Depot, Demurrage & Detention

Dear Customers,

In an effort to offer our customers an overall transparent, consistent and easy shipping experience, Safmarine will be redefining our global compensation basics of Demurrage, Detention and Storage.

Demurrage means compensation incurred by customer for utilising equipment beyond the given free time inside the terminal.
Detention means compensation incurred by customer for utilising equipment beyond the given freetime outside the terminal.

Separation of Storage
We will separate Storage from Demurrage. This allows a clear distinction of the compensation applied for utilising the port, terminal or depot facilities (Storage), and the compensation incurred for utilisation of equipment beyond the agreed free time days inside terminals or depots (Demurrage).
Storage means compensation for utilising the port, terminal or depot or inland container yard facilities. For Indonesia export and import shipments, the compensation for Storage related to use of Terminal or Depot facilities will continue to be settled directly by customers to terminal.

Import : Customers will be offered Combined Demurrage & Detention.

This means you will have one combined free time period and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside and outside of terminals or depots, referred to as Combined Demurrage & Detention, from vessel discharge to gate in empty. Storage is not applicable and still be collected by terminal directly.

Import Detention Tariff  (effective 1st January 2018) - in USD: PROGRESSIVE CALCULATION

Progressive Tier Structure means we are changing the calculation method for our import detention and demurrage for customers with special extended freetime from traditional to progressive tier structure.
After the extended free time expires, any additional days will be subject to the demurrage and detention charges as per the relevant day count in our tariff tier structure.

Example (container involved 1x20dry + 1x40dry)
Special extended freetime: 14 days
Period of container usage by customer: 15 days
Excess days which customer has to pay: 1 days
Invoice for customers: USD 50 (20dry) & USD 70 (40dry)

Container Type Day Day Day Day
01-Jul 08-Dec 13-17 18 Onwards
20’ DRY FREE USD 30 USD 50 USD 70
40’ / 40’HC FREE USD 40 USD 70 USD 90
45’ DRY FREE USD 40 USD 70 USD 90


Container Type Day Day Day
01-May 06-Oct 11 Onwards
20’ REEF/ Special FREE USD 50 USD 90
40’ REEF/ Special FREE USD 70 USD 130
40’ HREEF/ Special FREE USD 70 USD 130

We thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions about our new Demurrage & Detention structure, have any further queries, please get in touch with your local Safmarine agent.

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10220 Jakarta Indonesia
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