Shipping to and from South Africa?
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- Hazardous classes 1, 7 and 9, are all subject to approval before acceptance.
- No acceptance of Used Tyres
- No acceptance of Non DG charcoal
- No acceptance of Asbestos
Weight & Measurement
Specifically for 20’ Containers:
24 TONS Maximum Payload for road haulage (inclusive of container tare weight)
22 TONS Maximum payload for railed containers (exclusive of container tare weight)
Specifically for 40’ Containers:
28 TONS Maximum payload for road haulage (inclusive of container tare weight)
29.4 TONS Maximum payload for railed containers (exclusive of container tare weight)
Overweight containers are subject to a fine imposed by the Government. Requests for movement of overweight cargo can be obtained from your nearest Maersk Line office.
Effective 1 July 2016 the Shipper (or its representative agent) will be required to include the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) when submitting the pre-advise via NAVIS. The Navis update will update all Maersk Line systems and no further system updates is required from the Shipper.
Special Cargoes - No restrictions on movement of containers to inland points and are subject to rates supplied by our Intemodal Dept and can be contacted thru your nearest Maersk Line Customer Service Teams.
Bill of Lading Clauses - No special clauses/restrictions apply.
45' Containers - No acceptance of 45' containers in South Africa.
Customs requirements - Customs documents (Cargo Dues + Bill of entry) are mandatory for Bill of Lading issue.
Export Detention Tariff
Charge associated with extended use of the container after agreed transit agreement. The following charges are penalty surcharges when agreed free time has been exceeded and appear on applicable export shipments from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.
|Export||Free Time||20' Dry per day||20' Reef per day||40' Dry per day||40' Reef per day||20' Special per day||40' Special per day|
|Inland location to CPT, EBS & PLZ||12 days||USD 47||USD 85||USD 87||USD 169||USD 85||USD 169|
|Inland location to DUR||10 days|
|Inland location to Inland location||5 days|
|Coastal location to Coastal location||5 days|
|South African coast to Mozambique||21 days|
The charges listed are effective: 01/04/2018 –31/03/2019
Verified Gross Mass
Remote Container Management (Reefer Customers)
Remote Container Management (RCM) interface turns your reefer container into a digitally connected device capable of transmitting its location, power status, temperature, humidity and air supply
PPECB (Reefer Customers)
The Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) is an independent service provider of quality certification and cold chain management services for producers and exporters of perishable food products.