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Demurrage

Effective Date: 01/04/2018

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

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 equal to reefer freetime and tariff
  • 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
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free-time granted > tariff free-time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free-time.
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container
  • D&D product is split demurrage & detention, where demurrage is an all-inclusive rate (storage, plug-in, equipment rent on quay) 

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Dry Containers (Seaport)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 3  Free - Day of discharge and gate-out full at port included
Day 4 to 10 60 EUR 75 EUR
Day 11 to 17 75 EUR 120 EUR
Day 18 onwards 140 EUR 190 EUR

Dry Containers (Inland terminals)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 7 Free - Day of discharge at port and gate-out full at inland terminal included
Day 8 to 14 60 EUR 75 EUR
Day 15 to 21 75 EUR 120 EUR
Day 22 onwards 140 EUR 190 EUR

Reefer and IMO Containers (Seaport)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 3 Free - Day of discharge and gate-out full at port included
Day 4 to 10 120 EUR 140 EUR
Day 11 to 17 150 EUR 180 EUR
Day 18 onwards 230 EUR 280 EUR

Reefer and IMO Containers (Inland terminals)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 7 Free - Day of discharge at port and gate-out full at inland terminal included
Day 8 to 14 120 EUR 140 EUR
Day 15 to 21 150 EUR 180 EUR
Day 22 onwards 230 EUR 280 EUR

For previous demurrage and detention tariff, please click here.

Detention

Effective Date: 01/04/2018

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

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
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free-time granted > tariff free-time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free-time
  • Detention is invoiced based on tariff of empty return location
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Reefer Container
  • D&D product is split demurrage & detention, where demurrage is an all-inclusive rate (storage, plug-in, equipment rent on quay) 

Visit the surcharge definition glossary

Dry Containers (Pick up per truck)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 3 Free - Day of gate-out full and gate-in empty included
Day 4 to 10 45 EUR 55 EUR
Day 11 to 17 55 EUR 70 EUR
Day 18 onwards 75 EUR  100 EUR 

Dry Containers (Pick up per rail / barge)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 5 Free - Day of gate-out full and gate-in empty included
Day 6 to 12 45 EUR 55 EUR
Day 13 to 19 55 EUR 70 EUR
Day 20 onwards 75 EUR 100 EUR

Reefer Containers (Pick up per truck)

20’ 40’
Day 1 to 3 Free - Day of gate-out full and gate-in empty included
Day 4 to 10 85 EUR 105 EUR
Day 11 to 17 95 EUR 115 EUR
Day 18 onwards 125 EUR 150 EUR

Reefer Containers (Pick up per rail / barge)

20’ 40’
Day 1 to 5 Free - Day of gate-out full and gate-in empty included
Day 6 to 12 85 EUR 105 EUR
Day 13 to 19 95 EUR 115 EUR
Day 20 onwards 125 EUR 150 EUR

For previous demurrage and detention tariff, please click here.

Container drop off

For transports arranged in Merchant Haulage, empty containers must be returned to the Place of Delivery location as stated on the Bill of Lading.

In exceptional cases and after confirmation by the carrier, empty containers may be returned at an alternate location against payment of a drop-off fee as per tariff below.

The trigger for the validity period is the first load date at origin (Price Calculation Date).

Valid from 01. October 2018 until 31December 2018

Location -Depot 20' Dry 40' Dry 40' High 45' High
Augsburg - Augsburg, DBI 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Berlin - Großbeeren, DBI 50EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Bielefeld - Bobe, Bad Salzuflen 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Bonn - Am Zehnhoff-Söns GmbH 50EUR 75 EUR 75 EUR n/a
Bremen–Roland 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Dortmund - CTD - Cont. Terminal Dortmund 25 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Düsseldorf – DCH 0EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Duisburg–DeCeTe 25 EUR 50EUR 50EUR n/a
Frankfurt/Main - Frankfurt, DBI 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Germersheim - DP World 0 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Ginsheim-Gustavsburg – Contargo 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Hof/Saale - Containerterminal Hof GmbH 50 EUR 25EUR 25EUR n/a
Karlsruhe – Contargo 75EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Köln - CTS Koeln Niehl Hafen 25EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Leipzig - Leipzig, DBI 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Mannheim - Contargo GmbH 0EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Mainz - Frankenbach Container Service 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
München - CDM - Cont. Depot 25EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Nürnberg - CDN - Cont. Depot 75 EUR 50EUR 50EUR n/a
Neuss - NIT - Neuss Intermodal Terminal 0 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Regensburg - CDN GmbH 100EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Stuttgart - Kornwestheim, DBI 50 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Ulm - Dornstadt, DBI 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Wörth am Rhein - Contargo GmbH 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a

Valid from 01. July 2018 until 30September 2018

Location -Depot 20' Dry 40' Dry 40' High 45' High
Augsburg - Augsburg, DBI 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Berlin - Großbeeren, DBI 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Bielefeld - Bobe, Bad Salzuflen 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Bonn - Am Zehnhoff-Söns GmbH 75 EUR 75 EUR 75 EUR n/a
Bremen - Roland 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Dortmund - CTD - Cont. Terminal Dortmund 25 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Duisburg - DeCeTe 25 EUR 25 EUR 25 EUR n/a
Frankfurt/Main - Frankfurt, DBI 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Germersheim - DP World 0 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Hof/Saale - Containerterminal Hof GmbH 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Köln - CTS Koeln Niehl Hafen 25EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Leipzig - Leipzig, DBI 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Mannheim - Contargo GmbH 0EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Mainz - Frankenbach Container Service 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
München - CDM - Cont. Depot 0 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Nürnberg - CDN - Cont. Depot 50 EUR 50EUR 50EUR n/a
Neu-Ulm - Dornstadt, DBI 50 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Neuss - NIT - Neuss Intermodal Terminal 0 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Regensburg - CDN GmbH 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Stuttgart - Kornwestheim, DBI 50 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Wörth am Rhein - Contargo GmbH 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a

Procedures

How to contact us

Email id For what
Germanyrelease@maersk.com All import-releases and all import-haulage requests
DE.IMPORT@maersk.com All remaining import-issues

Restrictions

Commodity: No Restrictions
Weight / Measurement: Road Limitations max. 40 m Tons (Truck, Chassis, Container and Cargo)
Special Cargoes: OOG, B/B and IMO cargo is subject to standard MaerskLine in-house procedures.
B/l clausing, documentation: No specific clausing required.
Special Customs Requirements: None
Empty Return of Containers: Redelivery must be arranged to the depot/terminal which is mentioned on our release-notification.
Any deviation needs to be requested in writing 48 hours prior to redelivery and may only be executed after receipt of written confirmation through us.
Unauthorized return of equipment to any depot/terminal not confirmed through us will result in additional costs that will be charged to the responsible party.
Others: None

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