Shipping in Singapore

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

Demurrage

SINGAPORE
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 45’HC 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1-3 SGD Free Free Free Free Free
4-10 SGD 44 85 85 330 400
11-20 SGD 75 100 100 101 150
21 onwards SGD 100 125 125 147 167

*Demurrage charges are collected prior to releasing containers in Portnet, while PSA storage will be charged by PSA separately to hauliers account.

**Demurrage freetime is 3 calendar days, starting from the day that the individual container is discharged.




MUARA, BRUNEI
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 45’HC 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1-3 BND Free Free Free Free Free
4-10 BND 44 85 85 330 400
11-20 BND 75 100 100 101 150
21 onwards BND 100 125 125 147 167



BATAM
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1-7 USD Free Free Free Free
8-12 USD 30 40 50 70
13-17 USD 50 70 90 130
18 onwards USD 70 90 90 130

*From 16 July 2018, import freetime in Batam will be a combination of Demurrage and Detention days

**Calculation of days starts from the same day the container is discharged from vessel in Batam, Indonesia.




EAST MALAYSIA
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 45’HC
1 - 7 MYR Free Free Free
8 - 10 MYR 70 115 115
11 - 14 MYR 85 130 130
15 - 17 MYR 105 160 160
18 onwards MYR 125 200 200

Days Currency 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1 - 4 MYR Free Free
5 - 7 MYR 210 390
8 - 10 MYR 240 420
11 onwards MYR 270 450

*Import freetime in East Malaysia is a combination of demurrage and detention. Calculation starts when container is discharged from vessel

Detention

SINGAPORE
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 45’HC 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1 - 4 SGD Free Free Free Free Free
5 - 10 SGD 44 85 85 330 400
11 - 20 SGD 75 100 100 101 150
21 onwards SGD 100 125 125 147 167

*Detention freetime of 4 calendar days (excluding Public Holidays), starts the same day after the container has gated-out from the port.

**Import detention charges are collected progressively.




MUARA, BRUNEI
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 45’HC 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1 - 4 BND Free Free Free Free Free
5 - 10 BND 44 85 85 330 400
11 - 20 BND 75 100 100 101 150
21 onwards BND 100 125 125 147 167

*Import Detention free time of 4 calendar days excluded Public Holiday is calculated from the same day of the laden container is gated-out from the port.




BATAM
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1-7 USD Free Free Free Free
8-12 USD 30 40 50 70
13-17 USD 50 70 90 130
18 onwards USD 70 90 90 130

*From 16 July 2018, import freetime in Batam will be a combination of Demurrage and Detention days

**Calculation of days starts from the same day the container is discharged from vessel in Batam, Indonesia.




EAST MALAYSIA
Days Currency 20’DRY 40’DRY/40’HC 45’HC
1 - 7 MYR Free Free Free
8 - 10 MYR 70 115 115
11 - 14 MYR 85 130 130
15 - 17 MYR 105 160 160
18 onwards MYR 125 200 200

Days Currency 20’RF/20’SP 40'RF/40'RH/40'SP
1 - 4 MYR Free Free
5 - 7 MYR 210 390
8 - 10 MYR 240 420
11 onwards MYR 270 450

*Import freetime in East Malaysia is a combination of demurrage and detention. Calculation starts when container is discharged from vessel

Container Returns

Return of all REEFERS Return of all DRY and Special Units

Sea Shore Transportation Pte Ltd

14, Pioneer Sector 2, Singapore 628375

maersk_ops@seashore.com.sg

Tel: 68613233 Fax: 68614780

Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1900hrs

Sat 0730hrs – 1500hrs

Sun and Public Holidays closed.

Tong Container Depot (S) Pte Ltd

23, Pioneer Sector 1, Singapore 628431

maersk_ops@tong-containers.com.sg

Tel: 62648816 Fax: 62648812

Mon-Fri 0730hrs – 1900hrs

Sat 0730hrs – 1500hrs

Sun and Public Holidays closed.

Local Charges

SINGAPORE
Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Destination Documentation Fee DDF/BL SGD 120 120 120 120 120
Destination Handling Charge DHC/Contr SGD 215 325 360 280 420

*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
Destination Documentation Fee DDF/BL BND 80 80 80 80 80
Destination Handling Charge DHC/Contr BND 215 325 325 280 420
Equipment Positioning Service POS/Contr BND 50 100 100 50 100



BATAM
Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Destination Documentation Fee DDF/BL IDR 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Equipment Management Import Fee EMI/Contr IDR 420,000 420,000 420,000 420,000 420,000
Container Cleaning Import Fee CLI/Contr IDR 150,000 225,000 225,000 150,000 225,000
Inland Haulage Import IHI/Contr USD 300 490 490 300 490

*All Batam charges should be prepaid by shipper

**All through Freight to/from Batam, our agent Batamindo Shipping 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

 

For shipments from West Malaysia to Kota Kinabalu below Destination THC and Import surcharge will apply.

Local Charges Charge Code Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Destination Handling Charge DHC/Contr MYR 350 555 555 505 770
Import Quantum IMP/BL MYR 205 205 205 205 205

 

Local Charges Charge Code) Currency All 20’ DRY All 40'DRY 45'DRY 20’RF 40’HRF
Import Service Charge *for SIBU only IMP/BL USD 75 150 150 75 150
Destination Documentation Fee DDF/BL MYR 200 200 200 200 200
Destination Handling Charge DHC/Contr MYR 300 455 455 440 570
Import Container Cleaning Charge CLI/Contr MYR 20 40 40 20 40
Local Container Handling Charge POS/Contr MYR 148 260 260 148 260
Port Additional Export (KUCHING ONLY) PAI/CNTR  MYR  36.25  72.50  72.50  36.25 72.50

* POS charge only apply for import to Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau

Procedures

Import Shipments

Consignee must:
- check with his shipper/supplier if shipment is under original bills of lading, waybills or telex release arrangements.
- check on the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of his incoming vessels or subscribe to Changes in ETA Notification via MCC website at www.my.mcc.com.sg.
- ensure the Original Bill of Ladings have been surrendered as needed.
- all due payments have been made both by yourselves and the exporter at the origin end. .



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.

Restrictions

Customs procedures for import of dutiable/ controlled cargo: including Liquor & tobacco and Motor vehicles.

SINGAPORE

Liquor & tobacco: please click here

Motor vehicles: please click here

For SD/Trucking services – No acceptance for DG IMO class 1, 6.2 and 7



EAST MALAYSIA, MUARA & BATAM

East Malaysia ports – Tractors, for Agricultural use, no need for import license. For Industrial use, import license needed / Custom sales tax 10% of the tractor value incurred under consignee account.

Kota Kinabalu - No acceptance for import used tyres.

Kota Kinabalu - All import shipments must be addressed to a local consignee and notify party.

Sibu - No acceptance for fireworks and all IMO 1 DG to Sibu.

Sibu - OOG acceptance subjected to approval from port authorities.

Muara - No acceptance for Import Liquor (Alcohol)

Muara - No acceptance for Cigarettes and Tobacco

 

MAX GROSS WEIGHT LIMITS FOR SINGAPORE AND EAST MALAYSIA

PORTS 20GP/RF/OT 40GP/HC/HRF/OT/FR Remarks
Singapore 30mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. 30mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. Containers that do not exceed this can be transported on bridges and roads in Singapore without issues.
Containers over this weight limit may be accepted but approval/shipment basis will be needed.
It will be shipper's responsibility to inform consignee and to ensure that consignee's transporter can transport the laden unit with ease
Bintulu 34mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. 34mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. Over weight containers will be retained on board & re/unstuffed at transhipment port or loaded back to origin with entire reworking cost invoiced to customer accordingly.
Kuching 30mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. 34mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. Heavy weight surcharge applies (prepaid) if total payload exceeds below:
20’Container: 25000kg - USD45 surcharge
Over weight containers will be retained on board & re/unstuffed at transhipment port or loaded back to origin with entire reworking cost invoiced to customer accordingly.
Kota Kinabalu 33mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. 33mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. Heavy weight surcharge applies (prepaid) if total payload exceeds below:
20’Container: 25000kg - USD45 surcharge
40’Container: 30000kg - USD90 surcharge
Over weight containers will be retained on board & re/unstuffed at transhipment port or loaded back to origin with entire reworking cost invoiced to customer accordingly.
Sandakan 27.99mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. 32.99mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. Heavy weight surcharge applies (prepaid) if total payload exceeds below:
20’Container: 25000kg - USD45 surcharge
40’Container: 30000kg - USD90 surcharge
Over weight containers will be retained on board & re/unstuffed at transhipment port or loaded back to origin with entire reworking cost invoiced to customer accordingly.
Tawau 27.99mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. 32.99mt or maximum payload, whichever is lower. Heavy weight surcharge applies (prepaid) if total payload exceeds below:
20’Container: 25000kg - USD45 surcharge
40’Container: 30000kg - USD90 surcharge
Over weight containers will be retained on board & re/unstuffed at transhipment port or loaded back to origin with entire reworking cost invoiced to customer accordingly.

 

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