Shipping in Canada

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


  • Agreement on demurrage/detention charges and free days cannot be added to B/L bound for India
  • Value of the goods cannot be added to BLs, unless an ad-valorem BL is required.
  • SeaLand is not a conference line out of Canada, therefore B/L clauses/certificates requiring otherwise statement cannot be used. If any any other certificate is necessary, please contact Customer Service.


Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Demurrage & Detention Disputes

• Demurrage and Detention disputes for U.S. shipments can be raised through our website in the MyFinance section. In the event you wish to change the party invoiced, please e-mail for assistance.

• When registering a dispute, please include the shipment number, container number, and a detailed description of the dispute including the applicable service contract number if pertinent to the claim. For disputes involving a change of paying party, written confirmation from the party who will pay is needed.

• Disputes must be submitted to Sealand within 30 days of the invoice date. We will provide feedback on your dispute within 5 business days of receipt.


To view the detailed information for Demurrage and Detention in Canada, please click here.

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