Demurrage and Detention Tariffs

Detention & Demurrage charges will be applicable for shipments wherein customers have exceeded the standard free time applicable both in the import & export cycles.

Demurrage: This charge will be levied when the Customer holds APL equipment 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: Detention charges will be levied when the Customer holds APL equipment outside the terminal longer than the agreed free time : it is applicable throughout the duration of Customer’s possession of APL container(s) in his custody, and until its safe return to APL.

Free time, Detention & Demurrage charges and terms and conditions vary from one country to another; please refer to each country’s specific tariffs for specific information. In case of booking cancellation, no free time is applicable.

Merchant must bear customs clearance and is responsible of customs clearance. Delays of achievement of customs clearance are the burden of merchant, as per APL BL’s terms and conditions #26.

For more information on definitions, standard & general compulsory conditions applicable to Demurrage & Detention, please access our general terms below and each specific tariff of each country: General Terms



Central America





Middle East

North America


South America