Shipping to Israel

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Demurrage and Detention

Combined Demurrage and Detention

Starts as from discharge day (included), ends with gate-in empty day (included).

Free time:

Days 7 3 5

Tariff after free time in USD

Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY Days after free time expiration 40’ dry Days after free time expiration 40’HDRY 45’ DRY Days after free time expiration 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top
8-12 days 20 8-8 days 37 8-8 days 40 48 6-6 days 32 48
13-20 days 29 9-12 days 25 9-12 days 28 36 7-10 days 20 36
21+ days 34 13-20 days 41 13-28 days 52 68 11-26 days 36 68
21+ days 50 29+ days 70 95 27+ days 65 95
Days after free time expiration 20’ REEF 40’REEF
4+ days 90 100


IMO restrictions:

Following IMO cargo should be only direct delivery (i.e. containers should be discharged from the ship directly to a truck and should not go to a port yard but delivered directly to consignee) - IMO classes 1, 5.2, 7, 3.1.

IMO class 6.2 is not accepted.

Reefer restrictions:

FROZEN meat, Fish  (reefer cargo) :Israel Ministry of Health requires a data log prior approving release of cargo, only cargo which has mandatory requirement by Ministry of health will be allowed to receive a data log via clearance agent which will be directly submitted to Ministry of Health at a charge of USD 50 per download. In order to prevent data log malfunctioning, it is highly recommended to perform strict PTI in the origin, regardless of container's age. This will assist to prevent delays of the shipment in release.

Special customs requirements:

  1. SEAL NUMBER is mandatory in Israel: Shipper with shipments going to Israel (with two ports, namely Ashdod and Haifa) must declare the seal numbers of their respective containers. Failure to provide this important information will mean that these shipments will be prohibited to enter Israel.
  2. Exception : TANK, OPEN and FLAT containers
  3. Bank consignee is not allowed unless 'To order' is updated before the bank. And must have local Israel customer in First or Additional Notify Party. 
  4. Cargo HS Code (The Harmonized System Classification of the goods) is mandatory for verify copy issuance. It does not equal to Maersk HS code used in the booking and is not limited to 4 digits or more but should not be less than 4 digits.  
  5. Vehicles imports restrictions: As per local customs regulations, 1 person cannot be declared as an importer of more then 1 car per b/l unless he is a forwarder or a car dealership.

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