Shipping to France

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Maersk Flow - Empty Restitution

Terminal (Seayard 2XL)

Import Le Havre
Import Fos Sur mer Comment
20DRY APMT Terminal Le Havre APMT Depot - Fos sur Mer
20OPEN APMT Terminal Le Havre Terminal (Seayard 2XL)
20REEF APMT Terminal Le Havre APMT Depot - Fos sur Mer
40CARF* APMT Terminal Le Havre Terminal (Seayard 2XL) MCHU & MCAU Prefix
40CASC* Terminal (TN MSC 2000) Terminal (Seayard 2XL) MMAU Prefix
40COZU* Terminal (TN MSC 2000)  Terminal (Seayard 2XL)  COZU Prefix 
40DRY APMT Terminal Le Havre APMT Depot - Fos sur Mer
40FLAT Terminal (TN MSC 2000) Terminal (Seayard 2XL)
40HCRF* APMT Terminal Le Havre Terminal (Seayard 2XL) **GESU and SUDU prefix have to be returned directly to Seayard Terminal
40HIGH APMT Terminal Le Havre APMT Depot - Fos sur Mer
40OPEN APMT Terminal Le Havre APMT Depot - Fos sur Mer
40SFRF* Terminal (TN MSC 2000) Terminal (Seayard 2XL) MSFU Prefix
45HIGH Terminal (TN MSC 2000) Terminal (Seayard 2XL)

Remarks:

Le Havre : Please fill in the CRV when flow is on TNMSC
Fos sur Mer : The depot inspects the container, in case damaged
/bad state it will be redirected to the Seayard Terminal

CARF* : Contrôle Atmosphère (REEFER)
CASC* : Contrôle Atmosphère (REEFER)

COZU* : Carrier NaturaLINE Co2/R744 (REEFER)

HCRF* : High Cube (REEFER)

SFRF* : Super Freezer (REEFER)

 







Demurrage

Effective Date: 01/04/2019
Expiry Date: Until further notice

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

Demurrage starts as from discharge day, ends with gate-out day from terminal

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 are INCLUDING terminal storage in Dunkerque, Montoir de Bretagne, Brest and Rouen
  • Demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING plugging fees on terminal in all French ports

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Type DRY FLAT & OPEN TOP REEF IMO
Days 5 5 4 4

Tariff after free time: 

Days after freetime expiration 20’DRY 40’DRY/
40'HDRY/
45'DRY
FLAT & OPEN TOP 20’REEF 40’HREEF SHIPPER’S OWN 20'IMO 40'IMO/45'IMO
5th to 7th day 250 250
from 8th day 275 275
6th to 10th day 45 65 165 20
As from 11st day 250
11st to 17th day 75 105 60
As from 18th day 115 165 100
5th to 11st day 90 110
12th to 18th day 110 130
As from 19th day 150 170

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 as from discharge day, ends with gate-out day from terminal

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 are INCLUDING terminal storage in Dunkerque, Montoir de Bretagne, Brest and Rouen
  • 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 5 5 4 4 days

Tariff after free time:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF Shipper’s own
5th day to 7thday       250 250  
From 8thday       275 275  
6th to 10th day 45 65 165     20
11th to 17th day 75 105 250     60
As from 18th day 115 165 250     100
 
Days after free time expiration 20’ IMO 40’ 45’ IMO
5th day to 11thday 90 110
12thto 18thday 110 130
As from 19th day 150 170

Valid until 31st October 2018

Demurrage is calculated per calendar day

Demurrage starts as from discharge day, ends with gate-out day from terminal.

Free time:
Currency: EUR

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 5 5 4 No free time

Note 1: demurrage are EXCLUDING terminal storage in Le Havre and Fos sur Mer, which are charged directly by the Terminal operators to customers
Note 2: demurrage are INCLUDING terminal storage in Dunkerque, Montoir, Brest and Rouen
Note 3: demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING plugging fees on terminal in all French ports

Tariff after free time:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Shipper’s own
Discharge day              
1st to 4th day           250  
5th day to 7thday       250 250 275  
From 8thday       275 275 300  
6th to 10th day 45 65 165       20
11th to 17th day 75 105 250       60
As from 18th day 115 165 250       100

Detention

Effective Date: 01/04/2019
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 as from gate-out day from terminal, ends with gate-in empty day to 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
  • Detention is invoiced based on tariff of empty return location
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Reefer Container

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Type DRY FLAT & OPEN TOP REEF IMO
Days 4 4 3 4

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
5th to 10th day 50 60 150 50 60
4th to 5th day 105 105
6th to 10th day 160 160
As from 11st day 80 105 165 210 210 80 105

 

Effective Date: 01/10/2018
Expiry Date: 31/03/2019

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

Detention starts as from gate-out day from terminal, ends with gate-in empty day to 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
  • Detention is invoiced based on tariff of empty return location
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Reefer Container

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

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

Tariff after free time:

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ DRY Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF IMO Shipper’s own
4th to 5th day       95 95 As per dry container  
6th to 10th day       150 150  
As from 11th day       200 200  
5th to 9th day 40 50 150      
As from 10th day 70 95 200    

Restrictions

Routing:

For general routing guidelines please contact your local Maersk office.

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 Maersk office.

Special Cargo:

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 accept empty containers throughout France. Drop-off of empty containers 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.

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