Shipping to Denmark

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



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Service Point  Service Route ETA
 Aarhus AE5  Asia - Europe Westbound  Thu 04:00

Demurrage and Detention


  • Utilization of equipment inside the terminal + storage
  • Import: Starts to count the same day as the container is discharged, or the next day if container is discharged after 16.00 hrs. It ends to count when the container is gated out (full)
  • Export: Starts to count the same day as the container is gated in (full), and end the same day as container is loaded on the vessel


  • Utilization of equipment outside the terminal.
  • Import: Starts to count the same day as the container is gated out (full), and ends the same day as container is gated in (empty).
  • Export: Starts to count the same day as container is gated out (empty), and ends the same day as container is gated in (full).

The following tariffs are valid from 1st of August 2018. Days are calendar days.

Demurrage 20' DRY 40' DRY 45' DRY 20' REEF/ SPEC 40' REEF/ SPEC
1-5 0 0 0 1-5 0 0
6-13 350 525 850 6-7 850 1200
14-21 500 700 1200 8-12 1200 1400
22+ 700 900 1400 13+ 1400 1700
Detention 20' DRY 40' DRY 45' DRY 20' REEF/ SPEC 40' REEF/ SPEC
1-4 0 0 0 1-4 0 0
5-7 350 525 850 5-6 850 1200
8-15 500 700 1200 7-20 1400 1700
16+ 700 900 1400 21+ 1500 1800



Customs clearance details

According to requirement from Danish Customs Authorities, it is mandatory to clear containers for destination Aarhus, Denmark. The containers must be customs cleared before vessel arrival. Danish Customs Authorities has the right to inspect the cargo prior to cargo release (gate out) from the port. Maersk has an obligation to update actual arrival, but will not be responsible for the details in the customs clearance – such as colli, container number, weight etc. 

Before making your customs declaration, kindly secure that there are no divergences from the packing list to the Maersk Bill of Lading. 

  • Container number
  • Weight / KGs (Kilo)
  • Colli
  • Volume

Customs requirements

If one of the above details is not matching, a declaration for temporary storing at border (MIG) will be made. A valid import declaration (customs clearance) must be filed with Danish Customs Authorities prior to vessel arrival. The deadline is Wednesday at 12.00 for the Thursday arrival. The import declaration must be done by the importers. The Customs References needs to be in correct status (11) prior vessel arrival to Aarhus, Denmark.

Avoid extra cost

MIG’s are created by the Danish Customs Manifest system, and occurs every time a divergence is registered. To avoid extra cost and workload for you as a customer, we recommend that customs declarations are made correctly and timely within the deadlines.

The fee for a MIG is DKK 600.

Please note that Maersk will not cover for any cost that may arise due to missing or incorrect customs clearance.

Should you have further queries, please contact your local Maersk office. 

Aarhus: (45) 89 34 80 00

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48 29-11-2018 06:00 MARCHENMAERSK842W 4700 DK MARCHEN MAERSK 1YM
49 06-12-2018 06:00 MUMBAIMAERSK843W 4700 DK MUMBAI MAERSK Y33
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51 20-12-2018 06:00 MSCVIVIANA845W 4700 LR MSC VIVIANA F6N
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3 17-1-2019 06:00 MILANMAERSK849W 4700 DK MILAN MAERSK Y27
5 31-1-2019 06:00 MSCERICA851W 4700 LR MSC ERICA E3Y
6 07-2-2019 06:00 MSCMIRJA852W 4700 LR MSC MIRJA C5N
7 14-2-2019 06:00 MANILAMAERSK901W 4700 DK MANILA MAERSK Y32
8 21-2-2019 06:00 MARCHENMAERSK902W 4700 DK MARCHEN MAERSK 1YM
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There are no restrictions in place. Special certificates are needed for plants / seeds (phyto-sanitary certificate), meat and fish (Veterinary and Origin certificates). Please inquire for exact details with our Customer Service.

Weight / Measurement: 

For general information on weight / measurement restrictions please contact your local Maersk office. The general road limitations is 48 mt for truck, chassis, cargo and tare weight of container, which in reality means that you in most containers can load to the max payload of the container.

Special Cargoes: 

No restrictions in general though for trucking to inland points special permits might be needed (depends on the actual oversize, wherefore please inquire). For dangerous cargo the dangerous cargo papers must be provided and approved at the time the booking is placed. Please inquire for exact details with our Customer Service.


For IMO containers to Taulov and Hoeje Taastrup, it is not allowed to store the containers at the terminal for more than 24 hours.

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.