Booking acknowledgement confirms receipt of the booking request by the Sealand Customer Service and contains preliminary transport plan which is still subject to space and equipment availability. For units, arriving to St Petersburg port by rail, containers numbers are mandatory.
Release of empty equipment for export
In order to obtain empty containers for Your export bookings from Russia it is required to create a Forecast in the EEMS (Empty Equipment Management System) section at our local self-service website maersk.ru. Please note that ocean freight booking must be confirmed in order to create a Forecast for empty equipment release. You will need a confirmed booking reference to create a Forecast for empty equipment. Your Forecast will be processed and confirmed based on empty equipment availability. Forecasts must be submitted by the COB Monday. Forecasts for empty containers are confirmed COB Wednesday. Once Your Forecast for empty containers is confirmed, please proceed to request empty containers release at maersk.ru
It is legally required to sign a formal General Duty agreement as per carrier’s template prior to collecting empty containers. Please contact your local Export Customer Service desk by the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a General Duty agreement template or for any questions related to empty containers release for Your export shipments with Sealand - A Maersk Company.
Export vessels deadlines
Please contact Local Customer Service in order to find vessels dealines.
We ask you to submit Transport Document Instructions (TDIs) in accordance with the deadlines established by your local Sealand 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 Sealand office.
Bills of lading originals
You can print out Bills of Lading originals in your office. For more details please contact your local Sealand office.
We are committed to complying with U.S. regulation prohibiting containers we lease from U.S. companies from being involved in shipments to Syria. To support us in compliance with this requirement, we request you that when you pick up empty containers from our depots, you ensure that the containers you receive display a Maersk, Safmarine or Hamburg Süd logo on them. This will help us to ensure that shipments to Syria are not in U.S-owned containers.
- Commodity: N/A.
- Weight and measurement: Maximum acceptable payload is 25 metric tons (payload for some 20 DC is less than 25M).
- Special cargoes:
- Oversized / Dangerous cargo is accepted on case by case basis and subject to Sealand approval.
- Hazardous cargo and special cargo (e.g scrap metal) are not accepted at Baltiysk terminal, Kaliningrad.
- Lashing scheme and routing coordination with State departments of oversized cargo dispatch procedure may take up to 3 weeks for all Russian ports. The customer is responsible for demurrage occured in the relay port. Export shipments of oversized cargo are allowed provided that Terminal approval is obtained in advance.
- Excise commodities: Subject to Sealand approval. Port acceptance CY only.
- Increasing coefficient (1.5) is applying to the following rates:
- Extra move in the yard for whatsoever reason (survey)
- Operations with cargo carried out for commercial purpose (examination, weighting, restuffing)
The Euroasian Economic Union temporarily has imposed an Export ban on specific commodities from Russia.
By decision 41 dated 24.03.2020, a ban is introduced on different types of Protective equipment. These include disinfectants, gloves, safety glasses, masks and respirators. The ban is effective until 30th of September 2020.
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Name of the period
Export Demurrage period
day when laden container has been delivered to the terminal (gate in date)
day when laden container has been loaded from the terminal to the vessel
Name of the period
Export Detention period
day when empty container has been picked up from the Agent (gate out date)
day when laden container has been delivered to the Agent (gate in date)