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Unassigned Container Fee Import to Durban, South Africa

15 March 2020

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) have highlighted as a concern the high volume of import containers landing unassigned (without a transporter allocated on NAVIS) at Durban Container Terminals. This leads to the majority of vehicles being dispatched on the last free day and contributing to the congestion at the terminal.

TPT has communicated their new tariff applicable has been deferred and will be implemented as of the 1st July 2020 and not from 1 April 2020. This will include a fee that will be applicable for unassigned containers landing at DCT (Pier 1 and 2). The fee will be billed to shipping lines in line with other terminal costs including terminal handling and storage.

Maersk will implement a deadline on a vessel basis for the receipt of import release documents. In the event of documents not being received prior to the advertised deadline, the costs for unassigned containers from the terminal together with a fee to reconcile and administer this process will be applicable.

The surcharge to be utilized is Unassigned Container Fee Import (UCI) for all import cargo into Durban, South Africa, which includes the admin cost of ZAR 200 per container.

  • 20’ container ZAR 1356
  • 40’ container ZAR 1934
  • 45’ container ZAR 2508

We will revise our published tariff effective 1 April 2020 accordingly.

If you have any questions, please contact our customer service teams or our Maersk website.

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