Detention and Demurrage

stacked containers


Demurrage and detention is applied on liner-owned containers on behalf of the container lines represented by S.E.L. Maduro & Sons Aruba Inc.


  • Demurrage is applied when the container is not retrieved from the terminal
  • Detention is applied when the container is at premises of the consignee

The charges are as outlined in the table and notes below

Demurrage as of January 1, 2008 (Revised accordingly)


Dry/HC Reefers Dry/HC
Sp. Equipmt
HAMSUD 10 4 20ft 40ft 20ft 40ft 20ft 40ft
CSAV 7 4
ZIM 7 2

Special Equipment Special Equipment
HAMSUD - 4 $55 $75 $70 $100 $90 $120
CSAV 7 - $50 $70 $50 $70 $100 $150
ZIM 2 - $70 $100 $150 $150 $150 $150
  • Dry = standard and high cubes, including 45 ft.
  • Special = Flat Racks, Open Tops, Collapsible Flat Racks, Artificial Tween Decks, Tank.
  • Free time is INCLUSIVE of date of return empty in port discharge.
  • Net free time is EXCLUSIVE of public holidays.
  • Chargeable days are inclusive of public holidays (calendar days).
  • Demurrage/Detention Free time and Charges are calculated for entire period from date of discharge of the full container up until the date of return of the empty container. Demurrage charges will be collected at the time of collection of Delivery Order (FIAT)
  • Detention charges will be billed to you at a later date, i.e, upon confirmation of return of the empty container.
  • If detention charges are not settled, within 7 days of billing, these will need to be settled prior the release of a future shipment if any and we reserve the right to legal action.
  • Containers need to be returned clean by 4:00 PM (16:00 hrs) to ASTEC container yard.