Shipping to Czech Republic

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups 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.  
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
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
Import Service Charge 50 EUR / BL Import release for M/H, CIF and To order shipments (consignee is not CZ customer)
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
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)
Inland Haulage Cancellation Fee 75 EUR/B/L Charged for change of destination from SD locations in Czech Republic to port of discharge (Bremerhaven, Koper) which is requested by customer.
Merchant Haulage Imports  150 EUR per container  Charged for every container booked to Melnik CY (inland terminal) only. 
Inlands Campaign Destination  -150 EUR per container  Invoiced for every container where customer extends the original booking to Melnik CY (hence Merchant Haulage Imports was applied) to any SD destination within Czech Republic. 

Drop-off tariff effective for 01/07/2018-31/12/2018

Drop off 20'DC 40'DC 40'HC 45'HC 20'RF 40'RF 20'OT 40'OT 20'&40' FR
Czech Republic EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR
Melnik - - - 325 50 100 50 100 X
Metrans Prague 150 270 270 X X X X X X
Ceska Trebova 150 270 270 X X X X X X
Metrans Zelechovice (Zlin) 275 475 475 X X X X X X
AWT Paskov 275 475 475 X 200 400 200 400 X

Drop-off instructions

Depots marked with ''price in EUR'' can be used for drop off , subject to mentioned drop off fee. 
Depots marked with  "-"  drop off can only be arranged after confirmation by EQU team
Depots marked with  "X"  drop off will not be accepted.

Demurrage and Detention

Demurrage

Freetime starts with the 1st day as day when container arrives at the terminal and last day as day when container leaves the terminal. Both days included.

Calendar days DRY Calendar days REEFER/ OT&FR / IMO
20' 40' / 45' 20' 40'
From To EUR per day EUR per day From To EUR per day EUR per day
1 7 0 0 1 5 0 0
8 14 48 68 6 12 118 133
15+ 63 93 13+ 143 163

As of 30th March 2018 national holidays will be exempted from Demurrage in free and chargeable period for all import cargo.List of national holidays for 2018:

Holiday Date Name of the day
30 March 2018 Good Friday
02 April 2018 Easter Monday
01 May 2018 Labour Day
08 May 2018 Liberation Day
05 July 2018 St.Cyril and Methodius Day
06 July 2018 Jan Hus Day
28 September 2018 St.Wenceslas Day
28 October 2018 Independence Day
17 November 2018 Freedom and Democracy Day
24 December 2018 Christmas Eve
25 December 2018 Christmas Day
26 December 2018 St. Stephen's Day

Detention from 1st April 2018

Freetime Free days (calendar days) starting with the day when container leaves the terminal gate. And last day is day when empty container is accepted on the terminal. Both days included.

Calendar days DRY REEFER OT&FR
20' 40' / 45' 20' 40' 20' 40'
From To EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day
1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 13 35 45 75 110 75 105
14 20 45 70 115 150 85 175
21+ 55 85 145 190 95 200

Detention before 1st April

Freetime Free days (calendar days) starting with the day when container leaves the terminal gate. And last day is day when empty container is accepted on the terminal. Both days included.

Calendar days DRY / IMO REEFER/ OT&FR
20' 40' / 45' 20' 40'
From To EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day EUR per day
1 6 0 0 0 0
7+ 35 45 70 90

Procedures

For your delivery/release order please use the form available here. Send the filled form to CZ.IMPORT@MAERSK.COM ideally one week prior vessel arrival. 

If you need specific information regarding import procedures, please contact our Customer service department cz.import@maersk.com.

It happens sometimes that customer does not return the container clean, or the container is damaged. These are cost which neither we nor the customer is happy to see.  Therefore we recommend to check the manual which will show you how the container should not look like.

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 15.4 

If containers supplied by or on behalf of the carrier are unpacked at the Merchant’s premises, the Merchant is responsible for returning the empty containers with interiors clean, odour  free and  in the same  condition as received to the point or place designated by  the Carrier, within the time prescribed. Should a  Container not be returned in the condition required and/or within the time prescribed in the Tariff, the Merchant shall be liable for any detention, loss or expense incurred as a result  thereof. 

If the cargo in the container needs veterinary/phyto check in the port, please contact customer service import team before the container is discharged. 

When final delivery arranged in CH, driver is carrying T1 document together with commercial invoices of the cargo.  In case you wish not to have invoices attached please contact our Customer service department on: +420257182300.

 

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. 

Print of oB/L at destination Czech Republic not allowed.

IMO Class 1 & 7 NOT accepted for inland transportation to Czech Republic.  The rest IMO Classes are acceptable for inland haulage transport from discharge port Bremerhaven up to SD location in Czech Republic. Transport mode: RR + TRK or RR+ RR

Personal Effects/Household goods are accepted for delivery to Czech republic only if shipper and consignee/notify shown in Transport Document is International Moving or Forwarding company, not a private person. We do accept also wording e.g. “Person XY C/O international moving / forwarding company“. Shipments showing only private person as consignee are NOT accepted for SD bookings to Czech Republic.

Vehicles, cars, lorries, motorcycles and any other motor vehicles are not accepted in Carrier's Haulage, to any destination in Czech Republic.  Shipments booked to Bremerhaven CY, Hamburg CY or Koper CY are accepted.

Complete and accurate cargo description along with HS 6 digit code for shipments destined to Czech Republic is needed. As per the requirement, a 6-digit HS code must be submitted along with all shipping instructions as a mandatory information starting from 1st of September 2015. In case of multiple commodities HS codes for all the commodities need to be submitted.

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.