Demurrage is a charge payable for equipment remaining on the Carrier’s terminal beyond an agreed period of time. When equipment is incurring demurrage, the equipment is in the Carrier’s possession.
Detention is a charge payable for equipment held beyond an agreed period of time outside of Carrier’s terminal and in the possession of the Shipper. When equipment is incurring detention, the equipment is not in the Carrier’s possession.
The below table provides the standard Free Time allowed at each United States port. Please select whether the shipment is an Export or an Import then select the Port of Import or Export to view the Free Time allowed at the specific US location.