Shipping in Guatemala

Get up-to-date local information about import procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container pick-ups and more.

Procedure / Requirements

 Documentation Requirements: 

  • Freighted Original Bill of Lading (B/L) is necessary to release cargo
  • Seaway bill is allowed only for Forwarders



  • Weight Restrictions:
    • 2 axle chassis max weight = 21.5 MT
    • 3 axle chassis max weight = 24.5 MT
  • No amendments to weight and/or quantities after the cargo has been manifested. Weights and quantity must be amended at least 3 working days before vessel arrival. Any special request please contact
  • Pyrotechnical cargo, explosives and Flammable cargo  must be coordinated as direct dispatch


Demurrage / Detention / Free time

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

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