Seago Line — Russia

We focus on the short hauls in the intra-Europe trade and aim at providing you flexibility and ease of business at competitive prices. 

Import & Export Import & Export

Export Local Charges

Whether you’re looking to export goods, Seago Line wants to make it easier for you to do business. Below you will find all the information you need on our export charges.

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Novorossiysk

 Kaliningrad

St Petersburg (FCT,PLP and Fishport) and Ust Luga Export local charges from 01/01/2018

Export procedures:

Booking

Booking acknowledgement confirms receipt of the booking request by the Seago Line Customer Service and contains preliminary transport plan which is still subject to space and equipment availability. For units, arriving to St Petersburg port by rail, containers numbers are mandatory.

Release of empty equipment for export

Equipment forecast should be submitted every Monday at 17-00 pm latest. This means that forecasted equipment can be released to customers beginning from Monday of next week, subject to equipment availability.

Export vessels deadlines

Please contact Local Customer Service in order to find vessels dealines.

Documentation

We ask you to submit Transport Document Instructions (TDIs) in accordance with the deadlines established by your local Seago Line office. Timely TDIs provide us with the information that needs to be submitted to the EU Member States’ customs in accordance with the deadlines established by the customs authorities. Failure to submit the shipping instructions within the set deadlines may delay the cargo manifest submission and that could prevent your cargo to be loaded on the scheduled vessel as per your booking request, as well as possible fines and/or penalties imposed by customs. Additionally, the TDI should contain accurate and complete data in accordance to EU customs regulation requirements. Should you have any questions please contact your local Seago Line office.

Bills of lading originals

You can print out Bills of Lading originals in your office. For more details please contact your local Seago Line office.

Useful information for St. Petersburg ports procedures

Export restrictions:

  • Commodity:
    N/A.
  • Weight and measurement:
    Maximum acceptable payload is 25 metric tons (payload for some 20 DC is less than 25M).
  • Special cargoes:
    • Oversized / Dangerous cargo is accepted on case by case basis and subject to Seago Line approval.
    • Hazardous cargo and special cargo (e.g scrap metal) are not accepted at Baltiysk
    • terminal, Kaliningrad
    • Lashing scheme and routing coordination with State departments of oversized cargo dispatch procedure may take up to 3 weeks for all Russian ports. The customer is responsible for demurrage occured in the relay port. Export shipments of oversized cargo are allowed provided that Terminal approval is obtained in advance.
    • Excise commodities: Subject to Seago Line approval. Port acceptance CY only.
    • Increasing coefficient (1.5) is applying to the following rates:
    • Extra move in the yard for whatsoever reason (survey)
    • Operations with cargo carried out for commercial purpose (examination, weighting, restuffing)

Russia Import

Whether you’re looking to import goods, Seago Line wants to make it easier for you to do business. Below you will find all the information you need on our import and export procedures, restrictions and new surcharge structure.

Import Local Charges

St Petersburg (FCT,PLP and Fishport) and Ust Luga Import local charges from 01/01/2018

St Petersburg (FCT,PLP and Fishport) and Ust Luga from 27/01/2016

Novorossiysk and Azov

Kaliningrad

Import procedures:

  • Always track your cargo using Seago Line online tracking system. Please be sure to contact local Seago Line office at least 1 week prior to container arrival to port to check cargo details, terms of payment, etc.
  • DU (port document) can be received in local Seago Line office against presentation of:
    • Duly endorsed Original Bill of Lading;
    • Documents proving named consignee.
  • Always contact local Seago Line Customer Service to ask for invoice since all payments for transportation, local charges, demurrage and detention should be received by Seago Line prior to release
  • Inspection of container should be requested from Customer service import till 16-00 of the day preceding inspection day
  • Release can be obtained from Customer service import if all payments/documents are in place
  • Freight collect is accepted for dry cargo. Freight collect for reefers can be accepted after confirmation from Sales. Freight collect for fruits and chilled cargo is not accepted
  • Local surcharges (e.g. DHC, PHI, PTD, DDF, RFR etc.) for reefers are acceptable on collect and no approval is required from Sales

Import Restrictions:

St Petersburg

Commodity:

Personally Operated Vehicles are subject to Local office pre-approval. Freight collect is not allowed for the subject commodity

Weight / Measurement:

Gross weight (cargo + container) is limited by the gantry crane capacity, which is 35 metric tons. Hence maximum acceptable payload is 30-31 metric tons.

For store door delivery maximum payload is 20 metric tons for DRY, and 19.5 metric tons for REEF containers.

Special Cargoes:

Out of Gauge, Break Bulk and IMO cargo is subject to standard Seago Line in-house procedures.

IMO 1 class is not acceptable in Saint-Petersburg First Container Terminal (FCT) due to restrictions of the port.

IMO classes 6, 7; IMO 4, UNNO 3221-3240; IMO 5, UNNO 3101-3120; additional sub-class 6 are subject to direct variant only, i.e. without physical contact of the container with the Terminal’s land, with the effect from August-9, 2007.

Documentation:

  • All shipments destined to Russia must have Consignee (unless the B/L is To Order) and Notify party (whenever specified): names, addresses and contacts updated. Whenever Consignee on B/L is a private person, full address, phone and passport number (for identification purposes) are required.
  • Straight B/Ls covering consolidated cargo consigned to different receivers are not allowed. Consolidated cargo must be covered by separate BLs.
  • It is not allowed to insert several private persons in the Consignee field.
  • Gross weight and measurement of cargo must be indicated in metric units, i.e. kilograms and cubic meters.
  • All amendments to transport documents after feeder vessel sailing from the last transshipment port may only be performed subject to approval of destination office.
  • "TO ORDER" bookings for chilled cargo are not accepted. In case of any questions regarding consignee, please contact reefer sales department.
  • FREIGHT COLLECT ACCEPTANCE (FCA) for shipments of chilled cargo and meat is not allowed without reefer sales department confirmation.
  • Foreign consignees are not allowed for dry cargo shipments. For reefer cargo shipments foreign consignee has to be confirmed prior booking acceptance by reefer sales department.

Special Customs Requirements: Import Cargo Manifest must be submitted 48 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival

Novorossiysk

Weight / Measurement:

  • Gross weight (cargo + container) is limited by the gantry crane capacity, which is 35 metric tons. Hence maximum acceptable payload is 30-31 metric tons.
  • For store door delivery maximum payload is 18 metric tons for DRY; 16 metric tons for REEF.
  • For merchant haulage there is a road restriction of 9 mt axle load but not more than 38 mt in total (including truck weight).

Special Cargoes:

Out of Gauge, Break Bulk cargo is subject to standard procedures. Please contact your local Seago Line office for details.

IMO 1 and IMO 7 class are not acceptable in NUTEP terminal due to restrictions of the port.

IMO 2, IMO 5 are NOT accepted in Novorossiysk since 28-05-12 till further notice.

Special Customs Requirements:

Import Cargo Manifest must be submitted 24 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival.

Manual Documentation Fee

From November 1st 2016, all shipping instruction submissions for your shipments must be submitted through My.Seagoline.com or any other online platform (EDI, INTTRA etc.).

In case that you still wish to submit the shipping instructions manually, a Manual Documentation Fee (MDF) is applied.

The Manual Documentation Fee will be: 25 USD / bill of lading

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