Shipping in Serbia

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Procedure

  • Release of Cargo - Surrendering the Bill of Lading – Endorsements: 
    - The first endorsement must be made by the party with title 
    - The last »endorsement« is by the party to whom delivery can be made 
    - One original Bill of Lading is enough 
    - The Bill of Lading must be duly endorsed (for ¨to order Bills¨)

    Way Bills: 
    - Not negotiable, cannot be endorsed - Delivery can be made (only) to person named as consignee, upon proof of identity – Way Bill does not have to be surrendered to effect delivery

Restrictions

  • Cargo restrictions

    Cigarettes via Thessaloniki ports are accepted only on CY basis. Cargo will have to be unstuffed at receiver's account into port warehouses. Prior to acceptance of such shipments, please contact our Sales.

    Cigarettes via Thessaloniki port - in transit (both Merchant and Carrier haulage) to all Balkan destinations (Serbia-Montenegro, Kosovo, FYROM, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania) is not accepted. For special requests please address full details to Sales for evaluation.

    Frozen pork meat via Thessaloniki port ex from Brazil and China is prohibited

    Spirits via Thessaloniki port subject to approvals; extra cost is involved

    Via Greek ports:
    Please pay extra attention to the following applicable charge for the mentioned "sensitive" cargoes:
    - Additional expense of EUR 550 per unit is applied for issuance of bank guarantee and administration fee for the following commodities, which characterized from EU as "sensitive" cargoes:

    a. Milk and milk products condensed and non-condensed, including powdered milk and cream
    b. Butter and other spreads that contain milk
    c. Bananas, both fresh and dry
    d. Cane sugar, sugar beet and chemically pure sweeteners in dry form
    e. Beef meat and beef meat trimmings frozen
    * offels, tripes, hearts, head and cheek meat excluded

    Following goods are also considered as sensitive products but require more cost/expenses thus prior any booking please contact our Sales.

    f. Alcohol with more than 80% alcohol level
    g. Distilled products, liquor and other alcoholic drinks
    h. Manufactured tobacco and cigarettes
    * tobacco leaves excluded

    Acceptance

    Preferred entry port for Serbia is Rijeka port. Alternative ports are Koper and Thessaloniki however through BLs’ allowed only via Rijeka!

    Weight limit for all container type is 22 mts (payload)

    For 45'dry Container Yard acceptance only.

    Less Container Load: no acceptance

    Break Bulk cargo is not acceptable

    Out of Guage (OOG) and Dangerous Cargo (IMO) only subject to Sales approval prior booking.

    Reefer cargo accepted, pre-carriage only in organization of DAMCO.

    Cross Booking and special equipment subject to Sales approval prior booking.

    Via Rijeka: Croatia will not accept open top containers without tarpaulin seal, such containers will be retained in Gioia Tauro.

    Requirements

    BL clause, documentatuion:

    For FOB imports via Croatia (port Rijeka) we do not accept freighted b/l.

    Via Greek ports (Thessaloniki, Pireaus): B/l's body to state: "In transit to Serbia"
    * Freight collect is accepted.
    * All EU restrictions are valid for cargoes in transit through Greece to Balkans.
    * Following documents should be submitted latest 3 days prior vessel's arrival (B/L, invoices and certificates):
    - Packing list (copy)
    - Commercial invoice for commercial shipments (copy)
    - Donation certificate for relief shipments
    - Original health certificate for foodstuffs

    Documentation requirements:

    Via Greek ports (Thessaloniki, Pireaus) - Following documents should be submitted latest 3 days prior vessel's arrival (B/L, invoices and certificates):
    - Packing list (copy)
    - Commercial invoice for commercial shipments (copy)
    - Donation certificate for relief shipments
    - Original health certificate for foodstuffs

    Special customs requirements


    Via Rijeka, Croatia: For foodstuff all original documents must be presented to the customs, veterinary and phytosanitary inspection in Rijeka upon request, therefore please send all originals to Maersk Croatia d.o.o Rijeka

    - Original Invoice
    - Original Phyto/Vet certificate
    - Certificate of origin

    Original Veterinary certificates need to be presented to Veterinary authorities before container arrival at Rijeka port!

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Import Demurrage charges are applied when a container is picked up full from terminal after free time period (which is calculated starting from discharge day until the gate out full from terminal), while Import Detention charges are applied when a container does not gate in empty within free time period (which is calculated starting from the day after pick up of full unit until the gate in of empty unit in terminal, no matter how many days have been already used for demurrage freetime) Requests of standard freetime extension can be evaluated for a certain trade and for a specific period directly with sales department.

Please check Freetime under local office Croatia (port Rijeka).

From 01/01/2017 onwards a new Demurrage & Detention scheme will come into effect. You can find the new tariff below.

Demurrage & Detention

Moving forward our setup in Serbia will consist of three elements; Demurrage and Detention and Storage.

This means you will have separate free time and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside (Demurrage) and outside (Detention) of terminals or depots.

Compensation for stroage related to use of terminal or depot facilities will be charged separately.

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Effective 01/01/2017 our tariff charges will be:

Import Demurrage (Dry & Dangerous)
From Gate In Full to Gate out Full day included
Euro per Day
Port Days 20' 40'
Belgrade 0 to 5 0 0
6 to 15 12 18
16 to 64 18 24
65 onward 75 100

 

Import Demurrage (Reef)
From Gate In Full to Gate out Full day included
Euro per Day
Port Days 20' 40'
Belgrade 0 to 4 0 0
5 to 14 45 50
15 onward 60 80

 

Import Detention (Dry)
From Gate In Full to Gate out Full day included
Euro per Day
Port Days 20' DRY 40' DRY
Bar 0 to 5 0 0
6 to 15 6 12
16 to 64 12 18
65 onward 50 75

 

Import Detention (Reef)
From Gate In Full to Gate out Full day included
Euro per Day
Port Days 20' DRY 40' DRY
Bar 0 to 5 0 0
6 to 15 15 20
16 onward 30 50

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