Shipping to Switzerland

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

Demurrage

For containers which are picked up at seaport, follow seaport tariff of that country



For containers which are moved to Swiss inland terminal, follow below tariff

Effective Date: 01/04/2018

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

Notes:

  • Shipper’s Own Container is considered as equivalent to corresponding container type
  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered equal to reefer freetime and tariff
  • Shipper’s owned tank with DRY cargo follows freetime & rate of Dry equipment
  • Shipper’s owned tank with IMO cargo follows freetime & rate of IMO
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free-time granted > tariff free-time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free-time.
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Dry Container
  • D&D product is split demurrage & detention, where demurrage is an all-inclusive rate (storage, plug-in, equipment rent on quay) 

Dry Containers (Inland terminals)

20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 5 Free - Day of gate-in full and gate-out full at inland terminal included
Day 6 to 12 60 EUR 75 EUR
Day 13 to 19 75 EUR 120 EUR
Day 20 onwards 130 EUR 180 EUR

Reefer and IMO Containers (Inland terminals)

  20’ 40’ & 45’ 
Day 1 to 4   Free - Day of gate-in full and gate-out full at inland terminal included
Day 5 to 11  120 EUR  140 EUR 
Day 12 to 18  150 EUR  180 EUR 
Day 19 onwards  210 EUR  260 EUR 

Detention

Effective Date: 15/07/2018

Expiry Date: Until further notice

Freetime and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freetime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

Notes:

  • 40´ High and 45´ High containers are considered equal to 40´
  • Special equipment/cargo, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment, is considered equal to reefer freetime and tariff
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free-time granted > tariff free-time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free-time.
  • Detention is invoiced based on tariff of empty return location
  • NOR (non-operating reefer) is considered as Reefer Container
  • D&D product is split demurrage & detention, where demurrage is an all-inclusive rate (storage, plug-in, equipment rent on quay) 

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Dry Containers

  20’ 40’ & 45’
Day 1 to 10 Free - Day of gate-out full and gate-in empty included
Day 11 to 17 45 EUR 55 EUR
Day 18 to 24 65 EUR 85 EUR
Day 25 onwards 75 EUR 95 EUR

Reefer Containers

  20’ 40’
Day 1 to 10 Free - Day of gate-out full and gate-in empty included
Day 11 to 17 85 EUR 105 EUR
Day 18 to 24 105 EUR 130 EUR
Day 25 onwards 115 EUR 140 EUR

For previous demurrage and detention tariff, please click here

Restrictions

Commodity 

No specific restrictions apply

Weight / Measurement 

 

Gross weight is defined as follows: 

Rail: 
- maximum container capacity

Truck: 
- maximum legal road weight: 38 tons total (including truck, chassis, container and cargo) 
- maximum payload: 21 tons for 20´ containers - 19 tons for 40´ containers 
- permits for special chassis are subject to approval by respective customer service desk

Special Cargoes 

OOG, breakbulk and IMO cargo subject to Maersk Line in-house approval procedures

B/l clausing, documentation 
No specific clausing required

Special Customs Requirements 

No specific requirements 
Import licences, permits and other documents to be obtained by importers.

Container drop off

For transports arranged in Merchant Haulage, empty containers must be returned to the Place of Delivery location as stated on the Bill of Lading.

In exceptional cases and after confirmation by the carrier, empty containers may be returned at an alternate location against payment of a drop-off fee as per tariff below.

The trigger for the validity period is the first load date at origin (Price Calculation Date).

Valid from 01. October 2018 until 31. December 2018

Depot 20ft DRY 40ft DRY 40ft HIGH 45ft HIGH
Basel -several depots, carriers choice 100 CHF 30 CHF 30 CHF 450 CHF
Chavornay -SwissTeminal Chavornay 120 CHF 140 CHF 140 CHF n/a
Geneve -SwissTeminal Geneva 120 CHF 140 CHF 140 CHF n/a
Zurich -SwissTeminal Niederglatt 100 CHF 100 CHF 100 CHF n/a

Valid from 01. July 2018 until 30September 2018

Depot 20ft DRY 40ft DRY 40ft HIGH 45ft HIGH
Basel -several depots, carriers choice 100 CHF 30 CHF 30 CHF 450 CHF
Chavornay -SwissTeminal Chavornay 120 CHF 140 CHF 140 CHF n/a
Geneve -SwissTeminal Geneva 120 CHF 140 CHF 140 CHF n/a
Zurich -SwissTeminal Niederglatt 100 CHF 100 CHF 100 CHF n/a

Returning empty Reefer equipment to inland depot BASEL/BIRSFELDEN is subject to a drop-off fee of CHF 100 per 20ft/40ft reefer container.

Returning empty special equipment such as Open-Top or Flat-Rack to inland depot BASEL/BIRSFELDEN is subject to a drop-off fee of CHF 300 per 20ft container and CHF 450 per 40ft container.

Local Charges

Code Name and description Charge
OCG  Origin Certificate Charge 45 EUR per certificate 
CDD Submission of Cargo Declaration Data Fee 25 USD per B/L
CDD Submission of Cargo Declaration Data Fee 18 EUR per B/L
DGS Destination Genset Fee (Reefer only) 350 EUR per container
DIT Detention in Transit 250 USD per container, plus 75 USD per day
DIT Detention in Transit (Reefer only) 250 USD per container, plus 125 USD per day
FUM Fumigation 700 EUR per container
ICF Inland Cancellation Fee 50 EUR per B/L
LBC Liner Bags Charge 80 EUR per container
SWC Switch Transport Document 100 EUR per B/L
WDF Weight Discrepancy Fee 50 EUR per container

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