Shipping to Costa Rica

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

Cut-off

Route Service Point Service ETA
C2 Caldera feeder 85C Wed 07:00
C3 CRX 15A Sat 08:00
C2 SAE 858 Tue 08:00

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

Combined Demurrage & Detention

Start Event: Discharge Full (Same Day)

End Event: Gate-in Empty in depot.

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 8 8 5 5

Note 1: NOR’s are considered under Reefer Freetime (5 days). 

Tariff after free time: 

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF 20’s and 40’ IMO
9th to 13th day 90 USD 90 USD 155 USD      
As from 14th day 120 USD 120 USD 200 USD      
6th to 10th day       155 USD 155 USD 155 USD
As from 11th day       200 USD 200 USD 200 USD

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

STANDARD RATES APPLICABLE AFTER FREE TIME*
  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 9 13 USD 90 USD 90     USD 155 USD 155    
Tier 2 14 Thereafter USD 120 USD 120     USD 200 USD 200    
Tier 1 6 10     USD 155 USD 155     USD 155 USD 155
Tier 2 11 Thereafter     USD 200 USD 200     USD 200 USD 200

Procedures

Import procedures

  • Customers will require Rated Original Bill of Lading for Customs clearance.
  • Maersk Line will send an Arrival Notification to the customer.
  • Once the Arrival Notification has been received, the customer must send an e-mail to our Import department (Cr.import@maersk.com) stating which kind of import procedure will be used. (Redestino, Desalmacenaje en puerto o Anticipado).
  • If customer doesn't have a credit agreement with Maersk, the payment must be done in advance through the bank account # 50203-1 (Local currency) or #50203-2 (USD) in Davivienda Bank, or by transfer to the account: 10400000502030111 (Local currency) or 10400000502030126 (USD).
  • If customer already has a credit agreement with Maersk, no additional procedure is needed at this stage.

"Anticipado"

This is the procedure where customer requests to pay taxes in advance.

  • Once the customer receives the Arrival Notice, customer must contact o our Customer Service department (Cr.import@maersk.com) minimum 6 hours before vessel is formalized. This condition (Anticipado) must be manifested to the Customs authority by the carrier in advance and before vessel arrives.
  • Customer should send an instruction to Cr.import@maersk.com requesting Maersk Line to manifest the “anticipado” to customs
  • Customer must pay the taxes to customs through a Customs Agency and present all the required documents.
  • Once Customs authorizes the release of the cargo, the customer can then request the haulage of the container, sending an e-mail to our Import department (Cr.import@maersk.com) including information regarding final destination of the cargo. The customer needs to settle collect charges for Maersk Line to proceed with the haulage.
  • For Carrier Haulage cargo, there is an extra charge of USD100.00 per container as a local charge associated to this handling at port, in case there is a DUA Rojo, there will be a charge of $100/per container to move units to a local depot for inspection.

"Desalmacenaje en puerto"

This is an Internal Transport Document, which allows the movement of the container from the port to a bonded warehouse inside the port jurisdiction.

  • Specify the Bonded Warehouse where the container will be moved to.
  • Customer must pay the taxes to customs through a Customs Agency and present all the required documents.
  • Once Custom authorizes the release of the cargo, the customer can then request the haulage of the container, sending an e-mail to our Import department (Cr.import@maersk.com) including information regarding final destination of the cargo.

"Guias de Redestino"

This is an Internal Transport Document, which allows the movement of the container from the port to a bonded warehouse outside the port locations.

  • Specify the Bonded Warehouse where the container will be moved.
  • For Carrier Haulage cargo, customer must inform us once the DUA is presented at our container yard and confirm by email (Cr.import@maersk.com) the instructions to move the containers to the final destination (bonded warehouse or customer’s facilities)
  • For all import cargo, it is a requirement to present an original set of the BLs into our office so the release of the cargo can be processed. This requirement does not apply for NVOCC's.

Restrictions

Commodity:

  • Oversized cargo subject to approval.
  • IMO cargo subject to approval.
  • For more information, please contact (Cr.import@maersk.com).

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.