Shipping to Panama

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

Demurrage and Detention

STANDARD FREE TIME - EXPORTS

Valid from: 1 January 2018
Valid to: 31 December 2018
Charge Type: Storage and Detention - Export

Freetime DAYS
DRY 7
REEF 7
IMO 7
OTHER 7

STANDARD RATES APPLICABLE AFTER FREE TIME*

From (Days) To (Days) Rate for 20 DRY Rate for 40/45 DRY Rate for 20 REEF Rate for 40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
PABLB Storage 8 Thereafter USD 22 USD 43 USD 22 USD 43 USD 22 USD 43 USD 22 USD 43
PAMAN Storage 8 Thereafter USD 25 USD 50 USD 25 USD 50 USD 25 USD 50 USD 25 USD 50
Detention 8 Thereafter USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60

Procedures

Bookings 
For container reservation booking form must be filled out with complete information. 
Use form from our booking service in the *website or desktop solution tool to save 
valuable time and receive faster response.

Shipping instructions 
Complete information needs to be filled out in shipping instructions form. For a faster 
shipping instruction creation you can use our *website or desktop solution tool.

Original shipping instructions are subject to clauses for reefer and hazardous cargo type.

Special cargoes 
OOG, B/B and IMO cargo are subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures. 
For these cargo types shippers must send shipping instructions and gate in containers to port 
at least three hours ahead of cutoffs. For cutoffs information refer to service cutoffs. 

Restrictions

Weight restrictions 
The same weight restrictions apply as specified for import restrictions.

Bill of lading restrictions 
As part of the US Customs 24 Hour Rule regulations, 'To the order of' bills of lading are not accepted for shipments destined to the US or routed via US ports.

US Customs does equally not accept the commodity descriptions 'Freight all kinds' and 'General merchandise', nor the package type 'pallets'. Bill of lading description must be in English.

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.