Shipping to Japan

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

Demurrage

Type: Dry Conttainer

Charge amount per day 
Port Size  1-8 Days  9-12 Days 13-17 Days  Therafter
Yokohama/Kobe/Tokyo/Shimizu/Osaka/Hakata/Moji/Hibiki  20' Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥4,100  ¥8,150  ¥14,000 
Yokohama/Kobe/Tokyo/Shimizu/Osaka/Hakata/Moji/Hibiki 40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥6,250 ¥12,300  ¥22,000 
Nagoya/Yokkaichi 20'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥4,850  ¥8,500  ¥14,000 
Nagoya/Yokkaichi 40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥6,800  ¥13,400  ¥22,000 
Charge amount per day 
Port Size  1-6 Days 7-10 Days 11-15 Days  Therafter
Other ports 20'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥4,100  ¥8,150  ¥14,000 
Other ports 40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥6,250   ¥12,300 ¥22,000 

Type: Reefer containers

Charge amount per day 
Port Size  1-7 Days 8-11 Days 12-16 Days  Therafter
All ports  20'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥11,100  ¥18,100 ¥36,100 
All ports  40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥16,700 ¥27,200 ¥54,200

Type: Special Containers

Charge amount per day 
Port Size  1-5 Days 6-9 Days 10-14 Days  Therafter
All ports  20'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥11,100 ¥18,100  ¥36,100
All ports  40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl. national holidays) ¥16,700 ¥27,200  ¥54,200
  • 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 each container's discharge date from vessel (including domestic barge), and ends with the date of full container gate out from CY.

Exception 1: Discharge at Yokohama/Delivery at Tokyo CY, discharge at Kobe/Delivery at Osaka, dischared at Nagoya/Delivery at Yokkaichi (or vice versa)

Free time counting starts from each container's discharge date from vessel (including domestic barge), and ends with the date of full container gate out from CY.

Free time counting starts from each container's discharge date from from vessel, and ends with the date of full container gate out from CY.

Example : Following case for dry containers.

  • In case discharge at Kobe/delivery at Osaka CY, free time counting starts from each container's discharge date at Kobe, i.e., 8 days (Osaka free time).
  • In case of discharge at Osaka/delivery at Kobe CY, free time counting starts from each container's discharge date at Oasaka, i.e., 8 days (Kobe free time).

Exception 2: Dangerous cargoes

No free time is set for dangerous cargoes. Please pick up laden containers right after the discharge from the vessel.

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.

* We do not have exceptional rules for reefers and botanical inspection any more. Above mentioned basic rule is also applied to such cargo.

Exception 1: In case Monday is substitute holiday
In case Monday is substitute holiday, the Monday is exempted from free time counting, but Sunday is not exempted.

Detention

Type: Dry Conttainer

Charge amount per day 
Port Size  1-6 Days 7-11 Days 12-16 Days  Therafter
All ports  20'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl.national holidays)  ¥1,130 ¥2,160 ¥2,950 
All ports  40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl.national holidays)  ¥1,850 ¥3,500 ¥4,850

Type: Reefer / Special Containers

Charge amount per day 
Port Size  1-6 Days 7-11 Days 12-16 Days  Therafter
All ports  20'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl.national holidays)  ¥5,100 ¥7,250 ¥12,600
All ports  40'  Free (incl. Sat/Sun, excl.national holidays)  ¥7,900 ¥11,200  ¥19,450
  • Rules and tariffs for 40'high cube and 45' dry container are same as 40' dry
  • Excluding consumption tax (8%)

Day counting

Free time counting starts from the date of full container pick up from CY, and ends with the date of gate-in empty to depot (included).

Counting free time and detention

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

Exception 1: In case Monday is substitute holiday
In case Monday is substitute holiday, the Monday is exempted from free time counting, but Sunday is not exempted.

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