Demurrage is the charge applicable after the free time expires, for the usage of a container in import status.
In Peru, demurrage is collected in advanced, which means that before the empty unit returned, all demurrage charges should be collected and invoiced.
In case of demurrage disputes, please send an email to MSC Peru Demurrage Control Team PE087email@example.com, showing the details of the dispute, the BL number and other additional information regarding your case in the email´s subject.
Payment flow of demurrage
Whenever a Demurrage payment is performed, this should be addressed to MSC Peru Counter Team PE087firstname.lastname@example.org, including the general information of the shipment for invoicing purposes.
Questions about demurrage and other solutions linked to these costs?
In case you need assistance regarding the following topics, you can contact us or use our online solutions.
1. To validate the demurrage free days granted for an import shipment, you can go to our website using the BL number and the option “Calcular”: See Here.
2. To validate the demurrage charges generated by an import shipment, you can go to our website using the BL number and the demurrage calculator: See Here.
4. To obtain the “Memorándum de Devolución”; which is a document that establishes the place, condition, and time for returning the import units, you can go to our website using the BL number and the option “Descargar Memo de Devolución”: See Here.
5. To request general support about the use of the website, you can contact MSC Peru E-Commerce Support Team PE087email@example.com.
What is detention?
Detention is the charge applicable after the free time expires, for the usage of a container in export status.
Payment flow of detention
Whenever a Detention payment is performed, this should be addressed to MSC Peru Demurrage & Detention Control Team PE087firstname.lastname@example.org for registration process and for instructing the corresponding invoicing operation.
To request the invoicing of other export charges like Booking Rollover Fee, Late Cancelation Fee, VGM Late Submission Fee and others, you may contact MSC Peru Counter Expo Team PE087email@example.com.
CALLAO & PAITA PORTS
Standard Local Services Amounts in US dollars. Not including 18% VAT
|ITEM||IMPO 20´ & 40´||EXPO 20´ & 40´|
CALLAO PORT Amounts in US dollars. Not including 18% VAT
|GATE OUT (Expo)||140.00||140.00||160.00|
|GATE IN (Impo)||202.00||202.00||222.00|
PAITA PORT Amounts in US dollars. Not including 18% VAT
|GATE OUT (Expo)||310.00||406.00||406.00|
|GATE IN (Impo)||215.00||215.00||215.00|
Optional Services Amounts in US dollars. Not including 18% VAT
Effective until December 31st, 2022
|ITEM||IMPO 20´ & 40´||EXPO 20´ & 40´||REMARK|
|Port Agents documentary rectification||100.00||100.00||Per request|
|Customs Documentary service||100.00||100.00||Per BL
|Customs Declaration Service||100.00||100.00||Per BL|
|Spare Parts administrative fee||100.00||-||Per request|
|Change of condition (Medlog)||500.00||-||Per container|
|Change of condition (other depots)||100.00||-||Per container|
|New invoice||25.00||25.00||Per document|
|Late cancellation / roll over fee 20 ́||-||100.00||Per container|
|Late cancellation / roll over fee 40 ́||-||200.00||Per container|
|Late cancellation / roll over fee 40 ́ High Reefer||-||500.00||Per container|
|Transhipment certificate||130.00||130.00||Per BL|
|IMO labelling service||-||20.00||Per container|
|Coffee labelling||-||25.00||Per container|
|Invoice copy (current year)||10.00||10.00||Per document|
|Invoice copy (past years)||20.00||20.00||Per invoice|
|BL correction for customs||-||30.00||Per BL|
|Booking amendment fee||-||15.00||Per booking|
|Booking amendment fee after delivery||-||50.00||Per booking|
|OBL correction||-||68.00||Per BL|
|VGM Misdeclaration fee
|Legalized manifest corrector||-||225.00||Per manifest corrector|
|Elsewhere Handling Fee||50.00||-||Per BL|
|Import BL issuance||53.00||-||Per BL|
|Late shipping instruction||-||50.00||Per BL|
|Telex release fee
|Container Lining 20 ́ Coffee
|Container Lining 20 ́ Fishmeal (applicable Callao)||-||25.00||Per container|
|Container Lining 20 ́ Fishmeal (applicable Paita)||-||30.00||Per container|
|Container Lining 20 ́ Minerals (applicable Callao)||-||30.00||Per container|
|Container Lining 20 ́ Wet Blue||-||100.00||Per container|
|Container Lining 40 ́ Cocoa||-||50.00||Per container|
|Container Lining 40 ́ Fishmeal (applicable Callao)||-||50.00||Per container|
|Container Lining 40 ́ Fishmeal (applicable Paita)||-||60.00||Per container|
|Administrative expenses (returned checks)||100.00||100.00||Per check|
|Administrative re-invoicing expenses||25.00||25.00||Per invoice|
|Administrative expenses (demurrage/detention)||10%||10%||Over the total dem/det amount|
|Penalty for late payment||100.00||100.00||Per BL|
|Additional Seal||-||25.00||Per container|
|Additional Pre Trip Inspection||-||80.00||Per container|
|BL reprinting||-||65.00||Per BL|
|Cold treatment assistance reschedule||-||110.00||Per container|
|HBL revision||105.00||105.00||Per BL|
|Devolution request - Overpayments (past year)||50.00||50.00||Per payment|
|Devolution request - Overpayments (current year)||50.00||50.00||Per request|
|Devolution request for wrong payment||50.00||50.00||Per payment|
|Request of payment application||50.00||50.00||Per payment|
|Customs documentary service for penalties / fines||50.00||50.00||Per BL|
|Reshipping process (per container)||-||500.00||Per container|
|Document delivery||25.00||25.00||Per document|
|VGM Late Submission||-||100.00||Per container|
|Booking Weight Misdeclaration Fee||-||100.00||Per container|
|Incorrect Seal Fee||-||1000.00||Per container|
|Container Reassignment Fee||-||50.00||Per container|
|Certificate issued by Transhipment port customs||150.00||-||Per BL|
|Late payment of freight and/or custody/instruction of BL||-|| 0.00
|Per BL per day from BL date to day 15
Per BL and per day from day 16 to 20
Per BL and per day from day 21 to 30
Per BL and per day from day 31-onwards
|Late payment of freight at destination||
|-|| Per BL and per day from ETA to day 5
Per BL and per day from day 6 to 10
Per BL and per day from 11-onwards
Export local procedures
Please refer to the INTTRA platform for the registration and for sending shipping instructions. You should send complete and final instructions for corresponding bills of lading through this system.
In case you have any problem with this platform, please contact INTTRA directly:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0800 78 279
Live Chat : https://e2open.secure.force.com/liveagent/
You can find all the information for filling out your document at this link:
BLs to order – Shipments to USA- CANADA
To Order of Company: Consignee complete details must be included.
To Order of a Bank: All the bank details, including contact and address, must be declared.
The Notify must always be the real receiver with an address in the USA.
For cargo “in transit” through USA & Canada, the same requirements apply, but the Notify should not be necessarily in the USA or Canada. And a second Notify could be manifested.
|BL issuance at Origin||Origin : Three originals of BLs + copies
|BL issuance at Destination||Origin: BL copies
Destination: Three originals of BLs + copies
|Telex Release||Origin: N/A
|Express Release / Sea Waybill||Origin: Copies as SWB
|(*) The type of issuance is subject to POD restrictions.|
Seal number manifested on the BL must be the same as the physical one attached to the container when it is discharged. Consider that all information manifested on the BL should be truthful in order to avoid fines and further penalties with customs. Weight must be declared in Kgs.
All household goods & personal effects cargo must be consigned to a NVOCC or FFW. It is NOT acceptable to consign a single person. For additional information, please contact: PE087-MscAssistantLinersImpo@msc.com
We only release BLs directly to the consignee or to the consignee's customs broker with corresponding consignee´s authorization signed in a legal letter.
We accept original BLs, Telex release, print at POD and eBL.
For Telex release and Print at POD instructions, please contact: PE087-TelexImpo@msc.com
If BL is “TO ORDER” and the instruction is a Telex release or printing at POD, the shipper must provide a LOI for unendorsed BL.
Local Fee to print BLs at POD is USD 53 + IVA (18%).
For any Import documentation requirement, you can always contact: PE087email@example.com
Government approval status
How to submit your VGM instructions?
Deadlines for sending your VGM instructions
48 hours before vessel´s ETA.
Admin fees and costs
MSC will apply an administrative fee in the following cases:
All units must enter the marine terminal with a valid VGM certificate. In case the same is missing or the discrepancy is higher than the authorized tolerance (3%), the shipper must request the terminal to issue a new VGM, otherwise, the container will not be loaded, and all related costs will have to be faced by the shipper.
Export Customer Service Department
Phone: +511 221 7561
Ports and Terminals
MSC operates services to and from the following Peruvian ports and terminals:
|Port of Loading||Terminal 1||Terminal 2|
|APM Terminals Callao||DP World Callao SRL|
|Terminales Portuarios Euroandinos TPE Paita S.A.||N/A|
Shipper and Consignee must take precautions to avoid shipping cargoes that are forbidden by Customs Authorities.
Please see below for local Customs web: http://www.sunat.gob.pe/orientacionaduanera/mercanciasrestringidas/listas/listaMercanciaProhibida-Importa.pdf
Prohibited goods are those that are prohibited to enter or leave the country by Customs law.
Restricted goods are those that by legal mandate require the authorization of one or more competent entities to enter the country.
Special Customs Regulations
As of November 14, 2016, the Peruvian Customs requires Tax ID number of consignee and Notify to be specified in the manifest. The Tax ID number is called RUC in Peru.
TAX ID will be declared through the TMS code. Tax ID manifested to Peruvian Customs will be based on MSC Code, manifesting agents have to ensure that the TMS code used from cnee/notify should include TAX ID info.
Please include this mandatory information in the Shipping Instructions for all your shipments to Peru. Customs will apply a fine or other measures if the manifest does not include this information.
For further information, please contact: PE087firstname.lastname@example.org
For donation cargo, shipment must be previously accepted by our Imports Department, together with the LOI signed by the shipper, taking responsibility for any uncovered charges at destination.
About used cars and motorcycles
Comparative Table - Minimum Quality Requirements for Importing Used Vehicles
Through Supreme Decree No. 005-2020-MTC and in accordance with Article 1 of Legislative Decree No. 843 that regulates the minimum quality requirements for the import of used vehicles, the following was modified:
Article 1.- Since November 1, 1996, the importation of used motor vehicles, for the transport of passengers or goods, that complies with the minimum quality requirements indicated below, was modified as follows:
a. Be no older than two (2) years. The age of vehicles is calculated from the model year. The import of used vehicles with compression ignition engines (diesel) of categories L, M and N, except for subcategories M3 and N3, is prohibited.
b. The mileage of motor vehicles must not exceed the limits detailed in the following chart:
|Category||Maximum Age (years)||Maximum Distance (kilometers)|
Compliance with this quality requirement must be accredited by SUNAT and the actual mileage must be recorded in the import documents. In addition, the Verifying Entities must state that the vehicle maintains this requirement at the time of its nationalization in the respective Inspection Report.
c. Has not suffered an accident such as: rollover, substantial frontal, side or rear collision, fire, crushing, dismantling, water damage (flood, submersion, or prolonged exposure), damage due to radioactive exposure, damage considered non-repairable or non-rebuildable, or other type of substantial material damage that causes its partial or total loss, or that for any reason has been declared in the country of origin or provenance as a partial or total loss.
d. Comply with the Maximum Permissible Limits of atmospheric emissions required for new motor vehicles, in accordance with current regulations on atmospheric emissions.
Other considerations about Peruvian Customs Regulations:
Used spare parts for vehicles (cars) and used tires are prohibited/restricted products.
Machinery for the industry is allowed, such as truck, forklift, etc - vehicles that are not operated within the National Road Transportation System.
As per Peruvian regulation, the maximum time allowed to clear cargoes in all Peruvian ports should not exceed 15 calendar days (legal abandonment).
After this period, cargoes are kept under Customs Authorities control.
Consignees can still recover their cargoes, but they have to deal directly with Customs Authorities through a Customs Agent and pay all fines (provided the cargo was not already sold in a public auction).
Peruvian Customs Regulations links:
Last update: 2022-12-06T14:51:00