Shipping in Singapore

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

 

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Container Pick up

Empty containers can be collected up to 6 calendar days (including Weekends and Public Holidays) prior to vessel ETA Singapore

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Cogent Container Depot Pte Ltd Tong Container Depot (S) Pte Ltd
1 Jalan Buroh Crescent #06-00 Singapore 627545 3, Pioneer Sector 1, Singapore 628431
ccd.maersk@sh-cogent.com.sg maersk_ops@tong-containers.com.sg
Tel: 67277740 Fax: 67277778 Tel: 62648816 Fax: 62648812
Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1845hrs | Sat 0730hrs – 1445hrs Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1900hrs | Sat 0730hrs – 1500hrs
Sun and Public Holidays closed. Sun and Public Holidays closed.

Outport Terminal Names

Port Code Port Name Terminal Name
IDBTI Batam, Indonesia Batu Ampar Port
BNMUP Muara, Brunei Muara Port, Brunei
MYBTU Bintulu, Malaysia Bintulu Port 
MYSDK  Sandakan, Malaysia  Sandakan Port
MYTWU Tawau, Malaysia Tawau Port
MYBKI Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Sepangar Bay Container Port
MYKCH Kuching, Malaysia Kuching Port

Demurrage

SINGAPORE

Singapore’s export demurrage calculation are in calendar days and starts when containers are gated in terminal, til loading date.

Days (SGD) 20’DRY 40’/40HC 45’DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’RH/40’SP
Day 1 - 3 Free Free Free Free Free
Day 4 35 55 70 285 325
Day 5 - 10 35 55 80 100 120
Day 11 onwards 75 100 140 150 170



MUARA, BRUNEI

*Empty containers can be collected up to 6 calendar days (including Weekends and Public Holidays) prior to vessel ETA Muara

Days (BND) 20’ 40’/40HC 45’DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’RH/40’SP
Day 1 - 3 Free Free Free Free Free
Day 4 35 55 70 285 325
Day 5 - 10 35 55 80 100 120
Day 11 onwards 75 100 140 150 170



EAST MALAYSIA

*We offer combined demurrage and detention in our East Malaysia ports.


Combined Demurrage and Detention in MYR/Calendar day
Days (MYR) 20’ 40’/40HC 45’DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’RH/40’SP
Day 1 - 7 Free Free Free Free Free
Day 8 - 10 40 80 120 150 300
Day 11 onwards 80 120 200 200 350

Detention

SINGAPORE

Empty containers can be collected up to 6 calendar days (including Weekends and Public Holidays) prior to vessel ETA Singapore

Days (SGD) 20’DRY 40’/40HC 45’DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’RH/40’SP
Day 1 - 6 Free Free Free Free Free
Day 7 - 16 15 20 40 90 100
Day 17 - 30 45 80 120 180 200
Day 31 onwards 100 150 200 180 200



MUARA, BRUNEI

Empty containers can be collected up to 6 calendar days (including Weekends and Public Holidays) prior to vessel ETA Muara

Days (BND) 20’DRY 40’/40HC 45’DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’RH/40’SP
Day 1 - 6 Free Free Free Free Free
Day 7 - 16 15 20 40 90 100
Day 17 - 30 45 80 120 180 200
Day 31 onwards 100 150 200 180 200



EAST MALAYSIA

*We offer combined demurrage and detention in our East Malaysia ports.


Combined Demurrage and Detention in MYR/Calendar day
Days (MYR) 20’ 40’/40HC 45’DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’RH/40’SP
Day 1 - 7 Free Free Free Free Free
Day 8 - 10 40 80 120 150 300
Day 11 onwards 80 120 200 200 350

Local Charges

SINGAPORE
Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Origin Documentation Fee ODF/BL SGD 120 120 120 120 120
ODF for China and Japan Shipments ODF/BL SGD 150 150 150 150 150
Manual Documentation Fee MDF/BL SGD 50 50 50 50 50
Telex Release Fee TLX/BL SGD 130 130 130 130 130
Origin Handling Charge OHC/Contr SGD 215 325 360 280 420
Equipment Management Fee (Seal Fee) EMF/Contr SGD 12 12 12 12 12

*Cross Booking Fee of SGD120/BL will be applicable for cross-trade shipments with freight payment in Singapore

**BL Issuance Fee of SGD120/BL will be applicable for crosstrade shipments with BL issued in Singapore.

***Switch bill fee is SGD250/request/BL

 

 

MUARA , BRUNEI
Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Origin Documentation Fee ODF/BL BND 80 80 80 80 80
Origin Handling Charge OHC/Contr BND 215 325 325 280 420
Equipment Management Fee (Seal Fee) EMF/Contr BND 12 12 12 12 12
BATAM
Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Origin Documentation Fee ODF/BL IDR 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Equipment Management Export Fee EMF/Contr IDR 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000
Inland Haulage Export IHE/Contr USD 300 490 490 300 490 

All through Freight to/from Batam, our agent will charge consignee or shipper 2 charges as follows:

a) Admin fee S$15 (if required)

b) Batam import permit S$70 per set or Batam export permit S$45 per set. (if required)

 

EAST MALAYSIA
Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Origin Documentation Fee to IAS ODF/BL MYR 200 200 200 200 200
ODF for China and Japan Shipments ODF/BL MYR 300 300 300 300 300
BL re-issuance fee for IAS) BLF/BL MYR 200 200 200 200 200
BL re-issuance fee for Japan and China BLF/BL MYR 300 300 300 300 300
Manual Documentation Fee MDF/BL MYR 150 150 150 150 150
Telex Release Fee TLX/BL MYR 150 150 150 150 150
Origin Handling Charge OHC/Contr MYR 300 455 455 440 670
Equipment Management Fee (Seal Fee) EMF/Contr MYR 20 20 20 20 20
Port Additional Export (KUCHING ONLY) PAE/CNTR  MYR  36.25  72.50  72.50  36.25  72.50

Procedures

Bookings and SI Submissions and Amendments


We accept bookings and SI submissions through the use of one of our 4 eBusiness solutions, all of which offer benefits such as speed and accuracy. Our 4 eBusiness interfaces are:

www.my.mcc.com.sg

Inttra Desktop

Inttra Link (EDI)

www.inttra.com


To book online, simply visit my.mcc.com.sg. You need to be a registered user in order to access our e-booking functions. You will then be able to submit and amend your shipping instructions and also be able to track your shipments online.



Switch Bill of Lading Procedures


Switch BL fee is SGD250/BL/request

For us to process your switch bill request smoothly, please see below pre-requisites:

- First set of bills must be originals and the full set must be surrenderred in port of loading or Singapore office before we may proceed

- Switch bill LOI to be downloaded from our website and sent to sg.import@sealandmaersk.com

- Only parties in the bill who have ownership of the goods (i.e shipper or cnee) can request for the switch

- Only parties can be amended for switch bill. Bill description amendments are on a case to case basis and should not alter the description of the goods in the container.

- Upon receipt of the LOI, we will check and advise the feasibility and timeline of the switch bill process.

- Upon the switching of bill, original LOI, OBLs and payment must be surrendered at MCC office before we are able to issue the switched bills.

- Switch bills are akin to bill amendments and will be subjected to destination port’s manifest submission timelines as well as custom fees and penalties if the timeline has passed.

We therefore encourage you to perform the Switch earliest to avoid Custom Manifest closure.



Re-Exports

 

For us to process your re-export request smoothly, please see below pre-requisites:

- Export booking/s need to be made. Please book through one of our 4 eBusiness solutions.

- Re-export LOI to be downloaded from our website and sent back to us. Please approach our export desk should you requite assistance in filling out the form.

- The closing for re-export submission is 2 working days before import vessel’s ETA in Singapore. If this is not met, there might be surcharges incurred (refer to re-export LOI)

- All import formalities will also have to be done before we can proceed (documents surrendered/produced, import charges paid)

- We also require that the import consignee and export shipper to be the same company or proper chain or release for acting parties.

 

DG Deadlines

1st Dg Submission deadlines
Sealand and Maersk Vessel: -3 working days prior vessel Eta at origin ( excluding vessel Eta)
Latest by 12 noon
Other vessel operator: -5 working days prior vessel Eta at origin ( excluding vessel Eta)
Latest by 12 noon
Final DGD deadlines (with container number)
Sealand and Maersk Vessel( Eta after 0500hrs & Eta on Sun or Mon): -2 working days prior vessel Eta at origin ( excluding vessel Eta)
Latest by 12 noon
Sealand and Maersk Vessel( Eta 0000hrs- 0500hrs on Tues to Sat): -3 working days prior vessel Eta at origin ( excluding vessel Eta)
Latest by 12 noon
Other vessel operator: -4 working days prior vessel Eta at origin ( excluding vessel Eta)
Latest by 12 noon

Restrictions

For SD/Trucking services in Singapore – No acceptance for DG IMO class 1, 6.2 and 7
We do not accept any pharmaceuticals shipments (HS Code starting with 0030) carried in live reefers (for both exports and imports)


We will not accept whale meat or whale products or shark meat or shark products due to CITES restrictions and regulations governing International Trade of these products

BATAM


All through Freight to/from Batam, our agent PT LAUTAN SAMUDERA will charge consignee or shipper as follows:
a) Batam import permit S$70 per set

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