Shipping to Estonia

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

Local Charges

Tallinn and Sillamae 

Charge Charge type Amount
Payer-amendment fee in case of changes to payment terms or destination payers on or after last vessel arrival date Payer Amendment Destination 40 EUR/ BL 
Change of destination fee (COD)  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import Service per DRY / REEF container EUR 85 / 110
Destination dangerous cargo service for inland haulage (DDC)  per container  EUR 60 
Customs Clearance (CCD)  per container  EUR 25 
Carrier haulage overweight surcharge (cargo > 24.0 t for customer)  per container  10% on top of inland haulage rate 
Multistop Surcharge (MSI)- (within city limits)  per container  EUR 50 per stop 
Inland Haulage Waiting Time (WTI)  per container  4 hours free; 15.00 EUR/HR or 120.00 EUR/DAY, if waiting time morethan 8 hrs (incl. Free time) 
Genset Charge (GEN)  per REEFER container  EUR 200 
Sideloader/Triaxel chassis (DSC/TRS)  per container  EUR 50 
Charge applicable only for reefer:
Veterinary Surcharge per reefer container EUR 14

Demurrage and Detention

Name Start End
Storage day when laden container has been discharged from the vessel to the terminal day when laden container has been picked up (gate out date)
Combined Demurrage and Detention day when laden container has been discharged from the vessel to the terminal day when empty container has been delivered to the Agent (gate in date)

Current Demurrage and Detention tariff

Estonia effective as of 1st March 2019 discharge date


1.      containers returned to depots differ from POD location will follow Detention (Combined Detention) tariff of location where empties dropped (subj to Drop off fee and OPS acceptance). Storage will remain unchanged based on POD location tariff;
2.      in case of COD, Demurrage and Detention will apply as per POD location tariff

Archived tariff

Estonia effective from 1st June 2016 till 28th February 2019 discharge date


Bill of lading clausing, documentation: 

No specific clausing required.

Special customs requirements: 

No specific requirements.



In case of meat and poultry products from non-EU origins, please coordinate acceptance with your Local Maersk office prior to loading.

Excise goods are acceptable subject to prior approval from your local Mearsk Line office. Examples of excise goods are cars, alcohol, manufactured tobacco goods, etc.

Weight / Measurement:

For general information on weight / measurement restrictions please contact your local Maersk office.

Special Cargoes:

Out of Gauge is only accepted subject to prior approval from the Local Maersk Office.

Reefer haulage

Maersk accepts only store door delivery within Estonia for reefer cargo due to expensive equipment. 
Reefer equipment is not allowed for MHH (customer own pick up from port), in case customer requires own delivery then deposit applies as USD 30000 for 40 HREF and USD 19000 for 20REF.

No acceptance for carrier haulage: cars, personal effects

Transit to Russia in carrier haulage basis is subject approval from Tallinn office.

For acceptance, please contact Customer service or Sales

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.