Shipping to Russia

Local Charges

Customs stops in Europe

European customs has the right to stop cargo for documents check, x-ray or physical inspection. X ray (in case arranged by Maersk Line) costs 280 EUR. Costs for physical inspection will be provided after inspection takes place.

St Petersburg

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Import Service (IMP)***
per 20/40 DRY & REEF in case store door delivery 
per 20/40 DRY in case port-port 
delivery 
per 20/40 REEF in case port-port delivery
USD 60 

USD 60 

USD 70
Container weighing at the terminal (IWD) per container

USD 275 FCT

USD 275 PLP

USD 110 Ust Luga

Container weighing at the terminal for IMO cargo (IWD) per container USD 434 FCT

USD 434 PLP

USD 137.5 Ust Luga
Container weighing at the terminal for IMO 1st class cargo (IWD) per container USD 578 FCT

USD 578 PLP

USD 137.5 Ust Luga
Additional container movement at the terminal /  Inspection Fee Import (INI)
per container / IMO cargo
USD 320 / 480
Weekend Document Release (IMP) per Bill of lading USD 25
Waybill issuance
per document
USD 25
Out of service charge (OSC) per DRY/REEF container USD 150 / 350
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) amendment fee per invoice USD 100
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Bill of lading USD 75
Change of destination fee (COD)** per container USD 300
Winter Surcharge Fee (WSC)* effective from 1st Dec’17 per TEU (20') / FFE (40') USD 75/ 150
Sealing of the container (ASI)  per container   USD 25  

* Change of the tariffs as of 1 January 2013 
**  The charge applies from 1 February 2012 
*** As of March 1, 2015
**** As of December 1, 2015

Local cross-trade tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Cross Booking Fee (XTR) per booking USD 25
Container Shifting Charge (CSH) per booking USD 55
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Bill of Lading USD 75
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per invoice USD 100
Invoice reissuance - Import Service Charge (IMP) per invoice USD 100
Booking cancellation fee (CLL) per container USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF) per Bill of Lading USD 25

Novorossiysk

Local import tariffs 

Charge Charge type Amount
Import service surcharge (IMP) per 20/40 DRY container 
per 20/40 REEF container 
per 20/40 container (store door delivery)
USD 80
USD 111/147
USD 80
Inspection Fee Import (INI) per operation / IMO container USD 200 / 260
MIDK, Weighing (INI/IWD) per operation / IMO container USD 115 / 155
Inspection Fee for Vet Cargo (INI) – effective as of 01/09/2017  per operation  USD 250 
Rail Positioning (IMP) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') and (45') USD 20 / 40
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Bill of Lading USD 50
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per Invoice USD 100
Customs manifest amendment fee (NCSP terminal) ** per document USD 45
Customs manifest amendment fee (NUTEP terminal) per amendment  USD 100 
HDI  per container  USD 100
Late pick up fee for excise and alcohol-containing cargo stored at terminal more than 3 calendar days (LGI) – effective as of 1st Sep 2017  per container   USD 150 
Pick-up&drop-off fee at NCSP terminal in case of provision of empty containers for Inspection operations (ASI)  per container    USD 130 

Azov

Local import tariffs  

Charge Charge type Amount
Import service surcharge (IMP)

per 20/40 DRY container 

per 20/40 REEF container 

per 20/40 container (store door delivery)   

USD 86/122

USD 111/147

USD 36/72

Inspection Fee, Weighing (INI/IWD)per operation per operation      USD 130
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 100     

Kaliningrad

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type  Amount 
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY & REEF in case port-port delivery USD 86
Inspection Fee Import (INI) 
- Preliminary Veterinary Inspection (INI)
- Examination Service Import /X-Ray  (INI) 
- Veterinary Inspection (INI)
- Container shifting for other types of inspection (INI)
per container USD 125
USD 125
USD 475
USD 125
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 130

Vostochny, Port

Local import tariffs 

Charge Charge type Amount
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY/REEF  in case port-port delivery
USD 12
Documentation Fee Destination (DDF) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') USD 36 / USD 72
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 50
Additional Import Surcharge (ASI)
per container
USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF)  per Bill of Lading  USD 25
Customs manifest amendment fee (NCSP terminal) per document USD 45 

Maersk Line \ MCC Transport commercial THC tariff includes following: Import THC covers discharge of a container from a vessel to CY, transportation to storage area at  CY and loading of same container from CY to the next transport mode (truck \ rail). All other handlings and services performed by CY operator as per terminal agreement with cargo owner \ their agent (a forwarder).

Vladivostok Commercial Port, Port

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY/REEF  in case port-port delivery
USD 12
Documentation Fee Origin (DDF) per TEU (20') / FFE (40')
USD 36 / USD 72
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 75
Additional Import Surcharge (ASI)
per container
USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF)  per Bill of Lading  USD 25 

Maersk Line \ MCC Transport commercial THC tariff includes following: Import THC covers only discharge of a container from a vessel to CY. All other handlings and services performed by CY operator as per terminal agreement with cargo owner \ their agent (a forwarder).

Fish Port Terminal, Vladivostok

Local import tariffs

Charge Charge type Amount
Import Service (IMP)
per 20/40 DRY/REEF  in case port-port delivery
USD 12
Documentation Fee Origin (DDF) per TEU (20') / FFE (40') USD 36 / USD 72
Transport Document Amendment Fee (AMF) per document USD 75
Additional Import Surcharge (ASI)
per container
USD 25
Manual Documentation Fee (MDF)  per Bill of Lading  USD 25 

Maersk Line \ MCC Transport commercial THC tariff includes following: Import THC covers discharge of a container from a vessel to CY and loading of same container from CY to the next transport mode (truck \ rail). All other handlings and services performed by CY operator as per terminal agreement with cargo owner \ their agent (a forwarder).

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 emptry container has been delivered to the Agent (gate in date)

Note: for Vladivostok, Vostochny, Korsakov, Magadan detention period starts the next upon discharge date of laden container and ends with empty container delivery to the Agent

St Petersburg

Import Demurrage

Free time Dry Reefer OOG
Container Size 20'/40'/45' 20'/40' 20'/40'
FCT, PLP, Fish Port 4 calendar days None 2 calendar days
Ust Luga 10 calendar days None None
FCT Tariff Rates Dry Reefer OOG
(USD per day)
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20' FR/OT in-gauge 40' FR/OT in-gauge 20'/40' 20' 40
Day 5 77 154 173 101 203 Day 1-5 108 Day 3 90 180
Day 6-7 35 50 79 46 66 Day 6-7 114 Day 4 415 830
Day 8 113 225 254 149 296 Day 8-14 299 Day 5-14 115 230
Day 9-20 134 268 302 176 353 Day 15+ 544 Day 15+ 265 530
Day 21-30 184 368 414 242 484
Day 31-56 169 338 380 222 445
Day 57-60 172 344 387 226 453
Day 61+ 174 348 392 229 458
PLP, Fish Port Tariff Rates (USD per day)* Dry Reefer OOG
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20' FR/OT in-gauge 40' FR/OT in-gauge 20'/40' 20' 40'
Day 5 95 190 214 125 250 Day 1-5 129 Day 3 95 190
Day 6 35 60 88 51 103 Day 6-7 124 Day 4 405 810
Day 7 35 60 106 62 124 Day 8-14 329 Day 5-14 105 210
Day 8-20 105 209 236 138 275 Day 15+ 589 Day 15+ 255 510
Day 21-61 164 329 369 216 433
Ust Luga (USD per day)* Dry Reefer OOG
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20' FR/OT in-gauge 40' FR/OT in-gauge 20'/40' 20' 40'
Day 11-20 45 90 100 60 120 Day 1-7 90 Day 1-14 100 200
Day 21-29 100 200 225 130 260 Day 8-14 275 Day 15+ 250 500
Day 30+ 125 250 280 160 320 Day 15 520
Day 16+ 500

Import Demurrage - IMO CARGO

Free time Dry IMO 1, 6, 7 Dry IMO 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 Reefer
Container Size 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'/45'
FCT, PLP None None None

Tariff Rates FCT, PLP (USD per day)

Dry IMO 1, 6, 7 20' 40'/45' Dry IMO 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 20' 40' 45' Reefer 20'/40'/45' OOG IMO 1, 6, 7 20' 40' OOG IMO 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 20' 40'
Day 1 12 24 Day 1-3 12 24 27 Day 1-5 137 Day 1 127.5 255 Day 1-3 127.5 255
Day 2 762 824 Day 4 381 412 857.25 Day 6-7 184 Day 2 1000 1300 Day 4-14 500 650
Day 3 381 412 Day 5 364 378 819 Day 8-14 482 Day 3-14 500 650 Day 15+ 650 950
Day 4 364 378 Day 6 439 528 988 Day 15+ 1067 Day 15+ 650 950
Day 5 439 528 Day 7-8 426 502 958.5
Day 6-8 426 502 Day 9-20 476 602 1071
Day 9-20 476 602 Day 21+ 526 702 1183.5
Day 21+ 526 702
Free time Dry  IMO 1, 6, 7 Dry IMO 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 Reefer
Container Size 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'/45'
Ust Luga None None None

Tariff Rates (USD per day)

Dry IMO 1, 6, 7 20' 40'/45' Dry IMO 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 20' 40'/45' Reefer 20'/40'/45' OOG IMO 1, 6, 7 20' 40' OOG IMO 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 20' 40'
Day 1 14.16 28.32 Day 1-3 14.16 28.32 Day 1-7 485 Day 1 112.5 225 Day 1-3 112.5 225
Day 2 700 700 Day 4-5 350 350 Day 8-14 762.5 Day 2 835 970 Day 4-14 485 620
Day 3-5 350 350 Day 6 425 500 Day 15+ 1100 Day 3-14 485 620 Day 15+ 635 920
Day 6 425 500 Day 7-8 375 400 Day 15+ 635 920
Day 7-8 375 400 Day 9-20 425 500
Day 9-20 425 500 Day 21+ 475 600
Day 21+ 475 600

Late Pick-Up Fee

For Dry cargo: USD 125 for 20' and USD 75 for 40'/45' on 6th day since discharge and USD 250 for every next 10th day
For Dry cargo to Ust Luga: USD 125 for 20' and USD 75 for 40'/45' on 11th day since discharge and USD 250 for every next 10th day
For Reefer cargo: USD 250 on 15th day since discharge and USD 500 for every next 10th day
For IMO cargo: USD 250 for 20' and USD 75 for 40' on the 6th day and USD 250 for every next 10th day

Import Detention

Free time Dry Reefer
TRUCK delivery 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'
FCT, PLP, Ust Luga, Fish Port 2 calendar days 2 calendar days
Tariff Rates (USD per day) Dry Reefer OOG
Container size 20' 40'/40'HC 45'HC 20' FR/OT in-gauge 40' FR/OT in-gauge 20'/40' 20' 40'
All destinations; starting the next day after free time 20 20 40 40 40 60 40 40

Late Empty Return Fee

For Dry cargo: USD 100 for 20’ on every 5th day after free time expiration

Novorossiysk

Import Demurrage (NUTEP terminal)
Dry containers
Tariff Rates (USD per day) 20’ 40’ IMO DC Tariff Rates (USD per day) FR,OT (in gauge & OOG) 45’
20’ 40’ 20’ 40’
Day 1-5 0 0 0 0 Day 1-3 0 0 46
Day 6-10 12 24 15 30 Day 4-8 95 190 70
Day 11-15 35 70 44 88 Day 9+ 95 190 120
Day 16+ 60 120 75 150
Import Demurrage(NCSP terminal)
Dry containers
Tariff Rates (USD per day) 20’ 40’ IMO DC Tariff Rates (USD per day) FR,OT (in gauge & OOG) 45’
20’ 40’ 20’ 40’
Day 1-7 0 0 0 0 Day 1-3 0 0 46
Day 8-10 12 24 15 30 Day 4-8 95 190 70
Day 11-15 35 70 44 88 Day 9+ 95 190 120
Day 16+ 60 120 75 150
Reefer containers (NUTEP&NCSP)
Tariff Rates (USD per day)* 20’/40’
Day 1-4 45 USD
Day 5-7 120 USD
Day 8-11 180 USD
Day 12+ 240 USD

 Late Pick Up Fee – 150 USD / per day. Applicable on 10th, 15th,20th,25th, 30th day since discharge

Import DemurrageAZOV
Dry containers
Tariff Rates (USD per day) 20’ 40’ 45’
Day 1-6 0 0 0
Day 7-12 5 10 15
Day 13-18 9 17 20
Day 19-29 12 24 28
Day 30-60 30 60 70
Day 61+ 60 120 138
Detention (NUTEP, NCSP terminals)
Tariff Rates (USD per day)* 20’/40’ DC 45’DC 20’/40’ RF
Day 1-5 0 0 0
Day 6+ 20 60 60
Detention (Azov terminal)
Tariff Rates (USD per day)* 20’/40’ DC 45’DC
Day 1-2 0 0
Day 3+ 20 60

*Late Empty Return Fee -For Dry cargo: USD 100 for 20’ on every 5th day after free time expiration

Kaliningrad

Import Demurrage

Free time Dry Reefer
Container Size 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'
Kaliningrad, Baltiysk 6 calendar days None
Tariff Rates (USD per day) Dry Reefer
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20' FR/OT 40' FR/OT 20'/40'
Day 7-10 15 30 30 20 40 Day 1-6 55
Day 11-15 20 40 40 26 52 Day 7-9 140
Day 16-30 35 70 70 45 90 Day 10-16 185
Day 31-45 40 80 80 50 100 Day 17-32 480
Day 46-60 50 100 100 65 130 Day 33-45 600
Day 61+ 55 110 110 70 140 Day 46+ 630

Import Detention

Free time Dry Reefer
TRUCK delivery 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'
Kaliningrad, Baltiysk 2 calendar days 2 calendar days
Tariff Rates (USD per day) Dry Reefer
Container size 20'/40'/40'HC 45'HC / 20' FR/OT / 40 FR/OT 20'/40'
All destinations; starting the next day after free time 20 40 60

Late Empty Return Fee

For Dry cargo: USD 100 for 20’ on every 5th day after free time expiration

Russia Far East

Import Detention

Free time Dry Reefer
Container Size 20'/40'/45' 20'/40'
Vladivostok/Vostochny 10 calendar days 7 calendar days
Korsakov 10 calendar days 10 calendar days

Import Detention Vladivostok/Vostochny 

Tariff Rates (USD per day) Dry Reefer
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20'/40' FR/OT 20'/40'
Day 11-20 10 15 30 30 Day 8-14 60
Day 21+ 25 25 50 50 Day 15-25 120
Day 26+ 220

Import Detention Korsakov 

Tariff Rates (USD per day) Dry Reefer
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20'/40' FR/OT 20'/40'
Day 11+ 25 25 50 50 Day 11+ 100

Transit cargo and Regional Import Drop-off (Merchant haulage by TSR/rail road) 

Free time 20' / 40' /45' Dry 20'&40' OT&FR
Vladivostok, Vostochny 25 calendar days none

Rates after free time

Tariff Rates (USD per day) Dry Reefer
Container size 20' 40' 45'HC 20'/40' FR/OT 20'/40'
All destinations; starting the next day after free time 20 20 40 40 n/a

Notes:
1.Import detention starts the discharge date of import container at the port of destination
2.Import detention ends at the date of empty container drop-off to the Carrier's Agent
3.Terminal storage & reefer monitor cost shall be paid directly to the terminal by Merchant or their Forwarder
4.Max 30 calendar days of import container detention allowed after freetime expiration date. Starting 31st day of import detention free time
5.In addition to container detention the Carrier is entitled to charge Merchant for truck detention as per market rate in case of carrier haulage(inland trucking arranged by the Carrier)

Container Drop Off

Archive drop-off tariffs effective 15th January 2015 - 15th December 2016 here

Procedures

General Procedure for Import Cargo

(applicable for St Petersburg)

  • Maersk Line advises its customers to track the cargo using Maersk line online tracking system. Please be sure to contact local Maersk Line office at least 1 week prior to container arrival to check cargo details, terms of payment, etc. 
  • Freight collect is acceptable for DRY cargo. No Freight Collect Acceptance (FCA) for REEF cargo without confirmation. FCA can be approved prior booking acceptance at origin by Sales department .Local surcharges (e.g. DHC, PHI, PTD, DDF, RFR etc.) for reefers are acceptable on collect and no approval is required from Sales department. 
  • Customs Warehouse Document (TDU) created by First container Terminal per Bill of Lading (B/L) is to be forwarded automatically to forwarder's e-mail from Maersk Line once appear in the system. If you have problems with e-mail TDU can be received in local Maersk line office. 
  • In order to receive documents for customs clearance and/or releases for gate-out of the containers it is obligatory to send a written request to St. Petersburg import department at least 24 hours prior to cargo arrival. Format of the request can be received from St. Petersburg import department (e-mails: ruscsidirstp@maersk.com; ruscsirefstp@maersk.com).

1) Documents for customs clearance can be received against presentation of:

  • Duly endorsed Original Bill of Lading or Telex-release issued (provided full set of OBLs has been collected by Maersk Line and telex-release arranged by shipper) or Sea-way bill issued 
  • Documents proving named consignee and valid power of attorney (POA) should be presented

2) Necessary conditions that should be fulfilled before getting the release: 

  • Freight and local charges must be paid for requested containers; 
  • Sum on deposit should cover all current debts plus demurrage sum for requested containers .
  • For OOG cargoes to Novorossiysk - preliminary approval is required from department of port operations: BMLRUSOPSNOV@maersk.com , +7 8617 301103

Amendments in Bill of Lading

Maersk Line advises its customers to avoid amending or changing Bill of Lading information after the departure of feeder vessels from transshipment ports. 

Maersk Line uses information provided by customers in the Bill of Lading to create the feeder manifest. Russian Customs uses the feeder manifest (and not the Bill of Lading) to register the arrival of cargo into the Russian Federation.

It is not possible to change the information in the feeder manifest after submission to Russian Customs. Maersk Line provides the feeder manifest to Russian Customs approximately 48 hours prior to the feeder vessel arrival.

Russian Customs may arrest cargo if there is any discrepancy between the cargo information shown on the feeder manifest and the Bill of Lading. Discrepancies are noticed usually during Customs clearance when Russian Customs checks the information in the feeder manifest against the information shown in the original Bill of Lading.

Russian Customs may arrest cargo for discrepancies in:

  • Cargo description
  • Cargo weight
  • Cargo volume
  • Cargo piece count
  • Cargo price
  • Other discrepancies, at the discretion of the Customs officer

Cargo remains under arrest until the reasons for the discrepancy are explained to the satisfaction of Russian Customs. The usual outcome is an investigation and the payment of a fine of up to USD 3000 for each violation. Russian Customs insists on completing all investigations and receiving payment of all fines prior to releasing the cargo for Customs clearance. The entire process takes from 6-8 weeks (or longer) to complete. The arrest of cargo always results in fines, penalties, demurrage charges and cargo inspection fees.

Shippers are therefore advised:

  • to monitor carefully the estimated arrival dates of all shipments
  • not to change any data in the Bill of Lading after the departure of the feeder vessel from transshipment ports
  • to inform Maersk Line immediately if changes in the Bill of Lading are necessary after the feeder vessel departure from transshipment ports and surrender full set of OBLs to Maersk Line office. Corrected Bill of Lading will be automatically provided by Maersk Line by e-mail.
  • In order to complete the correction process and release cargo instructions for telex-release or Seaway Bill issuance must be provided to the booking-office.
  • to take into account that any change in the Bill of Lading data results in Customs fines, demurrage charges and other penalties. Goods arrested by Russian Customs may remain in custody for an indefinite period of time and are subject to confiscation. Any changes or amendments of the Bill of Lading data after feeder vessel departure from the transshipment ports are done at the cargo owners own risk and expense.

Veterinary cargo procedure

1. Maersk Line will provide the veterinary service in the country of destination with a separate manifest for veterinary cargo on which the registration number will be identified. This is sufficient condition for the cargo to be discharged and released by the Custom in the country of destination. 

2. When ordering a transportation of Veterinary cargo, the Customer must inform Maersk Line representatives in the country of origin in writing about certificate availability and of the registration number of veterinary certificates for transported reefer cargo. Maersk Line representatives at the country of origin should include certificate numbers in the bill of lading in order for Maersk Line representatives at the destination to prepare the import manifest for the Custom. 

3. If  the Customer did not inform Maersk Line representatives in the country of origin in writing about registration number of veterinary certificates for transported reefer cargo and Maersk Line representatives at the country of origin did not include certificate numbers in the bill of lading 24 hours prior to a vessel arrival at destination, then Certified by Russian Vet Authorities  copy of Veterinary certificate should be delivered by the Client to the Maersk Line port Agent at destination in order to have cargo discharged. 

4. TO ORDER BILL OF LADING CANNOT BE ISSUED FOR REEFER CARGO SUBJECT TO VETERINARY INSPECTION. 

5. TO ORDER OF COMPANY consignee in a BILL OF LADING - though a registration number of veterinary certificates is inserted in the bill of lading, Certified by Russian Vet Authorities copy of Veterinary certificate must be also delivered by the Client to the Maersk Line port Agent at destination in order to have cargo discharged. 

6. All reefer containers which are banned from discharge as a result of failure to follow the above procedure will have to be carried for an additional round trip between St. Petersburg and the transhipment port - Bremerhaven. In this case, we will have to invoice a round trip charge in the amount of USD 1350 per container. If the consignee confirms his inability to produce the veterinary certificate in due time (prior to departure from transhipment port – Bremerhaven), the containers will be left in the transhipment port till the certificates are ready. In this case we will have to invoice additional storage cost in the amount of USD 125 per container per day 

7. For cargoes subject to Veterinary inspection PHI (Government Agency Inspection charge) will be collected. 

8. For Reefer cargo going to Magadan. Please note that due to Russian Veterinary legislation demands in order to proceed with transit of import reefer cargoes to Magadan, Russia Original Veterinary Certificates have to be sent to Maersk Line Office in Vladivostok 3 weeks before cargo arrives POD. Without these documents we won’t be able to proceed with cargo declaration in customs, therefore we would need to apply DIT for all cargo without documents. All DIT charges are to be paid by Shipper if Vet Certificates is not received in time.

St Petersburg: Dangerous cargo handling procedure

72 hours prior estimated time of arrival of the vessel with IMO cargo to the port of St. Petersburg, the following documents have to be presented to Maersk Line by Customers:

  • Preliminary Customs Clearance Declaration
  • Letter of Guarantee (the template is available at local Maersk Line office upon request)

Prior to release of the cargo the following conditions should be met:

  • Release authorizing documents should be submitted to Maersk Line office.
  • All transportation-related charges must be paid.

Please kindly note costs, which may occur in case required documents are missing:

  • Round trip of dangerous cargo – 1350 USD / per container
  • Storage in the transshipment port – 75 USD / per day.

All tariffs are mentioned in USD, VAT is not included (tariffs mentioned above valid with immediate effect till further notice).

Please find Demurrage and Detention rates here

Novorossiysk: IMO / Special cargo handling procedure

For  IMO/special cargo acceptance at RUNVS, at the booking stage we request  the following  set of documents to be provided by the Consignee:

  • MSDS issued in strict accordance with ISO 11014-1:1994, IMDG requirements and Directivas, less than 4 years fm date of issue/revision
  • MDGD (multimodal dangerous goods declaration)
  • Valid tare certificates with UN Code and test results, conforming tare does correspond to the IMDG requirements for IMO cargo packaging. Validity period – at least  +6 months fm date of shipment to RUNVS

From Consignee

  • MSDS provided by Shipper  translated into Russian (with signature of translator and stamp)
  • Valid tare certificates translated into Russian  (With signature of translator and stamp)
  • Guarantee letter addressed to General director of the NUTEP terminal (sample will be provided)
  • Utilization contract signed by Client in Russia with a certified company licensed to handle certain IMO class (license also required)
  • Official registration of commodity if required
  • Other permissions if required

For more information on IMO handling at Novorossiysk, please contact local Novorossiysk office. 
For direct variant discharge the following should be completed one week prior to cargo loading on the feeder vessel:

  • Release authorizing documents should be submitted to Maersk Line office (original Bill of Lading handed  in,  telex release obtained)
  • All transportation related charges are to be paid

Consignee is responsible for direct delivery arrangements: trucks, laboratory control, permissions, etc. 
All costs occurred due to lack of documents, etc (round trip, storage at transshipment port, re-stows) are to be covered by the Consignee.

Novorossiysk: OOG/Special Cargo handling Procedure
For any special/OOG cargo acceptance at RUNVS, at the booking stage Shipper or Consignee  should apply to local Operations department to check handling options
Prerequisites for OOG acceptance:
Equ type/size
Dimensions, cm
Oversize, cm
Cargo weight, mts
Tare weight, mts
Gross weight, mts
Side walls up (Y/N)
Gravity center displacement

Procedure of demurrage invoicing

This is to inform you about the changes in procedure of demurrage invoicing for containers standing at the terminals in the territory of the Russian Federation more than 30 days (for REEF containers) and more than 40 days (for DRY containers). 
Since September 24, 2012, procedure of invoicing for the specified services is being established as follows:

  •  The first invoice for demurrage for the REEF container will be done after the 30th day from the moment of container discharge at terminal. All the next interim invoices will be done on weekly basis and are subject to payment within 5 bank days from the moment of invoice exposure, according to the clause 15-17 of bill of lading (or according to the signed contracts).
  •  The first invoice for demurrage for the DRY container will be done after the 40th day from the moment of container discharge at terminal. All the next interim invoices will be done on weekly basis and are subject to payment within 5 bank days from the moment of invoice exposure, according to the clause 15-17 of bill of lading (or according to the signed contracts).
    Without payment of invoice/invoices for demurrage the prolongation of term for temporary storage of the goods in customs office won't be carried out.

St Petersburg: New procedure of cargo gross weight amendment and quantity of places in Bills of Lading

We hereby would like to inform you about the new procedure of cargo gross weight amendment and quantity of places in Bills of Lading for cargo arriving at FCT terminal in the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia. 

Maersk Line highly recommends you to have information in the Bills of Lading amended only based on container weighing at destination port and prior to submitting customs declaration. It will help you to avoid problems due to weight mismatch between the Bill of Lading and Import Customs Manifest sent to customs authorities upon vessel arrival and for cargo subject to short-term storage at the terminal. Eventually this will help to avoid delays in cargo release.

Restrictions

St Petersburg 

Commodity: Personally Operated Vehicles/Machinery. 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 Maersk Line 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, B/L Clause:

- 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 B/Ls.

- 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: russalrefmng@maersk.com and russalref@maersk.com

- FREIGHT COLLECT ACCEPTANCE (FCA) for shipments of chilled cargo and meat is not allowed without reefer sales department confirmation. Contact emails are: russalrefmng@maersk.com and russalref@maersk.com

- 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: russalrefmng@maersk.com & russalref@maersk.com

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).

- Out of Gauge, Break Bulk cargo is subject to standard Maersk Line in-house procedures. Please contact your local Maersk Line office for details.

- IMO 1, IMO 2.1, 2.2, IMO 5.1 and IMO 7 class are not acceptable. Other IMO cargo is subject to procedure (Procedures above).

Special Customs Requirements:

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

Vladivostok

Weight limitation 30.5 tonns (including cntr tare weight) to ALL Russia Far East ports (Vladivostok, Fish Port Terminal, Vostochny, Korsakov, Magadan)

45'HC/ Oversized / Overweight / Dangerous cargo - accepted on case by case basis and subject to local Maersk Line office approval.

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