Shipping to Dominican Republic

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

Demurrage and Detention

STANDARD FREE TIME - EXPORTS

Valid from: 1 January 2018
Valid to: 31 December 2018
Charge Type: Storage and Detention

Freetime DAYS
DRY 15
REEF 15
IMO 15
OTHER 15

STANDARD RATES APPLICABLE AFTER FREE TIME*

From (Days) To (Days) Rate for 20 DRY Rate for 40/45 DRY Rate for 20 REEF Rate for 40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
Storage 16 Thereafter USD 10 USD 20 USD 20 USD 20 USD 20 USD 20 USD 20 USD 20
16 31 USD 10 USD 20 USD 30 USD 30 USD 10 USD 20 USD 10 USD 20
Tier 1 32 Thereafter USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50

Procedures

  • Shipping instructions must be submited 72 hours before vessel departure.
  • All export containers are subject to verification by port authorities (Customs, Drugs and Fitosanitary).
  • It is a DR Customs requirement that customers are present while their cargo are being verified.

Restriction

Bill of lading restrictions

As part of the US Customs 24 Hour Rule regulations, 'To the order of' bills of lading are not accepted for shipments destined to the US or routed via US ports. 

US Customs also does not accept the commodity descriptions 'Freight all kinds' and 'General merchandise', nor the package type 'pallets'.

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.