Shipping to Kuwait
Booking Process & Cut-offs
|Deadline to place new booking||10 days prior vessel arrival|
|Dry booking confirmation||Within 2 hours|
|Dangerous cargo booking confirmation||Within 24-48 hours|
|Dangerous good declaration submission||48 hours prior vessel arrival|
|Shipping Instructions submission||48 hours prior vessel arrival|
|FULL Container Gate-In cut off||24 Hours Prior vessel hours|
|Verify Copy issuance||8 working hours if Shipping Instruction submitted online|
|12 working hours if Shipping Instruction submitted manually|
|Original Bill of Lading /Sea Way BL issuance||After Vessel sailing and payment settlement.|
Once you receive the “Container Release Order”, you can arrange to pick the empty container along with the Carrier Seals from CTS control depot, Shuwaikh as per your convenience.
You may collect below forms from our office:
- Empty container release note- To collect empty container
- Export shipping note – To gate in container full
For containers collected from Shuaiba terminal, an e-mail containing the number of containers needs to be sent to email@example.com to inform the terminal to release the empties.
Demurrage and Detention
Combined Export Detention & Demurrage Charges and freetime
Calculation Timeline Gateout - Vsl Cut off Date
(Amount per day per container)
|Equipment Type||Detention charges||20ft||40/45|
|Next 10 days||KWD3||KWD6|
|Next 10 days||KWD6||KWD12|
|Next 10 days||KWD16||KWD32|
|Next 10 days||KWD32||KWD64|
|Next 10 days||KWD6||KWD12|
|Next 10 days||KWD12||KWD24|
At present we have Container Yard (CY) acceptance at Shuwaikh and Shuaiba Terminal. Both ports are served by US flagged vessels only. In case of any exception required, please check with our operations department Kw.firstname.lastname@example.org
Weight / Measurement:
There is no weight limitation other than the maximum weight as stipulated on the Container Safety Convention (CSC) plate of the container, failure to abide will result the container not to be loaded.
Shuwaikh and Shuaiba port’s gantry crane has maximum weight limitation of 40 metric tons. For over weight containers discharged, double handling charges are imposed (i.e. containers in excess of 24 mts/20' and 30 mts/40' & 45'; an additional cost of KWD 22/20', KWD 38/40', and KWD 50/45').
Break Bulk and Out of Gauge cargo need prior confirmation from Maersk Kuwait Kw.email@example.com and has to be delivered directly to the shipside.
For cargo over 29 metric tones , request via mail to Kw.firstname.lastname@example.org is mandatory prior acceptance and loading of cargo in order to arrange special cranes. Failing in sending request prior loading of container will be concluded as erroneous declaration and container will be either kept on board or will incur claims/fine.
Special Cargoes :
Hazardous (IMO) cargo is subject to approval from Kw.email@example.com prior acceptance and loading. Below specific IMO class cargo has to be arranged as mentioned:
- IMO class 6.1 must be delivered at shipside, to be loaded directly on vessel.
- IMO class 7 is not acceptable to be loaded on our vessel.
- During the summer months(June to August), IMO class 1 and 3 must be delivered at ship side, to be loaded directly on vessel.
No Less Container Load (LCL) or Container Freight Station (CFS) delivery is acceptable.