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Enhancement of the Caribbean Express Service (CES) – AMS / ISF-5 filing requirements

With reference to the previous CustomerNEWS published October 29, 2020 informing you about forthcoming changes on our Caribbean Express Service (CES) we wish to provide you an update on the AMS manifesting/ISF-5 security filing requirements when Norfolk westbound is added to the CES service. Then a US port will be called prior to the Caribbean ports.

Cargo destined to these countries will become FROB (Foreign Cargo Remaining On Board) cargo whereby US Customs + Border Protection (CBP) requires security filings. Therefore, Hapag-Lloyd is required to transmit shipment data to US CBP 24 hours prior to loading at the latest.

  • Direct customer business: Security filing is based on regular B/L and will be handled by Hapag-Lloyd
  • NVOCC business (self-filer): Security filing is based on master and house B(s)/L, data of master B/L will be filed by Hapag-Lloyd, data of house B(s)/L by NVOCC
  • NVOCC business (non self-filer): Hapag-Lloyd will transmit data of master B/L as well as house B(s)/L

Additionally the US requires ISF-5 (Importer Security Filing) for FROB shipments.

In case of NVOCC (self-filer) shipments, we kindly ask the NVOCC to ensure handling of ISF-5 filing based on the house B(s)/L.

Please note that our booking confirmation will contain an indicator to advise all customers whether shipments are AMS/ISF-5 relevant.
 

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