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Demurrage and Detention

Cluster : Great Britain & Ireland Cluster
Country : United Kingdom
Direction : Import
Effective Date : 01/04/2018
Expiry Date : DD/MM/YYYY
Free time : Calendar day
Currency : GBP
Invoiced : Per container, per calendar day, per container size type

Import Storage (all UK ports/terminals except Belfast)

Storage commences on and includes the day that the full container is discharged at the port and ends on the day that the container is gated-out from the last terminal/port for delivery.

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF
Days 5 5 5

Tariff charges:

Days after discharge 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
6 to 10 15 30 30 15 30 42 57
11 to 14 20 40 40 20 40 47 67
15 to 21 25 50 50 25 50 52 77
22 onwards 30 60 60 30 60 57 87

SOC are subject to storage at the rate applicable to the equipment size/type
NOR will be charged as DRY equipment
Holidays count unless they fall within the allowed free time period
Storage and demurrage charges will be combined and invoiced as demurrage
Reefer plug-in and monitoring/electricity charges are included in the storage charge

Import Demurrage (all UK ports/terminals except Belfast)

Equipment demurrage commences on and includes the day that the full container is discharged at the port and ends on the day that the container is gated-out from the last terminal/port for delivery.

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF
Days 5 5 5

Tariff charges:

Days after discharge 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
6 to 10 20 30 30 35 45 35 45
11 to 14 25 40 40 40 55 40 55
15 to 21 30 50 50 45 65 45 65
22 onwards 35 60 60 50 75 50 75

SOC are not subject to demurrage
NOR will be charged as DRY equipment
Holidays count unless they fall within the allowed free time period
Storage and demurrage charges will be combined and invoiced as demurrage

Import Storage (Belfast only)

Storage commences on and includes the day that the full container is discharged at the port and ends on the day that the container is gated-out from the last terminal/port for delivery.

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF
Days 7 7 7

Tariff charges:

Days after discharge 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
8 to 14 21 21 21 21 21 50 50
15 to 21 31 31 31 31 31 60 60
22 to 28 41 41 41 41 41 70 70
29 onwards 51 51 51 51 51 80 80

SOC are subject to storage at the rate applicable to the equipment size/type
NOR will be charged as DRY equipment
Holidays count unless they fall within the allowed free time period
Storage and demurrage charges will be combined and invoiced as demurrage
Reefer plug-in and monitoring/electricity charges are included in the storage charge

Import Demurrage (Belfast only)

Equipment demurrage commences on and includes the day that the full container is discharged at the port and ends on the day that the container is gated-out from the last terminal/port for delivery.

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF
Days 7 7 7

Tariff charges:

Days after discharge 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
8 to 14 25 40 40 40 55 40 55
15 to 21 30 50 50 45 65 45 65
22 onwards 35 60 60 50 75 50 75

SOC are not subject to demurrage
NOR will be charged as DRY equipment
Holidays count unless they fall within the allowed free time period
Storage and demurrage charges will be combined and invoiced as demurrage

Import Detention (all UK ports/terminals including Belfast)

Equipment detention commences on and includes the day that the full container is gated-out for delivery and ends on the day that the empty container is gated-in at the terminal/port.

Free time:

Type DRY Flat & Open top REEF
Days 4 4 4

Tariff charges:

Days after gate- out for delivery 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc 45’ DRY 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ REEF
5 to 10 35 60 60 50 75 50 75
11 to 14 40 70 70 60 90 70 105
15 to 21 45 80 80 70 105 90 135
22 onwards 60 110 110 90 135 110 165

SOC are not subject to detention
NOR will be charged as DRY equipment
Holidays count unless they fall within the allowed free time period

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