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

PICK UP OF All REEFERS Return of all 20 DRY  Return of all 40 and 45 DRY and Special Units
Cogent Container Depot Pte Ltd Tong Container Depot (S) Pte Ltd Tong Container Depot (S) Pte Ltd
1 Jalan Buroh Crescent #06-00 Singapore 627545 16 Jalan Tepong, Singapore 619331 23, Pioneer Sector 1, Singapore 628431 
ccd.maersk@sh-cogent.com.sg CS1.JT@tong-containers.com.sg maersk_ops@tong-containers.com.sg 
Tel: 67277740 Fax: 67277778 Tel: 69146667 Tel: 62648816 Fax: 62648812 
Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1845hrs | Sat 0730hrs – 1445hrs Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1900hrs | Sat 0730hrs – 1500hrs Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1900hrs | Sat 0730hrs – 1500hrs 
Sun and Public Holidays closed. Sun and Public Holidays closed. Sun and Public Holidays closed. 

Combined Demurrage and Detention

SINGAPORE

With effect from 15th Feb 2020.

Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY 45' DRY 20’RF/20’SP 40’RF/40’SP
1-7 SGD Free Free Free Free Free
8-14 SGD 45 80 120 180 200
15 onwards SGD 100 150 200 180 200

Empty containers can be collected up to 7 calendar days (including Weekends and Public Holidays) prior to vessel ETD Singapore.

Local Charges

SINGAPORE

**With effect 1st Feb 2020

Local Charges Per Currency All 20'DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20'RF 40'HRF
Origin Handling Charge Container SGD 215 325 360 280 420
Equipment Management Fee (Seal Fee) Container SGD 15 15 15 15 15
Origin Documentation Fee BL SGD
120
Origin Documentation Fee for China and Japan Shipments BL SGD
150
Manual Documentation Fee BL SGD
130
BL amendment Fee (manual) Request SGD
130
Telex Release Fee BL SGD
130
Certificate Cert SGD
30
Payer Amendment Origin Fee Request USD
40
Switch BL Fee BL SGD
270
BL issuance fee BL SGD
130
Cross Payment Fee BL SGD
130

*BL Issuance Fee will be applicable for 3rd place issuance in Singapore.

**Cross Booking fee will be applicable for 3rd place payment in Singapore. 

 


BATAM

Local Charges Per Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Inland Haulage Export Container USD 300 490 490 300 490
Equipment Management Export Fee Container IDR 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000 85,000
Origin Documentation Fee BL IDR 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000
Payer Amendment Origin Fee Request USD
40

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)

 



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.sealandmaersk.com

Inttra Desktop

Inttra Link (EDI)

www.inttra.com


To book online, simply visit www.sealandmaersk.com. 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 will apply – Please check Local Charges or with our local offices.

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 our 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 on Sun or Mon) -2 working days prior vessel Eta at origin ( excluding vessel Eta)
Latest by 12 noon
Sealand and Maersk Vessel (ETA 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