Shipping in Croatia

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


Import & Export

Whether you’re looking to import or export goods, Seago Line wants to make it easier for you to do business. Below you will find all the information you need on our import and export procedures, restrictions and new surcharge structure.

Import procedures:  

  • 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


  • Commodity – Cigarettes/tobacco: all shipments to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Malta with commodity cigarette or tobacco can be accepted only upon confirmation from import desk about the consignee's will to take care of the clearance and final delivery of the goods before the loading of cargo at origin.
    Shipper, Booked by or other entity which takes part to the shipment located in the origin country,  must provide written confirmation of its takeover of the cargo in case of consignee failure and cargo reloaded to origin.
    Special certificates are needed for plants / seeds (phyto-sanitary certificate), meat and fish (Veterinary, Origin certificates and Catch Certificates for any fish products). Please contact our Import Customer Service for further details at
  • Weight and measurement – Weight limit for all Store Door locations via Croatian ports is 22 mt
  • Special Cargoes – No restrictions in general though for trucking to inland points, special permits might be needed (depends on the actual oversize, therefore please inquire). 

    For dangerous cargo the dangerous cargo papers must be provided and approved at the time the booking is placed. Please inquire exact details with our Customer Service.
  • Empty unit return - Empty units have to be returned to appointed terminals (depots) depending on the unit type and day of return. 
    Terminal adresses:
    - AGCT - Adriatic gate contantainer terminal (Brajdica) - A.K.Miosica bb – Rijeka
    - Skrljevo - Kukuljanovo bb – Rijeka
    - Area Istok (Delta) - A.K.Miosica BB - Rijeka


Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Demurrage & Detention 

Moving forward our setup in Croatia will consist of two elements; Demurrage and Detention.

This means you will have separate free time and compensation for utilisation of equipment inside (Demurrage) and outside (Detention) of terminals or depots including compensation for utilising the port, terminal or depot facilities.


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

Import Demurrage
From Discharge to Gate out Full day included
Port Days 20' Dry 40' Dry 20’ Open/Flat 40’ Open/Flat
Rijeka 0 to 6 0 0 0 0
7 to 12 10 20 20 40
13 onward 25 50 50 100
Import Demurrage
From Discharge to Gate out Full day included
Port Days 20’ IMO (Class 1;7) 40’ IMO (Class 1;7) 20’ IMO (Class2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 8; 9) 40’ IMO (Class2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 8; 9)
Rijeka 0 to 6 0 0 0 0
7 to 12 20 40 15 30
13 onward 50 100 37.5 75
Import Demurrage (Reef)
From Discharge to Gate out Full day included
Port Days 20' 40'
Rijeka 0 to 5 25 25
6 to 12 50 75
13 onward 125 250
Import Detention(All)
From Gate Out Full day to Gate In Empty included
Port Days 20’ Dry 40’ Dry 20’ Reef 40’ Ref 20’ Dry (Transport Mode Rail) 40’ Dry (Transport Mode Rail)
Rijeka 0 to 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 to 12 10 20 40 80 0 0
13 to 14 25 50 60 120 0 0
15 onward 25 50 60 120 25 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