Shipping in Russia (West)

 

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

 

Demurrage and Detention

Definition:

Name of the period

Start

End

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

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)

 

 

Russia ports free-time and surcharges:

St Petersburg Export Freetime and surcharges from 01.02.2018

Novorossiysk and Azov Export Freetime and surcharges from 01.02.2018

Kaliningrad Export Freetime and surcharges from 01.02.2018

Pick-up charges

Please, click here to find Pick up tariffs starting 01.10.2018 

Please, click here to find Pick up tariffs starting 01.11.2018

Please, click here to find Pick up tariffs starting 01.12.2018

Procedures

Booking

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

Equipment forecast should be submitted every Monday at 17-00 pm latest. This means that forecasted equipment can be released to customers beginning from Monday of next week, subject to equipment availability.

Export vessels deadlines

Please contact Local Customer Service in order to find vessels dealines.

Documentation

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.

Restrictions

  • 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) 

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