Shipping in Latvia

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Cut-offs

Week Service Vessel Vessel Code Voyage Planned ETD Customs documents Cut-off
Shipping Instructions Cut-off
VGM Cut-off
Gate-in Cut-off
31 L02 VAYENGA MAERSK B6E 931S 02.08.2019 30.07.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
32 L02 VOLGA MAERSK B6D 932S 09.08.2019 06.08.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
33 L02 VAGA MAERSK B6I 933S 16.08.2019 13.08.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
34 L02 VUOKSI MAERSK B6G 934S 24.08.2019 20.08.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
35 L02 VENTA MAERSK B6F 935S 31.08.2019 27.08.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
36 L02 VAYENGA MAERSK B6E 936S 06.09.2019 03.09.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
37 L02 VOLGA MAERSK B6D 937S 13.09.2019 10.09.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
38 L02 VAGA MAERSK B6I 938S 20.09.2019 17.09.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
39 L02 VUOKSI MAERSK B6G 939S 27.09.2019 24.09.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
40 L02 VENTA MAERSK B6F 940S 04.10.2019 01.10.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT
41 L02 VAYENGA MAERSK B6E 941S 11.10.2019 08.10.2019 12:00 BCT and RUT

Documentation

Shipping instructions have to be sent by the following means:

  • Via the website (preferred option).
  • Via email to (lv.export@sealandmaersk.com) or by fax +371 709 6909 (in this case manual shipping instructions fee is applicable).

You may also submit your shipping instructions via EDI or offline desktop solutions. Please contact the Sales for more information.
Shipping instructions should contain the following information:

  • Full shipper's name and address with phone and fax numbers
  • Full consignee's name and address with phone and fax numbers
  • Full notify party details with phone and fax numbers
  • Container number
  • Commodity description
  • Piece count, package type and weight
  • Receipt and delivery location (for door shipments), load and discharge ports. 

Please provide shipping instructions 24hr prior vessel sailing from Riga port. Although it is possible to submit shipping instructions later, we will not be responsible for any fines that arise due to late submission of shipping instructions. These fines will be passed on to the shipper or forwarder concerned

Local Charges

Riga

Local export tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Export Service (EXP)  per container  44 EUR 
Change of destination fee (COD)  per container   USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port  per b/l  USD 300 
Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15th January 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.  per container   USD 300 + extra costs associated 
Container Weighing – Origin (IWO)  per container  11 EUR 
Lift On Lift Off Exports (HDE)   per container 17 EUR 
Emergency Risk Surcharge (ERS) per 20'/per 40' 55 USD / 110 USD
 Booking cancellation fee  per booking  75 USD
 Customs Clearance   per declaration  60 EUR
 Genset  per cntr  CY/CY, SD/CY  300 EUR per Genset *
 Manual Documentation processing fee (MDF)  per B/L  25 USD
 Manual booking fee  per booking  15 EUR
 Transport Document amendment fee (AMF) after vessel departure  per B/L  25 USD
 Multistop (within city limits)  per container  50 EUR per stop *
 Inland haulage waiting time (WTI)  after free 12h  120 EUR per day *
 Reissuance of invoice in different currency/payer  per invoice  100 USD
 Late b/l pick up fee (if BLs are not picked up in 14 days)*  per B/L  100 USD
 Documentation fee origin* (for incorrect CMR filling)  per CMR  25 USD
 Container pick up without bkg confirmation   per container  50 EUR
 Container drop off fee **  per 20'/per 40'  250 EUR / 350 EUR
Re-export documentation formalities per booking  50 EUR
Sideloader add-on (OSC) within Riga limits  per container  EUR 330 

 * other charges may occur (document scanning, document sending with courier, etc.)
** subject to equipment situation 

 

Procedures

Freight

Freight rate (transportation price) must be agreed before any shipment. Please contact Sales with all freight requests. In your request, please indicate the following information:

  • your company's name, contact person, telephone, fax or e-mail
  • commodity
  • cargo pick-up point
  • cargo delivery point
  • container size and type
  • special requirements, if any, or your comments.

Any additional information about your future shipment is welcome. For dangerous cargo, please indicate full commodity name, IMO class and UN number. For temperature-controlled cargo, please advise required temperature and humidity.

Please note we can assist you only with FCL (full container load) shipments. Minimum tare size is 20-foot container.

Booking

After freight rates are agreed and filed in Sealand service contract, you can place your booking via the website www.sealandmaersk.com or by sending an email to Customer service (lv.export@sealandmaersk.com).

You may also place your bookings via EDI or offline desktop solutions. Please contact the Sales for more information.

Booking must be in written form and contain the following information in order to be processed smoothly:

  • stuffing date, time and address
  • container size, type and quantity
  • service contract number and cargo commodity code (can be obtained at sales department)
  • payment terms – what charges are “prepaid” or “collect”?
  • contact person and phone number
  • destination (delivery address is not required at this stage)
  • any other information relevant to the shipment

In case of carrier haulage, please allow at least 24 hours to coordinate pick-up.

For dangerous cargo, please indicate full commodity name, IMO class, UN number, special requirements (for ex. temperature), if required.

Customs clearance is not included in freight and is not performed by default. However, we can arrange customs clearance upon your request for additional cost.

Restrictions

  • Commodity (N/A)
  • Weight and measurement (Maximum allowed cargo weight for road transportation: 26 tons)
  • Special cargoes (Out of Gauge, Break Bulk and Dangerous cargo subject to standard Sealand approval procedures)
    • IMO class 1 (except fireworks) and 7.1 not acceptable;
    • acceptance of other dangerous and excise commodities is subject approval from Riga office (latsal@maersk.com)
    • No shipment is allowed to enter Riga without proper manifest details. If no shipping information placed in time for updating Customs Authority with the information 48 hours before vessels arrival - the container will be returned for costs of the cargo

Export Freetime

Export Definition:

Name of the period

Start

End

Export Detention period

Empty container pick up day (including this day)

One day prior container gate-in

Export Demurrage period

Full container gate-in date (including this day)

A day when the container is loaded on the vessel (including this day)

 

Free time period

DRY

REF

Export Detention

10 calendar days

10 calendar days

Export Demurrage

10 calendar days

8 calendar days

After free time expiration, below tariffs apply:

Demurrage & Detention

Demurrage (EUR per calendar day)

 

DRY

Reefer

IMO

Special

Container
Size

20’

40’

45’

20’/40’

20 DRY

40’/45’ DRY

20 OT/FR

40 OT/FR

Day 1-10

20

30

45

180

30

45

30

60

Day 11+

20

30

45

180

30

45

60

120

Detention (EUR)

Port

20’

40’

45’

20 OT/FR

40 OT / FR

20 REEF

40 REEF

Riga Port

30

30

45

60

60

50

75

Drop-off Charges

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16.06.2018 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16.05.2018 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16.04.2018 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16.03.2018  

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16.02.2018 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 01.02.2018  

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 01.01.2018 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 15.12.2017

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 01.12.2017

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs November starting 15.11.2017 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs October starting 16.10.2017

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs for October starting 02.10.2017

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs for September starting 16.09.2017 

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs for August and September 2017 

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online or contact us by phone