Shipping in Mexico

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

Procedure / Requirements

  • Pyrotechnical cargo, explosives and Flammable cargo must be coordinated as direct dispatch.
  • Lazaro Cardenas Import Restrictions. 
    • Based on restrictions imposed by Mexican regulations, the following commodities cannot be moved via Lazaro Cardenas port: 
      • Unmethylated alcohol, Methylated alcohol, and alcohol classified under Harmonized Code 2207.10.01, 2207.2, 2208.90.01 
      • Sound recording equipment (only compact disc burners) classified under Harmonized Code 8520.90.99 
      • Poultry


  • Weight limitations:
  • General Cargo:
    • 20DC-23,000 kg allowed
    • 40DC-21,500 kg allowed
  • Cargo Reefer
    • 40 REEFER- 22,000 kg allowed
***Exceptions: SeaLand can offer the Inland Service for overweight shipments considering 30% over the rate. It applies only in these cases: *0DC-25,000 kg allowed and 40DC-23,000 kg allowed.

  • Swb OBL allowed for exports & importsand

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

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