Shipping to Costa Rica

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


Route Service Name Port Name Booking Shipping Instructions DUA Container Full VGM
North Europe CRX-15A Puerto Moin TUE 1200 THU 1200 FRI 1700 FRI 2400 FRI 1700
Mediterranean SAE-U7A Puerto Moin WED 1200 THU 1700 FRI 1700 SAT 1200 SAT 1000
Asia Caldera Feeder-U5C Puerto Caldera FRI 1200 MON 1200 TUE 1200 TUE 1200 TUE 1600

Demurrage and Detention

Effective Date       : April 1, 2018

Expiry Date           : December 31, 2018

Free time               : Calendar day basis (i.e. including week-ends and holidays)

Currency               : USD

Demurrage export

Demurrage will be zeroed out as it is not charged.

Detention export
Start Event: Gate-out Empty from Depot.

End event: Gate-in Full in terminal. 

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 10 6 6 10

Note 1: NOR’s are considered under dry Freetime (10 Days). 


Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc / 45’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF 20’ IMO 40’ IMO
As from 11th day 90 USD 90 USD       90 USD 90 USD
As from 7th day     155 USD 155 USD 155 USD    

Note 2: NOR’s will be charged as dry containers corresponding to size of equipment.

  From (Days) To (Days) Rate for20 DRY Rate for40/45 DRY Rate for20 REEF Rate for40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
Tier 1 11 Thereafter USD 90 USD 90         USD 90 USD 90
Tier 1 7 Thereafter     USD 155 USD 155 USD 155 USD 155    



In order to request a container, a booking must be requested via If it is not possible to request the first booking via the web, a form must be filled out with the complete information detailed below. This information has to be sent to our customer service department at

  • Name, phone, address and shipper's contact details.
  • Date, time and exact address of the drop off location.
  • Container type and size.
  • Commodity (in case it is reefer cargo, please include temperature and ventilation).
  • The ventilation must be provided in cbm/hr
  • Exact weight.
  • Type of service (Container yard or Store Door).
  • Final destination.
  • Contractual customer name.
  • Service Contract.
  • Payment terms (Prepaid or Collect).

Shipping Instructions

Once you have received a booking confirmation and the container has been assigned, the next step is to complete the Shipping Instructions in our website If it is not possible to use the web page, please contact our customer service department to receive a template to complete the shipping instructions. The shipping instructions need to be sent to our customer service department at

Manual shipping instructions have a cost of $30 per BL.

Note: For website registration assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department.



  • No restrictions on dry commodities apply.
  • Perishable reefer cargoes require prior approval of Customer Service Department.
  • For more information, please contact Customer Service Department (

For all container types and as per government regulation, the maximum weight accepted is 20.5 tons for cargo in chassis of 2 axes, overweight should be moved in chassis of 3 axes.

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.