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Container Drop Off

Valid from 01. July 2019 until 30. September 2019

Depot - Location 20' Dry 40' Dry 40' High 45' High
Athus -T.C.A. 75 EUR 0 EUR 0 EUR n/a
Avelgem–AVCT 75 EUR 125 EUR 125 EUR n/a
Genk – Haven Genk 70 EUR 90 EUR 90 EUR n/a
Meerhout -BCTN 25 EUR 75 EUR 75 EUR n/a
Rekkem - Delcatrans 125 EUR 125 EUR 125 EUR n/a
Gent – Stukwerkers Havenbedrijf 125 EUR 150 EUR 150 EUR n/a
Wielsbeke – River Terminal 150 EUR 175 EUR 175 EUR n/a
Willebroek - TCT 25 EUR 75 EUR 75 EUR n/a

Valid from 01. April 2019 until 30. June 2019

Depot - Location 20' Dry 40' Dry 40' High 45' High
Athus -T.C.A. 75 EUR 50 EUR 50 EUR n/a
Avelgem–AVCT 50 EUR 125 EUR 125 EUR n/a
Genk – Haven Genk 70 EUR 90 EUR 90 EUR n/a
Meerhout -BCTN 25 EUR 75 EUR 75 EUR n/a
Rekkem - Delcatrans 125 EUR 125 EUR 125 EUR n/a
Willebroek - TCT 25 EUR 25 EUR 25 EUR n/a

Freetime and Demurrage

Demurrage import

Demurrage starts at final location = last CY (discharge or gate-in) date (included) and ends with gate-out day (included) from terminal.

Free time and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freet ime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

Notes:

  • Demurrage is including terminal storage costs and plug-in fees.
  • Demurrage is invoiced based on cargo type.
  • Special equipment, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment will always follow reefer free time and tariff.
  • IMO cargo in DRY container follows IMO rates. IMO cargo in active REEF or special equipment follows rate of REEF or special equipment respectively.
  • Shipper’s Own Container is considered as equivalent to corresponding container type.
  • NOR equipment follows rate of DRY equipment.
  • High cube and 9’6’’ equipment is considered equal to 8’6’’ equipment.
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free time granted > tariff free time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free time.

Dry containers (seaport or inland terminal/ depot)

20'DRY 40'DRY
Day 1-6 Free Free
Day 7-13 45 EUR 65 EUR
Day 14-20 65 EUR 95 EUR
Day 21 onwards 90 EUR 130 EUR

Refrigerated containers and special equipment (seaport or inland terminal/depot)

20'REEF and SPECIAL 40'REEF and SPECIAL
Day 1-4 Free Free
Day 5-11 120 EUR 135 EUR
Day 12-18 145 EUR 165 EUR
Day 19 onwards 185 EUR 205 EUR

IMO containers (seaport or inland terminal/depot)

20'IMO 40'IMO
Day 1-4 Free Free
Day 5-11 120 EUR 135 EUR
Day 12-18 145 EUR 165 EUR
Day 19 onwards 185 EUR 205 EUR

Detention import

Detention starts with gate-out full day (included) and ends with gate-in empty day (included) at terminal.

Free time and charges per container per calendar day (i.e. including week-ends and holidays) after freet ime expires. Start date and end date are included in the calculation.

Notes:

  • Detention is invoiced based on equipment type. Detention for IMO : Please check DRY, REEF or SPECIAL charge table below.
  • Special equipment, such as Flat Racks and Open Top equipment will always follow reefer free time and tariff.
  • Detention is invoiced based on tariff of empty return country.
  • High cube and 9’6’’ equipment is considered equal to 8’6’’ equipment.
  • For special deals: Please bear in mind that the calculation method of charges for special deals (free time granted > tariff free time) is ‘progressive’ and the leadoff rate slap(s) will be reduced by the number of days in excess of tariff free time.

Dry containers

PICK UP PER TRUCK PICK UP PER RAIL/BARGE
20'DRY 40'DRY 20'DRY 40'DRY
Day 1-4 Free Free Day 1-10 Free Free
Day 5-11 35 EUR 45 EUR Day 11-17 35 EUR 45 EUR
Day 12-18 45 EUR 55 EUR Day 18-24 45 EUR 55 EUR
Day 19 onwards 65 EUR 75 EUR Day 25 onwards 65 EUR 75 EUR

Refrigerated containers and special equipment

PICK UP PER TRUCK PICK UP PER RAIL/BARGE
20'REEF and SPECIAL 40'REEF and SPECIAL 20'REEF and SPECIAL 40'REEF and SPECIAL
Day 1-4 Free Free Day 1-10 Free Free
Day 5-11 75 EUR 100 EUR Day 11-17 75 EUR 100 EUR
Day 12-18 85 EUR 115 EUR Day 18-24 85 EUR 115 EUR
Day 19 onwards 105 EUR 135 EUR Day 25 onwards 105 EUR 135 EUR

DEMURRAGE AND DETENTION EFFECTIVE AS OF 1ST OF JANUARY 2018 TILL 31ST OF MARCH 2018
 


DEMURRAGE AND DETENTION EFFECTIVE AS OF 1ST OF APRIL 2017 TILL 31ST OF DECEMBER 2017
 

 

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