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Demurrage and Detention

Applicable from 1st April 2018

Our setup in Greece consists of one elements for DRY: Combined Detention and Demurrage and two elements for REEFER: Combined Detention and Demurrage and Storage (related to the use of facilities at terminals: electricity and monitoring at Piraeus; monitoring at Thessaloniki). Port Storage are invoiced directly by terminal to receiver

This means you will have one combined free-time period and compensation for utilization of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots, referred to as Combined Demurrage & Detention. Compensation for Storage, will be charged separately.

Reefer Storage start to apply as from SAME DAY of DISCHARGE until GATE OUT FULL 

Combined Detention and Demurrage starts to apply as from SAME DAY of DISCHARGE until GATE IN EMPTY.

Calculation is based on CALENDAR days 

STORAGE

Import Storage  - REEFER

From Discharge day to Gate Out Full day included (Calendar Day) 

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
Piraeus (M/H and C/H)  As of day 1  31  41 
Thessaloniki (M/H)  As of day 1  13  15 
Thessaloniki (C/H)  As of day 1  30  38 

COMBINED DETENTION & DEMURRAGE

Import Combined Demurrage & Detention
DRY (IMO Dry same as Dry)
 

From Discharge day to Gate In Empty day included (Calendar)

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
Piraeus and Thessaloniki 0 to 7 0
8 to 14 10  20 
15 onwards  25  50 

Import Combined Demurrage & Detention
REEFER (IMO Reefer same as Reefer)
 

From Discharge day to Gate In Empty day included (Calendar)

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
Piraeus and Thessaloniki 0 to 4 0 0
5  to 7 60  90 
8 onwards  80 120 

Import Combined Demurrage & Detention
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT (Open Top, Flat Rack)

From Discharge day to Gate In Empty day included (Calendar)

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
Piraeus and Thessaloniki 0 to 7 0 0
8  to 14 20 30 
15 onwards  30 50

Procedures

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Manifest

Week 20

  • Import Manifest Sequence for MAX VALUE is 17.0727.MSL, ATA 02/05/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for CMA CGM RABELAIS is 17.0746.SGL, ATA 05/05/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for MSC KALINA is 17.0715.MSL, ATA 17.0762.MSL

Week 19

  • Import Manifest Sequence for CARAT is 17.0779.MSLL, ATA 10/05/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for GREEN FAST is 17.0785.MSL, ATA 11/05/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for SWANSEA is 17.0801.SGL, ATA 13/05/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0803.SGL, ATA 13/05/2017

Week 18

  • Import Manifest Sequence for MSC EMANUELA is 17.0815.MSL, ATA 16/05/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for MSC VENICE is 17.0715.MSL, ATA 02/05/2017

Week 17

  • Import Manifest Sequence for WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0705.SGL, ATA 28/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for RIO BRAVO is 17.0708.SGL, ATA 28/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC RHIANNON is 193, ATA 24/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC HAMBURG is 17.0691.MSL, ATA 26/04/2017

Week 16

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC BARI is 17.0631.MSL, ATA 17/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC CELINE is 17.0646.SGL, ATA 19/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CARAT is 17.0660.SGL, ATA 21/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CARDIFF is 17.0659.SGL, ATA 21/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0670.SGL, ATA 22/04/2017

Week 15

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC VALERIA is 17.0588.MSL, ATA 09/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel DANIEL is 17.0587.MSL, ATA 09/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC SENA is 17.0596.SGL, ATA 10/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MAERSK WILLEMSTADT is 17.0604.MSL, ATA 11/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel NICOLAS DELMAS is 17.0623.MSL, ATA 15/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0620.SGL, ATA 15/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC DON GIOVANNI is 17.0513.SGL, ATA 28/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CMA CGM RABELAIS is 17.0531.SGL, ATA 03/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC GENOVA is 17.0548.MSL, ATA 03/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0540.SGL, ATA 01/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel NICOLAS DELMAS is 17.0541.MSL, ATA 01/04/2017

Week 14

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC SWANSEA is 17.0578.SGL, ATA 07/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS-S is 17.0582.MSL, ATA 08/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0581.SGL, ATA 08/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC DON GIOVANNI is 17.0513.SGL, ATA 28/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CMA CGM RABELAIS is 17.0531.SGL, ATA 03/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC GENOVA is 17.0548.MSL, ATA 03/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0540.SGL, ATA 01/04/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel NICOLAS DELMAS is 17.0541.MSL, ATA 01/04/2017

Week 13

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC TARANTO is 17.0507.MSL, ATA 27/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS-S is 17.0514.MSL, ATA 28/03/2017

Week 12

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CARDIFF is 17.0442.SGL, ATA 17/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel NICOLAS DELMAS is 17.0445.MSL, ATA 17/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel DANIEL is 17.0462.MSL, ATA 18/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel GUNVOR MAERSK is 17.0465.MSL, ATA 20/03/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0454.SGL, ATA 18/03/2017

Week 11

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC ELBE is 17.0406.SGL, ATA 2017-03-10
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS S is 17.0412.MSL, ATA 2017-03-11
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0409.SGL, ATA 2017-03-11
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC MEDITERRANEAN is 17.0432.SGL, ATA 2017-03-15

Week 10

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC DANIT is 17.0384.MSL, ATA 2017-03-07
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel AS ROSALIA is 17.0380.MSL, ATA 2017-03-06
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC EMANUELA is 17.0368.MSL, ATA 2017-03-04
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel SWANSEA is 17.0361.SGL, ATA 2017-03-04

Week 9

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel GREEN FAST is 17.0313.MSL, ATA 2017-02-23
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE  is 17.0327.SGL, ATA 2017-02-25
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CMA CGM RABELAIS is 17.0320.SGL, ATA 2017-02-25
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC SENA is 17.0344.SGL, ATA 2017-02-28
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS S is 17.0341.MSL, ATA 2017-02-28

Week 8

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel GREEN FAST is 17.0313.MSL, ATA 2017-02-23
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel AS ROSALIA  is 17.0302.MSL, ATA 2017-02-22
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC CELINE is 17.0303.SGL, ATA 2017-02-22
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel BUXCOAST S is 17.0274.SGL, ATA 17/02/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC SONIA is 17.0300.MSL, ATA 21/02/2017

Week 7

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS S is 17.0244.MSL, ATA 13/02/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC HAMBURG is 17.0248.MSL, ATA 13/02/2017
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CARDIFF is 17.0239.SGL, ATA 11/02/2017

Week 6

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC BARI is 17.0210.MSL, ATA 08/02/2017

Week 5

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CMA CGM RACINE is 17.0186.SGL, ATA 03/02/2017
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS-S is 17.0181.MS
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:53 AM Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel NICOLAS DELMAS is 17.0169.SGL
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 7:37 AM Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC VALERIA is 17.0160.MSL
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:40 PM Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel SWANSEA is 17.0156.SGL
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 7:37 AM Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC VALERIA is 17.0160.MSL

Week 4

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel SWANSEA is 17.0156.SGL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0114.SGL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC GENOVA is 17.0120.MSL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CMA CGM RABELAIS is 17.0109.SGL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC MEDITERRANEAN is 17.0139.SGL

Week 3

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC TARANTO 17.0037.MSL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel JULIUS-S 17.0088.MSL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel NICOLAS DELMAS is 17.0100.MSL

Week 2

  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel MSC VENICE is 17.0047.MSL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel CARDIFF is 17.0037.SGL
  • Import Manifest Sequence for Vessel WEC MAJORELLE is 17.0033.SGL

 

Restictions

Cargo declaration restrictions:

Greek deadlines for import cargo declarations :

Dangerous (IMO) cargo declaration: Three (3) working days prior to the vessel's arrival

Cargo declaration : Two (2) working days prior to the vessel's arrival.

All declarations submitted to Greek Port Authorities have to be translated into Greek.

Taking into consideration the amount of work necessary to have all cargo timely and correctly declared, it is vital that all containers to be discharged at a Greek port are duly manifested at their port of origin, within the above mentioned deadlines. No factice/proforma bill of lading will be accepted by the Greek port authorities.

Any deviation to the above rules and deadlines, result in custom's fines from 300 to 900 EUR.

Very important: Failure to provide full IMO declaration on time, may even result in the coast guards prohibiting vessels entry to port.

Commodity restrictions:

  • Cigarette acceptance 
    Piraeus: All import shipments of cigarettes via Piraeus port are accepted only under CY basis.   Thessaloniki: All import shipments of cigarettes via Thessaloniki ports are accepted only on CY basis.   Transit cargo: Both merchant and carrier haulage of shipments of cigarettes in transit to all Balkan destinations (Serbia-Montenegro, Kosovo, FYROM, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania) are not accepted.
  • Animal products 
    Import of frozen pork meat ex Brazil and China is prohibited irregardless whether cargo is for final destination Greece or Balkan countries.

Weight / Measurement restrictions:

  • Weight of containers via Greek ports must not exceed 26 tons including tare.
  • 45 foot containers not acceptable outside Piraeus and Heraklion port areas, thus the cargo must be stripped within their port areas. Alternately, we can accept and perform trucking of 45 HC containers to Serbia and Montenegro from entry ports of Thessaloniki, Bar and Koper.

Special cargo restrictions:

  • Reefer containers destined to Piraeus are not accepted in CY/CFS basis.
  • Other OOG, B/B and IMO cargo are subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures.
  • Full containers with IMO cargo that are also temperature controlled, can not be accepted for plugging at Piraeus port. Maersk Line liability stops upon container discharging at Piraeus port.
  • IMO containers will not be accepted by Piraeus terminal neither for stripping nor for stuffing at port warehouses. CFS bs/l of IMO cargo to/from Piraeus port will not be accepted.

Please pay extra attention to the following applicable charge for the mentioned "sensitive" cargoes:

- Additional expense of EUR 550 per unit is applied for issuance of bank guarantee and administration fee for the following commodities, which are characterized from EU as "sensitive" cargoes:

a. Milk & milk products condensed and non condensed, including powdered milk and cream

b. Butter and other spreads that contain milk

c. Bananas both fresh and dry

d. Cane sugar, sugar beet and chemically pure sweeteners in dry form

e. Beef meat and frozen beef meat trimmings

* offel, tripe, heart, head and cheek meat are excluded

Following goods are also considered as sensitive products but require more cost/expenses

f. Alcohol drinks with more than 80% alcohol level

g. Distilled products, liquor and other alcoholic drinks

h. Manufactured tobacco and cigarettes

* excluding tobacco leaves

* The above mentioned charges are applied wherever the following customs transshipments are concerned:

- Customs transshipment from Greek customs to any customs office in the Balkans.

- Customs transshipment from any Greek customs office to another customs office in Greece.

Household effects from Piraeus port - documentation requirements:

  • Original b/l fully endorsed or 3/3 original bs/l
  • Original T2L doc
  • Packing list translated into Greek (Greek Embassy)
  • Authorization for our custom broker to clear cargo must be stamped from local consignee. Consignee's signature should be certified from local authorities
  • Application of article 105 with consignee's signature, certified from local authorities, informing our port authorities that container does not contain guns, drinks, cigarettes or drugs
  • Certified copy of consignee's passport from local authorities

B/l clauses, documentation restrictions:

  • Through bills of lading can be issued for any destination within Greece.
  • Sea waybills ( WB ) are accepted.
  • For all bs/l in and out of Greece please add following clause
  • "Where the container has not been stuffed by carrier, carrier has no access to the cargo and cannot verify the current condition, quantity and quality of same, as described by shipper"

Special customs requirements:

  • For Maersk Hellas to perform a Door delivery (only available for cargo originating from an EEU country) a T2L document is required.
  • Cargo details declared by shipper in OBL ( i.e.. cargo description, quantity, weight etc ) should be identical with relevant information stated in the T2L document and the commercial invoice.

Other restrictions:

Waiting time for stuffing/unstuffing at Piraeus port: 2 hours free and after that EURO 23.5 per additional hour.

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