Shipping to Bulgaria

Get up-to-date local information about holiday periods, charges, payment services, inland transport procedures and restrictions, and more.

Inland Haulage

Inland haulage includes transportation from vendors to the port of shipment, and from discharge port to the point of stripping the ocean container by truck and / or rail.

We ensure that your products are moved at the right time to the right place. Whatever your need for inland transportation, you can count on us to deliver an effective and cost efficient inland haulage service.

Our offering includes:

  • Multiple modes of transport Large network of quality transport providers
  • Constant monitoring and quality assurance
  • Timely pick-up and delivery
  • One-stop-shopping combining your land and ocean transport needs
For more details about our services, please contact us:
Email: Sales Department (bulsal@maersk.com)
Phone: +359 2 8059570, 73, 74
Fax: +359 2 8059520

Arranged by Maersk Bulgaria

Inland haulage is subject to truck / chassis availability. Unless the inland haulage service is requested 2 days in advance, truck availability cannot be guaranteed. Any port expenses and demurrages accumulated as a result of non timely submission of a haulage request will be for account of cargo. Special chassis can be arranged only upon request.

Maximum gross weight cargo (excluding container tare), which is acceptable for all trucking upon discharge from vessel at the Thessaloniki is:

  1. 20,000 kgs for 20’ containers
  2. 22,000 kgs for 40’ containers

Consignee has freetime for discharge of the container till the end of the calendar day following the day of arrival.

Following charges apply for truck detention after above indicated free period:

  • EUR 100 for the first 24 hours commenced, then EUR 200 for any second 24 hours commenced.

Customer is requested to inform Maersk Bulgaria local office when truck / container has not arrived 1 hour after appointed arrival time. In case arrival delay was not communicated to Maersk Bulgaria within above period, customer's claim in regard with this arrival delay will not be processed.

Haulage arranged by the Merchant

Following conditions apply for haulage arranged by the merchant / cargo:

  1. Pre-approval obtained from Maersk Bulgaria local office.
  2. Signing a special agreement with Maersk Bulgaria which includes either placing of an effective deposit, issuance of a promissory note or bank guarantee for the equipment.
  3. Non-returnable merchant haulage fee of EUR 50 per transport.
  4. Containers need to be returned to Maersk Line in the pick-up location within the free period. Thereafter Demurrage and Detention will be charged (please see separate Demurrage & Detention tariff of Export and Import)

Local Charges

List of additional export fees:

Charge name Amount Charge base When is the charge applied?

Late payment fee

EUR 35

per invoice

Applied to all invoices which are payble immediately after the 7th day of delay of payment.

Inland haulage waiting time

EUR 100 for the first day

EUR 200 for days 2 to 9999

per container

Customer detains container at discharge premises over one working day

Scan charge

EUR45

per container

Customs has marked container for scanning

Late inland haulage cancellation fee

EUR 60

per container

Customer cancels an inland haulage after 16:00 on the day preceding the delivery

Container weighing

EUR 50

per container

Customer/customs has requested container weighing

COD fee

USD 300

per container

Customer has requested change of destination

Pick up/dropp off fee

EUR 25

per container

 

BL amendment fee

EUR 20

per BL

Applicable to every amendment requested by customer to a given BL, except the first one (first amendment is free of charge).

Switch BL fee EUR 50 per BL Customer has requested switch BL service
Telex release fee EUR 20 per BL Customer has requested telex release service

List of additional import charges

Charge name Amount Charge base When is the charge applied?
Late payment fee EUR 35
per invoice Applied to all invoices which are payble immediately after the 7th day of delay of payment.
Inland haulage waiting time EUR 100 for the first day

EUR 200 for days 2 to 9999
per container Customer detains container at discharge premises over one working day
Scan charge
EUR 45
per container Customs has marked container for scanning
Manifest correction letter
EUR 50 per BL Customer has requested correction to manifest after manifestation to customs
Late inland haulage cancellation fee
EUR 60 per container Customer cancels an inland haulage after 16:00 on the day preceding the delivery
Container weighing
EUR 50
per container Customer/customs has requested container weighing
COD fee USD300
per container Customer has requested change of destination
Pick up/dropp off fee
EUR 25
per container
BL amendment fee
EUR 20 per BL Applicable to every amendment requested by customer to a given BL, except the first one (first amendment is free of charge).

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.