Shipping to Korea

Demurrage and Detention

Demurrage and detention rules and tariffs effective from January 2017


We would like to hereby announce that demurrage and detention rules and tariffs will be changed effective from January 1st 2017 for exports/imports from/to South Korea. Please refer to below for detailed information.

Export (Combined demurrage and detention)

Dry containers

Days Rate (KRW) per 20'/40'/45'
1-17 days Free
18-31 days 10,000/20,000/20,000
After 32 days 20,000/40,000/40,000

Reefer and special containers

Days Rate (KRW) per 20'/40'/45'
1-8 days Free
9-15 days 40,000/60,000/60,000
After 16 days 60,000/80,000/80,000
  • Effective date: January 1st 2017, load date basis
  • Calendar day. Combined demurrage and detention starts from empty pick up day (included), ends with loading day (included) to vessel. In case place of receipt is at inland locations served by truck, it ends with full container’s gate-out day (included) at place of receipt.

Should you have questions or require any assistance with this information, please contact Maersk sales or customer service desk.

Forms and Information





Commodity : No specific restrictions apply.

Weight / Measurement : 

Road Limitation 

  • 20'Dry : 18.0 MT cargo weight 
  • 40'Dry : 23.0 MT cargo weight 
  • 45'Dry : 22.0 MT cargo weight 
  • 20'RF  : 17.5 MT cargo weight 
  • 40'RF  : 22.0 MT cargo weight

The weight of truck, trailer, container tare and cargo all together must not exceed 40.0 MT and that the pressure on each axle must not exceed to 10.0 MT.

Height : Limitation is 4.20 meters on the road and 3 meters by rail (OOG-pieces upto 4.5 meters might be allowed depending on route to factory location)

Length : Limitation is 19 meters.

Bill of Lading clausing, documentation : No specific clausing required.

Special Customs requirements : No specific clausing required.

Others : 

Through Bill of Lading acceptance : Through Bill of Lading can be accepted in both directions on a case by case basis. All inland points in Korea can be served by local trucking service.

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.