Shipping to Portugal

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Customs House Brokerage

Core product

Import Customs Clearance Transit Documents
Standard Full Customs Declaration, paying Duties & VAT upon arrival in the country in order to clear the cargo. A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.
  • Final import customs clearance
  • Temporary import customs clearance
  • Simplified customs clearance
  • Customs & other authorities inspections
  • 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 import Customs House Brokerage flow

portugal-import

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

Drop Off Locations

PORT LISBON LEIXOES
20DC REPNUNMAR REPNUNMAR
40DC Terminal Contentores de Alcantara REPNUNMAR
40HC Terminal Contentores de Alcantara ARTUR JOSE BORGES DEPOT
45HC Terminal Contentores de Alcantara Leixoes Terminal
20REEF ALCONT Leixoes Terminal
40HREF ALCONT Leixoes Terminal
20OPEN Terminal Contentores de Alcantara Leixoes Terminal
40OPEN REPNUNMAR Leixoes Terminal
40FLAT Terminal Contentores de Alcantara Leixoes Terminal

COMBINED DEMURRAGE AND DETENTION AND PORT STORAGE 2019

Effective date: 1st January 2019

Expiry date: Until further notice

It is considered Special equipment Flat and open tops.

Combined Demurrage and Detention:

  • Calendar Days for use of container starts from same day of discharge in terminal, ends with gate-in empty day (included) to terminal.
  • Charges per container per calendar day.

Combined Demurrage and Detention:

Paralização e Imobilização Importações DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Special 40' Special
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0-7 0 0 0 0
8-12 20 30 40 60
+13 40 60 80 120
Paralização e Imobilização Importações REEFER
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0-4 0 0
5 90 150
+7 100 200

Port Storage:

  • Calendar Days from same day of discharge until gate-out full day (included) of terminal.
  • Rail ramps storage calculation starts from gate-in full day (included)
  • Storage for reefer INCLUDES plugging fees on terminal.
  • Charges per container per calendar day.

LEIXOES

PORT STORAGE DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Special 40' Special
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0-5 0 0 0 0
6-15 5 9 5 9
+16 10 15 10 15
PORT STORAGE REEFER
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0-3 0 0
4-6 80 85
7-14 90 95
+15 95 100

LISBON

PORT STORAGE DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Special 40' Special
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0-7 0 0 0 0
8-15 5 9 5 9
+15 10 15 10 15
PORT STORAGE REEFER
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0-3 0 0
4-6 70 75
7-14 90 95
+15 95 100

Demurrage 2018

DEMURRAGE TARIFFS FROM 1ST APRIL 2018

  • Effective Date: 01ST April 2018
  • Expiry date: 31st of December 2018
  • Demurrage are INCLUDING terminal storage costs.
  • Demurrage for reefer are INCLUDING plugging fees on terminal.
DEMURRAGE IMPORT DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Special 40' Special
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0 - 6 0 0 0 0
7 - 13 23 35 46 70
14 - 20 45 68 90 136
As from day 21 56 101 112 202
DEMURRAGE IMPORT REEF
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 -4 0 0
5 - 6 80 152
As from day 7 101 202

Detention 2018

DETENTION TARIFFS FROM 1ST APRIL 2018

  • Effective Date: 01st April 2018
  • Expiry date: 31st of December 2018

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.

DETENTION IMPORT DRY
20’ DRY 40’ / 45' 20' Special 40' Special
Days EUR EUR EUR EUR
0 - 5 0 0 0 0
6 - 13 15 20 30 40
As from day 14 20 30 40 60
DETENTION IMPORT REEF
20' REEF 40' REEF
Days EUR EUR
0 -4 0 0
5 -7 80 160
As from day8 100 180

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.

 

Modify Manifest

You can request modifications to your import manifest online.

MODIFY MANIFEST

Contact us

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.