Shipping from Canada

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

Demurrage

Free time will commence on the first calendar day following the equipment's arrival at loading port, bill of lading point or Carrier's alternate port facility

All Terminals 7 Calendar Days
Charges per calendar day after freetime
Dry equipment, including shipper owned equipment and non-operating refrigerated containers Days 1-4 USD 150.00 per day, or fraction
Day 5 and above USD 180.00 per day, or fraction thereof
Operating refrigerated containers Days 1-3 USD 350.00 per day, or fraction thereof
Day 4 and above USD 480.00 per day, or fraction thereof
Flat beds, flat racks, open top containers or any other specialized equipment Days 1-3 USD 350.00 per day, or fraction thereof
Day 4 and above USD 480.00 per day, or fraction thereof


Detention

  • Free time for carrier’s equipment commences on the day equipment departs from carrier’s container yard.
Detention (Carrier Haulage) & Per Diem (Merchant Haulage) Freetime
Dry Four (4) business days
Commencing and including day of pickup
Reefer, Non-Operating Reefer and Special Equipment Three (3) business days
Commencing and including day of pickup
Charges per calendar day after free-time
Dry & non-operating reefer equipment Days 1-4 115 USD per day
Days 5-8 160 USD per day
Days 9+ 190 USD per day
Operating reefer and special equipment Days 1-3 310 USD per day
Days 4+ 415 USD per day

Exception to Above:

The following exceptions apply to reefer cargo only through December 31, 2018.

  • Equipment Detention: Montreal & Toronto
    - 5 working days free time once removed from Carrier’s CY facility
  • Equipment Detention: Vancouver
    - 8 working days free time once removed from Carrier’s CY facility
  • Equipment Detention: Halifax &St. John’s
    - 10 working days free time once removed from Carrier’s CY facility

Restrictions

Most of our restrictions relate to b/l clausing, which follow:

  • Agreement on demurrage/detention charges and free days cannot be added to b/l bound for India.
  • Value of the goods cannot be added to Bs/l, unless an ad-valorem b/l is required.
  • Maersk Line is not a conference line out of Canada, therefore b/l clauses/certificates requiring otherwise statement cannot be issued.

If any other certificate or further information is necessary, please contact our Customer Resource Centre department. 

Service Cut-offs

Updates are made each Monday and are subject to change without notice
Port Service Point Service Week Vessel  Voyage Port Cutoff Departure Date Port Earliest Return Date AES Doc cut‑off EU cut‑off
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE 27 ARICA 1804 07-06-2018 16:00 07-07-2018 16:00 07-02-2018 08:00 07-06-2018 04:00 07-05-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE (921) 28 MAERSK PATRAS 1816 07-13-2018 16:00 07-14-2018 16:00 07-09-2018 08:00 07-13-2018 04:00 07-12-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE (921) 26 MAERSK PALERMO 1814 06-29-2018 16:00 06-30-2018 16:00 06-25-2018 08:00 06-29-2018 04:00 06-28-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE (921) 25 EM KEA 1814 06-22-2018 16:00 06-23-2018 16:00 06-18-2018 08:00 06-22-2018 04:00 06-21-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE (921) 24 MAERSK PENANG 1814 06-15-2018 16:00 06-16-2018 16:00 06-11-2018 08:00 06-15-2018 04:00 06-14-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE (921) 23 MAERSK PATRAS 1814 06-08-2018 16:00 06-09-2018 16:00 06-04-2018 08:00 06-08-2018 04:00 06-07-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 CAE (921) 22 MAERSK PALERMO 1812 06-01-2018 16:00 06-02-2018 16:00 05-28-2018 08:00 06-01-2018 04:00 05-31-2018 16:00
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder 27 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1852 07-04-2018 16:30 06-28-2018 08:00 - -
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder 27 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1854 07-08-2018 16:30 07-02-2018 08:00 - -
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder (925) 28 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1856 07-13-2018 16:30 07-06-2018 08:00 - -
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder (925) 25 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1841 06-22-2018 16:30 06-15-2018 08:00 - -
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder (925) 24 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1840 06-15-2018 16:30 06-08-2018 08:00 - -
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder (925) 23 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1838 06-08-2018 16:30 06-01-2018 08:00 - -
Halifax Halifax Terminal1 Oceanex Feeder (925) 22 OCEANEX SANDERLING 1836 06-01-2018 16:30 05-25-2018 08:00 - -
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE 27 ARICA 1804 06-29-2018 15:00 07-04-2018 08:00 06-27-2018 08:00 06-29-2018 03:00 06-28-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE 27 ARICA 1804 06-29-2018 15:00 07-04-2018 08:00 06-25-2018 08:00 06-29-2018 03:00 06-28-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 28 MAERSK PATRAS 1816 07-06-2018 15:00 07-11-2018 08:00 07-04-2018 08:00 07-06-2018 03:00 07-05-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 28 MAERSK PATRAS 1816 07-06-2018 15:00 07-11-2018 08:00 07-02-2018 08:00 07-06-2018 03:00 07-05-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 24 MAERSK PENANG 1814 06-08-2018 15:00 06-13-2018 08:00 06-06-2018 08:00 06-08-2018 03:00 06-07-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 24 MAERSK PENANG 1814 06-08-2018 15:00 06-13-2018 08:00 06-04-2018 08:00 06-08-2018 03:00 06-07-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 23 MAERSK PATRAS 1814 06-01-2018 15:00 06-06-2018 08:00 05-30-2018 08:00 06-01-2018 03:00 05-31-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 23 MAERSK PATRAS 1814 06-01-2018 15:00 06-06-2018 08:00 05-28-2018 08:00 06-01-2018 03:00 05-31-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 22 MAERSK PALERMO 1812 05-25-2018 15:00 05-30-2018 08:00 05-23-2018 08:00 05-25-2018 03:00 05-24-2018 15:00
Montreal Montreal Racine Terminal CAE (921) 22 MAERSK PALERMO 1812 05-25-2018 15:00 05-30-2018 08:00 05-21-2018 08:00 05-25-2018 03:00 05-24-2018 15:00
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 27 NORTHERN MAGNUM 827S 06-29-2018 16:00 07-03-2018 17:00 06-25-2018 08:00 06-29-2018 04:00 -
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 (723) 28 SEAMAX STRATFORD 828S 07-06-2018 16:00 07-10-2018 17:00 07-02-2018 08:00 07-06-2018 04:00 -
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 (723) 26 E.R. MONTECITO 826S 06-22-2018 16:00 06-26-2018 17:00 06-18-2018 08:00 06-22-2018 04:00 -
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 (723) 25 MAERSK SEMAKAU 825S 06-15-2018 16:00 06-19-2018 17:00 06-11-2018 08:00 06-15-2018 04:00 -
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 (723) 24 SEAMAX NORWALK 824S 06-08-2018 16:00 06-12-2018 17:00 06-04-2018 08:00 06-08-2018 04:00 -
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 (723) 23 MAERSK KOLKATA 823S 06-01-2018 16:00 06-05-2018 17:00 05-28-2018 08:00 06-01-2018 04:00 -
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Fairview cntr terminal TP9 (723) 22 SEAMAX STRATFORD 822S 05-25-2018 16:00 05-29-2018 17:00 05-21-2018 08:00 05-25-2018 04:00 -

Updated per May 21 2018

VGM Cut-off

Background

Please see below details for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) submission in Canada. Transport Canada, the enforcement agency from the Canadian government, has issued their implementation guidelines which can be found by clicking here.

For information on requirements regarding the calibration and the certification of weighing equipment for the purpose of trade the shipper may contact any of the authorized service providers (ASP) recognized by Measurement Canada and listed on the following web site.

VGM Cutoffs in Canada

As a general guidance, the VGM should be received by Maersk Line two (2) hours prior to cargo cut-off if sent via EDI or e-channels, and twelve (12) hours prior to cargo cut-off for manual submission. While your VGM cut-off will be noted on your booking confirmation, we can confirm the following cutoffs for our services in Canada:

Terminal Service VGM cutoff via e-channels VGM cutoff via manual channels Cargo cutoff Local Time  
Halifax Halifax Terminal 1 Canada Atlantic Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:00
Montreal** Montreal Racine Terminal Canada Atlantic Express 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 15:00
Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Cntr Terminal TP8 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut TUE 16:30
Vancouver Delta Port Terminal TP9 2 hours prior to CY cut 12 hours prior to CY cut FRI 16:00

Please note this information is subject to change thus we highly encourage you to revisit this information on our website for further updates.

* Terminal policy, VGM deadlines and CY cargo cutoffs are subject to change without notice. Please continue to check our website for updates or contact your local customer service representative.
** Terminal Fees related to VGM are decided and applied by the terminal and not by Maersk Line. or information about terminal weighing services, please click on the terminal name for details.

Email your local office

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