Shipping in Malaysia

Our team in Malaysia is responsible for import shipments into ports in West Malaysia only. Kindly  approach our Singapore team for assistance for services into East Malaysia ports: Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bintulu, Sandakan and Tawau.

Ship Call Number-SCN

Here's the shipcall number (SCN) which can be used to check for vessel Container Yard (CY) closing and import custom declaration.

Penang Port – August 2019

Port Klang – Westport/North Port Week 34 2019

Detention and Demurrage

Our setup in Malaysia will be Combined Demurrage and Detention. This means you will have one combined free time period for utilisation of equipment.

 

  • Sealand A Maersk Company’s standard combined freetime for import is inclusive of container discharge day and empty container return to depot day.
  • Combined detention and demurrage calculation days are inclusive of weekends and public holidays, progressive calculation will be used after the expiry of your free time

 

 

Import Combined Detention and Demurrage Tariff

Applicable for import into Penang Port, Kuantan Port, Port Klang (Northport & Westport), Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Pasir Gudang Port

 

Equipment Type (Amount in MYR - per equipment type per day)

20’Dry

40’Dry

40’Highcube

45’Highcube

20’Reefer

20’Opentop

40’Highcube Reefer

40’Opentop

40’Flatrack

IMO

Day 1-7

FREE

FREE

FREE

 

 

Same as DRY

Day 8-10

70

115

115

 

 

Day 11-14

85

130

130

 

 

Day 15-17

105

160

160

 

 

Day 18 onwards

125

200

200

 

 

Day 1-4

 

 

 

FREE

FREE

 

Day 5-7

 

 

 

210

390

 

Day 8-10

 

 

 

240

420

 

Day 11 onwards

 

 

 

270

450

 


Procedures and Restrictions

Routing:

Acceptance of import into Port Klang (Northport & Westport), Penang Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Kuantan Port and Pasir Gudang Port (via feeder and rail).

Acceptance of domestic export cargoes into above ports from East Malaysia ports (Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bintulu, Sandakan and Tawau)

 

Dangerous Cargo:

All containers with Dangerous Goods (DG) should have the ‘placard’ (also known as DG stickers) affixed on each side of the containers. The total ‘placard’ per container would be 4 pieces. For more information, kindly contact import team (MY.Import@sealandmaersk.com) or visit http://www.pka.gov.my

 

Commodity:

For all inbound shipments into Malaysia Ports, import permit is mandatory for below commodities

  • Beer and Alcohol
  • Cigarette
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Automotive (Vehicles)
  • Computer Parts

 

Booking for Automobile and Personal Effects: Based on local custom’s restriction, booking for such commodities can be made only for one container per owner per bill of lading. Failing such, consignee would not be able to proceed with custom clearance

 

Hazardous Waste: Under Basel Convention Law <http://www.basel.int>, Malaysia restricts the import of hazardous waste and other waste for transit, final disposal and recovery. Special permit from Department of Environment Malaysia is compulsory. Cargo without permits will not be accepted during booking and will not be allowed to discharge in Malaysia. Cargo will be retained on board at shipper and  consignee own risk and cost.

 

Plastic Scrap: In order to comply with the recent government ruling from the National Solid Waste Management Department of Malaysia (JPSPN), MCC Transport will be implementing new procedures on the import of plastic scrap into Malaysia.

To import plastic scrap cargo into Malaysia

  • The consignee will need to provide a valid Plastic Scrap Import Permit to MCC Transport
  • The shipper and consignee is required to provide a Letter of Indemnity (LOI) to MCC Transport
  • MCC Transport will share the import permit with local port authority, the National Solid Waste Management Department of Malaysia (JPSPN). Discharge of cargo will only be allowed once the Import Permit is validated
  • The consignee is required to provide a Letter of Confirmation on ownership of cargo to the port authority

Shipments without the requirements mentioned above will not be allowed to discharge from vessel at Malaysian terminals.

 

Special Cargoes:

Out of Gauge, Break Bulk and Dangerous Cargo (IMO) acceptance are subject to standard MCC Transport approval procedures and equipment availability

 

Special Custom Requirement:

Measurement (CBM) and 6 digits HS Code are mandatory requirement for Import Custom Manifest

Bill of Lading Parties: Either one of consignee or notify party must be a local Malaysian company.

  • Consignee or notify party information in bill of lading must be complete with details such as full company name and address.
  • "Same as Consignee" and “Same as above” is not acceptable in notify party column
  • "To order” is not acceptable in consignee column unless it is updated as “To order of <customer name>”

For import of car, chassis number and engine number must be declared in Bill of Lading description and manifest to custom.

Local Charges

Surcharges are valid based on the Bill of Lading conditions and are subject to change. The applicable rates, rules and surcharges are applicable based on container discharge date.

 

Latest Malaysia’s local import charges can be found here.

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