reefer containers corresponding to size of equipment.


Special Cargos

OOG and IMO are subjected to standard Maersk approval procedures.

Special Customs Requirements For Cargo Release

Documents required:

  • Validated Import Bahamian Customs Entry
  • Out Of Charge Duty
  • Original Bill Of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Please amend address- Unless we will be issued Maersk Address 
    Maersk Bahamas Ltd at

All containers are subject to random anti-narcotics authorities inspections. In the event that a container is inspected, commercial invoice will be required.

Freight Collect Approval

All imports with freight collect payable must be authorized by Maersk Bahamas Ltd at

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