Shipping to Ecuador

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

Demurrage and Detention

 Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 8 9 to 15 16 or more
Dry 20' Free USD 85 USD 110
 Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 8 9 to 13 14 or more
Dry/ NOR 40' Free USD 100 USD 120
 Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 4 5 to 8 9 or more
Special 40' Free USD 130 USD 170
 Type Size Days Days Days
1 to 3 4 to8 9or more
Reefer 40' Free USD 200 USD 260

Procedures

Routing: 

 For general routing guidelines please contact local office. 

Important Notice: 

1) No express release accepted. 
2) Original Bill of lading is required by customs for cargo release. 
3) Any change to Bill of lading after Vessel has arrived to Guayaquil, must be notified and approved by Imports Customer Service. 
4) No partial imports accepted, No shortshipments, NO manual splits are allowed. 
5) No acceptance for 45' containers. 

Commodity: 

OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk Line Approval procedures and local customs regulations. 

Note: Cargo IMO 1.3, 1.4 (Explosives); IMO 5.2 (Organics Peroxide); IMO 6.2 (Infectious substances) and IMO 7 (Radioactive Materials) Te above cargo cannot arrive without previous acceptance of local office. 

Cars:

Used CARS are not accepted.

Weight / Measurement Acceptance

Weight Limit for all All type of cntrs/All ports Max. Gross Weight allowed: 46,000 (kg) for any Equipment Size and Type, which includes chassis, truck head, container, genet and cargo weight
specifically for 20' 20 tons Max Maximum payload per container should be verified in each equipment prior stuffing.
specifically for 20' Reinforced 28 tons Max Maximum payload per container should be verified in each equipment prior stuffing.
specifically for 40' 32 tons Max Maximum payload per container should be verified in each equipment prior stuffing.
specifically for 45' No acceptance for 45' containers
B/B N
OOG Y Subject to standard Maersk Line Approval procedures and Local customs regulations
IMO Y Subject to standard Maersk Line Approval procedures and Local customs regulations. Note: Cargo IMO 1.4 cannot arrive without previous acceptance of local office.
Reefer Y
Cross Booking Y
Special Equipment Y
Inland Haulage Y Please contact local office for acceptance.

Bill of lading clausing, documentation Consignee information must be complete, including the TAX ID, called RUC in Ecuador. Sea way bills are not allowed by local customs. Weight in Bill of Lading must be stated in KILOS and not pounds. 

Documentation Requirements 

No partial imports accepted, No short shipments, No manual splits are allowed. Please take note of the following information, which must be included under description. 

If the physical bill of lading have no CARRIER SEAL and it shows ML-NONE, local customs will open and inspect the container charging a customs fine. Therefore, the CARRIER SEAL is mandatory and the SHIPPER SEAL is optional. 

Special Customs requirement 

Seaway bills are NOT accepted, Original Bill of lading is required by customs for cargo release. 

Others 

Electronic information is submitted to local customs systems 72 hours before vessel arrival.  Any change to Bill of lading after this time, should be notified to Import Customer Service and pay a fine of USD 1590 in order to update the information in the Customs System.

 

For all cargo to Guayaquil: 

Please ensure that the Bill of Lading has to be issued with the correct quantity of boxes and weight of cargo per container, especially for those bills with two or more containers. 

Please contact local office for further details on documentation.

Restriction

Used cars 

Used clothes

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.