Shipping to New Caledonia
Demurrage and Detention
Maersk will be introducing the following changes to our New Caledonian surcharge structure starting from 1 January 2017.
Going forward, customers in New Caledonia will be offered Combined Demurrage & Detention for import shipments. This means you will have one combined free time period and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots, referred to as Combined Demurrage & Detention Import.
Demurrage means compensation incurred by customer for utilising equipment beyond the given free time inside the terminal.
Detention means compensation incurred by customer for utilising equipment beyond the given free time outside the terminal.
Import tariff charges effective 1 January 2017
Combined Demurrage & Detention
|Container Type||Day 1-14||Day 15 +|
|20' Dry||Free||XPF 700 per day|
|40' Dry||Free||XPF 1400 per day|
|20' Reef||Free||XPF 3000 per day|
|40' Reef||Free||XPF 6000 per day|
Separation of Storage
We will separate Storage from Demurrage. This allows a clear distinction of the compensation applied for utilising the port, terminal or depot facilities (Storage), and the compensation incurred for utilisation of equipment beyond the agreed free time days inside terminals or depots (Demurrage).
Storage means compensation for utilising the port, terminal or depot or inland container yard facilities. Compensation for Storage related to use of Terminal or Depot facilities will be charged separately by New Caledonian ports directly to customers.
2016 Demurrage & Detention
Import container detention:
In an attempt to improve the turn around time of containers Maersk will apply the following detention charges for import containers returned after the expiry of the free time.
Freetime allowed - 14 calendar days, freetime period will commence on the day after the container discharge date
|Import container detention tariff|
|Container Type||Day 1-14**||Day 15 - 28**||Day 29+ **|
|20' dry||Free||XPF 700 per day||XPF 1,400 per day|
|40' dry||Free||XPF 1,400 per day||XPF 2,800 per day|
|20' reefer||Free||XPF 3,000 per day||XPF 6,000 per day|
|40' reefer||Free||XPF 6,000 per day||XPF 12,000 per day|
|20' specialised *||Free||XPF 3,000 per day||XPF 6,000 per day|
|40' specialised *||Free||XPF 6,000 per day||XPF 12,000 per day|
*Other than the usual types of Dry and Reefer containers (eg Open top/flat rack)
**Weekend and Public holidays are included.
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The freetime for container detention is 14 calendar days from the date after the discharge of the vessel.
Special and hazardous cargoes:
Transportation of special (45’containers, out-of-gauge, breakbulk, tanks or flat-racks containers) and hazardous cargo to New Caledonia is not accepted by Maersk. Transportation of cargo in in-gauge open-top containers is subject to approval by Maersk.
The gross weight (cargo + tare) in New Caledonia is limited to 27 metric tons per container due to the road restrictions.