What are PSA Port Storage Charges for Containers in Singapore?

What are PSA Port Storage Charges for Containers in Singapore?

What are PSA Port Storage Charges for Containers in Singapore?

For the purposes of this article, we will only be looking at container-related port charges – specifically storage charges.

What are Port Storage Charges?

Port storage charges are levied by the port for containers that have not been moved out of the port within a specified free-time as it affects the available yard space and port productivity.

For PSA, storage charges are often also referred to as store rent.

What are the Free Storage Periods for PSA Ports in Singapore?

All ports offer a certain free period (ranging from 3-7 days) to allow shippers time to process import requirements and take delivery of the containers from the port.

For PSA ports in Singapore, the free storage period for containers are as below:

 Container TypeFree Storage Period
ImportEmpty48 hours (2 days)
Laden72 hours (3 days)
Refrigerated Containers72 hours (3 days)
Overheight / Overwidth48 hours (2 days)
Dangerous Goods*24 hours (1 day)
ExportEmpty48 hours (2 days)
Laden72 hours (3 days)
Refrigerated Containers72 hours (3 days)
Overheight / Overwidth48 hours (2 days)
Dangerous Goods*24 hours (1 day)
Transhipment or Re-export ContainerEmpty / Laden216 hours (9 days)
Overheight / Overwidth216 hours (9 days)
Dangerous Goods*72 hours (3 days)

When does the Free Storage Period (FSP) commence?

For import containers, the free storage period commences from the time the discharge of the container from the vessel is completed and if the free storage period is exceeded, store rent shall be payable for the period commencing from the time of completion of the discharge of the container from the vessel to the time of delivery of the container.

For export containers, the free storage period commences from the time the container is received by PSA and if the free storage period is exceeded, store rent shall be payable for the period commencing from the time the container is received by PSA to the time the vessel, by which the container is to be exported, berths at a PSA wharf.

For transhipment containers, the free storage period commences from the time of completion of discharge to the time of berthing of the second vessel. If this period of time exceeds the FSP, store rent shall be charged at the rate and for the period exceeding FSP, from the time of completion of discharge of the first vessel to the time of berthing of the second vessel.

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Calculating Store Rent

Example 1: Laden Import

The free storage period (FSP) for laden import containers is 72h (3 days).

Store Rent Illustrations - Laden Import

Example 2: Laden Export (Within FSP)

The free storage period (FSP) for laden import containers is 72h (3 days).

In this example, the container is received by PSA within the FSP. This means that no store rent is payable.

Store Rent Illustrations - Laden Export (Within FSP)

Example 3: Laden Export (Exceed FSP)

The free storage period (FSP) for laden import containers is 72h (3 days).

In this example, the container is not received by PSA within the FSP; this means that store rent will be payable.

Store Rent Illustrations - Laden Export (Exceed FSP)

What are the various PSA Container Storage Charges?

Note: Unless otherwise stated, charges are all listed as $X per 24-hour period (1 day) or part thereof.

 Container TypeTime20ft40ft>40ft
EmptyFCL
FSP: 48 hours (2 days)
<48 hours (2 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
48-168 hours (2-7 days)$6$12$13.5
168-672 hours (7-28 days)$6.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $0.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$13 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$15 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$17$34$38.5
Transhipment
FSP: 168 hours (7 days)
<168 hours (<7 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
168-336 hours (7-14 days)$4.5$9$10.5
336-672 hours (14-28 days)$5.25 for first 24h

Successive increase of $0.75 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$10.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$12.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $2 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$16$32$36
LadenFCL (excl. Reefers)
FSP: 72 hours (3 days)
<72 hours (3 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
72-168 hours (3-7 days)$12$24$27
168-672 hours (7-28 days)$13 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$26 for first 24h

Successive increase of $2 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$29.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $2.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$34$68$76.5
FCL Reefers
FSP: 72 hours (3 days)
<72 hours (3 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
72-168 hours (3-7 days)$18$36$40.5
168-672 hours (7-28 days)$19.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$39 for first 24h

Successive increase of $3 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$44.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $3.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$51$102$115
Dangerous Goods
FSP: 48 hours (2 days)
<24 hours (2 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
24-168 hours (2-7 days)$60$120$135
168-672 hours (7-28 days)$70 for first 24h

Successive increase of $10 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$140 for first 24h

Successive increase of $20 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$157.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $22.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$280$560$630
Overheight / Overwidth
FSP: 168 hours (7 days)
<48 hours (2 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
48-168 hours (2-7 days)$36$72$81
168-672 hours (7-28 days)$39 for first 24h

Successive increase of $3 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$78 for first 24h

Successive increase of $6 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$88 for first 24h

Successive increase of $7 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$102$204$229.5
Transhipment (excl. Reefers or DG)
FSP: 168 hours (7 days)
<168 hours (<7 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
168-336 hours (7-14 days)$6$12$13.5
336-672 hours (14-28 days)$7 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$14 for first 24h

Successive increase of $2 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$16 for first 24h

Successive increase of $2.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$21$42$47.5
Transhipment Reefers
FSP: 168 hours (7 days)
<168 hours (<7 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
168-336 hours (7-14 days)$9$18$20.5
336-672 hours (14-28 days)$10.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $1.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$21 for first 24h

Successive increase of $3 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$24 for first 24h

Successive increase of $3.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$31.5$63$71
Transhipment Dangerous Goods
FSP: 72 hours (3 days)
<72 hours (3 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
72-168 hours (3-7 days)$60$120$135
168-672 hours (7-28 days)$70 for first 24h

Successive increase of $10 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$140 for first 24h

Successive increase of $20 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$157.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $22.50 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$280$560$630
Transhipment Overheight / Overwidth
FSP: 168 hours (7 days)
<168 hours (<7 days)No chargeNo chargeNo charge
168-336 hours (7-14 days)$18$36$40.5
336-672 hours (14-28 days)$21 for first 24h

Successive increase of $3 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$42 for first 24h

Successive increase of $6 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
$47.50 for first 24h

Successive increase of $7 per 24h or part thereof for every next 24h
>672 hours (>28 days)$63$126$142

Other Charges

1. Lift-On Lift-Off (LOLO) Charges

Refers to the action where the container is lifted on and off a vessel with transtainer (TT).

For laden containers, the charges are as follows:

  • 20ft: S$55 per container
  • 40ft: S$82.50 per container

For empty containers, the charges are as follows:

  • 20ft: S$20 per container
  • 40ft: S$30 per container

2. Refrigerated Container (Reefer) Charges

Below charges are only applicable for refrigerated containers (reefers).

Pre-trip inspection:

  • 20ft: S$80
  • >20ft: S$90

Connecting/Disconnecting services on board a vessel

  • S$15

Supply of electricity, including connecting and disconnecting a reefer a yard

  • 20ft: S$2.20 per hour or part thereof
  • >20ft: S$3.30 per hour or part thereof
  • Note: First 72h will be billed to Container Operator. Subsequent hours will be billed to LOLO account.

3. Shut-out Container Charges

When an export/transhipment/re-export container is shut-out, it means that it is not able to be loaded onto the vessel on time. The container will have to leave the port or to a container freight station, and a fee will be payable as below:

  • 20ft: S$150/container
  • >20ft: S$225/container

4. Miscellaneous / Direct Loading Charges for Export FCL Containers

Where an FCL export container is delivered to the PSA after the period specified by the PSA but arrives before the arrival of the vessel by which the container is to be exported, the following charges shall be payable:

  • 20ft: S$300
  • >20ft: S$420

Where an FCL export container is accepted by PSA for direct loading onto a vessel or stowage on deck after the period specified by the PSA but arrives before the arrival of the vessel by which the container is to be exported, the following charges shall be payable:

  • 20ft: S$500
  • >20ft: S$700

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