Shipping to Vietnam

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

Demurrage and Detention

Validity is from 1st Jan 2018

Import tariff charges:

Import Detention Tariff

Days 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’HC /IMO 45’ DRY /IMO 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top 20’ REEF 40’ HREEF
(VND) /IMO
Day 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Day 4-7 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
75.6 USD
1,700,000
75.6 USD
1,700,000
Day 8-14 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
84.4 USD
1,900,000
84.4 USD
1,900,000 
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

Import Demurrage Tariff: DRY and Flat & Open top

Days(VND) 20’ DRY /IMO 40’ /40’HC /IMO 45’ DRY /IMO 20’ Flat & Open top 40’ Flat & Open top
Day 1-4 0 0 0 0 0
Day 5-8 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
Day 9-15 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 16-29 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

Import Demurrage Tariff: REEFER

Equipment Type Charge Type Day 1-4 Day 5-7 Day 8-15 Day 16-20 Day 21 onwards
Location (VND) (VND) (VND) (VND) (VND)
Ho Chi Minh 20’ REEF Demurrage 0 75.6 USD
1,700,000
84.4 USD
1,900,000
93.3 USD
2,100,000
167.2 USD
3,762,000
Electricity/ Plugging 20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
Total 470,250 2,170,250 2,370,250 2,570,250 4,232,250
40’ REEF/ HREEF Demurrage 0 88.9 USD
2,000,000
124.4 USD
2,800,000
133.3 USD
3,000,000
190 USD
4,275,000
Electricity/ Plugging 38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
Total 855,000 2,855,000 3,655,000 3,855,000 5,130,000
Hai Phong 20’ REEF Demurrage 0 75.6 USD
1,700,000
84.4 USD
1,900,000
93.3 USD
2,100,000
167.2 USD
3,762,000
Electricity/ Plugging 31.35 USD
705,375
31.35 USD
705,375
31.35 USD
705,375
31.35 USD
705,375
31.35 USD
705,375
Total 705,375 2,405,375 2,605,375 2,805,375 5,172,750
40’ REEF/ HREEF Demurrage 0 88.9 USD
2,000,000
124.4 USD
2,800,000
133.3 USD
3,000,000
190 USD
4,275,000
Electricity/ Plugging 57 USD
1,282,500
57 USD
1,282,500
57 USD
1,282,500
57 USD
1,282,500
57 USD
1,282,500
Total 1,282,500 3,282,500 4,082,500 4,282,500 5,557,500
Da Nang - Qui Nhon 20’ REEF Demurrage 0 75.6 USD
1,700,000
84.4 USD
1,900,000
93.3 USD
2,100,000
167.2 USD
3,762,000
Electricity/ Plugging 20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
20.9 USD
470,250
Total 470,250 2,170,250 2,370,250 2,570,250 4,232,250
40’ REEF/ HREEF Demurrage 0 88.9 USD
2,000,000
124.4 USD
2,800,000
133.3 USD
3,000,000
190 USD
4,275,000
Electricity/ Plugging 38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
38 USD
855,000
Total 855,000 2,855,000 3,655,000 3,855,000 5,130,000

STORAGE TARIFF FOR SOC:

Day DRY REEFER
20' 40' 20' 40'
1 - 4 2 USD 3 USD 2 USD 3 USD
5 - 7 4 USD 6 USD 4 USD 6 USD
8 - 14 8 USD 12 USD 8 USD 12 USD
15 - 29 16 USD 24 USD 16 USD 24 USD
30 onward 32 USD 48 USD 32 USD 48 USD

*Note: Storage will be charged from discharge date and subject to VAT

BIỂU PHÍ CƯỢC CONTAINER TẠI HẢI PHÒNG
(CONTAINER DEPOSIT TARIFF IN HAIPHONG)
Hướng đi / Direction Hàng hóa/ Commodity Biểu phí / tariff
Nội địa / Domestic 1. Hàng hóa khô nói chung / General Dry cargo
Đối với Vận đơn dưới 10 contaner (under 10 containers/ BL) VND 1,000,000 / container 20’DC
VND 2,000,000 / container 40’DC/40’HC
VND 2,000,000 / container 45’HC
Đối với Vận đơn có từ 10 container trở lên (from 10 containers/BL up) VND 1,000,000 / container
2. Hàng hóa nặng (sắt vụn, gỗ khối và máy móc) / log, lumber, machineries
Đối với Vận đơn dưới 10 contaner (under 10 containers/ BL) VND 2,000,000 / container 20’DC
VND 3,000,000 / container 40’-45’DC/HC
Đối với Vận đơn có từ 10 container trở lên (from 10 containers/BL up) VND 1,500,000 / container
3. Hàng lạnh / REEFER VND 15,000,000 / container
Chuyển tải đi Trung Quốc/ Transit to China 1. Hàng khô / Dry cargo
Đối với Vận đơn dưới 10 contaner VND 25,000,000 / container 20’DC
VND 40,000,000 / container 40’-45’DC/HC
Đối với Vận đơn có từ 10 container trở lên VND 15,000,000 / container 20’DC
VND 20,000,000 / container 40’-45’DC/HC
2. Reefer: VND 70,000,000 / container

Procedures

Import handling procedures
  • Maersk Line staff will fax/send via email the Arrival Notice to customer at least one day before vessel arrival date.
  • Customer will bring the below documents to Maersk Line Offices to take Delivery Order and pay the charges: 
         o Original bill of lading (or proper endorsed B/l) 
         o Other requirements (if any) in the Arrival Notice
  • Customer will work directly with the customs office at the terminal for your cargo customs clearance.

Contact us at:

VN.IMPORT@MAERSK.COM For import from all trades into the North Region of Vietnam
VN.IMPORT@MAERSK.COM For import from all trades into the Central and South Regions of Vietnam

You can also find our telephone and fax numbers at  Offices & contact

Special notice:

  • Customer can check your cargo information using our  tracking service on this website.
  • For sailing schedule, please contact Ms. Nguyen Pham Thanh Thanh (email address: thanh.nguyen@maersk.com) or check at our  sailing schedule service
  • Please keep close in touch with our import staff before cargo arrival to avoid missing or delay of information.
  • B/L clausing, documentation:

"All import shipments to Vietnam must have a valid Vietnamese consignee or a Vietnamese notify party with full address, without which container cannot be manifested / allowed to discharge as per Vietnamese Customs regulations and "Will be Retained On Board". All arising costs and risks will be at the merchant's account."

Restrictions

Import service restrictions

Commodities: 

  • NO acceptance of Plastics scraps and Used tires to all ports of Vietnam. Commodities codes including:
HS code Commodity Name
3201 Adhesive tape, plastic
3203 Gloves, surgical gloves, rubber
3205 Plastic, plastic articles, used
3206 Plates, sheets, film, foil, plastic
3208 Sacks and bags, plastic
003211 USED - Tires, tyres, rubber
  • Frozen meat/ seafood to Haiphong - Vietnam: 
    Please follow detailed guidance on Global service via link: 
    https://teamsite.maerskgroup.com/teams/MLI-MaerskLineServiceCatalogue/Wiki%20Pages/Vietnam.aspx
  • Weapons, ammunitions, explosive materials (excluding industrial explosive materials specified by the Prime Minister in the Government’s Document No. 1535/CP-KTTH of December 28, 1998), military technical equipment. 
  • Antiques. 
  • Narcotics. 
  • Debauched and reactionary cultural products; children’s toys badly affecting the personality education, social order and safety. 
  • Assorted firecrackers (excluding assorted signal fireworks for maritime safety and other needs according to separate regulations of the Prime Minister in Document No. 1383/CP-KTTH of November 23, 1998). 
  • Cigarettes, cigars and other forms of finished cigarettes. 
  • Used consumer goods, including the following commodity groups: 
      - Textiles and garments, footwear, clothes 
      - Electronic goods 
      - Electro-refrigerative goods 
      - Electrical home appliances 
      - Interior decorative goods 
      - Consumer goods made of ceramics, porcelain, crockery, resin, glass, metal, rubber, plastic and other materials.  
      - Used tyres. Please consult our Maersk Line staff at  Offices & contact if you have this kind of commodity import into Vietnam. 
  • Right-hand drive transport means (including those in knock-down form and those with drives already switched before their import into Vietnam), excluding special-use means operating in narrow spaces, including crane trucks, canal and ditch diggers, road sweepers, road-sprayers; dumpers, road-builders, passenger transfer vehicles at airports and forklifts at warehouses and ports. 
  • Used supplies and means, including: 
      - Used engines, frames, tires and inner tubes, accessories and motors of automobiles, tractors, motorbikes and motor-tricycles; 
      - Used internal combustion engines with a capacity of 30 CV or less; used machines fitted with internal combustion engines with a capacity of 30 CV or less; 
      - Used chassis mounted with used engines; 
      - Used bicycles to Haiphong. 
      - Used motorbikes and motor-tricycles; 
      - Used ambulances; 
      - Used passenger cars of 16 seats or less (including those of a type designed to transport both goods and passengers with the passenger hold and the goods hold in the same cabin); 
      - Passenger cars of above 16 seats, already used for more than five years counting from the import year; 
      - Trucks with a capacity of under 5 tons (including those of a type designed to transport both goods and passengers with the passenger hold and the goods hold not in the same cabin), already used for more than 5 years counting from the import year; 
  • Products and materials containing asbestos of amphibole group. 
  • Special-use coding machines and coded software programs used to protect the State secrets. 
  • Liquid in plastic/metal tanks placed inside shippingline's container. Please consult » Maersk Line Hanoi prior for acceptance. 
  • Cease acceptance Peanuts from Sudan (until further notice):
    As per Decision 4215/ QD–BNN-BVTV issued by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam on 17 Oct 2016/ effective from 16 Dec 2016 (60 days from issuance date), Vietnam “temporarily cease import Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) from Sudan due to effected by weevil Trogoderma granarium Everts and weevil Serratus Caryedon, Serratus Olivier which are subject of quarantine in Vietnam.” 

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. Please consult us if you have this kind of commodity import into Vietnam. 
  • 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 Cargo:

For Out-Of-Gauge (OOG), Break-Bulk (B/B), please request ad-hoc feeder rates from  Offices & contact

Dangerous cargo: 

Acceptable to all Vietnamese ports but subject to prior acceptance from transhipment port/ feeder carrier. Please contact Offices & contact for more details.

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.