Shipping in Haiti

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

Procedure / Requirements

  • Bill of Lading: All collect amounts must be paid in full to obtain BL. Local charges such as Floating Pier Surcharge must be paid at destination. 
  • All Importers must submit their declarations to customs within 21 days. After this freetime a penalty will apply. 
  • Original BL is required to clear Customs. No dummy BLs/ are accepted for any purpose.
  • Weight must be in kilos and measurements in cubic meters (CBM).
  • Manifest must be presented 48 hours prior to vessel arrival.
  • Amendments CAN’T be done once cargo has been manifested.


  • No Short shipments allowed. For cargo release, customer must present to Haiti Customs: 2 OBLs, commercial invoice and packing list and payment of the corresponding duties. 
  • No collect charges accepted by destination for humanitarian help, diplomatic and government cargo.

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

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