Globally, we experience many shipments causing issues due to misdeclaration where it is neither safe nor operationally feasible to handle the shipment. To make sure all cargo can be planned and handled safely we need to know the correct dimensions in advance.

Due to safety and operational challenges with dimension mismatches, we have announced a new surcharge Out-of-gauge Misdeclaration Fee (MID) effective 1 July, 2020. The fee is introduced to cover all additional administrative effort these misdeclarations cause, amongst others the re-quote, terminal checks for feasibility and costs, as well as documentation amendments.

Please click here for the original announcement on 4-Jun-2020.

We like to encourage our customer to have the dimensions ready when our Special Cargo team reach out to you to confirm the booked dimensions for your Out of Gauge cargo, as well as the End-Wall position in case the cargo is transported on a Flat-rack.

If we do not receive updated dimensions before gate-in but discover that the actual dimensions exceed the booked dimensions, you will be advised of the applicable rate for your shipment. Please note that we are comparing dimensions between booked and actual dimensions, not the quoted dimensions.

The tariff levels are as follows
MID USD 500 per 20’/40’/45’ (Open Top and Flat-rack)

Since we know that every piece of cargo is special and might change size depending on packing and lashing, you can always reach out to our dedicated special cargo team (OOGdeclarations@maersk.com), as well as your sales or customer service representative, to update the dimensions between booking and gate-in – without any penalty.

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