Shipping to Indonesia

Demurrage and Detention

Click here for Customer collateral - Effective date 1 January 2019
Click here for Customer advisory - Effective date 1 January 2017
Click here for Customer collateral - Effective date 1 January 2017
Click here for Customer advisory - Export tariff updated effective date 16 March 2017

Tariff charges effective 1 January 2017

Export :Our setup in Indonesia will be Split Demurrage and Detention.
*Demurrage is charged separately by terminal

This means you will have separate free time and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside (Demurrage) and outside (Detention) of terminals or depots while storage is not applicable and still be collected by terminal directly.

Export Tariff Change effective 16 March 2017
The calculation is changing the start day of counting Demurrage and Detention freetime from counting on ”Next day” of activity to ”Same day” of activity container gate-out empty to container gate-in laden.

Demmurage and Detentation calculation for special extended freetime change effective January 1st, 2019
we will change the calculation method for our Export detention and demurrage for customers with special extended free time from traditional to progressive tier structure . After the extended free time expires, any additional days will be subject to the demurrage and detention charges as per the relevant day count in our tariff tier structure. This means that the subsequent demurrage and detention charges beyond extended free time will not automatically be calculated basing on the tariffs of 1st tier as before. The starting point of free time is counted from the date empty container is picked up.

Special extended free time        : 10 days
Date of gate out empty             : 1 November
Freetime ends                            : 10 November
Date of gate in CY                      : 12 November
Detention day                            : 2

Previous calculation                : 2 x USD 20 for 20 dry and 2 x USD 30 for 40 dry
Future calculation                  :
•        1 day (Day 11): USD 20 for 20 dry and USD 30 for 40 dry
•        1 day (Day 12): USD 40 for 20 dry and USD 60 for 40 dry

Container Type Day Day Day
1-6 7-11 12 Onwards
20’ DRY FREE USD 20 USD 40
40’ / 40’HC FREE USD 30 USD 60
45’ DRY FREE USD 30 USD 60
Container Type Day Day Day
1-4 5-9 10 Onwards
20’ REEF/ Special FREE USD 40 USD 80
40’ REEF/ Special FREE USD 60 USD 120
40’ HREEF/ Special FREE USD 60 USD 120


US customs 24-hour advance manifest rule

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Maersk Equipment Advantages - 45' Containers (cntrs)

Most shipping lines do not offer 45' containers. 45' are still, after decades, considered special equipment with limited availability and many ships are not configured to handle such large equipment. Not so with Maersk. We proudly offer this equipment to give you a competitive advantage on cost and ease of handling.

Benefits of 45' containers are:

  • Regular 40' container loads approx. 55 m3, Maersk's 45' container loads approx. 75 m3
    Advantage: 20 cbm / 36 % more space per container
  • 3x45' container's loading capacity is 225 m3, whereas 4x40' total capacity is no more than 220 m3
    Advantage: you get the same capacity plus an additional 5 cbm using 3x45' instead of 4x40' containers
  • Maersk offers a low 45' rate that is competitive to the 40' rate offered by discount operators.
    Advantage: For Europe base ports excl. surcharges, Maersk's 45' rate translates to USD 46.66 /m3 based on rate of USD 2,800/40' compared to discount operators charging USD 47.27/m3 (USD 2,600 /40')
  • Shipping large orders in 45' containers instead of 40' containers translates into fewer units which means less handling/trucking expenses.
    Advantage: you save money not only on freight, but also on trucking, terminal handling and customs. Again using above example and assuming you ship to Rotterdam, you would pay 4 x USD 230 vs. 3 x USD 295 in Jakarta and 4 x USD 160 vs. 3 x USD 160 in Rotterdam for total saving on THC of USD 280. On top of this, you save 1 truck both in Jakarta and Rotterdam.

Advantages sum up; consider that you get Maersk's award winning second-to-none service, the assurance of maximum cargo-control through Maersk's world-wide network of on-line offices and you save money on freight, trucking, customs and handling at the same time. In addition, you have access to an industry leading suite of Electronic commerce applications free of charge. Let Maersk's advantages be your advantages and help you lead the way in your industry.

Please note - 45' containers are especially suited for large shipments of light weight cargo. For Europe, max. weight of cargo incl. all packaging may not exceed 240 kg/cbm (total cargo weight not exceeding 18,000 kg). Examples of commodities that work excellently in 45' containers are furniture, garments, footwear, toys, electronics, arts & crafts.

Please call us for further inquiries about 45' pricing and availability and be on your way to a smoother transport experience with significant cost savings making your company more competitive!

Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR)


It is a card issued by JICT to exporter/shipper after the exporter/shipper pays all costs and hands over required documents to JICT. The card contains the following information crucial to the loading process:

  • Container number
  • Vessel/voyage
  • Stacking position (yard plan and yard position) of the container at CY location
  • Stowage position (bay/row/tier) of the container on the feeder


It is imperative that the yellow card is obtained by the shipper and returned back completed in its entirety to the relevant port department to ensure that the container will be on the terminal's loading plan

Pre-cooling of Cargo

It is of utmost importance that the cargo is pre-cooled to the prescribed carrying temperature prior stuffing in order to avoid damage to the cargo during transportation.

Ideally, the carrier accepts those commodities which have been pre-cooled to the correct transport temperature.

Commodities that are not adequately pre-cooled prior to loading into the reefer container place an undue stress to the container's refrigeration system. This may affect the refrigeration system's performance.

Pre-cooling of Container
Pre-cooling of reefer containers must be avoided.

The reason for not pre-cooling the container is that a lot of condensed water will be produced as soon as the doors are opened, if the ambient temperature is high.

Pre-cooling of a container should only take place in those cases where the cargo is transferred into the reefer container in a cold store.


Cargo which has not been cooled to its carriage temperature prior stuffing is deemed to be hot cargo- and if the same is consequently stuffed in the container, the container is deemed to be hotstuffed.

The reefer container is designed to maintain the set temperature for carriage and not to bring down the temperature of the commodity.

Hotstuffed cargo will give rise to the following:

  1. Poor circulation of air inside the container leading to some of the cargo not being cooled adequately.
  2. Frequent defrosting cycle due ice formation on the evaporator during which time the cooling apparatus shuts down.
  3. Cargo damage due condensate re-freezing on the cargo/packing leading to claims at the destination port.

Maersk strongly advise against hotstuffing of cargo in our reefer containers but if the shipper insists and is willing to take full responsibility for cargo damage and possible claims, then the Bill of Lading will be claused as such.


Container seals are essential in guaranteeing the safety of the cargo inside the container.

To aid our customers in attaching the designated seal to a particular container, Maersk have instructed our depots to provide to the freight forwarder a plastic bag containing the seal with the corresponding container number written on the plastic.

By ensuring that the seal is correctly attached to the designated container, the shipper has to a large extent secured the safety of his cargo until arrival to its final destination.

Any container with broken or damaged or missing seals is automatically considered suspect by Maersk and the same is canceled from loading until such time that a survey including officials from the terminal, customs, shipper's representative, Shipping line representative are present, a tally taken of the cargo and then the box is re-sealed if all in order.

Charcoal Cargo Procedure and Deadlines

Other names for the product can include but is not limited to:
Biowood, biofuel, charcoal briquettes, coco shell briquettes, coconut shell brics, hardwood pulp briquettes, wood briquettes, wood pellets, wood pulp briquettes, charcoal expellers, BBQ briquettes, natural carbon/pure charcoal, charcoal non-modified, mangrove charcoal, charcoal residue - and more.

Maersk Line accepts non – IMO regulated charcoal.
IMO regulated charcoal (hazardous) are not accepted. 

The following documents must be submitted for approval -

 Documents required prior to booking confirmation:
• Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
• Company Profile
• Certificate of Self-heating Test (Laboratory test certificate according to IMO Special Provision 925 reference UN Manual of Tests and Criteria 33.3). Starting August 1, 2016, we will only accept self-heating certificates similar to the format as attached sample from all shippers with export cargo from Indonesia.
Three points to remember for the Self-heating Test Certificate:
1. The self-heating certificate must be performed over minimum of 24 hours
2. The size of the material used for testing must be mentioned on the certificate
3. The proper temperature graph of the test over the 24 hours must be included.
• Accreditation Letter. Certificate confirming that the laboratory performing the test has been approved by the competent authority.
The competent authority in Indonesia is as follows:
Director of Marine Safety
Directorate-General Sea Communication (Departemen Perhubungan)
JI. Merdeka Barat No.8, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia.
Telephone: +62 381 3269 / Telefax: +62 384 0788

Komite Akreditasi Nasional
Manggala Wanabhakti Building Block IV, 4th Floor,
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto – Senayan - Jakarta - 10270 – INDONESIA
Phone:+62-21-5747043-44 Fax:+62-21-5747045
e-mail: ;

Documents required prior to loading: 
• Weathering Report or Certificate describing the cooling process and attesting minimum 14 days of pre-cooling prior to packaging. In the case of activated carbon, weathering report is to include description of activation process and name of chemical used, alternatively describing the steam activation process. Container numbers and shipment numbers must be denoted on the Weathering Report.
• Vanning survey certificate issued by Marine Cargo Surveyor attesting that:
1. Cargo packed in accordance with IMDG code.
2. Packaging is air tight and intact.
3. Temperature of cargo not exceeding 5 degrees Celsius above the ambient temperature.
4. Packaging and interior atmosphere in container is clean and odorless, no presence of fumes or smoke.

Vanning survey certificate is to be submitted for every shipment (B/L) including following information:
1. Total number and size of containers.
2. Container numbers.
3. Seal numbers of respective container numbers.
4. Date of vanning of each container.
5. Photographs depicting the stuffing process.
6. The vanning certificates states "A 1 kg sample has been taken during stuffing and cargo has been identified as declared by shipper. The sample retained for minimum 3 months in surveyors office and is always available for ML review".

Before you gate-in the container, please ensure to submit the Vanning and Weather certificate as this is a requirement to load the container on the vessel. Please note that the documents submitted is subject for approval. 

Effective immediately, charcoal documents are expected to be submitted prior gate-in.
Please see below for the new schedule:

SERVICE Port Name Terminal Name Proforma CY Cutoff New Customer deadline
IA8 Jakarta TERMINAL 3 TANJUNG PRIOK Sunday 2300H Thursday 1500H
Semarang Semarang Terminal Saturday 0900H Thursday 1500H
IA1 Panjang Panjang Port Sunday 2300H Thursday 1700H
Jakarta TERMINAL 3 TANJUNG PRIOK Tuesday 1100H Monday 1100H
IA3 Surabaya PT Teluk Lamong Surabaya Sunday 1400H Thursday 1500H
Jakarta TERMINAL 3 TANJUNG PRIOK Wednesday 1200H Tuesday 1200H
SS1 Belawan Belawan Terminal Dry: Monday 2100H Monday 1000H
Reefer: Tuesday 1800H

For all outports, Charcoal deadline is 3 working days prior departure before 17.00H.
Failing to meet the cut-off, missing any of the required documents, or in any situation where the cargo is considered as dangerous or IMDG regulated, will result in cargo shut-out. Maersk will not be responsible for any costs and consequences associated in such action.

DG Cargo Deadlines

SERVICE Terminal Code Terminal Name Proforma
Customer Deadline
IA8 Jakarta Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok Sun 21:00 Tue 05:00 THU 17:00
IA3 Jakarta Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok Wed 20:00 Thurs 15:00 MON 10:00
IN3 Jakarta Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok Sat 22:00 Sun 10:00 THU 17:00
IA1 Jakarta Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok Tue 15:00 Wed 05:00 FRI 17:00
IA3 Surabaya PT Terminal Teluk Lamong Mon 05:00 Tue 14:00 THU 17:00
SS1 Belawan Medan/Belawan Port Mon 18:00 Wed 14:00 THU 17:00
IA8 Semarang Semarang terminal Sat 14:00 Sun 02:00 WED 10:00
IA1 Panjang Panjang Port Mon 11:00 Tue 07:00 THU 17:00

For all outports, DG deadline is 3 working days prior departure before 17.00H.
Late submission / non- pproval of FINAL MDGF will result to containers being shut out and renominated to the next feeder with the "alih kapal" process to be done by the customer.


Individual & Embassy shipment

Individual and Embassy shipments are restricted.
Exceptions must include personal movers or international forwarders.

Dangerous and Poisonus Waste

Do not accept cargo if:

  1. Waste is from unspecific sources such as maintenance, washing, packing of tools.
  2. Wasts is from specific sources such as industrial process or certain activity.
  3. Waste is from expired chemical substances, packing-scrap and off-grade or by-products



LAST UPDATED: 05/24/2019

Note :

  1. All dates/times are given as reasonable estimates only and subject to change without prior notice
  2. For Belawan Port, free storage (biaya stacking/penumpukan) only for 3 days.
Week Feeder Name Voyage Schedule Status Open Closing Service Remarks
20 BAVARIA 920W 17/05/2019 at 17:26 Actual Friday, 00:01 Wednesday, 12:00 IA3
22 GENOVA 922W 30-05-2019 Schedule Friday, 00:01 Wednesday, 12:00 IA3
25 GENOVA 925W 20-06-2019 Schedule Friday, 00:01 Wednesday, 12:00 IA3
20 SINGAPORE BRIDGE 919N 16/05/2019 at 10:49 Actual Thursday 00:01 Tuesday, 11:00 IA1
21 ALS JUPITER 920N 24-05-2019 Schedule Friday 00:01 Wednesday, 12:00 IA1
22 NAVIOS LAPIS 921N 29-05-2019 Schedule Thursday 00:01 Tuesday, 11:00 IA1
26 SYNERGY OAKLAND 925N 26-06-2019 Schedule Thursday 00:01 Tuesday, 11:00 IA1
21 TINA I 920N 20/05/2019 at 17:20 Actual Tuesday, 01:00 Sunday, 03:00 IA8
22 MAESRK YAMUNA 921N 27-05-2019 Schedule Tuesday, 01:00 Sunday, 03:00 IA8
23 MAESRK YANGTZE 922N 03-06-2019 Schedule Tuesday, 01:00 Sunday, 03:00 IA8
24 CONTI CANBERRA 923N 10-06-2019 Schedule Tuesday, 01:00 Sunday, 03:00 IA8
25 STRAUSS 924N 17-06-2019 Schedule Tuesday, 01:00 Sunday, 03:00 IA8
Week Feeder Name Voyage Schedule Status Open Closing Service Remarks
20 ALS JUPITER 920N 19/05/2019 at 22:46 Actual Monday, 09:00 Saturday, 09:00 IA1
21 NAVIOS LAPIS 921N 26-05-2019 Schedule Monday, 09:00 Saturday, 09:00 IA1
22 MERKUR HORIZON 922N 02-06-2019 Schedule Monday, 09:00 Saturday, 09:00 IA1
25 SYNERGY OAKLAND 925N 23-06-2019 Schedule Monday, 09:00 Saturday, 09:00 IA1
Week Feeder Name Voyage Schedule Status Open Closing Service Remarks
21 JONATHAN SWIFT 921W 22/05/2019 at 17:47 Actual Tuesday, 20:00 Sunday, 14:00 IA3
22 GENOVA 922W 29-05-2019 Schedule Tuesday, 20:00 Sunday, 14:00 IA3
26 ALS JUPITER 926W 25-06-2019 Schedule Tuesday, 20:00 Sunday, 14:00 IA3
20 TINA I 920N 18/05/2019 at 12:02 Actual Monday, 17:00 Thursday, 11:00 IA8
21 MAERSK YAMUNA 921N 24-05-2019 Schedule Monday, 17:00 Thursday, 11:00 IA8
22 MAERSK YANGTZE 922N 31-05-2019 Schedule Monday, 17:00 Thursday, 11:00 IA8
23 CONTI CANBERRA 923N 08-06-2019 Schedule Wednesday, 13:00 Thursday, 07:00 IA8
24 STRAUSS 924N 14-06-2019 Schedule Monday, 17:00 Thursday, 11:00 IA8
Panjang Port
Week Feeder Name Voyage Schedule Status Open Closing Service Remarks
21 ALS JUPITER 920N 22/05/2019 at 02:30 Actual Wednesday, 08:00 Sunday, 23:00 IA1
22 NAVIOS LAPIS 921N 28-05-2019 Schedule Wednesday, 08:00 Sunday, 23:00 IA1
23 MERKUR HORIZON 922N 04-06-2019 Schedule Wednesday, 08:00 Sunday, 23:00 IA1
Week Feeder Name Voyage Schedule Status Open Closing Closing (REEFER) Service Remarks
21 MERATUS MEDAN 5 921N 22/05/2019 at 03:00 Actual Sunday, 16:00 Monday, 21:00 Tuesday, 12:00 SS1
22 MERATUS MEDAN 5 922N 28-05-2019 Schedule Sunday, 16:00 Monday, 21:00 Tuesday, 12:00 SS1
25 MERATUS MEDAN 5 925N 19-06-2019 Schedule Sunday, 14:00 Monday, 21:00 Tuesday, 18:00 SS1

VGM Submission Cutoff

City MSL VGM Deadline for E-Channel Customers MSL VGM Deadline for Non E-Channel Customers
Jakarta 2 Hours before creating "export card" at terminal Upon Gate-In

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