Shipping to Saudi Arabia

Demurrage and Detention

Export Demurrage: : Port storage will be calculated and billed to the customer by port directly.

Freetime for Dry cargo and IMO

All Terminals Calendar Days
Charges per calendar day after freetime (15 days for all ports of Saudi Arabia)
Dry equipment and IMO cargo, including shipper owned equipment and non-operating refrigerated containers 20ft: Days 16 above SAR 50.00 per day
40ft: Days 16 and above SAR 100.00 per day
45ft: Days 16 and above SAR 100.00 per day
Operating refrigerated containers 20ft: Days 16 above SAR 100.00 per day
40ft: Days 16 and above SAR 200.00 per day
45ft: Days 16 and above SAR 200.00 per day

Freetime for Dry cargo, Reefer cargo and Special Equipment

Flat beds, flat racks, open top containers or any other specialized equipment 20ft: Days 16 above SAR 50.00 per day
40ft: Days 16 and above SAR 100.00 per day

Procedures

The most efficient way to make a booking is via our E-tool. To make a booking throughmy.maerskline.com , you will need to be registered as a user.

Below export procedure steps:

  • Booking must be placed online via our website: my.maerskline.com
  • Once booking is confirmed , you will receive Booking confirmation to collect the empty containers from the depot. (depot name , location is mentioned on the booking confirmation)
  • Shipping Instructions must be submitted 10 days prior to vessel arrival. SI cutoff details will be mentioned on the Booking confirmation.
  • Once SI is accepted , English Manifest along with EDI (Saudi EDI – is Saudi customs system) rotation numbers is released at ETA-7 days.
  • EDI is used to update Saudi Customs system with English Manifest details in Arabic. EDI update is mandatory to Gate-In the containers.
  • Using English manifest along with EDI rotation number , customer is required to print the pre-bayan from the EDI (Saudi customs system) and shuttle the containers inside.
  • The cutoff to Gate-in the boxes is ETA-2 days , also accurate days and notification about gate-in cutoff is shared along with the manifest.
  • Once containers are gated-in , customer is required to complete the customs clearance and obtain Bayan ( customs Green signal) and load permit from terminal . Bayan cutoff details are also shared along with the English Manifest.
  • Once all formalities are completed , Containers are ready to be loaded on the vessel .

Documentation :

  • Once SI is submitted online , Bill of lading Draft is available online for Review and confirmation .
  • Once Vessel sail , customer is required to settle the freight and agreed charges enabling to issue Bill of lading .

** All above loading is subject to space /vessel /equipment availability.  

** For any legal disputes , Bill Of lading clauses will be applied.

Restrictions

Charges:

Recovery of Handling Exports shall be paid in Saudi Arabia

Cross Trade Shipment:

The following information and documents are required:

1. Local Saudi Party Involved

2. CR Copy (Chamber of Commerce registration)

3. Responsible party for Detention charges to be advised

4. Product ETA should be 9 days + 

Commodity :

Any commodity code/description contains the word OIL or Bitumen or Fuel. Please contact sa.export@maersk.com before proceeding with bookings / documentation, except for container type “TANK”. These commodities in TANK containers are accepted. 

There are no restrictions imposed on local cargo exported from Saudi Arabia. However all export cargo is subject to inspection from customs.

We do not accept lubricants & Bitumen in flexi-bags or flexi-tanks.

Countries banned for Export:

Country: ISRAEL

NOT accepted: Cargo originating from and/or destined to ISRAEL.

Country : Qatar

NOT accepted: Cargo originating from and/or destinated to Qatar

Effective 6 July 2017

Country: IRAN

NOT accepted: Cargo originating from and/or destinated to IRAN

Weight / Measurement :

DRY Weight:

  • Port gantry can handle maximum gross weight shown on the container/not exceeding CSC plate rating
  • Shipper to ensure that they follow Saudi road weight limitations for transportation of the containers

REEF & Special Cargo Weight:

  • Subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures.

Shipping Special Cargoes :

OOG and IMO cargo acceptance is subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures.

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.