Shipping in Greece

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

Export

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.

Exports

Services & Cut-offs

Service eta Piraeus ets Piraeus VGM submission cargo cut-off signed DGD b/l instructions
Aegean Sea Friday Saturday Wed12h00 Wed19h00 Tue10h00 Thu12h00
Z01 (Piraeus-Thessaloniki) Saturday Sunday Thu 12h00 Fri 15h00 n/a M
Marmara sea Tuesday Wednesday Fri 12h00 Sat 13h00 n/a M
Cyprus Adriatic Sea Saturday Sunday Thu 12h00 Fri 15h00 Wed 10h00 Fri 10h00

Service eta Thessaloniki ets Thessaloniki VGM submission cargo cut-off signed DGD b/l instructions
Z01 (Thessaloniki-Piraeus) Friday Sunday Thu 10h00 Thu 17h00 n/a M

 


Equipment

Dry containers reuse policy

As of 1st June 2019 all requests for equipment re-use on Merchant Haulage are being managed through Avantida digital platform.
Your truck carrier will need to register with Avantida at https://www.Avantida.com/en/the-platform/. Once registered in the platform, truckers will have access to Avantida 's automated request process, returning accurate responses within minutes and delivering time and overall cost savings.
A charge of 
40€ will be applicable for approved equipment re-use requests and is payable directly to Avantida platform.

 

New Export Pick-Up & Import Drop-off surcharge tariff - Greece (15-02-2020)

In order to continue to maintain the quality of the services we provide, Maersk is implementing the Export PICK-UP and the Import DROP-OFF surcharge, effective as of 15th February 2020.

Sur(When empty container pick up location is different than load port & empty container drop off location is different than discharge port)

 

Export Pick-Up

(applicable when empty container pick up location is different than load port)

The tariff amounts are detailed as follows:

 

Surcharge name Origin Country Pick up location Load port Equipment Type Currency Rate Charge Basis
Pick-Up charge Greece Any terminal or depot in Thessaloniki Piraeus ALL EUR 50 Per Container
Pick-Up charge Greece Any terminal or depot in Piraeus Thessaloniki ALL EUR 50 Per Container

 

Import Drop-Off

(applicable when empty container drop off location is different than discharge port)

The tariff amounts are detailed as follows:

 

Surcharge name Origin Country Drop-Off location Discharge port Equipment Type Currency Rate Charge Basis
Drop-Off charge Greece Any terminal or depot in Thessaloniki Piraeus ALL EUR 50 Per Container
Drop-Off charge Greece Any terminal or depot in Piraeus Thessaloniki ALL EUR 50 Per Container

 

All Customers can require empty container pick up or drop off from / to an inland depot or port different the from load / discharge port provided that request is received in written and Maersk has reverted with written authorization.

Please contact gr.export@sealandmaersk.com for PIC-UP & gr.import@sealandmaersk.com for DROP-OFF requests.

 

Notes:

  1. Container pick-up might be restricted in case of equipment deficit at requested origin
  2. Container drop-off might be restricted in case of equipment surplus at requested destination
  3. Specific container numbers’ drop-off (off hire units) may not be authorized in alternative areas

Restrictions

Export service restrictions

GREECE:

Commodity: waste cargo
Not accepting 45’ & reefers on Adriatic service
Personal effects are only accepted on CY/CY basis and only through freight forwarding agent

Weight / Measurement: Weight of container via Greek ports must not exceed 26 metrics tons including tare.

Special cargoes: OOG, B/B and IMO cargo subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures. IMO containers will not be accepted by Piraeus terminal neither for stripping nor for stuffing at port warehouses as from 1 April 2003. CFS bs/l of IMO cargo to/from Piraeus port not to be accepted.

The following class 4.1 UN numbers with similar properties, have been banned from acceptance globally as of 30/08-2013.

3221    3222    3223    3224    3225    3226

 

3227    3228    3229    3230    3231    3233

 

3234    3235    3236    3237    3238    3239

 

3240 

B/l clausing, documentation: Following sentence must be inserted in all bills of lading: "Where the container has not been stuffed by carrier, carrier has no access to the cargo and cannot verify the current condition, quantity and quality of same, as described by shipper."

Special customs requirements: No specific requirements

Others: LCL shipments not acceptable

EXPORT LOCAL CHARGES FOR CY CARGO
DRY REEFER IMO
PIRAEUS 20 DC 40 DC 20 RF 40 HRF 20' IMO 40' IMO
THC (terminal handling changes) 150 EUR 150 EUR 150 EUR 150 EUR 270 EUR 270 EUR
EXP 65 EUR 65 EUR 110 EUR 110 EUR 65 EUR 65 EUR
TOTAL 215 EUR 215 EUR 160 EUR 260 EUR 335 EUR 335 EUR
THESSALONIKI 20 DC 40 DC 20 RF 40 HRF 20' IMO 40' IMO
THC (terminal handling changes) 105 EUR 133 EUR 105 EUR 133 EUR 132 EUR 172 EUR
EXP 90 EUR 110 EUR 150 EUR 170 EUR 90 EUR 110 EUR
TOTAL 195 EUR 243 EUR 255 EUR 303 EUR 222 EUR 282 EUR

 

Below you may find some surcharges applicable for export shipments. Mentioned costs are actual, payable by Seago Line directly to port. They are calculated and invoiced the first working day after vessel departure. For the charges indicating 'per day', calculation is starting as from gate-in full in terminal until load full (both days included)  

SURCHARGES FOR REEFER CONTAINERS

REEFER
PIRAEUS / THESSALONIKI 20 RF 40 HRF
electricity / plug-in 30 EUR / DAY 40 EUR /DAY
GENSET 100 EUR 100 EUR

 

  

PORT STORAGES FOR DRY CONTAINERS - EXPORT
PIRAEUS only DRY
Days of stay 20 DC 40 DC
Days 1 - 7 free free
Days 8 - 12 7,56 EUR / day 15,12 EUR / day
Days 13 - 22 11,34 EUR / day 22,68 EUR / day
Days 23+ 17,01 EUR / day 34,02 EUR / day

 

  

PORT STORAGES FOR IMO CONTAINERS - EXPORT
PIRAEUS only DRY
Days of stay 20 DC 40 DC
Days 1 - 7 60 EUR / day 75 EUR / day
Days 8 - 15 120 EUR / day 150 EUR / day
Days 16+ 180 EUR / day 225 EUR / day
 

 

 

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

Export

Definitions

EXPORT START END
DETENTION Day empty container is picked up from depot Day when full container enters port
DEMURRAGE (port storages) Day when full container enters port Day when full container is loaded on vessel

 Below you may find in detail our tariff bands for all equipment sizes

 

Dry Containers

DETENTION Piraeus / Thessaloniki 20'  40'
Days 0 - 10 Free Free
Days 11 - 17 15 EURO / DAY 30 EURO / DAY
Days 17+ 25 EURO / DAY 50 EURO / DAY

 

Special Equipment and Reefers

DETENTION Piraeus / Thessaloniki 20' 40'
Days 0 - 10 Free Free
Days 11 - 17 30 EURO / DAY 60 EURO / DAY
Days 17+ 50 EURO / DAY 100 EURO / DAY

 


DEMURRAGE (port storages) Piraeus only 20'DC 40'DC
Days 1 - 7 0 0
Days 8 - 10 7,56 EURO / DAY 15,12 EURO / DAY
Days 11 - 20 11,34 EURO / DAY 22,68 EURO / DAY
Days 21 + 17,01 EURO / DAY 34,02 EURO / DAY

DEMURRAGE (port storages) Piraeus only 20' IMO 40' IMO
Days 1 - 7 60 EURO / DAY 75 EURO / DAY
Days 8 - 15 120 EURO / DAY 150 EURO / DAY
Days 16 + 180 EURO / DAY 225 EURO / DAY
     

DEMURRAGE (port storages) Thessaloniki only 20'DC 40'DC
Days 0 - 6 FREE IN are inclusive of 6 days port storages FREE IN are inclusive of 6 days port storages
Days 8 - 15 4 EURO / DAY 8 EURO / DAY
Days 16 + 8 EURO / DAY 16 EURO /DAY

Electricity / Monitoring (Piraeus and Thessaloniki port) 20' REEF 40' REEF
as from day 1 30 EURO / Day 40 EURO / Day

Export Demurrage, detention and electricity monitoring are not invoiced automatically, they are calculated and invoiced based on the date of gate-out

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