Shipping to Colombia

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

Demurrage and Detention


Valid from: 1 January 2018
Valid to: 31 December 2018
Charge Type: Export - Detention

Freetime DAYS
DRY 11
IMO 11


From (Days) To (Days) Rate for 20 DRY Rate for 40/45 DRY Rate for 20 REEF Rate for 40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
Tier 1 12 Thereafter USD 80 USD 100 USD 150 USD 150 USD 80 USD 100 USD 80 USD 100


  • Freight currency payment: For payment in Colombian pesos, use the "Tasa Representativa del Mercado (T.R.M)" of the payment day plus COP 15.00 (Colombian pesos).
  • Number of document of export SAE should be confirmed in shipping instruction by shipper

Local Surcharges: 

Surcharge Description 20' 40'std-hc 40'reef  Basis Comments 
ODF Origin Documentation Fee usd35 usd35 usd35  per BL  
CLF Collection fee usd40 usd40 usd40  per BL  If freight is pay via transfer in our account in NY, it doesn’t apply
BLF OBL issuance usd30 usd30 usd30  per BL  If OBL is issued through our web page, it does not apply
AMF Amendment usd0 usd0 usd0 per amendment

  Demurrages exports  usd80  usd100  usd150  per container  For special equipment usd150/ctr per day
  Freetime  10 days  10 days  10 days    calendar days / 10 days for special equipment
CER Certification  usd25  usd25  usd25  per BL  if certification is issued through our web page, it doesn’t apply


  • Commodity: No specific restriction apply. Time for booking confirmation and equipment assigment for reefer, hazardous and oversized cargo is 24 hours.
  • Special cargoes: CFS cargo is not acceptable (except by coffee cargo). CFS: Maersk Line is responsible for stuffing.
  • Equipment: not available special equipment for exports in Open Tops or Flat Racks from Colombian ports to anywhere.
  • Weight / Measurement: Weight must be manifested in kilos and measurement in cubic meters (CMB). Weight and measurement limited according capacity of container.
  • B/lS clausing, documentation: “Clean on board” clause is not allowed. Can be used "Declared clean by the Shipper" clause.
  • Special customs requirements: Export manifest must be sumitted to customs with correct information, local customs authority apply fines in case discrepancies be detected.
  • Freight collect: it is not allowed for reefer cargo and/or ports in Central America, Afria, Chile unless consignee accepts the charges. Households can not be collect.

No dummy Bs/l (there is missing any of the following information: shipper / consignee, telephone, fax or contact) are accepted by local customs authority for any purpose.

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