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Below charges applicable for carrier haulage and merchant haulage shipments (SD and CY bookings)

Custom House Brokerage

Core product

Import Customs Clearance Transit Documents Temporary Import / Export
Standard Full Customs Declaration to gain permission to sell out the cargo on internal market. Customs procedure used to move goods under customs control between entry point to the country and final place of customs clearance. As such, it allows customs clearance formalities to take place at the point destination rather than at the point of entry into the customs territory. Maersk prepares the goods for their temporary export and later import.

Final import customs clearance

  • Customs & phytosanitary inspections
  • Bonded transit declaration
  • Bonded Guarantee certificate
 

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 Damco.

What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?

Mandatory documents required:

  • Signed POA
  • Contract
  • Trading conditions
  • Framework contract
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code

Additional documents (where applicable) *

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

*Originals to be submitted to Damco where necessary


FAQs

Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Please refer to the pricing schedule presented to you  or contact with the local Maersk Sales Representative

Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A variety of reasons can hold up a clearance, to name a few but not limited to, would be awaiting mandatory documents, awaiting payment, customs holds, Port Authority holds and vessel delays.

Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products.

Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A: It is the Importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct. However, if they are unsure please advise to contact our CHB Department, who can assist in an advisory capacity only.

Q:How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A:Please contact with your local Customer Service

Q:Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact with your local Customer Service or Maersk Sales Representative

Q:Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Customer Service will raise an invoice for all Customs and Port entry related costs.

Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A:For CHB invoice, please contact your Customer Services specialist

Abbreviations & Explanations

CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
POA = Power of Attorney

Local Charges

Customs stops in Europe

European customs has the right to stop cargo for documents check, x-ray or physical inspection. X ray costs in case arranged by Maersk as follows:

  • Bremerhaven 250 EUR
  • Wilhelmshaven 280 EUR
  • Gdansk 65 EUR
  • Rotterdam 160 eur

Costs for physical inspection will be provided after inspection takes place.

St Petersburg

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD) per container USD 300
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD). Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port per b/l USD 300
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) . Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must. per container USD 300+ extra costs associated
Import Service (IMP) per container USD120
Container weighing at the terminal before 1st April 2019 per container USD 275 FCT, PLP, Fish port
USD 110 Ust Luga
Container weighing at the terminal for IMO cargo before 1st April 2019 per container USD 434 FCT, PLP, Fish port
USD 137.5 Ust Luga
Container weighing at the terminal for IMO 1st class cargo before 1st April 2019 per container USD 578 FCT, PLP, Fish port; USD 137.5 Ust Luga
Additional container movement at the terminal /Inspection Fee Import before 1st April 2019 per container / per container for IMO cargo USD 320 / 480
Container weighing at the terminal as of 1st April 2019 per DRY container USD 235
per REEF container USD 275
Container weighing at the terminal for IMO cargo as of 1st April 2019 per DRY container USD 295
per REEF container USD 434
Container weighing at the terminal for IMO 1st class cargo as of 1st April 2019 per DRY container USD 470
per REEF container USD 578
Additional container movement at the terminal /Inspection Fee Import as of 1st April 2019 per DRY container USD 285
per REEF container USD 320
Additional container movement at the terminal /Inspection Fee Import for IMO cargo as of 1st April 2019 per DRY container USD 355
per REEF container USD 480
Additional container movement at the terminal /Inspection Fee Import for IMO 1st class cargo as of 1st April 2019 per DRY container USD 570
per REEF container USD 480
Weekend Document Release (IMP) per Bill of lading USD 25
Waybill issuance per document USD 25
Out of service charge (OSC) per DRY/REEF container USD 150 /350
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) amendment fee per invoice USD 100
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Bill of lading USD 75
Winter Surcharge Fee (WSC)* as of 01/12/2018 Price Calculation Date (PCD) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') USD 75/ 150
Sealingof the container (ASI) per container USD 25

Note: THC levels could be found on maersk.ru after log in  to your account 

Local cross-trade tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Cross Booking Fee (XTR) per booking USD 25
Container Shifting Charge (CSH) per booking USD 55
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Bill of Lading USD 75
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per invoice USD 100
Invoice reissuance - Import Service Charge (IMP) per invoice USD 100
Booking cancellation fee (CLL) per container USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF) per Bill of Lading USD 25

Novorossiysk

Local import tariffs 

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD)* as of 1st January 2012  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import service surcharge (IMP) per 20/40 DRY container 
per 20/40 REEF container 
per 20/40 container (store door delivery)
USD 80
USD 111/147
USD 80
Inspection Fee Import (INI) per operation / IMO container USD 200 / 260
MIDK, Weighing (INI/IWD) per operation / IMO container USD 115 / 155
Inspection Fee for Vet Cargo (INI) – effective as of 01/09/2017  per operation  USD 250 
Rail Positioning (IMP) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') and (45') USD 20 / 40
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Bill of Lading USD 50
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Invoice USD 100
Customs manifest amendment fee (NCSP terminal) ** per document USD 45
Customs manifest amendment fee (NUTEP terminal) per amendment  USD 100 
Lift on Lift off the trailer/chassis at the port/depot (HDI) per container  USD 100
Late pick up fee for excise and alcohol-containing cargo stored at terminal more than 3 calendar days (LGI) – effective as of 1st Sep 2017  per container   USD 150 
Pick-up&drop-off feeat NCSP terminal in case of provision of empty containers for Inspection operations (ASI) per container USD 130
Pick-up&drop-off fee at NLE terminal in case of provision of empty containers for Inspection operations (ASI) per day per container USD 85
Pick-up&drop-off fee at NUTEP terminal in case of provision of empty containers for Inspection operations (ASI)– before 1stFeb 2019 per day per container USD 10 for 20’; USD 20 for 40’
Pick-up&drop-off fee at NUTEP terminal in case of provision of empty containers for Inspection operations (ASI)– from 1stFeb 2019 per container USD 50
Reefer mechanic service (ASI)   per Bill of lading  EUR 35 

Note: THC levels could be found on maersk.ru after log in  to your account 

Azov

Local import tariffs  

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD)* as of 1st January 2012  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import service surcharge (IMP)

per 20/40 DRY container 

per 20/40 REEF container 

per 20/40 container (store door delivery)   

USD 86/122

USD 111/147

USD 36/72

Inspection Fee, Weighing (INI/IWD)per operation per operation      USD 130
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 100     

Kaliningrad

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type  Amount 
Change of destination fee (COD)* as of 1st January 2012  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY & REEF in case port-port delivery USD 86
Inspection Fee Import (INI) 
- Preliminary Veterinary Inspection (INI)
- Examination Service Import /X-Ray  (INI) 
- Veterinary Inspection (INI)
- Container shifting for other types of inspection (INI)
per container USD 125
USD 125
USD 475
USD 125
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 130
Invoice reissuance - Import Service Charge (IMP)  per invoice USD 100

Note: THC levels could be found on maersk.ru after log in  to your account

Vostochny, Port

Local import tariffs 

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD)* as of 1st January 2012  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY/REEF  in case port-port delivery
USD 12
Documentation Fee Destination (DDF) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') USD 36 / USD 72
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 50
Additional Import Surcharge (ASI)
per container
USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF)  per Bill of Lading  USD 25
Customs manifest amendment fee (NCSP terminal) per document USD 45 

Maersk \ Sealand - A Maersk Company commercial THC tariff includes following: Import THC covers discharge of a container from a vessel to CY, transportation to storage area at  CY and loading of same container from CY to the next transport mode (truck \ rail). All other handlings and services performed by CY operator as per terminal agreement with cargo owner \ their agent (a forwarder).

Vladivostok Commercial Port, Port

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD)* as of 1st January 2012  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY/REEF  in case port-port delivery
USD 12
Documentation Fee Origin (DDF) per TEU (20') / FFE (40')
USD 36 / USD 72
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 75
Additional Import Surcharge (ASI)
per container
USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF)  per Bill of Lading  USD 25 

Maersk \ Sealand - A Maersk Company commercial THC tariff includes following: Import THC covers only discharge of a container from a vessel to CY. All other handlings and services performed by CY operator as per terminal agreement with cargo owner \ their agent (a forwarder).

Fish Port Terminal, Vladivostok

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Change of destination fee (COD)* as of 1st January 2012  per container  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container  USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY/REEF  in case port-port delivery
USD 12
Documentation Fee Origin (DDF) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') USD 36 / USD 72
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 75
Additional Import Surcharge (ASI)
per container
USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF)  per Bill of Lading  USD 25 

Maersk \ Sealand - A Maersk Company commercial THC tariff includes following: Import THC covers discharge of a container from a vessel to CY and loading of same container from CY to the next transport mode (truck \ rail). All other handlings and services performed by CY operator as per terminal agreement with cargo owner \ their agent (a forwarder).

Container Drop Off

2019

FMC shipments

Non-FMC shipments

2018

2017

Archive drop-off tariffs effective 15th January 2015 - 15th December 2016 here

Procedures

General Procedure for Import Cargo

(applicable for St Petersburg)

  • Maersk advises its customers to track the cargo using Maersk online tracking system. Please be sure to contact local Maersk office at least 1 week prior to container arrival to check cargo details, terms of payment, etc. 
  • Freight collect is acceptable for DRY cargo. No Freight Collect Acceptance (FCA) for REEF cargo without confirmation. FCA can be approved prior booking acceptance at origin by Sales department .Local surcharges (e.g. DHC, PHI, PTD, DDF, RFR etc.) for reefers are acceptable on collect and no approval is required from Sales department. 
  • Customs Warehouse Document (TDU) created by First container Terminal per Bill of Lading (B/L) is to be forwarded automatically to forwarder's e-mail from Maersk once appear in the system. If you have problems with e-mail TDU can be received in local Maersk office. 
  • In order to receive documents for customs clearance and/or releases for gate-out of the containers it is obligatory to send a written request to St. Petersburg import department at least 24 hours prior to cargo arrival. Format of the request can be received from St. Petersburg import department (e-mails: ruscsidirstp@maersk.com; ruscsirefstp@maersk.com).

1) Documents for customs clearance can be received against presentation of:

  • Duly endorsed Original Bill of Lading or Telex-release issued (provided full set of OBLs has been collected by Maersk and telex-release arranged by shipper) or Sea-way bill issued 
  • Documents proving named consignee and valid power of attorney (POA) should be presented

2) Necessary conditions that should be fulfilled before getting the release: 

  • Freight and local charges must be paid for requested containers; 
  • Sum on deposit should cover all current debts plus demurrage sum for requested containers .
  • For OOG cargoes to Novorossiysk - preliminary approval is required from department of port operations: BMLRUSOPSNOV@maersk.com , +7 8617 301103

Amendments in Bill of Lading

Maersk advises its customers to avoid amending or changing Bill of Lading information after the departure of feeder vessels from transshipment ports. 

Maersk uses information provided by customers in the Bill of Lading to create the feeder manifest. Russian Customs uses the feeder manifest (and not the Bill of Lading) to register the arrival of cargo into the Russian Federation.

It is not possible to change the information in the feeder manifest after submission to Russian Customs. Maersk provides the feeder manifest to Russian Customs approximately 48 hours prior to the feeder vessel arrival.

Russian Customs may arrest cargo if there is any discrepancy between the cargo information shown on the feeder manifest and the Bill of Lading. Discrepancies are noticed usually during Customs clearance when Russian Customs checks the information in the feeder manifest against the information shown in the original Bill of Lading.

Russian Customs may arrest cargo for discrepancies in:

  • Cargo description
  • Cargo weight
  • Cargo volume
  • Cargo piece count
  • Cargo price
  • Other discrepancies, at the discretion of the Customs officer

Cargo remains under arrest until the reasons for the discrepancy are explained to the satisfaction of Russian Customs. The usual outcome is an investigation and the payment of a fine of up to USD 3000 for each violation. Russian Customs insists on completing all investigations and receiving payment of all fines prior to releasing the cargo for Customs clearance. The entire process takes from 6-8 weeks (or longer) to complete. The arrest of cargo always results in fines, penalties, demurrage charges and cargo inspection fees.

Shippers are therefore advised:

  • to monitor carefully the estimated arrival dates of all shipments
  • not to change any data in the Bill of Lading after the departure of the feeder vessel from transshipment ports
  • to inform Maersk immediately if changes in the Bill of Lading are necessary after the feeder vessel departure from transshipment ports and surrender full set of OBLs to Maersk office. Corrected Bill of Lading will be automatically provided by Maersk by e-mail.
  • In order to complete the correction process and release cargo instructions for telex-release or Seaway Bill issuance must be provided to the booking-office.
  • to take into account that any change in the Bill of Lading data results in Customs fines, demurrage charges and other penalties. Goods arrested by Russian Customs may remain in custody for an indefinite period of time and are subject to confiscation. Any changes or amendments of the Bill of Lading data after feeder vessel departure from the transshipment ports are done at the cargo owners own risk and expense.

Veterinary cargo procedure

1. Maersk will provide the veterinary service in the country of destination with a separate manifest for veterinary cargo on which the registration number will be identified. This is sufficient condition for the cargo to be discharged and released by the Custom in the country of destination. 

2. When ordering a transportation of Veterinary cargo, the Customer must inform Maersk representatives in the country of origin in writing about certificate availability and of the registration number of veterinary certificates for transported reefer cargo. Maersk representatives at the country of origin should include certificate numbers in the bill of lading in order for Maersk representatives at the destination to prepare the import manifest for the Custom. 

3. If  the Customer did not inform Maersk representatives in the country of origin in writing about registration number of veterinary certificates for transported reefer cargo and Maersk representatives at the country of origin did not include certificate numbers in the bill of lading 24 hours prior to a vessel arrival at destination, then Certified by Russian Vet Authorities  copy of Veterinary certificate should be delivered by the Client to the Maersk port Agent at destination in order to have cargo discharged. 

4. TO ORDER BILL OF LADING CANNOT BE ISSUED FOR REEFER CARGO SUBJECT TO VETERINARY INSPECTION. 

5. TO ORDER OF COMPANY consignee in a BILL OF LADING - though a registration number of veterinary certificates is inserted in the bill of lading, Certified by Russian Vet Authorities copy of Veterinary certificate must be also delivered by the Client to the Maersk port Agent at destination in order to have cargo discharged. 

6. All reefer containers which are banned from discharge as a result of failure to follow the above procedure will have to be carried for an additional round trip between St. Petersburg and the transhipment port - Bremerhaven. In this case, we will have to invoice a round trip charge in the amount of USD 1350 per container. If the consignee confirms his inability to produce the veterinary certificate in due time (prior to departure from transhipment port – Bremerhaven), the containers will be left in the transhipment port till the certificates are ready. In this case we will have to invoice additional storage cost in the amount of USD 125 per container per day 

7. For cargoes subject to Veterinary inspection PHI (Government Agency Inspection charge) will be collected. 

8. For Reefer cargo going to Magadan. Please note that due to Russian Veterinary legislation demands in order to proceed with transit of import reefer cargoes to Magadan, Russia Original Veterinary Certificates have to be sent to Maersk Office in Vladivostok 3 weeks before cargo arrives POD. Without these documents we won’t be able to proceed with cargo declaration in customs, therefore we would need to apply DIT for all cargo without documents. All DIT charges are to be paid by Shipper if Vet Certificates is not received in time.

St Petersburg: Dangerous cargo handling procedure

72 hours prior estimated time of arrival of the vessel with IMO cargo to the port of St. Petersburg, the following documents have to be presented to Maersk by Customers:

  • Preliminary Customs Clearance Declaration
  • Letter of Guarantee (the template is available at local Maersk office upon request)

Prior to release of the cargo the following conditions should be met:

  • Release authorizing documents should be submitted to Maersk office.
  • All transportation-related charges must be paid.

Please kindly note costs, which may occur in case required documents are missing:

  • Round trip of dangerous cargo – 1350 USD / per container
  • Storage in the transshipment port – 75 USD / per day.

All tariffs are mentioned in USD, VAT is not included (tariffs mentioned above valid with immediate effect till further notice).

Please find Demurrage and Detention rates here

Novorossiysk: IMO / Special cargo handling procedure

For  IMO/special cargo acceptance at RUNVS, at the booking stage we request  the following  set of documents to be provided by the Consignee:

  • MSDS issued in strict accordance with ISO 11014-1:1994, IMDG requirements and Directivas, less than 4 years fm date of issue/revision
  • MDGD (multimodal dangerous goods declaration)
  • Valid tare certificates with UN Code and test results, conforming tare does correspond to the IMDG requirements for IMO cargo packaging. Validity period – at least  +6 months fm date of shipment to RUNVS

From Consignee

  • MSDS provided by Shipper  translated into Russian (with signature of translator and stamp)
  • Valid tare certificates translated into Russian  (With signature of translator and stamp)
  • Guarantee letter addressed to General director of the NUTEP terminal (sample will be provided)
  • Utilization contract signed by Client in Russia with a certified company licensed to handle certain IMO class (license also required)
  • Official registration of commodity if required
  • Other permissions if required

For more information on IMO handling at Novorossiysk, please contact local Novorossiysk office. 
For direct variant discharge the following should be completed one week prior to cargo loading on the feeder vessel:

  • Release authorizing documents should be submitted to Maersk office (original Bill of Lading handed  in,  telex release obtained)
  • All transportation related charges are to be paid

Consignee is responsible for direct delivery arrangements: trucks, laboratory control, permissions, etc. 
All costs occurred due to lack of documents, etc (round trip, storage at transshipment port, re-stows) are to be covered by the Consignee.

Novorossiysk: OOG/Special Cargo handling Procedure
For any special/OOG cargo acceptance at RUNVS, at the booking stage Shipper or Consignee  should apply to local Operations department to check handling options
Prerequisites for OOG acceptance:
Equ type/size
Dimensions, cm
Oversize, cm
Cargo weight, mts
Tare weight, mts
Gross weight, mts
Side walls up (Y/N)
Gravity center displacement

Procedure of demurrage invoicing

This is to inform you about the changes in procedure of demurrage invoicing for containers standing at the terminals in the territory of the Russian Federation more than 30 days (for REEF containers) and more than 40 days (for DRY containers). 
Since September 24, 2012, procedure of invoicing for the specified services is being established as follows:

  •  The first invoice for demurrage for the REEF container will be done after the 30th day from the moment of container discharge at terminal. All the next interim invoices will be done on weekly basis and are subject to payment within 5 bank days from the moment of invoice exposure, according to the clause 15-17 of bill of lading (or according to the signed contracts).
  •  The first invoice for demurrage for the DRY container will be done after the 40th day from the moment of container discharge at terminal. All the next interim invoices will be done on weekly basis and are subject to payment within 5 bank days from the moment of invoice exposure, according to the clause 15-17 of bill of lading (or according to the signed contracts).
    Without payment of invoice/invoices for demurrage the prolongation of term for temporary storage of the goods in customs office won't be carried out.

St Petersburg: New procedure of cargo gross weight amendment and quantity of places in Bills of Lading

We hereby would like to inform you about the new procedure of cargo gross weight amendment and quantity of places in Bills of Lading for cargo arriving at FCT terminal in the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 

Maersk highly recommends you to have information in the Bills of Lading amended only based on container weighing at destination port and prior to submitting customs declaration. It will help you to avoid problems due to weight mismatch between the Bill of Lading and Import Customs Manifest sent to customs authorities upon vessel arrival and for cargo subject to short-term storage at the terminal. Eventually this will help to avoid delays in cargo release.

Restrictions

St Petersburg 

Commodity: Personally Operated Vehicles/Machinery. Freight collect is not allowed for the subject commodity

Weight / Measurement: Gross weight (cargo + container) is limited by the gantry crane capacity, which is 35 metric tons. Hence maximum acceptable payload is 30-31 metric tons. For store door delivery maximum payload is 20 metric tons for DRY, and 19.5 metric tons for REEF containers.

Special Cargoes: Out of Gauge, Break Bulk and IMO cargo is subject to standard Maersk in-house procedures. IMO 1 class is not acceptable in Saint-Petersburg First Container Terminal (FCT) due to restrictions of the port. IMO classes 6, 7; IMO 4, UNNO 3221-3240; IMO 5, UNNO 3101-3120; additional sub-class 6 are subject to direct variant only, i.e. without physical contact of the container with the Terminal’s land, with the effect from August-9, 2007.

Documentation, B/L Clause:

- All shipments destined to Russia must have Consignee (unless the B/L is To Order) and Notify party (whenever specified): names, addresses and contacts updated. Whenever Consignee on B/L is a private person, full address, phone and passport number (for identification purposes) are required.

- Straight B/Ls covering consolidated cargo consigned to different receivers are not allowed. Consolidated cargo must be covered by separate B/Ls.

- It is not allowed to insert several private persons in the Consignee field.

- Gross weight and measurement of cargo must be indicated in metric units, i.e. kilograms and cubic meters.

- All amendments to transport documents after feeder vessel sailing from the last transshipment port may only be performed subject to approval of destination office.

- "TO ORDER" bookings for chilled cargo are not accepted. In case of any questions regarding consignee, please contact reefer sales department: russalrefmng@maersk.com and russalref@maersk.com

- FREIGHT COLLECT ACCEPTANCE (FCA) for shipments of chilled cargo and meat is not allowed without reefer sales department confirmation. Contact emails are: russalrefmng@maersk.com and russalref@maersk.com

- Foreign consignees are not allowed for dry cargo shipments. For reefer cargo shipments foreign consignee has to be confirmed prior booking acceptance by reefer sales department: russalrefmng@maersk.com & russalref@maersk.com

Special Customs Requirements: Import Cargo Manifest must be submitted 48 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival

Novorossiysk

Weight / Measurement: 

- Gross weight (cargo + container) is limited by the gantry crane capacity, which is 35 metric tons. Hence maximum acceptable payload is 30-31 metric tons.

- For store door delivery maximum payload is 18 metric tons for DRY; 16 metric tons for REEF.

- For merchant haulage there is a road restriction of 9 mt axle load but not more than 38 mt in total (including truck weight).

- Out of Gauge, Break Bulk cargo is subject to standard Maersk in-house procedures. Please contact your local Maersk office for details.

- IMO 1, IMO 2.1, 2.2, IMO 5.1 and IMO 7 class are not acceptable. Other IMO cargo is subject to procedure (Procedures above).

Special Customs Requirements:

- Import Cargo Manifest must be submitted 24 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival

Vladivostok

Weight limitation 30.5 tonns (including cntr tare weight) to ALL Russia Far East ports (Vladivostok, Fish Port Terminal, Vostochny, Korsakov, Magadan)

45'HC/ Oversized / Overweight / Dangerous cargo - accepted on case by case basis and subject to local Maersk office approval.

Contact us

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