Shipping to Chile

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Cut-off

WEEK AC1 / 690 AC3 / 698 ATACAMA / U5A EUROSAL / 842
52 SM TACOMA 853W CARSTEN MAERSK 850W MARINER 819N CARTAGENA EXPRESS 847N
1 CSL ATLANTIC 901W SKAGEN MAERSK 851W MARGARETE SCHULTE 828N VALPARAISO EXPRESS 848N
2 LICA MAERSK 902W SOVEREIGN MAERSK 852W MERIDIAN 901N CAP SAN SOUNIO 849N
3 SOLAR N 903W SOROE MAERSK 901W MARINER 902N CALLAO EXPRESS 850N
4 SAFMARINE NOKWANDA 904W AP MOLLER 902W MARGARETE SCHULTE 903N CAP SAN TAINARO 851N
5 MAERSK GATESHEAD 905W SOFIE MAERSK 903W MERIDIAN 904N CMA CGM TANYA 852N
6 MARATHOPOLIS 906W SALLY MAERSK 904W MARINER 905N GUAYAQUIL EXPRESS 901N
7 NORTHERN MAGNUM 907W CORNELIUS MAERSK 905W MARGARETE SCHULTE 906N CMA CGM NIAGARA 902N
8 MAERSK ARAS 908W MAERSK SINGAPORE 906W MERIDIAN 907N SAN CLEMENTE 903N
9 TABEA 909W CLIFFORD MAERSK 907W MARINER 908N CARTAGENA EXPRESS 904N
10 SM TACOMA 910W MAERSK STEPNICA 908W MARGARETE SCHULTE 909N VALPARAISO EXPRESS 905N
11 CSL ATLANTIC 911W SAN FELIX 909W MERIDIAN 910N CAP SAN SOUNIO 906N
Puerto Descarga Servicio Fecha estimada de arribo Presentacion apertura en Santiago Presentacion apertura en Puerto
Iquique AC3 Viernes Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs Lunes anterior 16 hrs
Antofagasta AC3 Domingo Martes anterior 12 hrs Martes anterior 12 hrs
San Vicente AC3 Jueves Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs Lunes anterior 16 hrs
San Antonio AC3 Domingo Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs
Arica Atacama Martes Martes de la semana anterior 12 hrs Viernes anterior 12 hrs
San Antonio Atacama Domingo Miercoles anterior 12 hrs Jueves anterior 12 hrs
San Vicente Atacama Lunes Lunes de la semana anterior 12 hrs Lunes de la semana anterior 12 hrs
Valparaiso Eurosal Miercoles Miercoles anterior 12 hrs Miercoles anterior 12 hrs
Valparaiso AC1 Sabado Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs Viernes de la semana anterior 12 hrs
Angamos AC1 Miercoles Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs Jueves de la semana anterior 12 hrs

Disclaimer : One day should be advance if any holiday involved.

Demurrage and Detention

Import (effective from April 1st, 2018)

Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 5 6 to 11 12 or more
Dry 20' Free USD 80 USD 125
Dry 40' Free USD 110 USD 145
Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 5 6 to 11 12 or more
NOR 40’ Free USD 140 USD 200
Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 3 4 to6 7or more
Reefer 40' Free USD 180 USD 245
Special 40' Free USD 150 USD 230

Procedures

Important Facts

  • Chile is a freighted country. As per Customs regulations all consignees must present all Original Bill of Ladings freighted. Bills without freight or "as per agreement" are allowed only if consignee is a freight forwarder or NVOCC.
  • Delivery mode Store Door (SD) is allowed to Santiago only.
  • As per customs authorities we must manifest first water port.
  • Sea Way bills are accepted in Chile.
  • Foreign consignees are allowed only when First Notify Party is Chilean, except for Bolivian, Argentinian and Peruvian consignees, which can have any First Notify Party.
  • Telex release is not valid in Chile. Cargo can be released against original BL or seaway bill only.

Bill of Lading

Dummy bills are not allowed. ML could face high customs fines when containers arrive without manifest.

Mandatory Fields

Weight: It always has to be always in kilograms. Within Chile, maximun legal gross weight limit is 27 tons (without tare)

Freight: Chilean customs demands all bills to be rated. When bill of lading is issued by origin office without freight, consignee must bring it to our office to be rated manually by CSA and stamped as "correction approved".

This rule and procedure is followed by all shipping companies in Chile. Therefore neither one of them can guarantee rate confidentiality.

Import Manifest

Import manifest has to be submitted in hardcopy to customs authorities 72 hours prior vessel arrival. After this deadline amendments are allowed, but subject to fines. Electronic manifest is in implementation process and runs is parallel to paper manifest

Mandatory References

It has to be submitted without charges

One (1) set is for Terminal and three (3) for customs authorities

Consignee name can be amended once origin office sends an email authorizing modification

Fines

In case of amendments after the import manifest has been presented to Chilean Customs, following fine will apply:

USD 65 per BL: within 7 days after vessel departure

USD 130 per BL: more than 7 days after vessel departure

Container release

Considering that import taxes are applied over CIF value of the cargo, to release the container the consignee needs following documents:

  • Original Bill of lading freighted or Sea Way Bill freighted
  • Insurance policy for the cargo or apply for a Container Services (en comodato) in our port agencies, values below:
     Tipo Tamano USD
     Dry  20'  70 + IVA
     Dry  40'  95 + IVA
     NOR  40'  95 + IVA
     Reefer  40'  140 + IVA
     Special  40'  140 + IVA
  • Commercial Invoice

Once these taxes are paid (6% over CIF) and VAT (19%), the consignee can take out the container from the terminal

Service Point in Chile

San Antonio (CLSAI), Lirquen (CLLIR), Arica (CLARI) and Iquique (CLIQQ) are Maersk base ports in Chile. Through Bill of Ladings to Argentina are not accepted. Trucking can, nevertheless, be performed on cargo risk and account.

Bolivia

For cargo going to Bolivia, Bill of Ladings must be claused as follows: "CARGA EN TRÁNSITO A BOLIVIA" (meaning "Cargo in transit to ....., Bolivia").

Clause "CARGA EN TRÁNSITO A BOLIVIA BAJO EL ART. 3 DEL DECRETO SUPREMO N° 25947" is only workable in BLs with final delivery place in Bolivia (Bolivia Store Door)

For all bolivian customers (customer code 304...). In case of further questions, pls contact LPBIMP@MAERSK.COM

Equipment Acceptance

45' containers are only accepted at San Antonio and only under CFS. We DO NOT accept 45' containers in other different port or location than San Antonio.

Short-shipments/Advance-shipments

Memo bills are accepted in Chile. All containers must be manifested under the same BL number instead of memo number. Manifest must be updated manually with following clause "cubre falta m/n xxxxxx viaje xxxx" and stamped as "correction approved".

Restriction

Break Bulk cargo is not accepted in Chile.

Release of IMO cargo (class 1 & 7) must be done immediately, can not stay in port.

Telex release o cargo release without bill of lading is not accepted by customs.

Used tyres shipments are not 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.