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

Operator ✓ Maersk Safmarine ✓ Sealand
Port / terminal Names All Ports
Valid from 1st January 2019
Valid to 31st December 2020  
Charge Type Import - Combined D&D
Commodity Codes
Transport Mode All transport modes
Service Mode All service modes
Freetime DAYS Calendar / Working Same / Next day if after Next day if after : TIME
DRY 16 Calendar Same_Day
REEF 10 Calendar Same_Day
IMO 10 Calendar Same_Day
OTHER 10 Calendar Same_Day
From (Days) To (Days) Rate for 20 DRY Rate for 40/45 DRY Rate for 20 REEF Rate for 40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
Tier 1 17 21 USD 80 USD 80
Tier 2 22 Thereafter USD 100 USD 100
Tier 1 11 14 USD 120 USD 120 USD 120 USD 120 USD 120 USD 120
Tier 2 15 Thereafter USD 140 USD 140 USD 140 USD 140 USD 140 USD 140

NOR's are considered under REEF freetime (10 days) and will have a chargeable amount same as REEF 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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