Canada

Demurrage & Detention

Demurrage Charges & Free Time

Demurrage (Equipment):

Charges assessed by a carrier against the merchant or consignee as compensation for holding carrier's equipment beyond a certain stated period of "free time" (i.e. in a terminal, calculation is from the discharge of a vessel until container is out the gate or from the time the container is in the yard until it is loaded to a vessel; in the case of an inland depot or rail ramp, calculation is from the date of arrival at the depot/ramp until gate out).

Inbound:Free Time commences on day of discharge if before 8:00 AM, the following day if after 8:00 AM.

Day of discharge is determined by the terminal operator.

Exception: Philadelphia, Baltimore and Seattle free time commences on day of vessel departure if before

8:00 AM, the following day if after 8:00 AM.

Outbound: Free time to commence on the next working day after the loaded container is delivered by the shipper to the carrier designated terminal.

Container Type Dry Reefer Special (OT, FR)
Free Time (Business Days) 4 2 2
  Days 1-4 $175 Days 1-3 $300 Days 1-3 $400
Charges after free time Days 5-9 $225 Days 4-7 $400 Days 4-7 $500
  Days 10+ $275 Days 8+ $450 Days 8+ $550

Free Time:

Time allowed for shippers or consignees/receivers to pick up/deliver and/or load/unload cargo before demurrage, detention and other charges accrue.

*See carrier's tariff for complete details regarding Free Time, Demurrage and Detention*

Above refers to Hamburg Süd’s equipment Free Time and Charges. For Terminal Demurrage conditions including Free Time and Charges, please visit the terminal’s published tariffs.

Detention

Detention (Equipment):

Charges assessed by a carrier against the merchant, consignee, or inland carrier as compensation for holding a carrier's equipment beyond a certain stated period of "free time" between the times the container is out the gate until it is returned to the carrier.

Free time commences on day of interchange.

Equipment Type Dry Reefer Special (OT, FR)
Free Time (Business Days) 4 3 3
Charges after Free Time Days 1-4 $115 Days 1-3 $310 Days 1-3 $310
  Days 5-8 $160 Days 4+ $410 Days 4+ $410
  Days 9+ $190    

*See carrier's tariff for complete details regarding Free Time, Demurrage and Detention*

Above refers to Hamburg Süd’s equipment Free Time and Charges. For Terminal Demurrage conditions including Free Time and Charges, please visit the terminal’s published tariffs.