Maersk - Changes to Import demurrage/detention charge calculation


Changes to Import demurrage/detention charge calculation

Dear Customer,

We have reviewed our existing Import Detention and Demurrage (D&D) structure, and we’re introducing a change to the way tariffs are applied in Australia.  The new structure will apply to any requests that have an effective date on or after 1st October 2019, while any current Special Freetime deals will be honored until their expiry.

We will change the calculation method for our import detention and demurrage for customers with special extended Freetime from traditional to progressive tier structure. After the extended free time expires, any additional days will be subject to the demurrage and detention charges as per the relevant day count in our tariff tier structure. This means that the subsequent demurrage and detention charges beyond extended free time will not automatically be calculated basing on the tariff's 1st tier.

Example: Free time and tariff table.

Customer has Special Free time of 12 days and returns the container in 23 days, below table indicates the revised free time calculation – Deal Progressive.
 New Tariff 1st New Tariff 1st Oct12345678910111213141516171819202122232425Free$80$12012 x $80                               Current 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425Free$75 per day                           Deal Progressive 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425Free$80$1208 x $803 x $120

For more details about our free time rules in Australia, please refer to “IMPORT” on our local website. 

Our dedicated Sales and Customer Service Teams are here to assist you. Should you have questions on how this change will impact you and your business, please contact us on -

Yours Sincerely,

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