Shipping to Italy

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Customs House Brokerage

Core product

Import Customs Clearance T1 - transit customs clerance Fiscal clearance
Standard Full Customs Declaration, paying Duty & VAT upon arrival in the country in scope to gain release of cargo. A customs declarations allowing to move goods between two or more different customs territories. Import customs clearance done in the country of entry to EU while we guarantee that the VAT will be paid in the country of final destination that is a different EU country.
  • Import declarations.
  • Declaring T2L (intra EU shipments).
  • Regular T1.
  • Simplified procedure (we do not have it yet but are in the process of obtaining one).
 

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • EUR1 
  • Sanitary / Phytosanitary / Soivre (quality) Certificates
  • Veterinary certificates
  • ECS – Declaring already custom cleared cargo to European customs system.
  • Security declarations – Not included in simplified procedure but must be done before loading a vessel.
  • Scanner Assistance
  • Inspections Assistance

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

  • Commercial Invoice (s)
  • Packing List (s)
  • HS codes of the cargo
  • Bill Of Lading

FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Please refer to the pricing schedule shared with you.

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A:  Late submission of POA or any other certificate, late payment when no credit, Authorities feedback.

Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: An EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number is a unique reference number issued by Customs to Trader and is required to import or export goods.

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A: It is the importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct.  

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: You will get either an automatic or self generated e.mail announcement

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact
it.import@maersk.com – import shippments

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Maersk will raise your invoice for all CHB activities

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: Please contact
it.import@maersk.com – import shippments

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status

Demurrage and Detention

Applicable from 1st April 2018

Our setup in Italy consists of two elements: Combined Detention and Demurrage and Storage

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 related, but not limited to the utilization of the port, terminal or depot facilities will be charged separately as Storage

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

Reefer Storage includes Electricity and Monitoring 

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  - DRY

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

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
All Ports except Leghorn, La Spezia and Naples (CONATECO)(*)   
(*) At Naples (Conateco Terminal;) Storage are Invoiced directly by terminal to receiver
0 to 7 
8 to 10  21  27 
11 to 13  26  37 
14 to 28  90  120 
29 onward  140  180 
Leghorn  0 to 6 
7 to 10  21  27 
11 to 13  26  37 
14 to 28  90  120 
29 onward  140  180 
La Spezia  0 to 5 
6 to 10  21  32 
11 to 13  26  42 
14 to 28  90  120 
29 onward  140  180 

Import Storage  - REEFER

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

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
All ports except Gioia Tauro 0 to 1 
2 to 3  55  55 
4 onwards 80  80 
Gioia Tauro 0 to 1 
2 to 3  65  65 
4 onwards 90  90 

Import Storage  - SPECIAL EQUIPMENT (Open Top, Flat Rack)

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

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
All ports
0 to 5
6 to 10  21  27 
11 to 13 26  37 
14 to 28  90  120 
29 onwards 140 180 

Import Storage - IMO

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

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
All ports Except Naples 0 to 3
4 to 7 30 40 
8 onwards 50 60 
Naples   Invoived directly by Terminal to receivers     

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' 
All ports
0 to 7
8 to 14 25 40 
15 onwards 45 70 

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' 
All ports
0 to 3
4 onward 100 150

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' 
All ports
0 to 7
8 to 14 25 40
  15 onward  50  80 

Free-time and Tariffs applicable at Inland CY and inland services 

Import Storage - DRY
inland services or Inland CY  
 

From Gate in Full at Inland Depot to Gate Out Full day included (Calendar)

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
All ports 0 to 5
6 to 8 20 25
9 to 13 25 35
14 to 28  45  60 
29 onwards  70  90 

Import Combined Demurrage & Detention - DRY
inland services or Inland CY  
 

From Gate in Full at Inland Depot to Gate In Empty day included (Calendar)

  Eur per Day 
Port  Days  20'  40' 
All ports 0 to 5
6 to 14 25 40
15 onward 45 70

Restrictions

Commodity 

Sanitary check: not possible in Catania. 

Weight / Measurement 

 Gross weight limitation is defined as follows:

  • container + truck + chassis + cargo: max kgs 44,000
  • 20ft: max net weight 21.6 tons (i.e. cargo weight)
  • 20ft omologated 30 tons: max net weight 27.5 tons (i.e. cargo weight)
  • 40ft or 40hc: max net weight 26.48 tons (i.e. cargo weight)
  • 45ft: max net weight 25.6 tons (i.e. cargo weight)
  • Max height over the road: 4.3 metres

Special Cargo

OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk approval procedures

IMO


Ancona, Catania, Palermo: IMO 1 and IMO 7 are not accepted 
Trieste: IMO 1 and IMO 7 are accepted after approval 
Genoa: IMO 1, IMO 6.2 and IMO 7 are not accepted 
Ravenna and Gioia Tauro: IMO 1, IMO 6.2 e IMO 7 are not accepted - IMO 1.4G - 1.4S are accepted after approval 
Salerno: IMO 1, IMO 1.4S, IMO 5.2 , IMO 6.2 and IMO 7 are not accepted 
Venice: IMO 1, IMO 5.2  IMO 6.2 and IMO 7 are not accepted -  IMO 1.4G and 1.4S can be accepted after approval 
Leghorn: no limits 
Civitavecchia: only IMO 3.2, IMO 3.3, IMO 4.1, IMO 5.2, IMO 6.1, IMO 8 and IMO 9 are accepted 
Naples: no IMO are accepted 
Milan depot: IMO 1, IMO 2, IMO 7 are not accepted and IMO 3, IMO 4, IMO 5, IMO 6 are acceptable only "in transit" i.e. units must leave depot same day of trains arrival/departure.

Notes

  • Positioning of imo cargo subject 48 hrs pre-advice;
  • Railing of imo cargo to be accepted on case by case basis;
  • Imo cargo for loading must be at terminals 4 hrs before vessel arrival;
  • Imo cargo discharged must leave terminals not later than 24 hrs after vessel arrival.
  • TANK containers with imo cargo not accepted due to Rina regulation

No Acceptance 

Cargo to/from Cagliari (Sardinia island) not accepted as insurance coverage offered by ferry company not in line with Maersk requirements.

Contact us

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.