Shipping to Venezuela

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Demurrage and Detention

Operator ✓ Maersk Safmarine MCC Seago ✓ Sealand
Port / terminal Names All
Valid from 1 January 2019
Valid to 31 December 2019
Charge Type Export - Detention
Commodity Codes
Transport Mode All transport modes
Service Mode All service modes
Freetime DAYS Calendar / Working Same / Next day if after Next day if after : TIME
DRY 15 Calendar Same_Day
REEF 15 Calendar Same_Day
IMO 15 Calendar Same_Day
OTHER 15  Calendar Same_Day
From (Days) To (Days) Rate for 20 DRY Rate for 40/45 DRY Rate for 20 REEF Rate for 40 REEF Rate for 20' Flat & Open Top Rate for 40' Flat & Open Top IMO 20' IMO 40'
Storage 16 Thereafter USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50 USD 50


Non Operative Reefer

Non Operative Reefers requires a mandatory X-RAY inspection prior empty evacuation which entails costs of USD 170 per box to the line.

45’ containers

45’ units are accepted in Venezuela under shipper responsibility; customer needs to look out for the appropriate equipment (chassis) for transportation.

Documents to present

All export documents must be presented at our different custom agencies as follows:

  • Booking confirmation and copy of BL: 3 days before vessel ETA.
  • DUA: 2 days before vessel ETA

Required Documents

All Transport Documents and Cargo Manifests must be presented to customs 48 hours before vessel arrival perfectly.

Kind of Bill of Ladings

Maersk issues 3 types of Transport Documents and your preference will depend on the terms of trade you have negotiated with your customer at destination.

1. Negotiable Shipped on Board transport document can be used to transfer title to goods by endorsement and is only issued when the container has been loaded, guaranteeing that the vessel mentioned on the document is the first vessel voyage on which the container was shipped.

2. Negotiable Received for Shipment document can also be used to transfer title to goods by endorsement, but unlike the Shipped on Board Transport Document, it can be issued when the container has gated in to the port but even before it has loaded, thereby stating that the container has been ‘received’ to be shipped on a certain vessel voyage, but not guaranteeing that it has indeed loaded

3. Sea waybill is a Transport Document that is issued when there is a high degree of trust between the shipper and the consignee. Sea waybills are not negotiable documents, and cargo is only released to the consignee. You can however have ‘Shipped on Board Sea waybills’ or ‘Received for Shipment Sea waybills’

For Negotiable Transport Documents, the shipper must physically transfer the document to the consignee. Physical surrender of a Negotiable Transport Document is required for release of cargo at destination as cargo is released to the party in whose favour the document has been endorsed. For Sea waybills, while issuance is legally mandatory, collecting a Sea waybill at destination is not a requirement for release of cargo as cargo is only released to the nominated consignee.


Weight Limit

Cargo can be handled in all ports with no more than 30 tons all in (Average Tare KG + Maximum Payload), because apart of local road restrictions there are some ships with lifting capacity in their cranes no more than 35 tons. 

Specifically for 20'
Maximum Gross Weight: 30000
Average Tare KG: 2230
Maximum Payload: 27770

Specifically for 40' 8.6
Maximum Gross Weight: 30000
Average Tare KG: 3740
Maximum Payload: 26260

Out of Gage Cargo (OOG)
OOG subject to the equipment to be used, size of the cargo and the approval from:
Edgar Iriarte (EAI006)
Jorge Sarmiento (JAS015) 
Miguel Diaz (MDI007)


Following descriptions are not allowed in B/L’s: 

  • Pallets 
  • Commodity: Scrap Metal

Contact us

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.