Shipping to Japan

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

Cutoff

Hakata

Service Point: Island City Container Terminal

Service Route Documentation Cargo
Intra Asia (PH3) Southbound Intra-Asia Mon 16:30 Mon 16:30 
JP2 Intra-Asia Tue 16:30 Tue 16:30

Kobe

Service Point: Maersk Rokko RC4

Service Route Documentation Cargo
Intra Asia (IA2) Roundtrip Intra-Asia Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Asia – South Africa (Safari) – Westbound Asia – South Africa Mon 16:30 Mon 16:30

Nagoya

Service Point: Tobishima East container Terminal

Service Route Documentation Cargo
Asia - Central America3 (AC3) Eastbound Asia - Central America (Mexico)via barge to Yokohama Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Asia - Central America3 (AC3) Eastbound Asia - Central America (Others) via barge to Yokohama Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Intra Asia (IA2) Roundtrip Intra Asia Thu 16:30 Thu 16:30
JP2 Intra-Asia Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Asia – South Africa (Safari) – Westbound Asia – South Africa Wed 16:30 Wed 16:30

Osaka

Service Point: Nanko Container Terminal

Service Route Documentation Cargo
Boomerang Oceania Tue 16:30 Tue 16:30

Tokyo

Service Point: TICT Ohi No.4

Service Route Documentation Cargo
Intra Asia (IA2) Roundtrip Intra Asia Tue 16:30 Tue 16:30

Yokohama

Service Point: Maersk Minami-Honmoku Terminal

Service Route Documentation Cargo
Asia - Central America 2 (AC3) Eastbound Asia - Central America (Mexico) Wed 16:30 Wed 16:30
Asia - Central America 2 (AC3) Eastbound Asia - Central America (Others) Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Boomerang Oceania Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Intra Asia (IA2) Roundtrip Intra Asia Wed 16:30 Wed 16:30
Transpacific 8 (TP8) - Eastbound  Transpacific (Direct)  Wed 16:30  Wed 16:30 
Transpacific 9 (TP9) - Westbound  Transpacific Fri 16:30 Fri 16:30
Asia – South Africa (Safari) – Westbound Asia – South Africa Thu 16:30 Thu 16:30
Asia - Central America 2 (AC1) Eastbound Asia – Oceania - Central America Tue 16:30 Tue 16:30

Moji

Service Point: Tachinoura Container terminal

Service Route Documentation Cargo
JP2 Intra-Asia Wed 16:00 Wed 16:00

Hibikishinko 

Service Point: Hibiki Container Terminal 

Service Route Documentation Cargo
JP2 Intra-Asia Fri 16:00 Fri 16:00



Demurrage

Updated 16 March 2018

Type: Dry Container

Port Size Charge amount per day
1 - 8 days 9 - 15 days Thereafter
Tokyo / Yokohama / Kobe 20' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥4,050 ¥5,700
40' ¥8,200 ¥11,300
Nagoya 20' ¥5,050 ¥6,500
40' ¥9,000 ¥11,850

Port Size Charge amount per day
1 - 7 days 8 - 14 days Thereafter
Shimizu / Osaka / Hakata / Moji / Hibiki 20' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥4,050 ¥5,700
40' ¥8,200 ¥11,300

Port Size Charge amount per day
1 - 5 days 6 - 12 days Thereafter
Other ports 20' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥4,050 ¥5,700
40' ¥8,200 ¥11,300

Type: Reefer and Special Container

      Amount per day (incl. national holidays)
Port Free Time Size 1- 7 days Thereafter
All ports 20' Only on CY cut dates ¥14,500 ¥29,000
40' ¥21,800 ¥ 43,600
  • Above price table is applicable only to exceptional cases like vessel change after laden containers' gate-in due to shippers' reasons. We do not basically accept early CY in before yard open date even with the charge payment.
  • Rules and tariffs for 40'high cube and 45' dry container are same as 40' dry.
  • Please note below mentioned basic and exceptional rules.

Day Counting

Basic rule: Free time counting starts from the date of full container gate-in, and ends with the date of loading on vessel (including domestic barge).

Exception 1: Receipt at Yokohama CY/Load at Tokyo, Receipt at Kobe/Load at Osaka (or vice versa)
Free time counting is based on loading date at port of loading
Example: In case of dry container

In case of receipt at Kobe/load at Osaka, free time will be 7 days before the date of loading on vessel at Osaka (including the load date).

In case of receipt at Osaka/load at Kobe, free time will be 8 days before the date of loading on vessel at Kobe (including the load date).

Exception 2: CY open at Nagoya
Please note that public CY open date at Nagoya and free time set by Maersk can be different.

Free time set by Maersk is 8 calendar days (incl.Sat/Sun but excl. national holidays), but the open date set by Nagoya public
CY always has a priority to be applied.
Open date set by Nagoya public CY is 10 days before the date of vessel arrival (incl. Sat/Sun/national holidays and also
counting arrival date). In case Nagoya public CY open date is set after Maersk free time, please wait for public CY open date.

Exception 3: Vessels operated by other carriers
We basically follow the CY open dates set by vessel operator companies. Regardless of our demurrage and
detention rules, there may be restrictions with CY opening periods.

Exception 4: Dangerous Cargo
No free time is set for dangerous cargoes. Please carry them in the terminal only on CY cut dates.
At Nagoya port, export cargoes within the scope of local fire defence laws can be accepted only on 1 day before vessel arrival.

Only UN No 3166 / UN No 3171 - Class 9 cargoes can be accepted from regular CY open date.

Counting Free Time and Demurrage

Basic rule :
Counting free time = All days incl. Sat/Sun, but excl. national holidays.
Counting demurrage = All days incl. Sat/Sun/national holidays after expiration of free time.

Detention

Updated 16 March 2018

Type: Dry Container

Charge amount per day
Port Size 1 - 6 days 7 - 13 days Thereafter
All ports 20' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥1,200 ¥2,400
All ports 40' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥1,950 ¥3,850

Type: Reefer and Special Container

Charge amount per day
Port Size 1- 4 days 5 - 11 days Thereafter
All ports 20' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥5,000 ¥5,500
All ports 40' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥7,700 ¥11,000
  • Rules and tariffs for 40'high cube and 45' dry container are same as 40' dry
  • Subject to consumption tax (8%)

Day counting

Free time counting starts from the date of empty container pick up from the depot, and ends with the date of full container gate in the terminal.

Counting free time and detention

  • Counting free time = All days incl. Sat/Sun, but excl. national holidays.
  • Counting detention = All days incl. Sat/Sun/national holidays after expiration of free time.

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