Causes of Demurrage and Detention

causes of demurrage and detention

In one my previous articles (which is also the MOST READ article on this site) I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention..

After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and detention..

There are several reasons a container(s) can incur demurrage and/or detention or combined demurrage and detention.. Here are some of the major reasons..

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Difference between Storage and Demurrage

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What is the difference between Storage and Demurrage..?? This is another area where some confusion exists and I will explain the reason why.. When a container is discharged off a ship, it is moved to the CY area within the port.. When the customer has done the clearance with customs and is ready to take delivery of the container, he/she … Read more here..


Difference between storage and overstay

One of my readers had a question ” Can you please explain the difference between storage and overstay “.. Simply put, Overstay is the process of moving uncleared containers into a customs bonded/authorised depot for storage purposes till the consignee is ready to clear the container and take delivery.. This is generally done after the expiry of the standard free … Read more here..


Article 4 – Import process

Before we start the import process lets look at some definitions/explanations : Consignee or Importer : Companies that are authorised by Customs and Govt authorities to import cargoes into South Africa from various countries.. Place of Origin : A place from which a certain cargo originates in order to be shipped to a certain destination as per the contract of … Read more here..