Shipping in Russia (West)

 

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

 

 

 

Demurrage and Detention

Definition:

Name of the period

Start

End

Import Demurrage period*

day when laden container has been discharged from the vessel to the terminal

day when laden container has been picked up (gate out date)

Import Detention period*

day after the date when laden container has been picked up from the Agent (gate out date)

day when empty container has been delivered to the Agent (gate in date)

Storage**

day when laden container has been discharged from the vessel to the terminal

day when laden container has been picked up (gate out date)

Combined Demurrage and Detention**

day when laden container has been discharged from the vessel to the terminal

day when empty container has been delivered to the Agent (gate in date)

 

* - till 31 Jan 2018
** - from 1 Feb 2018

*** - At the end of the free time period per diem begins at the rate tier applicable based on the consumed free days. If you have any questions, please, contact us.

Drop-off Surcharges

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16-08-2018

Please, click here to find drop-off tariffs starting 16-09-2018

 

* Regional container drop off follows St.Petersburg freetime and surcharges

Procedures

  • Always track your cargo using Sealand online tracking system. Please be sure to contact local Sealand office at least 1 week prior to container arrival to port to check cargo details, terms of payment, etc.
  • DU (port document) can be received in local Sealand office against presentation of:
  • Duly endorsed Original Bill of Lading;
  • Documents proving named consignee.
  • Always contact local Sealand Customer Service to ask for invoice since all payments for transportation, local charges, demurrage and detention should be received by Sealand prior to release
  • Inspection of container should be requested from Customer service import till 16-00 of the day preceding inspection day
  • Release can be obtained from Customer service import if all payments/documents are in place
  • Freight collect is accepted for dry cargo. Freight collect for reefers can be accepted after confirmation from Sales. Freight collect for fruits and chilled cargo is not accepted

Local surcharges (e.g. DHC, PHI, PTD, DDF, RFR etc.) for reefers are acceptable on collect and no approval is required from Sales

Restrictions

St Petersburg

Commodity:

Personally Operated Vehicles are subject to Local office pre-approval. Freight collect is not allowed for the subject commodity

Weight / Measurement:

Gross weight (cargo + container) is limited by the gantry crane capacity, which is 35 metric tons. Hence maximum acceptable payload is 30-31 metric tons.

For store door delivery maximum payload is 20 metric tons for DRY, and 19.5 metric tons for REEF containers.

Special Cargoes:

Out of Gauge, Break Bulk and IMO cargo is subject to standard Sealand in-house procedures.

IMO 1 class is not acceptable in Saint-Petersburg First Container Terminal (FCT) due to restrictions of the port.

IMO classes 6, 7; IMO 4, UNNO 3221-3240; IMO 5, UNNO 3101-3120; additional sub-class 6 are subject to direct variant only, i.e. without physical contact of the container with the Terminal’s land, with the effect from August-9, 2007.

Documentation:

  • All shipments destined to Russia must have Consignee (unless the B/L is To Order) and Notify party (whenever specified): names, addresses and contacts updated. Whenever Consignee on B/L is a private person, full address, phone and passport number (for identification purposes) are required.
  • Straight B/Ls covering consolidated cargo consigned to different receivers are not allowed. Consolidated cargo must be covered by separate BLs.
  • It is not allowed to insert several private persons in the Consignee field.
  • Gross weight and measurement of cargo must be indicated in metric units, i.e. kilograms and cubic meters.
  • All amendments to transport documents after feeder vessel sailing from the last transshipment port may only be performed subject to approval of destination office.
  • "TO ORDER" bookings for chilled cargo are not accepted. In case of any questions regarding consignee, please contact reefer sales department.
  • FREIGHT COLLECT ACCEPTANCE (FCA) for shipments of chilled cargo and meat is not allowed without reefer sales department confirmation.
  • Foreign consignees are not allowed for dry cargo shipments. For reefer cargo shipments foreign consignee has to be confirmed prior booking acceptance by reefer sales department.

Special Customs Requirements: Import Cargo Manifest must be submitted 48 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival

Novorossiysk

Weight / Measurement:

  • Gross weight (cargo + container) is limited by the gantry crane capacity, which is 35 metric tons. Hence maximum acceptable payload is 30-31 metric tons.
  • For store door delivery maximum payload is 18 metric tons for DRY; 16 metric tons for REEF.
  • For merchant haulage there is a road restriction of 9 mt axle load but not more than 38 mt in total (including truck weight).

Special Cargoes:

Out of Gauge, Break Bulk cargo is subject to standard procedures. Please contact your local Sealand office for details.

IMO 1 and IMO 7 class are not acceptable in NUTEP terminal due to restrictions of the port.

IMO 2, IMO 5 are NOT accepted in Novorossiysk since 28-05-12 till further notice.

Special Customs Requirements:

Import Cargo Manifest must be submitted 24 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival.

Manual Documentation Fee

From November 1st 2016, all shipping instruction submissions for your shipments must be submitted through My.Seagoline.com or any other online platform (EDI, INTTRA etc.).

In case that you still wish to submit the shipping instructions manually, a Manual Documentation Fee (MDF) is applied.

The Manual Documentation Fee will be: 25 USD / bill of lading

Customs House Brokerage

At Sealand we use our global knowledge and local expertise in customs formalities to ensure a seamless and reliable service for moving your freight across borders. We calculate the cost of moving your cargo, prepare the paperwork that is needed and facilitate communication with government authorities, so you can rest easy knowing your shipment is in safe hands.

Import & Export

If you would like Sealand Russia to arrange customs formalities on your behalf, please contact your local Sealand representative.

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