Shipping in El Salvador

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Procedure / Requirements

  • Against bookings, we will arrange the inland coordination for positioning and dispatch as appropriate. 
  • Based on vessel cut-off, a shipping instruction must be received with complete details (see below recommendations) to prepare the dispatch documentation. 
  • Along with the transport document (bill of lading or waybill), and manifest, the shipper must include in the documentation package: required permits and special certificates based on the commodity that may require them. Original bills of lading and waybills will be delivered within 24 hours of the cargo having loaded and the vessel has sailed.



  • No amendments to weight and/or quantities after vessel departure unless approved by customs authorities.


Demurrage / Detention / Free time

To view the detailed information for Demurrage and Detention in El Salvador, please click here.

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