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 maerskline.com)
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
25 - 50 km / 45 EUR
above 50 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 01/04/2018-30/06/2018 (subject to equipment availability): 

Pick up 20’DC; 40'DC/ 40’HC; 45"HC 20' RF 40’ RF 20' OT 40’ OT
Czech Republic EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR
Melnik - 200 350 200 350

 Pick-up tariff effective for 01/07/2018-30/09/2018 (subject to equipment availability):

Drop off 20'DC 40'DC 40'HC 45'HC 20'RF 40'RF 20'OT 40'OT
Czech Republic EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR
Melnik free free free free 200 350 200 350
Metrans Prague free free free free X X X X
Metrans Zelechovice (Zlin) free free free free X X X X
AWT Paskov free free free free X X X X
Brno free free free free X X X X

Pick-up instructions

Depots marked with  "X"  pick up is not be offered

Demurrage and Detention

Export Demurrage - valid for containers staying on customer request at depot in Czech Republic
A. Freetime Freetime starts with the 1st day as day when container arrives at the terminal and last day as day when container leaves terminal. Both days included.
Dry cargo
7 calendar days (day of arrival and departure included)
IMO cargo, reefer containers, special equipment 5 calendar days (day of arrival and departure included)
B. Charges per calendar day after free-timeDemurrage tariff rate (calendar days) starts with the first day after free time expires.
20' dry container per day EUR 38.00
40' dry container per day EUR 58.00
20', 40' IMO cargo, reefer containers, special equipment per day EUR 103.00

Export Demurrage in the port - freetime and charges based on conditions valid for load country: 

Export Detention in the port - freetime and charges based on conditions valid for load country:

Procedures

For standard booking requests you may use the Rate and Booking links under » Maersk Line 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 cz.export@maersk.com.

Restrictions

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.