Shipping in Denmark

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


Export procedures:

Bill of lading clausing, documentation – No special clauses / restrictions apply. 


Special Customs Requirements – An export declaration must be filed with customs and this is usually done by the shipper/exporter themselves. However, if necessary we can arrange it for you. Please ask our Customer Service team for the current prices. 


Export restrictions:

  • Weight and measurement – For general information on weight and measurement restrictions please contact your local Sealand Maersk 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 – There are generally no restrictions, though for trucking to inland points special permits may be needed (dependent on the actual oversize, so please inquire). For dangerous cargo the dangerous cargo papers must be provided and approved at the time the booking is placed. Please ask our Customer Service team for exact details. 

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

  • Demurrage = container rental inside the terminal + terminal storage.
  • Detention = container rental outside the terminal.
  • Calculations are based on calendar days, and the amount is per day.
  • Non-operating reefers (NORs) are charged as DRY containers.
  • Reefer demurrage includes plug-in/electricity charges.
  • Shipper’s Own Containers (SOC) are not subject to detention.

Demurrage starts the same day as container is gated in (full). It ends the same day as container is loaded on the vessel.
Detention starts the same day as container is gated out (empty). It ends the same day as container is gated in (full).


Demurrage and Detention - Export Tariffs

Effective date: 1st of June 2019.
Currency: DKK

DRY containers

Days (Demurrage) 20' 40'/45' Days (Detention) 20' 40'/45'
01-07 0 0 01-07 0 0
08-14 300 600 08-14 300 600
15+ 500 1000 15+ 500 1000


Days (Demurrage) 20' 40' Days (Detention) 20' 40'
01-05 0 0 01-05 0 0
06-10 800 1200 06-10 800 1200
11+ 1200 1800 11+ 1200 1800

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.