In recent months we have seen a global shortage of containers which has been further compounded by bottlenecks across global supply chains caused by the general volatility resulting from the pandemic.

We continue to work hard to mitigate the effects felt by our customers through various initiatives such as injecting additional containers into our fleet as well as increased speed and frequency of repositioning equipment. We continue to find solutions with customers and partners across our network to better serve their needs during these volatile times.

Due to the above, Maersk will be revising the Import Free Time & Demurrage and Detention Tariffs from 15 August 2021 into Djibouti.

We would like to once again encourage all customers to turn around containers as quickly as possible to assist in easing the global shortage and ensuring we are able to return these containers into the fleet to cover the demand for exports.

The free time shall be as following.

Type of Container Dry (IMO & Non IMO) Special Reefer
Type of Container
Dry (IMO & Non IMO)
10 days
10 days
3 days

The tariffs applicable upon expiry of above free time shall be as following. The tariffs are charged per container per calendar day.

Days upon expiry of above free time 20 Dry (Non IMO) 40 Dry / 40 HDry / 45 Hdry (Non IMO) 20 Special / 20 IMO 40 Special / 40 IMO 20 Reefer / 40 Reefer
Days upon expiry of above free time
1-7 days
20 Dry (Non IMO)
USD 20
40 Dry / 40 HDry / 45 Hdry (Non IMO)
USD 40
20 Special / 20 IMO
USD 30
40 Special / 40 IMO
USD 50
20 Reefer / 40 Reefer
USD 40 /
USD 80
Days upon expiry of above free time
Above 7 days
20 Dry (Non IMO)
USD 30
40 Dry / 40 HDry / 45 Hdry (Non IMO)
USD 60
20 Special / 20 IMO
USD 60
40 Special / 40 IMO
USD 100
20 Reefer / 40 Reefer
USD 80 /
USD 160

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local sales or customer service representative. You will find contact details on Maersk website.

We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing working with you.

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