Shipping to Brazil

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

Demurrage and Detention


Export Detention / from empty pick-up to gate-in Full at terminal or gate-in Empty at terminal (when not loaded)

Tariff in USD:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO
Free Time
>07 36            
Free Time
  0 0 0 0 0 0
>10   72 50 100 100 100 Same as SPECIAL
  • NOR same as Reef
  • From Manaus we apply 15 DAYS free time.

“Regarding export operations, in the event of cancellation or withdrawal of the operation/shipment, no free time period shall be granted, and the Merchant shall bear all detention rates, from the date the container (s) was (were) received, until the actual return of the container (s) in the Depot Terminal indicated by Carrier or its agent.
In addition, it will be applied cancellation fee of BRL 200 per container.
Full Demurrage and detention conditions/tariffs registered in the Documents Registry Notary Office in the city of Santos, under numbers 706.053; 706.052; 706.051.”


Dangerous Cargo (IMO) shipments - Procedures:
Booking confirmation is only a pre-approval. For the final approval, it’s mandatory to send the following documents 48 hours before the S.I. Cut-off.
Documents must be signed by shipper and sent in one single PDF file to and  
For shipments with origin Rio Grande, besides sending via email, it’s mandatory to deliver original documents in our local representative (Oceanus Agência Marítima)
·         MSDS in English
·         FISPQ (Ficha de Informação de Produto Químico) in Portuguese
·         Emergency Chart (Anexo VIII da NR 29) in Portuguese
·         Declaração de Mercadorias Perigosas (Anexo VII da NR 29) in Portuguese
·         Tank inspection certificate (in cases that container type is Isotank)
We reinforce that whenever there’s vessel change in your booking, documents must be sent with the updated vessel name.
Out-of-Gauge cargo (OOG) shipments – Procedures:
Booking confirmation is only a pre-approval. For the final approval, it’s mandatory to send the original Lashing Certificate to our local representative (Oceanus Agencia Maritima) and send it via email to
Deadlines extension:
Send your request to at least 2 hours before original deadline with the following information:
·         Booking number
·         Container Number
·         Port of Origin
·         Vessel / Voyage
·         Date / time that you need to extend the cut off
Instructions and tips on the sending of SI ( Shipping Instruction = Draft )
Shipping Instruction can be sent via Inttra or via our website. You can find the instructions to send SI via My Maersk on this link
Shipping Instructions sent after SI cut off are subject to Late Documentation Fee (BRL 290,00)
Mandatory information on Shipping Instruction
·         Brazilian Shipper (CNPJ – Tax Reference must be mentioned on the same field)
·         DDE/SD*
·         Cargo description** and NCM (Nomenclatura Comum do Mercosul): It must be informed on the following format: NCM:XXXXXXX
·         CBM
·         Cargo weight (in Kilograms)
·         Container number***
·         Container seal
·         Freight condition and payment terms (CY/CY - prepaid/collect, etc)
·         Payer of freight / origin charges / destination charges
SI's must be sent without special characters, as our system does not recognize them.
 * For merchandises under special regimen of Customs Clearance, this information will have to be enclosed later via BL Amendment
** It is essential that SI's is sent in English. Descriptions sent in other languages alone will be rejected.
*** We don’t accept amendment for Container Number. In case the information received on first SI sent is wrong, the file will be rejected and it will be necessary a new Shipping Instruction submission. The new Shipping Instruction will be subject to Late Documentation Fee
Instructions and cost for BL amendment:
BL amenment can only be submitted via our website. You can find the instructions to submit an amendment on My Maersk in this link 
Until vessel departure date – No costs
As from departure up to 6 days after vessel departure – BRL 350 per BL
As from 7th day after vessel departure – BRL 700 per BL + presentation of LOI
Transport certificate (CER) - BRL 350 por BL



Routing and weight: 
For general information of routing guidelines or weight and measurement restrictions please check it with our customer service department.

Some hazardous cargo must have previous authorization from port authorities. Please check it with our customer service department –

Receipt / Delivery: 
Receipt acceptance from port areas only in Brazil. 
No CFS accepted.

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.