Shipping to France

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

ClĂ´tures

LE HAVRE

Vessel Name Terminal Dép. Voy Dép. Date Cloture IMO (Envoi DGD) Cloture Documentaire Cloture Liste de charge Clôture VGM Cloture Douane
Service : 433 (Asie) Terminal MSC2000 **** Dimanche Mardi 17h00 -- Mercredi 17h00 Jeudi 16h00 Jeudi 16h00
Service : 437 (Asie / Moyen Orient / Afrique / Ocean Indien) Terminal MSC2000 **** Vendredi Lundi 12h00 -- Mardi 17h00 Mercredi 12h00 Mercredi 12h00
Service : 822 (USA Coté Nord-Est) Terminal MSC2000 **** Samedi Jeudi 10h00 Jeudi 12h00 Vendredi 10h00 Vendredi 17h00 Vendredi 17h00
Service : 823 (USA Coté Sud-Est / Mexique) Terminal MSC2000 **** Lundi Jeudi 10h00 Jeudi 12h00 Vendredi 17h00 Vendredi 17h00 Vendredi 19h00
Service : 842 (USA Coté Sud-Est / Mexique) Terminal de l'Europe **** Jeudi Lundi 12h00 Mardi 12h00 Mercredi 17h00 Mercredi 17h00
Service : 102 (Amérique Latine Coté Est) Terminal de l'Atlantique **** Vendredi Mercredi 12h00 Mercredi 17h00 Mercredi 17h00 Jeudi 12h00
Service : 791 (Antilles) Terminal de France **** Vendredi Mercredi 12h00 Mercredi 17h00 Jeudi 17h00 Jeudi 17h00

Fos sur Mer

Vessel Name Terminal Dép. Voy Dép. Date Cloture IMO Cloture Documentaire Cloture Liste de charge Clôture VGM Cloture Douane
Service : 440 (Asie / Moyen Orient / Afrique / Ocean Indien) Seayard **** Mercredi Mercredi 12h00 Vendredi 10h00 Vendredi 10h00 Vendredi 17h00
Service : SLH (Afrique) Seayard **** Mercredi Lundi 12h00 Lundi 17h00 Lundi 17h00 Mardi 15h00
Service : 647 (USA / MEXIQUE) seayard **** Lundi Jeudi 12h00 Vendredi 10h00 Vendredi 10h00 Vendredi 10h00 Vendredi 17h00
Service : 922 (Montreal) Seayard **** Jeudi Lundi 12h00 Lundi 12h00 Mardi 12h00 Mercredi 12h00 Mercredi 12h00
Service : 405 (Moyen Orient) Seayard **** Mardi Vendredi 12h00 Vendredi 12h00 Lundi 12h00 Lundi 12h00

Dunkerque

Vessel Name Terminal Dép. Voy Cloture IMO Cloture Liste de charge Clôture VGM Cloture Douane
Service : 791 (Antilles) Terminal Des Flandres **** Mardi Jeudi 12h00 Jeudi 17h00 Vendredi 17h00 Vendredi 17h00
Service : N17 (Asie / Moyen Orient / Afrique / Ocean Indien) Terminal Des Flandres **** Mardi Vendredi 12h00 Vendredi 17h00 Lundi 17h00 Lundi 17h00

Montoir

Vessel Name Terminal Dép. Voy Dép. Date Cloture IMO Cloture Liste de charge Clôture VGM Cloture Douane
Service : 791 (Antilles) Terminal du Grand Ouest **** Lundi Jeudi 12h00 Jeudi 17h00 Vendredi 17h00 Vendredi 17h00
Service : N20 (Asie / Moyen Orient / Afrique / Ocean Indien) Terminal du Grand Ouest **** Mardi VENDREDI 12h00 vendredi 17h00 Lundi 17h00 Lundi 17h00

Brest

Vessel Name Terminal Dép. Voy Dép. Date Cloture IMO Cloture Liste de charge Clôture VGM Cloture Douane
Service : N20 (Asie / Moyen Orient / Afrique / Ocean Indien) Terminall de Brest **** Mercredi Lundi 12h00 Lundi 17h00 Mardi 17h00 Mardi 17h00

ROUEN

Barge Terminal Dép. Voy Dép. Date Cloture IMO Cloture Liste de charge Clôture VGM Cloture Douane
BARGE ROUEN (Tnmsc TDF Cnm) SOMAP ROUEN N/A Mardi Lundi 15h00 Lundi 15h00 Mardi 12h00 Mardi 12h00

Container Pick up

For transports arranged in Merchant Haulage

Pick-up tariff: From 01/10/2019 to 31/12/2019
Tariff in EURO

Ville Pick-up fees
20dc 40dc 40hc
Bordeaux (33) 150 150 150
Clermont Ferrand * 30 30 30
Genevilliers (92) 75 0 0
Nogent sur Seine 75 0 0
Ottmarsheim (68) 30 30 30
Toulouse 30 30 30
Vierzon ** 30 30 30
Strasbourg (67) 50 100 100
Dourges * 0 0 0
Lyon (69) 75 30 30

* No drop off without prior agreement. 
** 20’dc drop off accepted. No drop for 40’dc/hc without prior agreement. 
The applicable pricing date for all surcharges, VAS, inland haulage, pick up and drop off, is the same as the ocean freight PCD. (with the exception of Demurrage and Detention, please refer to the import and export tabs for information about demurrage and detention and their price calculation date)

For transports arranged in Merchant Haulage

Pick-up tariff: From 01/07/2019 to 30/09/2019
Tariff in EURO

Ville Pick-off fees
20dc 40dc 40hc
Bordeaux (33) 150 150 150
Clermont Ferrand * 30 30 30
Genevilliers (92) 75 0 0
Ottmarsheim (68) 30 30 30
Toulouse 30 30 30
Vierzon ** 30 30 30
Strasbourg (67) 75 50 50
Dourges * 0 0 0
Lyon (69) 75 30 30

* No drop off without prior agreement.
** 20’dc drop off accepted. No drop for 40’dc/hc without prior agreement.
The applicable pricing date for all surcharges, VAS, inland haulage, pick up and drop off, is the same as the ocean freight PCD. (with the exception of Demurrage and Detention, please refer to the import and export tabs for information about demurrage and detention and their price calculation date)

 

For transports arranged in Merchant Haulage

Pick-up tariff: From 01/04/2019 to 30/06/2019
Tariff in EURO

Ville Nom du dépôt Pick-off fees
20dc 40dc 40hc
Bordeaux (33) Stac Bruges CNC Naviland 150 150 150
Clermont Ferrand * Prestalog 75 75 75
Genevilliers (92) Paris terminal 75 0 0
Ottmarsheim (68) Port de Mulhouse 30 30 30
Toulouse Décor Toulouse 30 30 30
Vierzon ** Prestalog vierzon 30 30 30
Strasbourg (67) Strasbourg CFNR 75 50 50
Dourges 0 0 0
Lyon (69) Star Container 75 30 30

* No drop off without prior agreement.
**  20’dc drop off accepted.  No drop for 40’dc/hc without prior agreement.
The applicable pricing date for all surcharges, VAS, inland haulage, pick up and drop off, is the same as the ocean freight PCD. (with the exception of Demurrage and Detention, please refer to the import and export tabs for information about demurrage and detention and their price calculation date)

Customs House Brokerage

Local contact options

Book directly through Maersk.com or contact douanegatewayleh@damco.com to include one of our Customs House Brokerage products in your supply chain.

Our Customs Team are always happy to answer any query you may have in relation to customs clearance, one of our licenced customs brokers can be contacted on douanegatewayleh@damco.com.


Core product

Export Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU. A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.
  • Certificates of origin / EUR.1 / ATR
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance
  • Standard export clearance
  • T1
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance.

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
  • Peak Volume Management Programme – Assistance with daily Customs House Brokerage activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & guidance on FTA’s & preferential origins
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End-to-end Reclassification Programme from our trained specialists.

* Costs will vary depending on the type of business, size & requirement – please refer enquiries to Damco.

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?


Signed Power of Attorney (POA)

Signed by the buyer & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Damco to complete CHB on behalf of the buyer and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Mandatory documents required:

  • Signed POA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code
  • European EORI number

EORI Number

The buyer must have a valid European EORI. For European Customer, he should be informed with local customs how to get back French VAT amount.

Additional documents (where applicable)

  • Copy of the Bill of Lading
  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates

* Originals to be submitted to Transamar where necessary


FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Please refer to the pricing schedule shared with you.

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A variety of reasons can hold up a clearance, to name a few but not limited to, would be awaiting mandatory documents, awaiting payment, customs holds, Port Authority holds and vessel delays.

Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: An EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number is a unique reference number issued by Customs to Trader and is required to import or export goods. This is a one-time application, more information can be found upon http://www.douane.gouv.fr/articles/a10901-numero-eori-economic-operator-registration-and-identification

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A:  It is the importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct. However, if they are unsure please advise to contact Transamar, who can assist in an advisory capacity only.

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our team will email the customer with clearance paperwork as soon as the shipment has been released from customs and is free to leave the port.

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact MyCustomsFR@Maersk.com

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Depending on shipment terms, either ML or Damco will raise an invoice for all Customs and Port entry related costs.

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: For Damco’s invoice please contact payables.france@damco.com 

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status

Demurrage

WARNING :  Those freetime conditions described below are not applicable for booking done through Maersk Spot.

If you want more details about Maersk spot, please click here: https://www.maersk.com/local-information/france/maersk-spot

Effective date: 01/10/2019
Expiry Date: until further notice

Type DRY FLAT & OPEN TOP REEF IMO
Days 7 7 6 4
Days after freetimeexpiration 20’DRY 40’DRY/
40'HDRY/
45'DRY
FLAT & OPEN TOP 20’REEF 40’HREEF 20'IMO 40'IMO/45'IMO SHIPPER'S OWNED
5th to 8th day 90 100
As from 7th day 195 195
As from 9th day 125 135
8th to 12th day 48 73 155 20
13th to 17th day 78 108 255 60
As from 18th day 118 168 255 100

Effective Date: 01/04/2019
Expiry Date: 30/09/2019

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. 

Demurrage starts from gate-in day on the terminal, ends with loading day to vessel

Currency: EUR

Notes:

  • Shipper’s Own Container is considered as equivalent to corresponding container type
  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered Shipper’s owned tank with DRY cargo follows freetime & rate of Dry equipment
  • Shipper’s owned tank with IMO cargo follows freetime & rate of IMO
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container
  • Demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING plugging fees on terminal in all French ports

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Type DRY FLAT & OPEN TOP REEF IMO
Days 7 7 6 5

Tariff: 

Days after freetime expiration 20’DRY 40’DRY/
40'HDRY/
45'DRY
FLAT & OPEN TOP 20’REEF 40’HREEF 20'IMO 40'IMO/45'IMO SHIPPER'S OWNED
6th to 8th day 85 95
As from 7th day 190 190
As from 9th day 120 130
8th to 12th day 45 70 150 20
13th to 17th day 75 105 250 60
As from 18th day 115 165 250 100

 

Effective Date: 01/11/2018

Expiry Date: 31/03/2019

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. 

Demurrage starts from gate-in day on the terminal, ends with loading day to vessel

Currency: EUR

Notes:

  • Shipper’s Own Container is considered as equivalent to corresponding container type
  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered Shipper’s owned tank with DRY cargo follows freetime & rate of Dry equipment
  • Shipper’s owned tank with IMO cargo follows freetime & rate of IMO
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container
  • Demurrage are EXCLUDING terminal storage in Le Havre and Fos sur Mer, which are charged directly by the Terminal operators to customers
  • Demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING plugging fees on terminal in all French ports

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 7 7 3 4

Tariff:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF Shipper’s owned
4thto 6thday     105 105  
As from 7thday     175 175  
8thto 12thday 45 70 150   20
13thto 17thday 75 105 250     60
As from 18thday 115 165 250     100
Days after free time expiration 20’ IMO 40’ 45’ IMO
5thto 8thDay 85 eur 95 eur
As from day 9 120 eur 130 eur

Valid until 31st October 2018

Demurrage is calculated per calendar day

Demurrage starts from gate-in day on the terminal, ends with loading day to vessel.

Free time:
Currency: EUR

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 7 7 3 3

Note 1: demurrage are INCLUDING terminal storage costs
Note 2: demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING the plugging fees on terminal

Tariff:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Shipper’s owned
4thto 6thday     105 105 105  
As from 7thday     175 175 175  
8thto 12thday 45 70 150     20
13thto 17thday 75 105 250       60
As from 18thday 115 165 250       100

Detention

WARNING :  Those freetime conditions described below are not applicable for booking done through Maersk Spot.

If you want more details about Maersk spot, please click here: https://www.maersk.com/local-information/france/maersk-spot

Effective date: 01/10/2019
Expiry Date: until further notice

Type DRY FLAT & OPEN TOP REEF IMO
Days 7 7 5 7
Days afterfreetime expiration 20’DRY 40’DRY/
40'HDRY/
45'DRY
FLAT&OPEN TOP 20’REEF 40’HREEF 20'IMO 40'IMO/45'IMO
6th to 7th day 80 80
8th to 14th day 38 48 155 155 155 40 50
As from 15th day 73 93 205 205 205 75 95

Effective Date: 01/04/2019
Expiry Date: 30/09/2019

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. 

Detention starts the day of the empty pick up day, ends with gate-in day in terminal

Currency: EUR

Notes:

  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered equal to reefer tariff
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Type DRY FLAT & OPEN TOP REEF IMO
Days 7 7 5 7

Tariff after free time: 

Days after freetime expiration 20’DRY 40’DRY/
40'HDRY/
45'DRY
FLAT & OPEN TOP 20’REEF 40’HREEF 20'IMO 40'IMO/45'IMO
6th to 7th day 75 75
8th to 14th day 35 45 150 150 150 35 45
As from 15th day 70 90 200 200 200 70 90

 

Effective Date: 01/10/2018

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. 

Detention starts the day of the empty pick up day, ends with gate-in day in terminal

Currency: EUR

Notes:

  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered equal to reefer freetime and tariff
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO

Days

7 7 5 7

Tariff after free time:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Shipper’s owned
6th to 7th day 75 75 As per dry container
8th to 14th day 35 45 150 150 150
As from 15th day 70 90 200 200 200

Restrictions

Commodity

No restrictions

Weight / Measurement

For Heavy Cargo: 

Fos sur Mer trucking: only license 40 tons 

Other ports: License 44 tons upon request 

Cargo weight per container as follows:

Container type Tare Cargo Weight / License 40 Tons Cargo Weight / License 44 Tons
20' DRY 2T 280 22T 720 26T 720
40' DRY 3T 700 21T 300 25T 300
40' HC 3T 880 21T 120 25T 120
45' HC 4T 800 20T 200 24T 200
20' Reefer 2T 990 19T 400 23T 400
40' Reefer 4T 500 19T 655 23T 700
45' Reefer 4T 670 19T 530 23T 530
Genset Weight = 0T 800

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

Special Cargoes

No restrictions

Bill of lading clausing, documentation

No restrictions

Special Customs Requirements

No restrictions

Others

no acceptance to/from Corsica 
no acceptance to/from French Guyana 
no acceptance to/from Cuba

Maersk France S.A.S. uses inland depots in France for storage of empty containers. This enables Maersk to release or accept empty containers throughout France. Drop-off or pick-up of empties in our inland depots applies in accordance with our inland depot tariff & policy and can be found on our Inland Haulage page or by clicking here 

- Please note that no special equipment is available in inland depots.

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.