Free Time & Demurrage:

FREE TIME & DEMURRAGE AFTER DISCHARGE (RULE 115):

Free Time & Demurrage at U. S. ports other than New York and Baltimore:

FREE TIME:DEMURRAGE CHARGES:
*Dry containers/Special Equipment, Flat Racks, Open Tops (including Shipper owned and tanks not requiring temperature control)
5 working days$135/day first 5 days
$175/day thereafter
*between April 30, 2020 & June 30, 2020 free time in Houston will be 10 Working Days
Temperature controlled containers, Shipper owned tank containers – requiring temperature control2 working days$255/day first 5 days
$300/day thereafter

Free Time & Demurrage for Cargo Discharged or Custom Cleared at New York/New Jersey Ports excluding Maher Terminal:

Dry Equipment (including Shipper owned)4 working days$255/day first 4 days
$305/day day 5 thru 9
$465/day thereafter
Tank (not temperature controlled) 4 working days$340/day first 3 days
$495/day thereafter
*Temperature controlled containers,
Shipper owned tank containers – requiring temperature control
2 working days$535/day first 3 days
$695/day thereafter
Special Equipment, Flat Rack, Open tops (including Shipper owned)2 working days$430/day first 3 days
$605/day thereafter

Free Time and Demurrage for Cargo Discharged or Custom Cleared at New York/New Jersey Ports – Maher Terminal Only:

Dry Equipment (including Shipper owned)4 working days$265/day first 4 days
$320/day day 5 thru 9
$495/day thereafter
Free time and Demurrage for Cargo discharged or Custom Cleared at New York/NJ Ports – Maher Terminal ONLY
Tanks (not temperature controlled)2 working days$320/day first 3 days
$540/day thereafter

Temperature controlled containers
Shipper owned tank containers – requiring temperature control
2 working days$625/day first 3 days
$890/day thereafter

Special Equipment, Flat Rack, Open tops (including Shipper owned) 2 working days$430/day first 3 days
$630/day thereafter

Free Time & Demurrage for Cargo Discharged or Custom Cleared at Baltimore Ports:

Dry containers (including Shipper owned)4 working daysDay 1-4 $150 per day
Day 5 and thereafter $275 per day
Special Equipment, Flat Rack, Open tops, Flatbeds (including Shipper owned)2 working days$300/day first 2 days
$350/day thereafter
Tanks (not temperature controlled)2 working days$300/day first 2 days
$350/day thereafter
Temperature controlled containers2 working days$350/day first 2 days
$400/day thereafter
*Shipper owned tank containers – requiring temperature control
*an extra charge of $45/calendar day for power monitoring

FREE TIME & DEMURRAGE AFTER DISCHARGE (RULE 112):

United Kingdom:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-5
20 ft
Day 1-5
40 ft
Day 6+
20 ft
Day 6+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks325402540GBP
Special equipment350755075GBP
Temp Controlled2100100150150GBP

Ireland:

EqptFree days 20 ft40 ftCurrency
DC and tanks33050EURO
Temp Controlled2100100EURO
Special equipment360100EURO

Belgium:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-7
20 ft
Day 1-7
40 ft
Day 8+
20 ft
Day 8+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks*335456075EURO
Temp Controlled*2100130140170EURO
Special equipment*37010090115EURO
*Add fee for Hazardous cargo25252525EURO

Germany (storage fees included):

EqptFree days –
Calendar days
Day 1-7
20 ft
Day 1-7
40 ft
Day 8+
20 ft
Day 8+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks370115130180EURO
DC and tanks- Hazardous Cargo195140155205EURO
Temp Controlled2100110140150EURO
Special equipment *excludes Class 1390140155205EURO

France:

EqptFree days
Business days
Day 1-10
20 ft
Day 1-10
40 ft
Day 11+
20 ft
Day 11+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks335456075EURO
Temp Controlled2100110140150EURO
Special equipment37010090115EURO

Switzerland:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-10
20 ft
Day 1-10
40 ft
Day 11+
20 ft
Day 11+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks335456075EURO
Temp Controlled2100110140150EURO
Special equipment 37010090115EURO

Netherlands:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-7
20 ft
Day 1-7
40 ft
Day 8+
20 ft
Day 8+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks*335456075EURO
Temp Controlled*2100130140170EURO
Special equipment* 37010090115EURO
*Add fee for Hazardous cargo25252525EURO

Sweden:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-3
20 ft
Day 1-3
40 ft
Day 4+
20 ft
Day 4+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks3250400450600SEK
Temp Controlled280010008001000SEK
Special equipment 3350500550700SEK

Finland:

EqptWork Days Free
20 ft

40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks33050EURO
Temp Controlled2100100EURO
Special equipment 360100EURO

Norway:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-3
20 ft
Day 1-3
40 ft
Day 4+
20 ft
Day 4+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks3235370420560NOK
Temp Controlled2800930899930NOK
Special equipment3325465510650NOK

Portugal:

EqptFree days –
Business days
Day 1-26
20 ft
Day 1-26
40 ft
Day 27+
20 ft
Day 27+
40 ft
Currency
DC and tanks1020403060EURO
Temp Controlled57070115115EURO
Special equipment (open tops, flat racks)1030604080EURO

Denmark:

equipment typeFree days –
Business days
20 ft40 ftCurrency
DC and tanks3175250DKK
Temp Controlled2500500DKK
Special equipment3350500DKK

Poland:

equipment typeFree days –
Business days
20 ft40 ftCurrency
DC and tanks103050USD
Reefer5100100USD
Special equipment360100USD

Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia:

equipment typeFree days –
Calendar days
20 ft40 ftCurrency
Dry Vans33244EURO
Reefer13244EURO

FREE TIME & DEMURRAGE PRIOR TO LOADING (RULE 132):

Carrier will accept cargo at the port of load up to 5 working days prior to scheduled ETA, except for Peel Port Liverpool which allows up to 11 calendar days.  Temperature Controlled cargo will have 2 working days, for dry vans/high cubes and 2 days for all other equipment, except Antwerp and Baltimore will have 3 working days and Halifax 4 working days.

If shipper delivers cargo into the terminal, it must sail on the next available vessel. If it does not load, demurrage charges as per below, will apply.

The shipment will be subject to a daily demurrage charge if at any time prior to loading aboard Carrier’s vessel:

  •  Shipper instructs Carrier not to load the shipment in    next available vessel
  •  Incomplete, missing, or poor documentation is received from the shipper or his agent, or any other error attributable to the cargo interests prevents the cargo from loading on the first available vessel
  • Customs or other Governmental Agency holds or delays cargo from leaving the terminal on next available vessel

FREE TIME & PER DIEM FOR USE OF ACL EQUIPMENT:

ACL’s ammended free time and per diem levels for the use of ACL equipment in Canada and the United States are listed the new per diem rates and free time are by equipment type:

ImportFree Time*Charge Per Calendar Day
Standard/Dry/Open Top/Flat Rack4 business days$140.00
Refrigerated2 business days$375.00
Flatbed5 business days$140.00
ExportFree Time*Charge Per Calendar Day
Standard/Dry/Open Top/Flat Rack7 business days$140.00
Refrigerated2 business days$375.00
Flatbed5 business days$140.00

*Free time begins to accrue the day after the equipment is interchanged in or out of the depot, railyard or ocean terminal.

Free Time & Demurrage – North American Imports (U.S., Canada & U.S. Midwest ) into the United Kingdom:

ACL will be harmonizing Free Time and Demurrage conditions for all North American imports arriving at the ports of Liverpool. This restructuring most significantly impacts shipments from Halifax, free time windows and billing will be aligned with the more restrictive U.S. term under the new standards:

  • All dry van equipment and shipper owned tanks will be restricted to 3 free days (business) on the terminal. Thereafter 20′ units will be assessed a per diem rate of GBP 25.00 and 40′ units GBP 40.00.
  • Free time for all Reefer Containers will be now be restricted to 2 days (business) thereafter a flat demurrage charge of GBP 100.00 will be assessed.

For full details please see our Tariff ACLU-068

DETENTION – AT U.S. RAIL RAMPS (131):

In the event that Terminal and/or Rail charges and/or storage cost are incurred with respect to cargo being transported by the Carrier in the US or Europe, on a carrier haulage basis due to circumstances beyond the control of the Carrier, including but not limited to strikes, lockouts and/or a shortage of unavailability of motor carriers or trucks, any such any such demurrage charges and/or storage cost shall be for the account of the cargo. In addition to any charges that may be assessed by the the US Rail Carriers the line will also assess a rail detention charge that will be assessed at $50.00 Per container per day. In addition to the rail detention the Carrier will also bill an Admin Fee of $75.00 per bill of lading for charges totaling less than $125.00. And $125.00 for charges totaling over $125.00In conjunction with U.S. Rail Carriers, ACL’s rail detention charge will be assessed at $25.00 per container per day. In addition to the rail detention the Carrier will also bill an Admin Fee of $75.00 per bill of lading for charges totaling less than $125. And $125.00 for charges Totaling over $125.00.  The free time will be as follows:

Ramp:Free-Time:
Chicago48 Hours
Detroit48 Hours
St. PaulDay of notification plus 2 days (excluding Sunday)
Austell (Atlanta)Day of notification plus 2 business days (Saturday & Sunday are considered business day)
Chicago (Norfolk So. RR Only)Day of notification plus 2 business days (Saturday & Sunday are considered business day)
Kansas CityDay of notification plus 2 business days (Saturday & Sunday are considered business day)
ALL Norfolk So. Ramps not mentioned above Day of notification plus 2 business days (Saturday is considered business day)
ALL CSX RampsDay of notification plus 2 business days (Any day on which the Terminal has gate hours, including Saturday & Sunday. Holidays are considered business days regardless of gate hours)