Shipping to Belgium

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

Vessel Deadlines

The latest vessel deadlines are still available via the World Factbook

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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.

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.