Demurrage and detention are two terms that often confuses people in global trade, shipping, freight and logistics.
Shipping lines are obligate to provide reasonable free period for merchant to loading and delivery of the container for an export and pick-up, unloading and return of the empty container to container yard.
You may check latest demurrage and detention surcharge with carrier directly.
This charge will be levied when the Customer holds carrier’s container inside the terminal for longer than the agreed free days and is applicable to all containers that remain at the terminal longer than the agreed free time.
Detention charges will be levied when the Customer holds carrier’s container outside the terminal longer than the agreed free time : it is applicable throughout the duration of Customer’s possession of carrier’s container in his custody, and until its safe return to carrier.