Shipping to Cambodia

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Demurrage and Detention

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Import tariff charges effective 1 January 2017

Customers will be offered Demurrage and Detention. This means you will have separate free time and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside (Demurrage) and outside (Detention) of terminals or depots including compensation for utilising the port, terminal or depot facilities, from vessel discharge to gate in empty.

Import Demurrage Tariff

Days (USD) 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’HC 45’ DRY Special/IMO 20’ REEF 40’ REEF 40’ HREEF
Day 1-2 0 0 0
Day 3 onwards 20 40 40
Day 1-7 0 0 0 0
Day 8-14 6 12 12 Same as DRY
Day 15 onwards 12 24 24

Import Detention Tariff

Days (USD) 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’HC 45’ DRY Special/IMO 20’ REEF 40’ REEF 40’ HREEF
Day 1-3 0 0 0
Day 4 onwards 20 40 40
Day 1-5 0 0 0 0
Day 6-12 10 20 20 Same as DRY
Day 13 onwards 20 40 40


Special Cargoes

OOG, B/B and IMO cargoes are subject to standard Maersk approval procedures. Please contact Operations ( for more detailed information.

Special Customs Requirement

Effective 1 October 2006. Transport Document, Manifest must reflect REAL shipper/consignee detail. In case above requirement is not met, House B/L showing REAL shipper/consignee must attach and send to Customer Care import ( for customs submission. This also applies for transshipment cargoes and SOC containers. Consignee or Notify Party must be local. 

Freight Acceptance 

Freight collect acceptable except for import of personal effects and reefer cargo which must be freight prepaid at origin.

Empty Return Instruction


Commodities Restrictions

  • Cars/vehicles with right-hand drive
  • Used shoes, used tires
  • Bible book
  • Gambling equipment or machine
  • Tabacco products containing Goa/Gutka
  • Used computer and parts
  • Dangerous cargo (please sent request before acceptance)
  • Personal Effect / Household cargo and Second-Hand cargo are NOT accepted for import to Cambodia with transshipment via Vietnam ports due to transshipment customs law of Vietnam. Please route cargo directly to Sihanoukville port (no transshipment via Vietnam) instead.
  • Meat & Bone Meal, Import of this commodities to Phnom Penh Port via Vietnam, customer has to submit the VET which is issued by Vietnam Veterinary Office as   Circular 25/2016/TT-BNNPTNT dated 30/06/2016. VET submission must be 7 days before shipment arrive Vietnam Port. In case of any delay from customer for this document, we will collect demurrage charge from the time cargo pending at Vietnam Port. Alternatively, please book to Sihanoukville Port instead.

Weight Limit

In Sihanoukville Port we can accept up to 30.5 metric tons, all weight include container tare.

In Phnom Penh Port we can accept up to 24 metric tons for 20' and 30 metric tons for 40'/45', all weight include container tare

Service Mode

We only provide service mode as CY to Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville Port. 

Contact us

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.