Our Quick Quotes Spot tool generates a fixed rate in a matter of seconds. Your Hapag-Lloyd spot rate includes guaranteed fulfillment. Simply register for our Online Business Suite to get started.
You can rest assured that a container will be available for your cargo.
When you choose a Quick Quotes Spot rate, there will always be a space for your container on the selected vessel and for your chosen departure.
After selecting your preferred spot rate, you can proceed immediately to the booking and receive instant confirmation, including all guarantees.
Enter your start location, destination, and container details. Click on the “Request Offers” button.
Check available departures and choose your preferred Quick Quotes Spot rate.
Just a few last details to add.
Now, just click to send us your booking.
You will instantly get a confirmation via email. Didn’t find a suitable spot rate? Search for alternatives using Quick Quotes.
Watch our step-by-step video tutorial on using Quick Quotes Spot in the easiest possible way.
Generally speaking, a spot rate is a one-off rate for shipping goods. Spot rates fluctuate and can be higher or even lower than standard rates, depending on market conditions.
At Hapag-Lloyd, we provide spot rates with additional guarantees. When you choose a Hapag-Lloyd spot rate, you will get guaranteed equipment and fulfillment, including loading, for your chosen vessel and route. Once you submit your booking, you will also receive instant confirmation.
The price is available for three hours, as long as you stay in the web application. Once the time is up or you close the application, the price is no longer valid and you need to submit a new request.
Yes. However, if you decide to cancel your Quick Quotes Spot booking, a cancellation fee or a no-show fee will apply.
The cancellation fee per container will be equal to 5% of the amount resulting from sea freight (“SEA”) plus the Marine Fuel Recovery surcharge, with a cap of USD 1,200 / EUR 1,200 / GLP 1,200 per container and a minimum of USD 100 / EUR 100 / GLP 100 per container.
The no-show fee per container will be equal to 10% of the amount resulting from sea freight (“SEA”) plus the Marine Fuel Recovery surcharge per container, with a cap of USD 1,200 / EUR 1,200 / GLP 1,200 per container and a minimum of USD 100 / EUR 100 / GLP 100 per container.
Once your booking is confirmed, changes are not allowed – in almost all circumstances. The only exception are “soft amendments.” These include changes to your customer reference, cargo description, or container pick-up location. It is also permissible to change the specified weight of permissible cargo up to +3 TON (the weight change only applies to the extent that it does not trigger a heavy-lift surcharge that is different from the one set forth in the rate confirmation and that is subject to the tonnage limit as per standard rules). Please note that soft amendments are allowed only once per confirmed booking.
In the unfortunate event that we need to cancel or amend one of your bookings, you are entitled to compensation in certain cases. You will receive 5% of the sea freight plus the Marine Fuel Recovery surcharge with the same cap and minimum of the cancellation fee whenever one of the following cases applies:
a) In the event that Hapag-Lloyd does not provide the guaranteed equipment on the date and at the location specified in the booking confirmation due to reasons within our control.
b) In the event that your container is rolled to another seagoing voyage at any port of loading or in a subsequent transshipment port due to reasons within our control or, in the case of feeders at destination, your cargo is not loaded on the next available vessel after arrival at the transshipment port.
c) In the event of a delay of more than 10 days to the vessel’s departure compared to the original ETD stated in the first booking confirmation.
Quick Quotes Spot rates have a shorter validity – use Spot when you are ready to book and need to guarantee fulfillment, even if it comes at a premium price. You will also get an instant booking confirmation, so you can get on with your day.
Our standard Quick Quotes rates give you extra time to review quotes with customers before deciding to book and you can use it multiple times within the validity period. For added reassurance, they can be purchased with an additional Shipping Guarantee.
Containers for dry cargo – 20 STD, 40 STD, and 40 HC – operating reefer cargo containers (Freight All Kinds), and non-operating reefers are covered by Quick Quotes Spot. The following containers are currently excluded: containers with dangerous goods or cargo with special handling, and special equipment (in-gauge or out-of- gauge).
Quick Quotes Spot is available only for Freight All Kinds (FAK) goods, with the exception of commodities such as Charcoal, Foodgrade, Carbon Black, and Active Carbon. Please check the FAK definition for exempted commodities. Restricted commodities, dangerous goods, and out-of-gauge cargo are excluded from Quick Quotes Spot.
A loading guarantee is valid for your booked voyage or within two (2) days before or after the ETD as confirmed in the booking confirmation. Hapag-Lloyd guarantees the loading of containers at any seaport of origin as stated in the booking confirmation and guarantees loading at destination on the next available sailing after the arrival of the containers at the relevant port of discharge.
Yes, combining more than one shipment into one bill of lading is allowed and it will be charged with an amendment fee.
In the event that the cargo is transported from/to Territories of the United States, it is required to comply with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regulations. Depending on the booking party figure, the following cases are possible:
For more details, please read our Terms and Conditions.
No, Controlled Atmosphere (Special Atmosphere), Cold Treatment and HL LIVE Reefer as optional reefer services are not part of Quick Quotes Spot for now.
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