Shipping to Czech Republic

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

Local charges

Surcharge amount Details
Change of destination fee (COD)  300 USD / per container   
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. 300 USD / per b/l Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. 300 USD + extra costs associated / per container   Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must. 
Container weighing – origin 45 EUR / container Weighing service at inland depot in Czech republic
Late Documentation Fee 25 EUR / BL Shipping instructions sent more than 2 working days after loading
Late Payment Fee 50 EUR / invoice Invoice not paid 7 days afterloading
Late Payment Fee 150 EUR / invoice Invoice not paid 3 days prior arrival to destination
Certificate issuance 30 EUR / certificate Certificate issuance
BL Amendment Fee 75 EUR / BL Change of B/L after issuance (locally or by customer from
Weight Discrepancy Fee 100 EUR / container / Ton above the limit Exceeding of weight category (against rate offer)
Multi Stop Service 0 - 25 km / 0 EUR
26 - 40 km / 40 EUR
41 - 60 km / 60 EUR
61 - 80 km / 80 EUR
81 - 100 km / 100 EUR
above 100 km / individual rate
Multi-stop charge
Late Cancellation Fee 175 EUR / container Late truck cancellation (day A after 10.00 for day B) in case truck did not leave the terminal yet. Compensation for lost job.
Waiting time 25 EUR / hour Waiting of truck during stuffing/unstuffing/customs clearance above 4 hours
Manual Booking Fee 50 EUR/BKG Charge for bookings not received via our e-channels
Examination Service 250 EUR / container Scan arranged on terminal in Bremerhaven (standard procedure)
Examination Service 275 EUR / container Scan arranged by Damco in Bremerhaven (exceptional procedure)
Container nomination service  50 EUR/ Container  Container nomination 

Pick-up tariff effective for 01/07/2018-30/03/2019

Pick up Czech Republic 20'DC 40'DC 40'HC 45'HC 20'RF 40'RF 20'OT 40'OT 20'&40' FR
Melnik * * * * 200 350 200 350 X
Metrans Prague * * * * X X X X X
Metrans Ceska Trebova * * * * X X X X X
Metrans Zelechovice (Zlin) * * * * X X X X X
AWT Paskov * * * * X X X X X
Brno * * * * X X X X X
Metrans Ostrava Senov * * * * X X X X X

Pick-up instructions

Depots marked with ''price in EUR'' can be used for pick up, subject to mentioned pick us fee as per CODS availability
Depots marked with  "*"  pick up can only be arranged as per CODS availability and free of charge
Depots marked with  "X"  pick up is notoffered

Demurrage and Detention


Name of the period Start End
Export Detention period day when empty container has been picked up from the Agent (gate out date) day when laden container has been delivered to the port of loading (gate in date)
Export Demurrage period day when laden container has been delivered to the port of loading (gate in date) day when laden container has been loaded from the terminal to the vessel

Export Demurrage

Please refer to the country of the loading port:

The Netherlands

Export Detention

Effective Date: 22nd October 2018 pick up empties date

Calendar days DRY & IMO REEF and OT&FR
From To 20' 40' & 45' 20' 40' & 45'
EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day
1 10 0 0 0 0
11 15 45 55 85 105
16 20 55 70 95 115
21 25 65 85 105 125
26+ 75 100 125 150


For standard booking requests you may use the Rate and Booking links under » Maersk or contact us directly.

Preferred loading port is Bremerhaven.

If you would like us to arrange carrier's haulage of special equipment  (e.g. reefers, open top containers) we need information about the required loading date one week prior to the actual stuffing in order to arrange availability of empty equipment.

As per B/L conditions it is responsibility of every shipper to check condition of the container before stuffing (B/L Clause 11.4). When container is fully loaded, shipper agrees and accepts that the container is in a good condition – which means no damage from inside, is clean etc. (B/L Clause 15.4).

Clause 11.4

The Shipper shall inspect Containers before packing them and the use of Containers shall be prima facie evidence of their being sound and suitable for use.

If you need specific information regarding export procedures, please contact our Customer service department


Weight restrictions
20-foot dry container 27.0 tons cargo weight
40-foot dry container 27.0 tons cargo weight
45-foot dry container 27.0 tons cargo weight
20-foot reefer container 24.0 tons cargo weight
40-foot reefer container 25.0 tons cargo weight

If you would like to place bookings for one of the following, please make sure to contact our customer service team prior to booking in order to check acceptance:

  • cargo exceeding the above weight limits,
  • wines or spirits,
  • cigarettes,
  • dangerous cargo,
  • out-of-gauge cargo.

The same applies to any certificates you may require us to issue and letter of credit requirements you need to have inserted in the bill of lading.

Used Tyres and MILITARY CARGO not allowed for export from Czech Republic.

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.