Shipping to Dominican Republic

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

Demurrage and Detention

Operator Maersk
Port/Terminal Names All Ports
Valid to 31st December 2020
Charge Type Import - Combined D&D

Combined Demurrage and Detention

Our setup in Dominican Republic consist of Combined Demurrage & Detention. 

This means you will have one combined free time period and compensation fee for utilization of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots. 

Service Type Free Time DRY Special equipment IMO Reefer
Days CY 8 8 8 5
Tariff per day after free time DRY Special equipment IMO Reefer
Day 9 to 15 72 72 72
Day +16th 95 95 95
Day 6 to 10 240
Day +11th 264

Demurrage & Detention: will count from discharge full (included) to empty return (gate-in) of the equipment in terminal or depot
Special equipment: Open tops, flat racks and out of gauge cargo.
Non-Operating Reefer: DnD rules for Reefer equipment will apply to NORs as well.
IMO class (hazardous) is considered a separate type of cargo.
Note: Free time is granted by equipment type and all sizes are considered, example given DRY free time is applicable for 20, 40 & 45’ equipment.

Download : Import - Maersk - Dominican Republic


Special customs requirements

  • For cargo release, customer must present to DR Customs: 2 OBL's, commercial invoice and packing list and payment of the corresponding duties.
  • All manifest must be translated in to Spanish.

Used Cars 

The 147 Law of General Customs bureau, effective July 5th 2002 has prohibited the import of used vehicles older than 5 years. Any car that not comply with this requirement will be confiscated and all charges will be under the responsibility of the car owner or the Shipping Line if this last one refuses to accept them.
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Special cargoes 

OOG and IMO cargo are subject to standard Maersk & Port Authorities approval procedures.
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  • Wood: DR Customs just accepted this commodity from following countries Brazil (Belen, Breves, Vila do Conde, Itahi, Parana, Paranagua ports) Guatemala (Santo Tomas de Castilla Port) Nicaragua (Limon de Costa Rica) Peru (Callao) Canada (Quebec) Spain (Vigo) Argentina (Campana) Africa (Adbijan, Dhuala, Camerun, Ghana) Suriname (Niew, Acaribo) Colombia (Cartagena) and wood must be arrive fumigated.
  • Fireworks & ammunition: DR Customs does not release cargo if customer does not have the proper permission from Police Authorities 
  • Foreign consignees are not allowed. 

Contact us

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.