Shipping to Belgium

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

Vessel Deadlines

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Container pick up

For transports arranged in Merchant Haulage, empty containers will be provided at the Place of Receipt location as stated on the Bill of Lading.

In exceptional cases and after confirmation by the carrier, empty containers may be supplied at an alternate location against payment of a pick-up fee as per tariff below.

The trigger for the validity period is the first load date at origin (Price Calculation Date).

Valid from 01. October 2018 until 31. December 2018

Location-Depot 20' Dry 40' Dry 40' High 45' High
Athus - T.C.A. 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Avelgem - AVCT 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Rekkem - Delcatrans n/a 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Meerhout - BCTN 25 EUR 25EUR 25EUR n/a
Willebroek - TCT 25 EUR 25 EUR 25 EUR n/a

Valid from 01. July 2018 until 30September 2018

Location-Depot 20' Dry 40' Dry 40' High 45' High
Athus - T.C.A. 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Avelgem - AVCT 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Rekkem - Delcatrans n/a 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Meerhout - BCTN 25 EUR 25EUR 25EUR n/a
Willebroek - TCT 25 EUR 25 EUR 25 EUR n/a

Demurrage

Effective Date: 01/01/2018

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

Notes:

  • Shipper’s Own Container is considered as equivalent to corresponding container type
  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered equal to reefer freetime and tariff
  • Shipper’s owned tank with DRY cargo follows freetime & rate of Dry equipment
  • Shipper’s owned tank with IMO cargo follows freetime & rate of IMO
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free-time granted > tariff free-time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free-time.
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container
  • D&D product is split demurrage & detention, where demurrage is an all-inclusive rate (storage, plug-in, equipment rent on quay) 

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Dry Containers

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 7 Free - Day of gate-in full and load on board included
Day 8 to 14 35 EUR 55 EUR
Day 15 to 21 45 EUR 65 EUR
Day 22 to 28 55 EUR  75 EUR 
Day 29 onwards 65 EUR 85 EUR

Reefer Containers 

20’ 40’
Day 1 to 4 Free Day of gate-in full and load on board included
Day 5 to 7 110 EUR 125 EUR
Day 8 onwards 165 EUR 180 EUR

IMO 

20’ 40’ & 45’ 
Day 1 to 5 Free Day of gate-in full and load on board included
Day 6 to 8 85 EUR 95 EUR
Day 9 onwards 120 EUR 130 EUR

For previous demurrage and detention tariff, please click here.

Detention

Effective Date: 01/01/2017

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

Notes:

  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered equal to reefer freetime and tariff
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free-time granted > tariff free-time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free-time.
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container
  • D&D product is split demurrage & detention, where demurrage is an all-inclusive rate (storage, plug-in, equipment rent on quay)

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Dry Containers

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 5 Free - Day of gate-out empty and gate-in full included
Day 6 to 12 35 EUR 45 EUR
Day 13 to 19 45 EUR 55 EUR
Day 20 to 26 55 EUR  65 EUR 
Day 27 onwards 65 EUR 75 EUR

Reefer Containers

20’ 40’
Day 1 to 5 Free - Day of gate-out empty and gate-in full included
Day 6 to 12 75 EUR 95 EUR
Day 13 to 19 85 EUR 105 EUR
Day 20 to 26 95 EUR  115 EUR 
Day 27 onwards 105 EUR 125 EUR

For previous demurrage and detention tariff, please click here.

Local Charges

Maersk Line Surcharges are valid based upon the Maersk Line Bill of Lading conditions and are subject to change without further notice. For the actual status please consider this website and your latest Customer Advisory. The applicable rates, rules and surcharges are those in effect on the date in which the Carrier has taken receipt of full transport document Container quantity.

The invoices will be calculated based on the gate-in date of the last Container of shipment. Gate out /positioning for loading, gate in (receipt) for shipment and empty return after shipment are the bases for invoicing. For a complete quotation please refer to our rate search tool on my.maerskline.com under 'Rates', or contact a Maersk Line representative.

Code Name and description Charge
DCG  Destination Certificate Charge
This service covers Certificates issued regarding vessel age, vessel conditions etc – in-house ML certificates at Destination.It does not cover certificates issued as part of an inspection (for example veterinary certificate). This is instead charged by the INI charge.
45 EUR per certificate 
CER Government Agency Certification
The service associated with arranging government agency certification on behalf of the customer.
25 EUR per bill of lading
  Certification via government agency
Certification via consulate
125 EUR per bill of lading
CSE Seal Check
The service of checking the container seal by request of the customer.
 90 EUR per container
CSH Container Shifting Charge
Charge for the extra move we incur on terminals for Change of Data
25 EUR per container
DCI Dangerous Cargo Surcharge (Inland Haulage)
Fee assessed for the inland haulage of cargo of a hazardous nature as classified under IMO regulations.
45 EUR per container
EIR Equipment Interchange & CMR Receipt Fee
Fee assessed for the issuance of Equipment Interchange and / or CMR Receipt.
25 EUR per request
GEN Genset Charge
Is applied when genset is provided by the carrier.
TRK: EUR 150; RCO/RR: EUR 250; BCO/BAR EUR 175
150 EUR per container
IEC Inspection of empty containers 50 EUR per container
JTC Probe ChargeApplied when probes applicable 200 EUR per container
LBC Liner Bags Charge
Applied to shipments when liner bags are provided to the customer by the carrier.
80 EUR per container
LOLO Lift on Lift off
Applied when container should be taken out of stack and afterwards replaced
90 EUR per container
MST Stop-Off Charge
Charge to cover additional cost associated with multiple stops on an inland move.
50 EUR per stop
MDF Manual Processing Documentatin Fee
Produce TP-Doc
20 EUR per bill of lading
SWC Switch Transport Document
A Transport Document that is re-made to effect movement from discharge port to final destination.
75 EUR per bill of lading
TLE Telex release fee 30 USD 
PIO Pick-Up/Drop-Off
The service of picking up or dropping off container at customer's nominated location.
Per inland terminal / container
WAV Waiver Certificate Issuance
The service associated with the issuance of waiver certificates.
200 EUR per bill of lading
WDF Weight Discrepancy Fee
To be assessed on discrepancy between container gate-in weight and weight declared on Transport Documents.
50 EUR per container
WTI Inland Haulage Waiting Time
The charges associated with truck waiting time caused by general congestion or customer influenced delays.
35 EUR per half an hour / container

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