Surcharges

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Code Name and description Charge
ASE Additional Export Service Fee - Courier express:
Courier fee for document dispatch within Germany and to Austria. Charge is per dispatch and not per bill of lading. Courier service to other countries subject to discretion of Safmarine Counter Germany. For e-commerce options please contact Safmarine counter Germany.
30 EUR per B/L - to Austria
ASE Additional Export Service Fee - Fumigation:
A service offered at the request of the customer and invoiced to the customer. Fee on request.
Case by case
ASI Additional Import Service Fee - Fumigation:
A service offered at the request of the customer and invoiced to the customer. Fee on request.
Case by case
CCE Container Cleaning Export:
Shipper or consignee is charged with cleaning/repair cost if container is damaged or returned dirty/with residue material.
Case by case
CCI Container Cleaning Import:
Shipper or consignee is charged with cleaning/repair cost if container is damaged or returned dirty/with residue material.
Case by case
CLL Booking Cancellation Fee (Scope: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland to Middle East and Far East Asia)
Invoiced to Booking Creation Party, in case of booking cancellation or reduction of container(s) or postponement initiated by customer to a vessel later than first available sailing or delay of sailing due to reasons under customer’s responsibility (e.g. late/missing documents) to a vessel later than first available sailing within 7 calendar days or less prior ETD of vessel.
100 EUR per container (Dry and Reefer) eff. 15.03.2020
COD Change of Destination Service:
At the request of the customer, subject to acceptance by Safmarine. This is the minimum cost, knowing that the cost of shifting can be induced and will be passed in full to the goods.
300 USD per container + possible shifting costs
DCG Destination Certificate Charge:
Cost per Safmarine Certificate at Destination as per request of the customer (e.g. Certifacte issued regarding vessel age, vessel conditions etc.). Charge per document for B/L delivery countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Charges for other delivery countries are different.
45 EUR per document
DDC Destination Dangerous Cargo Service Inland Haulage:
Dangerous cargo additional for Inland haulage.
30 EUR per container
DGS Genset Service Destination:
Reefer add-on if active cooling is required during Inland haulage.
275 EUR (GenSet for Rail/Road)
175 EUR (Plug-In for Barge/Road)
95 EUR (Cooling chassis for direct Truck)
DIT Detention in Transit Service:
At the request of the customer. This is a minimum tariff (an administrative tariff), assessed at the time of the request. An additional charge of 75 USD/Dry or 125 USD/Reefer is applicable per detention day. DIT is subject to carrier approval.
according to the port where service is requested
EME Equipment Management Export:
This fee applies in case a container is delivered to the terminal without a proper high security seal.
according to the port of loading
EME Equipment Management Export:
A service offered on request of the customer to check the container seal. Valid for German ports. Foreign ports on request.
190 EUR per container
EMI Equipment Management Import:
A service offered on request of the customer to check the container seal. Valid for German ports. Foreign ports on request.
190 EUR per container
ESC Extra Seal charge:
The surcharge covers the extra service of providing/attaching extra seals to containers in the terminals.
according to the port where service is requested
HBL House Transport Document:
Upon customer's request, carrier will issue an Original Bill of Lading (B/L)/Transport Document (TPDOC) based on the House Bill of Lading documentation provided by the forwarder.
30 USD per document
HDE Lift on Lift Off Service Export:
A service provided by the carrier in which the container is lifted on or off the trailer/chassis at the port or at the carriers controlled storage yard.
90 EUR per container
HDI Lift on Lift Off Service Import:
A service provided by the carrier in which the container is lifted on or off the trailer/chassis at the port or at the carriers controlled storage yard.
90 EUR per container
ILD IMO label removal Destination:
Extra service of adding/removing IMO stickers to/of a container in the terminals at import end.
according to the port where service is requested
ILO IMO label add/removal Origin:
Extra service of adding/removing IMO stickers to/of a container in the terminals at export end.
according to the port where service is requested
IMO Dangerous Cargo Service:
The services a carrier needs to perform to ensure the proper transportation of dangerous cargo (as classified by the International Maritime Organization - IMO) such as arranging for the appropriate vessel stowage, permissions from authorities, and compliance to country restrictions.
30 EUR per container
INE Inspection Fee - Scanning Export:
A service offered if customs or other authorities request a container to be scanned. Fee is valid for German ports. Foreign ports on request.
Wilhelmshaven (inside terminal): 250 EUR per container
Bremerhaven (inside terminal): 250 EUR per container
Bremerhaven (outside terminal): 280 EUR per container
Hamburg: 280 EUR per container
INI Inspection Fee - Scanning Import and Transshipment:
A service offered if customs or other authorities request a container to be scanned. Fee is valid for German ports. Foreign ports on request.
Wilhelmshaven (inside terminal): 250 EUR per container
Bremerhaven (inside terminal): 250 EUR per container
Bremerhaven (outside terminal): 280 EUR per container
Hamburg: 280 EUR per container
LDE Late Documentation Fee Export:
Invoiced in addition to our standard export documentation fee, in case the Bill of lading instruction is submitted to Safmarine after vessel sailing.
50 EUR per B/L
LDI Late Documentation Fee Import:
Invoiced in addition to our standard export documentation fee, in case the Bill of lading instruction is submitted to Safmarine after vessel sailing.
50 EUR per B/L
MBF Manual Booking Fee:
Invoiced for all non e-commerce bookings, such as bookings by fax, e-mail etc.
50 EUR per booking
MDF Manual Documentation Processing Fee:
Invoiced in addition to our standard export documentation fee, applicable to all non e-BL instructions without template.
75 EUR per B/L
OCG Origin Certificate Charge:
Cost per Safmarine Certificate at Origin as per request of the customer (e.g. Certifacte issued regarding vessel age, vessel conditions etc.). Charge per document for B/L delivery countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Charges for other delivery countries are different.
45 EUR per document
ODC Origin Dangerous Cargo Service Inland Haulage:
Dangerous cargo additional for Inland haulage.
30 EUR per container
OGS/DGS Genset Service Origin:
Reefer add-on if active cooling is required during Inland haulage.
275 EUR (GenSet for Rail/Road)
175 EUR (Plug-In for Barge/Road)
95 EUR (Cooling chassis for direct Truck)
EUR 100 (TRK), EUR 200 (BCO) und EUR 300 (RCO), effective 1st July
PAD Payer Amendment Fee Destination:
Charge applicable for change of collect payer after the ETA of the final vessel.
40 EUR per B/L
PAO Payer Amendment Fee Origin:
Charge applicable for change of prepaid payer or payment terms after the first prepaid invoice is issued by Carrier.
40 EUR per B/L
PQC Premium Quality Container:
Upon customer's request, carrier's service of providing a container of a specific quality. E.g. food grade containers, containers of a specific age, containers for specific commodities (such as electronics).
120 EUR per container
SWC Switch Transport Document Service:
Upon customer’s request, this service is provided by the carrier to 'switch' transport documents (B/L's) to show new parties by issuing a 2nd set of documents.
75 EUR per B/L
TLE Electronic Cargo Release Service - Export:
Telex release fee upon to customer's request. Applicable on top of the standard documentation fees.
30 USD per document
TLI Electronic Cargo Release Service - Import:
Telex release fee upon to customer's request. Applicable on top of the standard documentation fees.
30 USD per document
WTO/WTI Waiting Time Destination/Waiting Time Origin:
Waiting time for Inland haulage after thefree waiting time of 2 hours.
EUR 50 per half hour, effective 1stMay 2019


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