Shipping in Costa Rica

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

Procedure / Requirements

  • Perishable reefer cargoes require prior approval of Customer Service Department. 
  • For more information, please contact Customer Service Department. (
  • To request your empty container pick up for Store Door (SD) positionings please click here.
  • Please click here to request your import manifest.
  • Bank accounts for payments to Sealand Costa Rica:
    At Banco Davivienda on behalf of Maersk Costa Rica S. A. Cédula Jurídica: 3-101-150205
    • Colones: Para depósito: 91422103307 / Para transferencia: CR81010409142210330711
    • Dólares: Para depósito: 91422103314 / Para transferencia: CR36010409142210331424


  • For all container types and as per government regulation, the maximum weight accepted is 21.5 tons for cargo in chassis of 2 axles, overweight should be moved in chassis of 3 axles.
  • Certain ozone-depleting substances and further chemical substances
  • Pharmaceutical waste
  • Certain insecticides and disinfectants
  • Used pneumatic tires
  • War vessels and weapons of war/arms for military purposes
  • Certain toys
  • Wild animal species for show purposes and public display
  • Shark fin / shark meat


Demurrage / Detention / Free time

To view the detailed information for Demurrage and Detention in Costa Rica, 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.