As advised in our previous communication the Antwerp port community will strictly apply a “no customs doc no load” principle for containers to be loaded on board of vessels in the Port of Antwerp as from January 1, 2020.
The Antwerp Port community has recently issued a follow up letter with important practical guidelines regarding:
1. Mandatory registration of the customs documents in the e-Desk application of C-point
2. Deadlines to be respected
In order to avoid that containers cannot be loaded on board due to missing customs documents, it is required that these guidelines are strictly adhered to.
For shipments with Hapag-Lloyd this means that:
If containers cannot be shipped due to missing or invalid customs documents, a charge of EUR 75 per container will be applicable.