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Demurrage & Detention Free Time and Charges

Hong Kong - Export / Import Demurrage (Free time & Charge*)

*Demurrage & Detention Free Time and Charges for all Trades except Trans-Pacific Trade. Please refer to http://rates.etransport.com/oocl/for details of United States related Services”

1.  Definition of Key Terms

Export Demurrage Export Cargo free time shall commence at 0001 hours on the day when the loaded container has been returned to carrier's container yard (CY) and the last day of free time would be the advertised CY closing date for a period not to exceed the free time provided in the tariff
Import Demurrage Import Cargo free time shall commence at 0001 hours on the first day on cargo availability as notified by the terminal
Free time & Charge* * = Per calendar day per container

2. Rate

Cargo Nature

Free Time 
(Calendar Day)

Day Range

Currency

20'

40'

40'HQ

45'HQ

General Cargo* (R1)

Export 7 days

1-5

HKD

370

720

720

800

 Thereafter

730

1,430

1,430

1,590

Import 5 days (R2) 

1-5

370

720

720

800

 Thereafter

730

1,430

1,430

1,590

Refrigerated Cargo*

Export 3 days (R3) 

1-5

HKD

1,200

1,600

1,600

-

Thereafter

2,025

2,700

2,700

-

Import 5 days

1-5

1,200

1,600

1,600

-

Thereafter

2,025

2,700

2,700

-

Hazardous Cargo under IMO Class 2/3/ HK reg. 177D

Export - on CY closing day

 Per Day

HKD

2,970

5,940

5,940

6,680

Import - 72 hours after vessel arrival

Hazardous Cargo under IMO Class 1/7

Export - Nil

The delivery upon vessel arrival with prior appointment at least 2 working days in advance 

Import - Nil

Immediate Pick Up upon vessel arrival with prior appointment at least 2 working days in advance 

Cargo Nature

Free Time 
(Calendar Day)

Day Range

Currency

20'

40'

 40'FQ/ OQ / SR

General Cargo in Special Equipment
(In Gauge - Open Top, Flat Rack, Super Rack)

Export / Import (R2)
5 days

1-5

HKD

720

1,440

1,440

Thereafter

1,120

2,240

2,240

Awkward Cargo - Oversized (R4)

Export / Import
3 days (R6)

1-5

HKD

800

1,300

1,300

Thereafter

1,600

2,600

2,600

Awkward Cargo - Oversized or Uncontainerized (R5)

Export / Import
0 day (R7)

1-5

HKD

1,800

1,800

1,800

Thereafter

3,000

3,000

3,000


3. Remarks

  • (R1) = Include Hazardous Cargo under IMO Class 4,5,6,8,9
  • (R2) = Excluding Sundays / Holidays for the USA & Canada origin cargo 
  • (R3) = 5 days for the USA & Canada destination cargo 
  • (R4) = Cargo with Dimension not exceeding 160 CM overheight and/or 20 CM overwidth each side and/or gross weight, 
               including tare weight not exceeding 35 Kilotons
  • (R5) = Cargo with Dimension exceeds 160 CM overheight and/or 20 CM overwidth each side and/or gross weight, 
               including tare weight exceeds 35 Kilotons 
  • (R6) = Prior appointment with terminal at least 2 working days in advance is required, please contact
               Customer Service Department for arrangement. 
  • (R7) = Cargo must be arranged for laden return / pick up upon vessel arrival with prior appointment with terminal
               at least 2 working days in advance, please contact Customer Service Department for arrangement. 
  • For Transhipment free time / demurrage tariff and delay in transit operating fee, please refer to Tariff Rule #35 - Delay in Transit

Macau - Export / Import Free time Storage

Export
Stowage
Storage charges shall commence at 00:00am on the first calendar day following the expiration of Free time whether or not the first or following days are Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays.
Import
Stowage
Storage charges shall commence at 00:00am on the first calendar day following the expiration of Free time whether or not the first or following days are Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays.
Free time & Charge* * = Per calendar day per container

  • Storage free time and charges are subject to local terminal’s tariff. Customer can check with Wing Luen Fat at 853-28933322 for more details

**Above charges subject to change with or without prior notice

Hong Kong - Export / Import Detention (Free time & Charge*)

1. Definition of Key Terms 

Detention Equipment free time shall commence at 0001 from the day when the removal of the equipment from carrier's facility until the container return back to the carrier's
Free time & Charge* * = Per calendar day per container
 

2. Rate

Equipment Type Free Time
(Calendar Day)
Day Range Currency 20' 40' 40'HQ 45'HQ 40'FQ / OQ / SR
General Purpose (including Hangertainer)

7 days

1 - 3 HKD

150

250

250

275

-

Thereafter

HKD

240

360

360

395

-

Reefer

7 days

Per day

HKD

375

500

500

-

-

Special Equipment (Open Top, Flat Rack, Super Rack)

7 days

1 - 3

HKD

300

520

-

-

520

Thereafter

HKD

500

780

-

-

780

Special Equipment (Super Rack) 7 days 1-3 HKD

-

-

-

-

520

Thereafter HKD

-

-

-

-

780



3. Remarks

  • For commodity exception of USA origin cargo, please refer to rule 21-F in OOLL-002 TPT Westbound Rule Tariff
  • Detention charges will not be applied to Shipper's Own Container (SOC)


Export / Import - CFS/ LCL Storage  
 

1.  Definition of Key Terms   

 

Export Storage Export Cargo free time shall commence at 0800 hours when the CFS cargo actually received at carrier's terminal or carrier's designated off-dock CFS and the last day of free time would be advertised CFS closing date for a period not to exceed the free time provided in the tariff
Import Storage Import Cargo free time shall commence at 0800 on the first day on cargo availability as notified by the terminal or designated off-dock CFS
Free time & Charge* * = Per calendar day per container

2. Rate

Cargo Nature

Free Time
(Calendar Day)

Days

Currency Revenue Ton

General Cargo

Export - 7 days

1st week

HKD

150

Import - 5 days

Thereafter
per Week

HKD

200

Reefer Cargo

Export –3 Days
(Working Day)

Per Week

HKD

320

Import – 3 Days
(Working Day)

Hazardous Cargo(Do not accept IMO Class1/7)

IMO Class 2/3/HK reg. 177D

Import - 1 day

Per Day

HKD

550

Others

Import - 1 day

2nd - 3rd day 

HKD

100

 4th - 10th day

HKD

350

 Thereafter
per Week

HKD

400

Vehicle on Wheel

Export - 7 days

Per day

HKD

500 per Vehicle

Import - 5 days

Per day

HKD

Revenue Ton = Minimum 1 Revenue ton per Delivery Order per Week

**Above charges subject to change with or without prior notice

Macau - Export / Import Detention (Free time & Charge*)
Export
Detention
Free time for Detention starts at empty gate-out of container and ends per the CY cut-off of the feeder.
Import
Detention
Free time for Detention starts at 00:01 after complete feeder discharge and ends when the empty container return to carrier's facility.
Free time & Charge* * = Per calendar day per container

Equipment Type

Free Time
 (Calendar day)

Day Range

Currency

Per calendar day per container

20'

40'

40'HQ

45'HQ

General

10 days

Thereafter

HKD

100

200

200

200

Reefer

6 days

Thereafter

HKD

300

600

600

--

Special
(Open Top / Flat Rack / Super Rack)

5 days

Thereafter

HKD

200

400

400

--


For further inquiries please contact our Customer Service Department directly.

 

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