Shipping in Honduras
Procedure / Requirements
- Cargo IMO Class 1, 4 and 5 will always be requested as Direct Dispatch from the Port, therefore customer must submit Original Bill of Lading and customs clearance documentation at least 3 days before vessel arrival, otherwise container will not be discharged and additional costs will be accrued payable, by consignee.
- Original B/L is required by customs for cargo clearance (telex release not acceptable). Freighted TPDOCs are needed due to custom's legal requirements.
- Seaway B/L are not allowed.
- No amendments will be accepted 3 working days after vessel arrival to discharge port.
- Personal effects, Used clothes, Used tires, and Used car parts should be consigned to a company and not a person for all cases (for example: a freight forwarder or an international moving company).
- Weight limitations :
- 21 MT Using discharge port Acajutla and Corinto
- 23 MT Using discharge Puerto Cortes for SD Moves
- 25 MT Using discharge Puerto Cortes for CY Moves
- Over 23 TONS SD service 22 TONS allowed, from 23-25 TONS a penalty of USD 275 applies.
- Commodity Vehicles (used and new) for imports through Puerto Cortes: Customs clearance must be done by consignee’s broker, even if Store Door Service. Carrier will not perform brokerage, only the inland haulage, if shipment was booked as Store Door.
Demurrage / Detention / Free time
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