Shipping to Panama
Demurrage and Detention
|STANDARD FREE TIME - IMPORTS|
|Operator||✓ Maersk||Safmarine||MCC||Seago||✓ Sealand|
|Port / terminal Names||All Ports|
|Charge Type||Import - Combined D&D|
|Transport Mode||All transport modes|
|Service Mode||All service modes|
|Freetime||DAYS||Calendar / Working||Same / Next day if after||Next day if after : TIME|
|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'|
|Tier 1||8||12||USD 100||USD 100||USD 100||USD 100|
|Tier 2||13||Thereafter||USD 120||USD 120||USD 120||USD 120|
|Tier 1||5||11||USD 125||USD 125||USD 125||USD 125|
|Tier 2||12||Thereafter||USD 150||USD 150||USD 150||USD 150|
NOR's are considered under REEF freetime (4 days) and will have a chargeable amount equal to REEF cargo.
Customs and quarantine requirements
- Customer must present one original bill of lading.
- Commercial invoice
- Customer must present a customs clearance document (liquidacion de aduana),for Colon Free Zone delivery free zone document duly completed.
- Import zoosanitary or phitosanitary and origin certificates for unprocessed animal and vegetal product.
Freight collect approval
For dry containers, charges are accepted without previous notification. For reefer, hazardous, OOG, B/B, personal effects containers are subject to pre-approval, which must be obtained before loading.
OOG, B/B and IMO cargo are subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures.
Please contact email@example.com for detailed information.
Types of BLs
Negotiable Bill of Lading (Original Bill of Lading):
1. This BL can be printed and send by shipper via courier from origin
2. Shipper can request Telex Release order
3. Original BL printing can be assigned by shipper from origin for consignee to be able to print at Panama
Please note this BL can be endorsed
Non Negotiable Sea Waybill
Consignee requires a copy or certified true copy of this BL to seal the release. If you require a freighted or not freighted copy of this BL, you may kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the copy.
Necessary Documentation for Release:
1. Official letter of authorization stating responsible person to withdraw release at the counters on behalf of the company
2. Check or deposit slip paying the import charges
3. BL originals or Sea Waybill copy
Necessary Documentation to retrieve transport orders:
1. Booking confirmation
2. Official letter containing the responsible person to retrieve the documentation on behalf of company (Name, ID, Trucking Company Name, Plate)
3. ID or passport copy of the person signing the official letter
For inland service coordinations (Store Door)
o Please contact:Adriana.email@example.com
please send following information to firstname.lastname@example.org :
o Pictures of the container:
o BL number:
o Container Number:
o Cargo type:
o Damage description:
o Discharge port:
o Gate out empty date:
o Gate in full estimated date:
o Port where you will be returning the empty unit:
Email Adresses for Customer Service Panama
For your convenience and in the means to improve our response time, we kindly remind you the email adresses we have for each areas in a shipment.
|Booking confirmations||Arrival Notice||Cutoffs|
|Documentation/Cargo Delivery Extensions|
|Booking / BL Amendments that are not feasible using webpage||Freighted/ Not-Freighted BL Copies (Import Shipments)||Booking Rolling Letters|
|Destination Release||Import Detention Confirmation|
|Re-exports||Release Enquiries, Telex Release Enquiries||Containers Relations|
|Triangulations||Late Addition Application|
|General Export Enquiries|
In For inland service coordination (Store Door)
Please contact:Adriana.email@example.com should said Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Overall weight measurement
Before leaving the port facilities, containers are weighed in order to establish conformance with the overall weight restriction norm of 37,000 kgs.
Following tables can be of help to determine the maximum cargo weight for shipments (weights in kgs):
|Max. cargo weight||20,000||21,000||20,900||20,000||n/a||19,250|
|Max. cargo weight||n/a||21,900||21,800||20,900||19,850||19,600|
All indicated weights with the exception of the grand total (which indicates the weight restriction) may differ according to individual equipment characteristics.
Please take into account that the Maximum Cargo Weight indications are merely suggestions, and do not warrant compliance with the Overall Weight Restriction as set by the government, as too many variables come into the equation. All the tare numbers have calculated on the high side in order to leave a safe margin.
Weight restriction is determined for overall weight put on road surface, meaning: weight truck + weight truck driver + tare chassis + tare chassis/flatbed + weight genset + weight container + weight cargo, which must not exceed 37,000 kgs (81,400 lbs).
Authorities grant a 5% tolerance, not included in the numbers. However, the distribution of the cargo inside the container is also a determinating factor, as, in addition per-axle limitations exist and are enforced.
B. Per-axle weight measurement
There is also a weight check at a point along the highway. Here, weight is measured per axle (of truck & of chassis) in order to establish conformance with per-axle specifications (which are specified below).
Conformance with these norms implies an even distribution of the cargo inside the container. An unevenly stowed shipment may be inside the overall weight limit, but be overweight on a specific axle. Non-conformance results unequivocally in fines and the forced transload of overweight cargo into a second unit. All related costs will have to be covered by the consignee before delivery can take place.
Following tables specify the maximum per axle weights (weights in kgs):
|T3S2||Axle 1||Axle 2-3||Axle 4-5||T3S3||Axle 1||Axle 2-3||Axle 4-5-6|
|5% tolerance||250||800||800||5% tolerance||250||800||1000|
|Max. allowed||5,250||16,800||16,800||Max. allowed||5,250||16,800||21,000|
|Max. overall||--- 37,000 ---||Max. overall||--- 41,000 ---|