Shipping to Papua New Guinea

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Demurrage and Detention

Our Import Container Detention and Demurrage tariff will change as of 1st October 2017. Below is our new tariff and structure.

Import tariff charges effective 1st October 2017

IMPORT for PORT MORESBY, LAE, WEWAK

    NEWImport Tariff
Combined Demurrage & Detention
Container Type Day 0-14 Day 15 +
20' Dry Free PGK 50 per day
40' Dry Free PGK 90 per day
20' Reef & Special Free PGK 150 per day
40' Reef & Special Free PGK 270 per day

IMPORT for MADANG  

    NEWImport Tariff
Combined Demurrage & Detention
Container Type Day 0-19 Day 20 +
20' Dry Free PGK 50 per day
40' Dry Free PGK 90 per day
20' Reef & Special Free PGK 150 per day
40' Reef & Special Free PGK 270 per day

Maersk Line will be introducing the following changes to our PNG surcharge structure starting from 1 January 2017.

Going forward, customers in Papua New Guinea 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 

    Import Tariff
Combined Demurrage & Detention
Container Type Day 1-14 Day 15 +
20' Dry Free PGK 25 per day
40' Dry Free PGK 45 per day
20' Reef Free PGK 120 per day
40' Reef Free PGK 240 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 Papua New Guinea ports directly to customers. 

Container Bond

Please note that Container Bond Fee will be applicable in the circumstances where Consignee is:

  • An Individual Person
  • Government Organization
  • Charity and Religious Organization
  • First Time Importer
  • Has outstanding undisputed overdue account
  •  

    Cargo is moving to Outer Ports or Rural destinations (non-thru BL)

    Container bond is refundable upon request and after presentation of EIR (Equipment Interchange Receipt) that confirms the return of empty container back to Authorized Empty Depot.

    Any pending detention or container damages will be deducted from the bond prior to the refund. 

    Bond Fee Schedule:

    20’ Dry          PGK 5,000

    40’ Dry          PGK 7,500

    20’ Reef         PGK 5,000

    40’ Reef         PGK 10,000

    20’ Special Equipment PGK 10,000

    40’ Special Equipment PGK 15,000

     

    Restrictions

    Currently equipment capabilities in the Port of Madang prohibit the import of full 40 foot containers above 25 Gross Tonne 

    Strict adherence to standard payload tonnage applies to all Maersk Line shipments.

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