Shipping to Vietnam

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

Demurrage and Detention

Validity is from 1st Jan 2018

Export Demurrage and Detention Tariff:

Days 20’ DRY /IMO 40’ /40’HC /IMO 45’ DRY /IMO 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF(**) 40’ REEF/ HREEF (**)
(VND)
Day 1-7 for all ports except Vung Tau, day 1-8 for Vung Tau (*) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Day 8-10 for all ports except Vung Tau, day 9-10 for Vung Tau 11.4 USD
256,500
22.8 USD
513,000
22.8 USD
513,000
22.8 USD
513,000
22.8 USD
513,000


83.6 USD
1,881,000


83.6 USD
1,881,000
Day 11-14 20.9 USD
470,250
41.8 USD
940,500
41.8 USD
940,500
41.8 USD
940,500
41.8 USD
940,500
Day 15-29 41.8 USD
940,500
83.6 USD
1,881,000
83.6 USD
1,881,000
83.6 USD
1,881,000
83.6 USD
1,881,000
Day 30 onwards 57 USD
1,282,500
114 USD
2,565,000
114 USD
2,565,000
114 USD
2,565,000
114 USD
2,565,000

Note : For active reefer: Plugging date is applicable from gate-in date to 1 day before CY cut-off for Export.
(*) offered 2 days free Power/Plugging Fee
(**) subject to the following plugging charges

Port 20’ REEF/day 40’ REEF/day
Ho Chi Minh(Saigon) 25 USD
562,500
45 USD
1,012,500
Hai Phong 35 USD
675,000
54 USD
1,215,000
Da Nang 25 USD
562,500
45 USD
1,012,500
Qui Nhon 25 USD
562,500
45 USD
1,012,500

Procedures

1) Service contract agreement:

All bookings with Maersk Line require that there is a valid rate (price) agreed for the shipment, and that all legal and documentation requirements will be met by the contracting parties. If you have not had a service contract, quotation can be obtained from the website www.my.maerskline.com.

2) Booking:

The main channel to place booking with us is using www.my.maerskline.com when you have registered on our website.

Besides, we have option for you to submit booking requests via email to: VN.EXPORT@MAERSK.COM (Booking format). Please contact our Customer Service Department for any help.

Booking confirmation will be sent to you via email within 02 working hours upon receipt (04 working hours for booking via email), except for Dangerous cargo and Out-of-gauge cargo where a more detailed case-by-case examination is required which takes longer time.

Booking amendment can be made through the website within the turn-time of 01 working hour.

3) Empty container pick-up and stuffing:

Upon receipt of a booking confirmation from Maersk Line, you can email it to the designated Operations Department (this email address is specified on each booking confirmation) to know at which depot container(s) will be released to you against proof of identity and a copy of booking confirmation. The trucker should inspect the container and sign an Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR) to affirm that the container is in good condition when released in his care.

*Full container delivery: Upon completion of stuffing, please use our specifically designated seal, which is delivered along with the container, to seal the container. For security reason, this seal must not be changed. In case the seal needs to be changed (the seal is broken or the container needs to be re-opened), please contact Maersk Line for a replacement of seal and this change of seal should reflect in your documents. Shippers are required to return the full container to our container yards, fulfill customs declaration and registration to the port prior to CY Cut-off time, which is specified in the booking confirmation. Here the EIR is used once again. In case of any damage to the container, truckers have to sign to verify the container’s condition before handing it over to the port. Once the container has entered the terminal and customs formalities have been completed, Maersk Line shall take care of the container.

4) Documentation:

Any export customs documents will not be accepted as replacement for Shipping Instruction (SI) and failure to adhere to the deadlines and procedure may result in shut-out at load port or misrouting with all expenses for shipper’s account.

All shipping instructions must be in English and can be submitted through the following channels:

*Draft bills issuance: draft bills (verify copy) will be issued within 08 working hours upon receipt of proper and sufficient shipping instruction. Draft bills will be posted on the website and only Transport document receiver can view the documents. Draft bills can be sent via emails if you cannot download them from the website.

*Draft bill revision: revision can be made through the website and free-of-charge if it is not relating to a check with destination customs. Upon receipt of your request, a revision will be completed within 03 working hours. In case of revision via email, you can send your request to MNLGSCAMD@MAERSK.COM. Please note that Transport Document Amendment fee will be applied.

5) Invoice:

Maersk Line is now issuing E-invoices which can be downloaded from My Finance (www.my.maerskline.com) after feeder/vessel departure and draft bills have been processed. Once payment has been settled and received, you can download the financial invoices from My finance (Paid Invoice).

(Read more about E-invoice at MORE).

6) Release Original bill of lading:

Release of Original bill of lading/ Seaway bill/ Telex release will be performed at Maersk Line’s offices upon receipt of full payment. We do not accept Release bill of lading against pay slip or payment order from banks.

Restrictions

Commodity:

* List of restrictions for cargo ex Vietnam:

  • Weapons, ammunitions, explosive materials (except industrial explosive materials), military technical equipment.
  • Antiques.
  • Narcotics.
  • Toxic chemicals.
  • Log, sawn timber from domestic natural forests; firewood, charcoal from timber or firewood originated from domestic natural forests.
  • Wild animals and natural rare and precious plants and animals.
  • Special-use coding machines and coded software programs used to protect the State secrets.

* List of imports and exports that require Trade Ministry's permit:

  • Ceramic and granite tiles sized from 400mm x 400mm downwards.
  • Portland cement and clinker.
  • Colour and transparent glass sheets of 1.5-12mm thickness.
  • Printing paper coded 4801; printing paper and unmasked paper coded 4802.
  • Some sorts of construction steel.
  • Purified vegetable oil.
  • Purified and unrefined sugar.
  • Complete two-wheel and three-wheel vehicles and SKD and CKD parts; incomplete vehicle frames.
  • Vehicles of 16 seats downward.

Weight / Measurement:

There are no limitations in any port as long as the weight does not exceed maximum allowable payload as per Container Safety Certificate (CSC) plate. 
Maersk Line must approve for acceptance beyond Container Yard (CY) due to road and bridge limitations. 

Special Cargoes: Out-Of-Gauge (OOG), Break-Bulk (B/B), and Hazardous Cargo subject to Maersk Sealand's procedure and approval.

Others: Maersk Line will consider case by case for both dry and reefer cargo from Can Tho.

Export schedule

Port Feeder Terminal Hubport ETA Origin ETD Origin VGM cut-off CY cut-off SI cut-off
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam SV1 Cat Lai SIN Sun 01:00pm Mon 01:00pm Sun 06:00am Sun 08:00am Mon 11:59am
TPP
SE1 Cat Lai SIN Tue 07:00pm Wed 07:00am Tue 01:00pm Tue 03:00pm Tue 05:00pm
TPP
TR1 Cat Lai TPP Sun Mon Sun Sun Mon
11:59 AM 00:01am 10:00 AM 11:59 AM 11:59am
Vung Tau, Vietnam 442 CMIT VUN Wed 7:00am Thu 01:00pm Tue 7:00am CMIT: Wed 5:00am Mon 01:00pm
ICDs*: Tue 9:00am
Vung Tau, Vietnam 754 TCTT VUN Tue 05:00am Tue 09:00pm Mon 07:00am TCTT: Tue 05:00am Sat 11:59am
Catlai, ICDs*: Mon 09:00am
Haiphong, Vietnam SE1 VIP GREEN PORT SIN Sat 06:00am Sun 06:00am Sat 05:00am Sat 07:00am Sat 11:59am
TPP
SE2 VIP GREEN PORT SIN Wed 7:00am Thu 7:00am Wed 8:00am Wed 10:00am Wed 05:00pm
TPP
NV4 Tan Vu YAT Wed 10:00am Thu 10:00am Wed 07:00am Wed 09:00am Wed 05:00pm
HKG
Danang, Vietnam SE2 Tien Sa SIN Sat 01:00am Sat 09:00am Fri 06:00pm Fri 08:00pm Sat 11:59am
TPP
IA5 Tien Sa HKG Tue 01:00am Tue 05:00am Mon 07:00pm Mon 09:00pm Tue 11:59am
Quinhon, Vietnam SE2 Qui Nhon SIN Sun 05:00am Sun 01:00pm Sat 11:00pm Sun 01:00am Sat 02:00pm
TPP
IA9 Qui Nhon HKG Sat 08:00am Sat 08:00pm Sat 04:00am Sat 06:00am Mon 11:59am

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.