Shipping in Poland

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Drop off

For Drop off Rates click here: Drop off tariff 

For Empty Drop Off instructions click here: Drop off instructions


  • Commodity – There are no restrictions in place. Special certificates are needed for plants/seeds (phyto-sanitary certificate), and meat or fish (Veterinary and Origin certificates). Please ask our Customer Service team for more details.
  • Weight and measurement – For general information on weight and measurement restrictions please contact your local Sealand office.
  • 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.

Freetime & Demurrage

Import to port of Gdansk and Szczecin

Demurrage free time
Dry cargo 12 calendar days Day of discharge and day of gate-out included.
Reefer cargo 5 calendar days Day of discharge and day of gate-out included.

Note: IMO Cargo follows the free days of Reefer containers.
Demurrage charges after free time
Tariff rate (calendar days) starts with the first day after free time expires.
20' dry container Day 13 - 21 EUR 33
> 21 EUR 53
40' dry container Day 13 - 21 EUR 43
> 21 EUR 73
20' reefer Day 6 - 14 EUR 83
> 14 EUR 118
40' reefer Day 6 - 14 EUR 108
> 14 EUR 143


Detention free time
Free days stating with the day of gate-out and ending with the day of gate in (both days included).
All equipment/cargo types Truck 4 calendar days
Rail calendar days


Detention charges after free time
20' dry container per day EUR 30
40' dry container per day EUR 40
20' reefer per day EUR 70
40' reefer per day EUR 90

Other Charges

Services, surcharges and fees 

In addition, the following local surcharges may apply to import:

Containers Cleaning (CCL) 65 euro/container, applicable for services that require cleaning or de-labeling (incl IMO labels) of empty container received from customer.

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