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

STANDARD FREE TIME - IMPORTS
Operator ✓ Maersk Safmarine MCC Seago ✓ Sealand
Port / terminal Names All Ports
Valid from 1 January 2019
Valid to 31 December 2019
Charge Type Import - Combined D&D
Commodity Codes
Transport Mode All transport modes
Service Mode All service modes
Freetime DAYS Calendar / Working Same / Next day if after Next day if after : TIME
DRY 7 Calendar Same_Day
REEF Calendar Same_Day
IMO 5 Calendar Same_Day
OTHER Calendar Same_Day
STANDARD RATES APPLICABLE AFTER FREE TIME*
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 8 12 USD 90 USD 90 USD 155 USD 155
Tier 2 13 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

NOR's are considered under REEF freetime (5 days) and will have a chargeable amount equal to REEF cargo.

Procedures

Import procedures

  • Customers will require Rated Original Bill of Lading for Customs clearance.
  • Maersk 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 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 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.