Shipping in Cyprus
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.
Bill of lading clausing, documentation – No special clauses / restrictions apply.
Forms and Certificates
- In case of hazardous cargo, along with your booking we always need to receive the Dangerous goods Declaration form. You can find a template here.
- For shipments where Shipper’s Owned container is to be used, we always need to receive the container’s certificate. You can find a template here.
Special Customs Requirements – In view of the EU Customs Advanced Manifest Rules already in place for several years now we would like to again emphasize the importance of submitting the Transport Document Instructions (TDIs) in accordance with the deadlines established by your local Seago Line office.
Timely TDIs provide us with the information that needs to be submitted to the EU Member States’ customs in accordance with the deadlines established by the customs authorities. Failure to submit the shipping instructions within the set deadlines may delay the cargo manifest submission and that could prevent your cargo to be loaded on the scheduled vessel as per your booking request, as well as possible fines and/or penalties imposed by customs.
Additionally, the TDI should contain accurate and complete data in accordance to EU customs regulation requirements. Should you have any questions please contact your local Seago Line office. •
Commodity – No acceptance of IMO Class 1.
Weight and measurement – For general information on weight and measurement restrictions please contact your local Seago Line office. The general road limitations are 48 mt for truck, chassis, cargo and tare weight of container, which in reality means that most containers can be loaded to the max payload.
Special cargoes – OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures please contact our office for further details. The client will have to provide full cargo details, including IMO code and UN number.
Please note that Famagusta and other places in the northern part of the island is not under the administration of the Republic of Cyprus, and no cargo movements can take place to/from the northern part via the port of Limassol. However, some areas in the Famagusta province can indeed be served via Limassol. It is suggested that you find out the exact location and telephone number of your customer and let us know at (email@example.com)
Maersk Cyprus Limited is the sole agent of Maersk Line in the Republic of Cyprus and can only take responsibility for cargo movements in the Republic.
Commodity: No acceptance of IMO Class 1.
Special Cargoes: OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures please contact our office for further details. The client will have to provide full cargo details, including IMO code and UN number.
Bill of lading clausing, documentation: No specific clausing required.
Special Customs Requirements: No specific clausing required.
Demurrage / Detention / Free time
At Seago Line we want to make it easier for you to work out the financial cost of shipping your cargo. Below is an explanation of the demurrage, detention, freetime and surcharges that might be applied to containers set for both import and export.
Services, surcharges and fees
|Local surcharges 2014 - Cyprus||Currency||Amount 2014||Rate basis||Description|
|Cargo Declaration Amendment Fee||EUR||18||Per Bill of Lading (B/L)||A fee that covers re-submission of necessary information required by Customs due to an amendment request that is made by the customer after the carrier has submitted the documentation to local customs authorities.|
|Change of Destination||USD||300||Per Container||
This is a service provided by carrier upon the customer’s request to amend the destination/delivery after a container is gated in at the port of origin, but prior to the arrival at the port of discharge.
This service will not apply in the following scenarios:
- Return shipment
- Inland change request
- Extending inland haulage (Imports process)
Seago Line may refuse this service if it is not operationally possible, or if any regulatory limitations exist.
|Detention in Transit (admin fee - not incl. day rent)||
The carrier has the ability to hold shipments at transshipment ports until further instructions are received from the customer.
This gives the customers the flexibility to delay the cargo arrival, when it assists them in their business.
Note: the carrier is unable to hold containers longer than 14 days unless the customer submits a written letter of indemnity to the carrier which states that the carrier will not be liable for any cargo damage not covered by Insurance during the extra detention period.
The DIT charge is applicable based on the request by the customer and subject to the carrier’s acceptance.
|Genset Service||EUR||100||Per Container||Service provided by the carrier to supply a Generator set for reefer containers during inland moves (merchant and carrier haulage).|
|Inland Haulage Cancellation Fee||1 x Inland Haulage||Per Container||The fee is applicable when a truck haulage is cancelled after the deadline specified in the booking confirmation. A wasted journey charge is invoiced by the carrier’s haulage providers and charged back to the customer.|
|Inland Haulage Waiting Time Fee||EUR||50||Per Hour||This fee is applied to shipments when trucks have to wait due to customer delays. This is if chassis is used.|
|Manual Booking Fee||EUR||15||Per Bill of Lading (B/L)||
A fee which covers the additional administration required by the carrier to process booking instructions received via non e-channel.
These are known as manual bookings.
Manual bookings are: fax, e-mail, posted mail, and telephone.
This fee will be applied in addition to the standard ODF/DDF charges when a customer makes a booking via manual booking channels.
|Manual Documentation Processing Fee||EUR||12||Per Bill of
This fee covers the additional administration required to process shipping instructions received via non e-channel. These are known as manual booking channels.
Manual booking channels are: fax, e-mail, posted mail, and telephone.
The fee is applicable when documentation is received by the carrier via manual booking channels.
This will be in addition to the MBF charge if the shipment is also booked via manual booking channels.
|Switch Transport Document||EUR||50||Per Bill of
This service is provided by the carrier to 'switch' transport documents (B/L's) to show new parties by issuing a 2nd set of documents.
A 'switch' is used to prevent the shipper from being visible to the buyer and protects the interests of the cargo intermediary.
The service is applicable upon the customer’s request for this service.