Depot, Demurrage & Detention

Demurrage

  • Freetime will commence on the first 0800, the first business day following discharge of the container at an ocean terminal, or arrival of a container at an inland CY or rail ramp. If a container discharges prior to 0800 on a business day, freetime will begin that day. If a container discharges after 0800, freetime begins 0800 the next business day. The exception to this is in Philadelphia, Seattle, and Baltimore where free time commences on day of vessel departure if before 8:00 AM, the following day if after 8:00 AM. 
  • 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

235 USD per day

Days 5-9

285 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

410 USD per day

Days 4-7

510 USD per day

Days 8+

560 USD per day

Shipper Owned Equipment

Days 1-4

185USD per day

Days 5-9

235 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

290 USD per day

Days 5-9

395 USD per day

Days 10 +

460 USD per day

Operating refrigerated containers, tank equipment, flat beds, flat racks, open tops, any other specialized equipment

Days 1-3

525 USD per day

Days 4-7

680 USD per day

Day 8+

765 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

140 USD Per Day

Days 5-8

200USD Per Day

Days 9+

230USD Per Day

Operating refrigerated and 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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