Shipping to Ecuador

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

Demurrage and Detention

Tipo de Contenedor Garantía
Contenedor carga seca 20' USD 1,000
Contenedor carga seca 40' USD 2,000
Contenedor carga Refrigerada 20' USD 4,000
Contenedor carga Refrigerada 40' USD 4,000
Contenedor carga NOR 40' USD 4,000

Detention – Export (effective from Jan 1st 2017)

Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 7 8 to 14 15 or more
Dry/ NOR 20' Free USD 40 USD 70
Dry/ NOR 40' Free USD 70 USD 100
Special 40' Free USD 70 USD 100
Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 7 8to 15 16 or more
Reefer 40' Free USD 100 USD 150



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Dangerous cargo, please contact to

Weight / Measurement Acceptance:

Maximum payload per container should be verified in each equipment prior stuffing.

Special Cargoes:

OOG, B/B and IMO cargo, subject to standard Maersk approval procedures.


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Cut-off times

Cut offs to enter full containers into port are subject to change depending of the time the vessel arrives to port.

Cargo entered after cut offs will not be consider for Exception loadings. shipper will have to pay the terminal Contecon or Naportec, rolling, connection, storage, handling, etc.) in order for the cargo to be consider in the next available vessel

Containers are subject to random antinarcotics inspections


Bill of lading clause/documentation

The shipper must be Ecuadorian and the info on BL must be complete, including the TAX ID, called RUC. Weight on Bill of Lading must be stated in KILOS and not pounds

DAE (Documento Aduanero de Exportacion) is mandatory in cargo description

Documentation Requirements

No acceptance of condition LCL.

Multiple shippers and/or consignees for one container is not acceptable.

Special Customs requirement

All cargo EX Ecuador must meet all local customs requirements before loading


Electronic information is submitted to Local Customs systems, 12 hours prior vessel departure. Any change to Bill of lading after this time should be notified to Export Customer Service, otherwise a custom fine will be charged in order to update the information in the Customs System.


Leather, articles of leather

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