Depot, Demurrage & Detention

Demurrage

  • Freetime will commence on the first 0800, on the first business day following discharge of the container at an ocean terminal, or arrival of container at a rail ramp or an inland CY (owned or contracted by Carrier), except as follows
  • Port Location Freetime Start
    Baltimore first 8:00AM following vessel departure
    Jacksonville first 8:00AM following vessel departure
    Long Beach first 3:00AM following container discharge
    Los Angeles first 3:00AM following container discharge
    Newark first 6:00AM following container discharge
    Philadelphia first 8:00AM following vessel departure
    Tampa first 8:00AM following vessel departure
  • Business days are defined as Monday – Friday, excluding holidays at ocean terminals, and Monday – Saturday, excluding holidays at rail ramps.
  • At rail ramp locations, all storage is settled directly with the rail provider according to the ramps terms and conditions, except at Florida East Coast rail ramps and Kansas City Southern rail ramps where storage is settled as part of the demurrage charge with Maersk after the rail carrier’s freetime expires.
  • At Inland Port locations including Greer, SC and Front Royal, VA, freetime and demurrage charges are according to Maersk’s tariff levels for ocean terminals.  
  • In addition, for CY deliveries at rail ramps collecting storage according to the ramps terms and conditions, demurrage will be assessed by Maersk for equipment use only after the freetime as indicated below.

Freetime for Dry Cargo, Shipper Owned Equipment & Non Operating Reefer Equipment
Ocean Terminals & Container Yards (CY’s) 4 Business Days
CSX Rail ramps where rail provider assesses storage (CY moves only) 4 Business Days
Non-CSX Rail ramps where rail provider assesses storage (CY moves only) 3 Business Days
Freetime for Reefer cargo and special equipment
Ocean Terminals & Container Yard (CY’s) 2 Business Days
CSX Rail ramps where rail provider assesses storage (CY moves only) 4 Business Days
Non-CSX Rail ramps where rail provider assesses storage (CY moves only) 3 Business Days
Charges per calendar day after free-time (excluding Newark)
Dry equipment and non-operating refrigerated containers Days 1-4 245 USD per day
Days 5-9 290 USD per day
Days 10+ 335 USD per day
Operating refrigerated containers, tank equipment, flat beds, flat racks, open tops, any other specialized equipment Days 1-3 400 USD per day
Days 4-7 500 USD per day
Days 8+ 550 USD per day
Shipper Owned Equipment Days 1-4 195USD per day
Days 5-9 240 USD per day
Days 10+ 285 USD per day
Charges per calendar day after freetime (Newark): APM Terminal in Port Elizabeth New Jersey, PNCT (Port Newark Container Terminal), Global Terminal Jersey City, Maher Newark Terminal, Global Container Terminal, Bayonne, New Jersey and Howland Hook, Staten Island, New York.
Dry Equipment, including shipper owned equipment and non-operating refrigerated containers: Days 1-4 295 USD per day
Days 5-9 400 USD per day
Days 10 + 465USD per day
Operating refrigerated containers Days 1-3 575 USD per day
Days 4-7 720 USD per day
Day 8+ 800 USD per day
Tank equipment, flat beds, flat racks, open tops, any other specialized equipment Days 1-3 375 USD per day
Days 4-7 530 USD per day
Day 8+ 630 USD per day
Charges per calendar day for use of equipment at rail ramps, applicable to CY delivery cargo, where the rail provider collects storage directly from the customer according to their tariff:
Dry and Non-operating refrigerated containers
Days 1-4 150 USD Per Day
Days 5-8 210USD Per Day
Days 9+ 240USD Per Day
Operating refrigerated
Days 1-3 330USD Per Day
Days 4+ 435USD Per Day
Special equipment  
Days 1-3  310USD Per Day 
Days 4+  415USD Per Day 

 

Exception to Above:

4 working days freetime

Applicable to operating reefer cargo for the commodity meat at all U.S. ocean terminals except: Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Jacksonville, FL,  Mobile, AL,  Newark, NJ, Port Everglades, FL, Staten Island, NY 

 

Detention

  • Free time for carrier’s equipment commences on the day equipment departs from carrier’s container yard.
  • Business days are defined as Monday – Friday, excluding holidays at ocean terminals, and Monday – Saturday, excluding holidays at rail ramps.

Detention Freetime
Dry Four (4) business days
Reefer, Non-Operating Reefer and Special Equipment Three (3) business days
Detention charges per calendar day after freetime
Dry & non-operating reefer equipment Days 1-4 125 USD per day
Days 5-8 170 USD per day
Days 9+ 200 USD per day
Operating reefer and special equipment Days 1-3 320 USD per day
Days 4+ 425 USD per day

 

Exception to Above

5 working days freetime

Applicable to operating reefer cargo for the commodity meat at all U.S. ocean terminals except: Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Jacksonville, FL,  Mobile, AL,  Newark, NJ, Port Everglades, FL, Staten Island, NY


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