Shipping to Myanmar

Procedure

Myanmar General Procedure

1) Service contract agreement:
All bookings with Maersk require that there is a valid rate (price) agreed for the shipment, and that all legal and documentation requirements will be met by the contracting parties. If you have not had a service contract, quotation can be obtained from the website www.maersk.com.

2) Booking:
The main channel to place booking with us is using www.maersk.com when you have registered on our website.
Besides, we have option for you to submit booking requests via other EDI or e-commerce platform. Please contact our Customer Service Department for any help.
Booking confirmation will be sent to you via email within 2 working hours upon receipt (4 working hours for booking via email), except for Dangerous cargo and Out-Of-Gauge cargo where a more detailed case-by-case examination is required which takes longer time.
Booking amendment can be made through the website within the turn-time of 1 working hour.

3) Empty container pick-up and stuffing:
Upon receipt of a booking confirmation from Maersk, you can contact to empty location which is specified on each booking confirmation. The trucker should inspect the container and sign an Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR) to affirm that the container is in good condition when released in his care.
*Full container delivery: Upon completion of stuffing, please use our specifically designated seal, which is delivered along with the container, to seal the container. For security reason, this seal must not be changed. In case the seal needs to be changed (the seal is broken or the container needs to be re-opened), please contact Maersk for a replacement of seal and this change of seal should reflect in your documents. Shippers are required to return the full container to our container yards, fulfill customs declaration and registration to the port prior to CY Cut-off time, which is specified in the booking confirmation. Here the EIR is used once again. In case of any damage to the container, truckers have to sign to verify the container’s condition before handing it over to the port. Once the container has entered the terminal and customs formalities have been completed, Maersk shall take care of the container.

4) Documentation:
Any export customs documents will not be accepted as replacement for Shipping Instruction (SI) and failure to adhere to the deadlines and procedure may result in shut-out at load port or misrouting with all expenses for shipper’s account.
All shipping instructions must be in English and can be submitted through the following channels:

  • www.maersk.com : you are required to have an account to log in the website. Please contact our Customer service department if you need any web guidance.
  • www.inttra.com : you are required to have an account on the website too
  • EDI: your company’s own system
  • Fill in the Shipping instruction format and send via email to MNLGSCIDX@MAERSK.COM (Manual Document processing fee is applied)

*Draft bills issuance: draft bills (verify copy) will be issued within 8 working hours upon receipt of proper and sufficient shipping instruction. Draft bills will be posted on the website and only Transport document receiver can view the documents. Draft bills can be sent via emails if you cannot download them from the website.
*Draft bill revision: revision can be made through the website and free-of-charge if it is not relating to a check with destination customs. Upon receipt of your request, a revision will be completed within 3 working hours. In case of revision via email, you can send your request to MNLGSCAMD@MAERSK.COM. Please note that Transport Document Amendment fee will be applied.
*Payer party: should be select at the time submit shipping instruction, payer amendment after that will subject to Payer Amendment Origin fee.
*Payment term (SPOT Booking): Since we only accept surcharge whereas default in local currency (Kyats) to be paid in Myanmar, hence all other surcharges (in foreign currency) much be paid at other country or 3rd country.

From To Surcharge Code Surcharge Name Origin / Destination Spot Payment Term
World Myanmar Destination Charges All destination charges (in local Currency) Destination/Collect destination
World Myanmar Destination Charges All other charges (in foreign currency) Origin or 3rd Country/Prepaid origin



5) Verify Gross Mass(VGM):

Shipper or Shipper’s representative should be taking full responsibility to provide an accurate Verify Gross Mass (VGM) to Maersk via www.maersk.com as per specific deadline. Any fail submission or in accurate information will be subject to all penalty cost and or any other claim compensation to Maersk and or Maersk’s subcontractor including 3rd parties (if any).

6) Invoice:
Maersk is now issuing E-invoices which can be downloaded from My Finance (www.maersk.com) after feeder/vessel departure and draft bills have been processed. Once payment has been settled and received, you can download the financial invoices from My finance (Paid Invoice).

7) Release Original bill of lading:
Release of Original bill of lading/ Seaway bill/ Telex release will be performed at Maersk’s offices upon receipt of full payment. We do not accept Release bill of lading against pay slip or payment order from banks.

 

Rate of Exchange

At Maersk we value your ease and consistently try to improve our services to make processes easier. As an initiative to improve our services, we bring for you, the online portal for declaring Rates of exchange applicable for every day.

Effective Date Expiry Date ROE (USD to MMK)
19.06.2017 19.06.2017 1,365.00
20.06.2017 20.06.2017 1,353.91
21.06.2017 21.06.2017 1,355.01
22.06.2017 22.06.2017 1,370.05
23.06.2017 23.06.2017 1,355.93
16.06.2017 16.06.2017 1,355.01
15.06.2017 15.06.2017 1,359.99
14.06.2017 14.06.2017 1,362.95
13.06.2017 13.06.2017 1,359.06
12.06.2017 12.06.2017 1,352.08
09.06.2017 09.06.2017 1,344.99
08.06.2017 08.06.2017 1,357.96
07.06.2017 07.06.2017 1,355.01
06.06.2017 06.06.2017 1,359.06
05.06.2017 05.06.2017 1,359.06
02.06.2017 02.06.2017 1,360.91
01.06.2017 01.06.2017 1,367.05
31.05.2017  31.05.2017  1,367.05 
30.05.2017  30.05.2017  1,364.07 
29.05.2017  29.05.2017  1,355.93 
26.05.2017  26.05.2017  1,368.93 
25.05.2017 25.05.2017  1,368.93 
24.05.2017  24.05.2017  1,367.05 
23.05.2017  23.05.2017  1,368.93 
22.05.2017  22.05.2017  1,367.99 
19.05.2017  19.05.2017  1,370.05 
18.05.2017  18.05.2017  1,357.96 
17.05.2017  17.05.2017  1,370.05 
16.05.2017  16.05.2017  1,365.93 
15.05.2017  15.05.2017  1,365.00 
12.05.2017  12.05.2017  1,365.00 
11.05.2017 11.05.2017 1,367.05
10.05.2017 10.05.2017 1,352.08
09.05.2017 09.05.2017 1,352.08
08.05.2017 08.05.2017 1,359.99
05.05.2017 05.05.2017 1,357.96
04.05.2017 04.05.2017 1,355.93
03.05.2017 03.05.2017 1,346.08
02.05.2017 02.05.2017 1,359.06
01.05.2017  01.05.2017  1,359.06 
28.04.2017  28.04.2017  1,359.06 
27.04.2017  27.04.2017  1,364.07 
26.04.2017  26.04.2017  1,353.00 
25.04.2017  25.04.2017  1,350.99 
24.04.2017  24.04.2017  1,350.07 
21.04.2017  21.04.2017  1,350.07 
20.04.2017  20.04.2017  1,348.07 
19.04.2017   19.04.2017 1,355.93
18.04.2017  18.04.2017  1,355.93 
12.04.2017   12.04.2017  1,355.01
11.04.2017  11.04.2017  1,355.93 
10.04.2017  10.04.2017  1,357.04 
05.04.2017 05.04.2017  1,353.91
04.04.2017  04.04.2017  1,353.00 
03.04.2017  03.04.2017  1,359.99 
31.03.2017  31.03.2017  1,359.99 
30.03.2017  30.03.2017  1,365.00 
29.03.2017  29.03.2017  1,365.00 
28.03.2017  28.03.2017  1,367.05 
27.03.2017  27.03.2017  1,367.05 
24.03.2017  24.03.2017  1,367.99 
23.03.2017  23.03.2017  1,370.05 
22.03.2017  22.03.2017  1,370.05 
21.03.2017  21.03.2017  1,370.99 
20.03.2017  20.03.2017  1,367.99 
17.03.2017  17.03.2017  1,359.99 
16.03.2017  16.03.2017  1,374.00 
15.03.2017  15.03.2017  1,370.99 
13.03.2017  13.03.2017  1,373.06 
10.03.2017  10.03.2017 1,367.99 
09.03.2017  09.03.2017  1,359.06 
08.03.2017  08.03.2017  1,353.00 
07.03.2017  07.03.2017  1,355.01 
06.03.2017  06.03.2017  1,359.99 
03.03.2017  03.03.2017  1,355.93 
02.03.2017  02.03.2017  1,355.93 
01.03.2017  01.03.2017  1,365.00 
28.02.2017  28.02.2017  1,365.00 
25.02.2017
25.02.2017 1,367.99 
24.02.2017
24.02.2017 1,370.05 
23.02.2017
23.02.2017  1,370.99 
22.02.2017  22.02.2017  1,370.05 
21.02.2017
21.02.2017  1,362.95 
20.02.2017  20.02.2017  1367.99 
17.02.2017
17.02.2017
1,359.99 
16.02.2017
16.02.2017 1,355.01 
15.02.2017  15.02.2017  1,367.05 
14.02.2017
14.02.2017  1,371.93 
13.02.2017
13.02.2017
1,376.08 
10.02.2017
10.02.2017  1,371.93 
09.02.2017 09.02.2017  1,367.99 
08.02.2017 08.02.2017 1,367.05 
07.02.2017  07.02.2017  1,364.07 
06.02.2017  06.02.2017  1,365.00 
03.03.2017
 03.03.2017 1,355.01 
02.02.2017
 02.02.2017 1,359.06 
01.02.2017
 01.02.2017 1,350.07 
31.01.2017  31.01.2017  1,350.07
30.01.2017
30.01.2017  1,359.99 
27.01.2017
27.01.2017
1,359.06 
26.01.2017
26.01.2017
1,352.08 
25.01.2017  25.01.2017  1,355.93 
24.01.2017  24.01.2017  1,355.93 
23.01.2017
23.01.2017
1,350.07 
20.01.2017
20.01.2017  1,357.96 
19.01.2017  19.01.2017 
1,357.96 
18.01.2017
18.01.2017 1,350.07
17.01.2017
17.01.2017
1,348.07
16.01.2017 16.01.2017 1,357.96
13.01.2017 13.01.2017 1,359.99
12.01.2017 12.01.2017 1,355.01
11.01.2017 11.01.2017 1,353.00
10.01.2017 10.01.2017 1,355.01
09.01.2017  09.01.2017   1,344.09
06.01.2017  06.01.2017  1,346.98 
05.01.2017  05.01.2017  1,350.07 
04.01.2017  04.01.2017   1,350.07
03.01.2017  03.01.2017  1,355.93
02.01.2017  02.01.2017  1,362.95
30.12.2016  30.12.2016  1,362.95
29.12.2016  29.12.2016 1,364.07
28.12.2016  28.12.2016 1,370.99
27.12.2016 27.12.2016 1,367.99 
26.12.2016  26.12.2016 1,367.99 
23.12.2016  23.12.2016  1,381.98 
22.12.2016  22.12.2016  1,374.95 
21.12.2016 21.12.2016 1,374.00 
20.12.2016 20.12.2016 1,378.93 
19.12.2016  19.12.2016 1,365.00
16.12.2016 16.12.2016 1,359.99

15.12.2016

15.12.2016

1,348.07

14.12.2016

14.12.2016

1,329.96
13.12.2016
13.12.2016  1,328.02 
12.12.2016
12.12.2016  1,328.02 
09.12.2016
09.12.2016
1,329.96
08.12.2016
08.12.2016 1,325.03
07.12.2016  07.12.2016
1,318.91
06.12.2016 06.12.2016  1,313.03
05.12.2016
05.12.2016
1,318.04
02.12.2016 02.12.2016 1,317.00
01.12.2016  01.12.2016  1,317.00
30.11.2016 30.11.2016 1,317.00
29.11.2016 29.11.2016 1,314.06

Restrictions

Myanmar General Restriction:


Commodity:

* List of restrictions for cargo EXPORT from Myanmar:
WTO’s GATT, Article XX and XXI, permit WTO members to prohibit the exportation of certain articles that endanger public morals, threaten human, plant or animal life, involve the exportation of arms and ammunition, and similar items. The Department of Trade of the Ministry of Commerce has exercised its rights under these GATT provisions to prohibit the following exportations:

  • Counterfeit currency and coins
  • Pornographic material
  • All kinds of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Antique objects
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Wild animals and rare species
  • Ivory
  • Minerals and metals that are prohibited in accord with existing laws and regulations
  • Crude oil
  • Forestry products that are prohibited in accord with existing laws and regulations
  • If in doubt, you should seek advice from the Department of Trade of the Ministry of Commerce.

* List of restrictions for cargo IMPORT to Myanmar:
WTO’s GATT, Article XX and XXI, permit WTO members to prohibit the importation of certain articles that endanger public morals, threaten human, plant or animal life, involve the importation of gold and silver, arms and ammunition, and similar items. Prohibited goods cannot be imported, exported, transited, sold or circulated in Myanmar. The Department of Trade of the Ministry of Commerce has exercised its rights under these GATT provisions to prohibit the following importations:

  • Counterfeit currency and coins
  • Pornographic material
  • All kinds of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Playing cards
  • Goods bearing the emblem of Buddha and pagodas of Myanmar
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Antiques and archeologically valuable items
  • Wildlife endangered species
  • Other prohibited commodities in accord with existing law


If in doubt you should seek advice from the Directorate of Trade of the Ministry of Commerce.
Weight / Measurement:
There are no limitations in any port as long as the weight does not exceed maximum allowable payload as per Container Safety Certificate (CSC) plate. 
Maersk must approve for acceptance beyond Container Yard (CY) due to road and bridge limitations. 
Special Cargoes: Out-Of-Gauge (OOG), Break-Bulk (B/B), and Hazardous Cargo subject to Maersk Sealand's procedure and approval. 

 

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.