Shipping to Latvia

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

Local Charges


Local export tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD)  per container   USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container   USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Export Service (EXP) per container 40 EUR
Container Weighing – Origin (IWO)  per container  11 EUR 
Lift On Lift Off Exports (HDE)   per container 17 EUR 
Emergency Risk Surcharge (ERS) per 20'/per 40' 55 USD / 110 USD
 Booking cancellation fee  per booking  75 USD
 Customs Clearance   per declaration  60 EUR
 Genset  per cntr  CY/CY, SD/CY  300 EUR per Genset *
 Manual Documentation processing fee (MDF)  per B/L  25 USD
 Manual booking fee  per booking  15 EUR
 Transport Document amendment fee (AMF) after vessel departure  per B/L  25 USD
 Multistop (within city limits)  per container  50 EUR per stop *
 Inland haulage waiting time (WTI)  after free 12h  120 EUR per day *
 Reissuance of invoice in different currency/payer  per invoice  100 USD
 Late b/l pick up fee (if BLs are not picked up in 14 days)*  per B/L  100 USD
 Documentation fee origin* (for incorrect CMR filling)  per CMR  25 USD
 Container pick up without bkg confirmation   per container  50 EUR
 Container drop off fee **  per 20'/per 40'  250 EUR / 350 EUR
Re-export documentation formalities per booking  50 EUR
Sideloader add-on (OSC) within Riga limits  per container  EUR 330 

* other charges may occur (document scanning, document sending with courier, etc.)
** subject to equipment situation 


Week Service Vessel Vessel Code Voyage Planned ETD Customs documents Cut-off
Shipping Instructions Cut-off
VGM Cut-off
Gate-in Cut-off
45 L02 VAYENGA MAERSK B6E 1812 09.11.2018 06.11.2018 12:00
45 L31 SUDEROOG 48I 1858 05.11.2018 02.11.2018 07:30 both RUT and BCT
46 L02 VENTA MAERSK B6F 1808 16.11.2018 13.11.2018 12:00
46 L31 WYBELSUM 62I 1810 12.11.2018 09.11.2018 07:30 both RUT and BCT
47 L02 VAYENGA MAERSK B6E 1814 23.11.2018 20.11.2018 12:00
47 L31 PETKUM C04 1880 19.11.2018 16.11.2018 07:30 both RUT and BCT
48 L02 VENTA MAERSK B6F 1810 30.11.2018 27.11.2018 12:00
48 L31 SUDEROOG 48I 1862 26.11.2018 23.11.2018 07:30 both RUT and BCT
49 L02 VAYENGA MAERSK B6E 1816 07.12.2018 04.12.2018 12:00
49 L31 WYBELSUM 62I 1814 03.12.2018 30.11.2018 07:30 both RUT and BCT

Demurrage and Detention

Effective from 1st January 2017

Export rates


Name of the period Start End
Export Detention period  Empty container pick up day (including this day) One day prior container gate-in
Export Demurrage period  Full container gate-in date (including this day) A day when the container is loaded on the vessel (including this day)
Free time period DRY REF
Export Detention  10 calendar days 10 calendar days
Export Demurrage  10 calendar days 8 calendar days

After free time expiration, below tariffs apply:

Demurrage (EUR per calendar day)

DRY Reefer IMO Special
Container Size 20’ 40’ 45’ 20’/40’ 20 DRY 40’/45’ DRY 20 OT/FR 40 OT/FR
Day 1-10 20 30 45 180 30 45 30 60
Day 11+ 20 30 45 180 30 45 60 120

Detention (EUR per calendar day)

Port 20’ 40’ 45’ 20 OT/FR 40 OT / FR 20 REEF 40 REEF
Riga Port 30 30 45 60 60 50 75



Freight rate (transportation price) must be agreed before any shipment. Please contact Sales with all freight requests. In your request, please indicate the following information:

  • your company's name, contact person, telephone, fax or e-mail
  • commodity
  • cargo pick-up point
  • cargo delivery point
  • container size and type
  • special requirements, if any, or your comments.

Any additional information about your future shipment is welcome.

For dangerous cargo, please indicate full commodity name, IMO class and UN number, UN packaging code and 24h emergency contact. In some cases MSDS might be requested.

For temperature-controlled cargo, please advise required temperature and humidity/ventilation settings.

Please note we can assist you only with FCL (full container load) shipments. Minimum tare size is 20-foot container.


After freight rates are agreed and filed in Maersk service contract, you can place your booking via the website or by sending an email to Customer service

You may also place your bookings via EDI or INTTRA. Please contact the Customer Service for more information.

Manual Booking must be in written form and contain the following information in order to be processed smoothly:

  • stuffing date, time and address
  • container size, type and quantity
  • Maersk service contract number and cargo commodity code (can be obtained at Maersk sales department)
  • contact person and phone number
  • destination (delivery address is not required at this stage)
  • any other information relevant to the shipment

In case of carrier haulage, please allow at least 24 hours to coordinate pick-up.

For dangerous cargo, please indicate full commodity name, IMO class, UN number, special requirements (for ex. temperature), if required, UN packaging code and 24h emergency contact. In some cases MSDS might be requested.

For Shipper’s owned containers (SOC) please provide photos of container with CSC plate clearly visible. SOC form must be filled and sent to Form can be obtained from Customer Service. If container type is TANK, then inspection report is needed for each container.

Customs clearance is not included in freight and is not performed by default. However, we can arrange customs clearance upon your request.


Shipping instructions have to be sent to Maersk Line by the following means:

You may also submit your shipping instructions via EDI or INTTRA. Shipping instructions should contain the following information:

  • Full shipper's name and address with phone and fax numbers
  • Full consignee's name and address with phone and fax numbers
  • Full notify party details with phone and fax numbers
  • Container number, seal number
  • Commodity description
  • Piece count, package type and weight
  • Receipt and delivery location (for door shipments), load and discharge ports. 
  • Payment terms (origin, freight, destination charges on prepaid or collect terms)

Please provide shipping instructions on a cut-off day. Although it is possible to submit shipping instructions later, we will not be responsible for any fines that arise due to late submission of shipping instructions. These fines will be passed on to the shipper or forwarder concerned.

Dangerous good declaration (scan copy) on Export cargo from Latvia should be sent to just after container stuffing will be finished. In case this will be missed – all fines occurred will be passed on to the shipper or forwarder concerned.

Bills of lading originals

The bill of lading will be issued as per proper shipping instructions. 
Bills of lading originals can be released after vessel departure from the port and only against full payment of prepaid charges.


Export service restrictions

Maximum allowed cargo weight for road transportation: 26 tons.

Dangerous goods

  • IMO class 1 (except fireworks) and 7.1 not acceptable;
  • acceptance of other dangerous and excise commodities is subject approval from Riga office Sales (

Email your local office

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.