Shipping to Denmark

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Inland Haulage

Ever wished that you could leave the arrangement of your inland transportation to someone else? Got enough to worry about, without having to arrange for delivery of your cargo? Want to have one single point of contact for all of your delivery needs? If the answer to any of these is yes, then look no further than Maersk Line. 

Maersk Line offers a unique door-to-door service on all of our ocean-going products. From packing through to unloading, we will be there every step of the way. We take the hassle out of arranging inland transport, offering a dedicated intermodal dispatch team and world-class equipment management programs which, combined, make our intermodal offering unrivalled. 

With our own feeder service providing coverage the length of the Norwegian West Coast, excellent rail services across Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and strong collaborations with local trucking firms, we can offer you a solid, reliable product. We have preferential slots from our rail-operating partners and we’re good to the environment too; by optimizing our rail offering, we ensure that we reduce the number of trucks on the road, helping to protect our beautiful environment. All of this comes at very competitive rates to all areas of Scandinavia. 

We can tailor-make our intermodal solutions to fit your needs, and would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your business and how we can help you to operate more effectively.

Our offering includes:

  • Multiple modes of transport
  • Large network of quality transport providers
  • Constant monitoring and quality assurance
  • Timely pick-up and delivery
  • One-stop-shopping combining your land and ocean transport needs

For more information and to discuss how we can help take care of your inland transportation needs, contact us today!

For more information and to discuss how we can help take care of your inland transportation needs, contact us today!
Contact sales representative: Please contact our Sales department
Phone: +45 8934 8000
E-mail: dansal@maersk.com

Local charges

Below are the most common local charges we have in Denmark.
They are all subject to change and valid until further notice.
Please also visit our global Surcharge Definition Glossary

Area Charge Code Charge Name Description Tariff
Customs Clearance CCO Customs Clearance Origin A service offered by the carrier to prepare customs clearance documents and handle formalities on behalf of the customer. The carrier may use 3rd party agents in some locations at Origin. 50 EUR per B/L
CCD Customs Clearance Destination A service offered by the carrier to prepare customs clearance documents and handle formalities on behalf of the customer. The carrier may use 3rd party agents in some locations at Destination. 50 EUR per B/L
ASE Additional Export Service For extra export customs clearance costs on top of CCO. Example: Extra HS codes or courier service. Case by case
EDD Submission of Cargo Declaration - Export This charge covers the administrative manifest handling with local customs and it applies to all customers shipping out of Aarhus in Denmark. 115 DKK per B/L
Booking COD Change of Destination Change of Destination 300 USD per container
CAD Change of Destination - Administrative Cost Will be charged per B/L only on those cases where the transhipment port does not change and we are just amending the final port of discharge. This request must be done, at least, 96 hours before the arrival to the transhipment port. 300 USD per B/L
CED Change of Destination - Extra Restows Will be processed only upon confirmation of the acceptance of the extra costs associated. 300 USD per container + extra costs associated
Documentation BLE Transport Document Issuance Service-Export This surcharge covers the administrative cost of providing a new set of BLs. It covers the issuance of BL in a location that is different from origin as well as re-issuance needed for other reasons 30 USD per B/L
HBL House Transport Document Service A service provided by the carrier to perform additional administration when a forwarder issues a House Bill of Lading. More specifically, the carrier will issue an Original Bill of Lading (B/L)/Transport Document (TPDOC) based on the House Bill of Lading documentation provided by the forwarder. In addition, if applicable the carrier will file the actual details with the US Customs. 30 USD per B/L
OCG Origin Certificate Charge This service covers Certificates issued regarding vessel age, vessel conditions etc, in-house ML certificates at Origin. It does not cover certificates issued as part of an inspection (for example veterinary certificate). This is instead charged by the INE charge. 200 DKK per B/L
DCG Destination Certificate Charge This service covers Certificates issued regarding vessel age, vessel conditions etc, in-house ML certificates at Destination. It does not cover certificates issued as part of an inspection (for example veterinary certificate). 200 DKK per B/L
SWC Switch Transport Document Service This service is provided by the carrier to 'switch' transport documents (B/L's) to show new parties by issuing a 2nd set of documents. A 'switch' is used to prevent the shipper from being visible to the buyer and protects the interests of the cargo intermediary. 75 USD per B/L
TLE Electronic Cargo Release Service -Export This service is also known as a 'Telex' or 'Express' release and allows the cargo to be released at destination upon proof of identity of the receiver as consignee, provided all 3 original B/L's have been surrendered by the consignee, or an authorized agent of the consignee, at another carriers office location. In order to allow this all 3 original B/L's must be surrendered at another carriers office location (not the discharge port). 30 USD per B/L
Equipment CNS Container Nomination Service The Value Added Service covers pre-assignment of container numbers to bookings. It does not cover assigning a contianer of a specific quality, for example: Food Grade. 300 DKK per containers
CSO Container Shifting Origin A charge to recover additional operational expenses for extra container moves needed for, for example re-stacking because of Change of Destination or Change of Vessel or move of cntr from load stack to gate. It does not cover moves needed to perform inspections, or to enable ad hoc stuffing/stripping as that is included in the respective charge for those services. 350 DKK per container
CSD Container Shifting Destination A charge to recover additional operational expenses for extra container moves needed for, for example re-stacking because of Change of Destination or Change of Vessel or move of cntr from load stack to gate. It does not cover moves needed to perform inspections, or to enable ad hoc stuffing/stripping as that is included in the respective charge for those services. 350 DKK per container
ESC Extra Seal charge The surcharge covers the extra service of providing/attaching extra seals to containers in the terminals. 100 DKK per container
ILO IMO label add/removal Origin The surcharge covers the extra service of adding/removing IMO stickers to containers in the terminals at export end. 500 DKK per container
ILD IMO label removal Destination The surcharge covers the extra service of removing IMO stickers to containers in the terminals at import end. 500 DKK per container
PQC Premium Quality Container The surcharge is applied whenever we offer the service of providing a container of a specific quality. It will cover food grade containers, containers of a specific age, containers for specific commodities (such as electronics). The quality assessment is made and defined by the clusters. This charge includes the cost of having the carrier inspect the empty container to make sure it meets the requirements. 250 USD per container
PIC Pick-Up Charge (Exports) A service provided by the carrier to allow the Pick up of empty containers at an alternate container depot than stated on Bill of Lading Place of Receipt, where Merchant Haulage is involved. 195 USD per container
DRP Drop Off Charge (Imports) A service provided by the carrier to allow the Drop off empty containers at an alternate container depot than stated on Bill of Lading Place of Delivery, where Merchant Haulage is involved. 195 USD per container
Inland WTO Waiting Time Origin Waiting time for Inland haulage after the standard free 1 hour Chassis delivery: 275 DKK for half an hour / 550 DKK full hour Side Loader delivery: 375 DKK for half an hour / 750 DKK full hour
WTD Waiting Time Destination Waiting time for Inland haulage after the standard free 1 hour Chassis delivery: 275 DKK for half an hour / 550 DKK full hour Side Loader delivery: 375 DKK for half an hour / 750 DKK full hour
OSC Origin Specialized Chassis Sideloader 50% of the haulage rate
DSC Destination Specialized Chassis Sideloader 50% of the haulage rate
ICI Inland Cancelation Import Wasted trip The standard cost for late cancelation of an inland haulage booking is 100% of the already existing IHI/IHE in the booking + side loader additional if any.
ICE Inland Cancelation Export Wasted trip The standard cost for late cancelation of an inland haulage booking is 100% of the already existing IHI/IHE in the booking + side loader additional if any.
IDC De-coupling Import Drop of container and later pick up request at customer premisis The amount to be charged is the same amount as the inland haulage or total amount of inland haulage and specialized chassis if there is sideloader involved
EDC De-coupling Export Drop of container and later pick up request at customer premisis The amount to be charged is the same amount as the inland haulage or total amount of inland haulage and specialized chassis if there is sideloader involved
DGS Cooling Service Destination Genset additional - Cooling service provided at Destination by the carrier to supply a generator (or any other cooling service) set to power reefer containers during inland moves for carrier haulage. 700 DKK per container
OGS Cooling Service Origin Genset additional - Cooling service provided at Origin by the carrier to supply a generator (or any other cooling service) set to power reefer containers during inland moves for carrier haulage. 700 DKK per container
MSI Multi Stop Import The service of stopping 1 or more times to unload additional cargo during a carrier haulage movement. No fix rate, to be advised for each request based on the milage.
MSE Multi Stop Export The service of stopping 1 or more times to unload additional cargo during a carrier haulage movement. No fix rate, to be advised for each request based on the milage.
WHE Weekend and Holidays Haulage Export This charge is applied when Inland service is to be performed outside normal working hours, or on weekend or holidays, upon customers request. 600 DKK per container
WHI Weekend and Holidays Haulage Import This charge is applied when Inland service is to be performed outside normal working hours, or on weekend or holidays, upon customers request. 600 DKK per container
ODC Origin Dangerous Cargo Service (Inland Haulage) Hazardous fees 850 DKK per container
DDC Destination Dangerous Cargo Service (Inland Haulage) Hazardous fees 850 DKK per container

Local Payment Options

Invoice service 

In order to use the on-line invoicing services you'll need a digital certificate which will allow you to access your accounts, view your outstanding invoices, print them, view paid invoices. 

Please register by following the link » one-time registration on www.maerskline.com

How to dispute an invoice 

It should never happen, but regrettably it sometimes does. You have received an incorrect invoice from Maersk Line. 

In this case you have the possibility to send your dispute to scadispute@maersk.com, please include your invoice number details and include information about the error. 

If you need assistance please contact our Customer Service department: 

Phone: +45 89348000

Custom House Brokerage

Core product

Service Description Subcategories
Import Customs Clearance Standard Full Customs Declaration, paying Duty & VAT upon arrival in the country in scope to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.
  • Import & Export declarations
  • Simplified procedures
  • Customs warehousing
  • Perishable cargo
  • e-Commerce
  • First time Importers or Exporters
  • Personal effects
  • European border controls & transit movements
  • Temporary clearance
Export Customs Clearance Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU.
  • Export declarations
  • Certificates
  • Persishable cargo
  • European border controls & transit movements
  • Reimbursements
Transit Documents A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.
  • T1
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
  • Peak Volume Management Programme – Assistance with daily CHB Activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End to End Reclassification Programme from our trained specialists.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & Guidance on FTA’s & Preferential Origins
  • Auditing and KPI reports – Tailored Auditing & Customs Reporting specific to their business requirements.

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

Signed Direct Representation Letter / PoA

Signed by the Trader & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Damco to complete CHB on behalf of the Trader and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Mandatory documents Required:

  • Signed Direct Representation Authorisation / PoA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number (Tariff Heading)
  • Copy of the Bill of Lading 

Additional documents (where applicable)

  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates

EORI Number
The trader must have a valid EORI and/or VAT number to hold a solid audit trail with the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) and the Danish Customs Agency (Toldstyrelsen) and & to be eligible to claim back any potential VAT paid.

Disclaimer

  • HS code provided by Customer
  • Not included: Phyto documentation/inspections; Health Certificate; Scanning; Physical inspections; drayage, port charges, demurrage and detention, port transit documentation, classification or additional consultancy services
  • Subject to Damco Trading Conditions
  • Use of Damco deferment Account is subject of capital advance fees

FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
Please refer to the pricing page above

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A variety of reasons can hold up a clearance, to name a few but not limited to, would be awaiting mandatory documents, awaiting payment, Customs Holds, Port Authority Holds and Vessel delays.

Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: An EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number is a unique reference number issued by Customs to Trader and is required to import or export goods. This is a one-time application, more information can be found upon https://www.toldst.dk/selvbetjening-og-vejledning/

Q: What is a classification number(Tariff heading)?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products. http://tarif.skat.dk/tariff/uc/qry/sbn/search.jsf?conversationId=938958

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number (Tariff heading)?
A: It is the importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct. However, if they are unsure please advise to contact Damco, who can assist in an advisory capacity only.

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our team will email the customer with clearance paperwork as soon as the shipment has been released from customs and is free to leave the port.

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact customsdk@damco.com

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Depending on shipment terms, either ML or Damco will raise an invoice for all Customs and Port entry related costs.

QI have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: For Damco’s invoice please contact customsdk@damco.com

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status

Price structure for customs house brokerage

SERVICE PRICE IN EUR
Import clearance incl. 2 HS codes Eur 50
Additional charge code Eur 5
MIO Eur 25
Standard import clearance of MIO Eur 50
Change/Split of MIO Eur 25
T1 / NCTS excl. Bond Eur 70
T2 / T2LF Eur 50
Additional charge code Eur 5
Export clearance (Physically presense) Eur 40
Export clearance incl. 1 HS code Eur 50
Additional charge code Eur 5
Corrections (per incident) Eur 25
Customs value declaration Eur 40
Certificates (EUR1 , ATR , Origin cert. Etc.) Eur 40
CED / CVED Eur 75
Consultancy per hour Eur 75

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.