Shipping in Honduras

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

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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