Shipping to Portugal

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

Customs House Brokerage

Core product

Export Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Standard Declaration to Customs to obtain permission to export cargo to non-EU destinations. A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.
  • Export customs clearence
  • Certificates of origin / EUR.1
  • T2L (EU origin) issuing + clearance
  • Re-export declaration
  • T1

Additional Custom House Brokerage services

  • Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
  • Peak Volume Management Programme – Assistance with daily Customs House Brokerage activities when the customer needs it most.
  • Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & guidance on FTA’s & preferential origins.
  • Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End-to-end Reclassification Programme from our trained specialists.

* Costs will vary depending on the type of business, size & requirement – please refer enquiries to Customs Sales Department.

General export Customs House Brokerage flow

portugal-export

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?


Signed Power of Attorney (POA)

Signed by the buyer, on Company Letter Headed paper, with needed ID documents and commercial certificate. This grant’s permission for our Customs Team to complete CHB on behalf of the buyer and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Mandatory documents required:

  • Signed POA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)

EORI Number

The buyer must have a valid EORI and VAT number to hold a solid audit trail with customs authority and tax office & to be eligible to claim back any potential VAT paid.

Additional documents (where applicable) *

  • Copy of the Bill of Lading
  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates

* Originals to be submitted to our Customs Team whenever necessary

FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Our Sales team will define our best offer, depending on the business complexity/volumes

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: Document control and/or Physical control from Customs and other relevant authorities.

Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our Customs Team will upload and send proper notification to customers, via our dedicated website.

Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: All contacts and booking tool available on https://teamsite.maerskgroup.com/teams/MLI-X-Spain2/Customs/SitePages/techbpt.aspx
You will also receive an “on-boarding” contact from your CHB partner to explain all process details and communication flow.  

Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: You will receive one consolidated invoice on your Maersk shipment or directly from CHB desk on special business cases.

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: You will be able to dispute online your Maersk invoice, or contact your CHB partner

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status

Demurrage

  • Effective Date: 01/01/2018
  • Expiry Date: Until further notice
  • Demurrage are INCLUDING terminal storage costs
  • Demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING the plugging fees on terminal

Charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays). Demurrage starts from gate-in day (included) on the terminal, ends with loading day (included) to vessel.

Charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays). Detention starts as from gate-out day (included) from terminal, ends with gate-in empty day (included) to terminal

Visit the Surcharge definition glossary to find out more about detention.

Dry containers

DEMURRAGE EXPORT DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Flat / Open 40' Flat / Open
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0 - 9 0 0 0 0
10 - 13 22 33 44 66
14 - 20 44 66 88 132
As from day 21 55 99 110 198

Refrigerated containers

DEMURRAGE EXPORT REEF
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 - 7 0 0
8 - 9 75 150
As from day 10 100 200

Detention

  • Effective Date: 01/01/2018
  • Expiry Date: Until further notice

Charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays). Detention starts the day after the empty pick up day (included), ends with gate-in day (included) in terminal.

Visit the Surcharge definition glossary to find out more about detention.

Dry containers

DETENTION EXPORT DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Flat / Open 40' Flat / Open
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0 - 7 0 0 0 0
8 - 13 15 20 30 40
As from day 14 20 30 40 60

Refrigerated containers

DETENTION EXPORT REEF
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 - 7 0 0
8 - 10 80 160
As from day 11 90 180

Local Charges

  • In order to find out what the Local Charges are on your actual or potential shipments with Maersk, please visit our Rate Look Up Tool

By selecting an Origin and Destination, you will see displayed all charges regarding the chosen traffic
*Please note this is not an official quotation.

 

Procedures

Customs clearance - documentation requirements:

  • All information related to customs clearance documents, MRN, weights, quantities, etc., must be submitted to PT.MRN@maersk.com;
  • All clearance documents for integration in JUPSINES must be send to PT.MRN@maersk.com, should you require Maersk to handle the upload in the Sines port platform.
  • All emails must indicate in the subject field :  PORT / BOOKING / VESSEL –  as to optimize procedures and guarantee efficient data visualization and proccessing.
  • Requests for manifest amendments or manifest consultations, must continue to be filed throught the dedicated portal: https://bit.ly/2tSq2eg
  • Late submission of Shipping instructions (SI) or changes to the manifest resulting from inaccuracies in the IS, maintain the cost presented on the portal.
  • We remind our Customers that the deadlines for the maritime and documentary operations are made available daily in the link below:
  • https://www.maerskline.com/countries/portugal/export

Vessel Deadline Information

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.