Shipping in Colombia
Procedure / Requirements
- Documentation Requirements -
- Original Bill of Lading (B/L) is necessary to release cargo before customs authorities. If B/L is printed at origin, shipper must send to consignee at least one (1) original B/L in order to release import cargo.
- Weight must be in kilos and measurement in cubic meters (CBM).
- Local Consignee or Notify Party is required in Colombia. One container cannot have two B/L with different consignees. If the consignee is a freight forwarder, the ACI code should be included
- Laden on Board Date should be the same always. Any changes or updates to be done on the B/L should take the same date as that of the first date registered.
- Used car and/or motorcycle parts and used cars cannot be imported to Colombia without proper authorizations or if the used car is a diplomatic car.
- No amendments to weight and/or quantities after cargo has been manifested. Weights and quantity must be amended at least 3 working days before vessel arrival. Any special request please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 45ft containers are only acceptable in the following port areas: Cartagena/Barranquilla/Santa Marta/ Buenaventura. Container must not leave the port area.
- For IMO Restrictions please contact email@example.com
- No collect charges accepted by destination for humanitarian help and diplomatic cargo. CFS is not accepted for imports.
Demurrage / Detention / Free time
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