Shipping in Panama

Get up-to-date local information about export procedures and restrictions, demurrage and detention, container drop-offs and more.

Procedure / Requirements

Special cargo:

  • OOG and IMO cargo are subject to standard SeaLand approval procedures. For this cargo type shippers must send shipping instructions and gate in containers to port at least three hours ahead of cutoffs.

For cutoffs information refer to service cutoffs.

  • Click here  to see the monthly cuts of our ships and formats for export documents.
  • Bank accounts for payments to Sealand Panama:
    • Detention & Demurrage Payment, Prepaid Charges (freight): Bank account number: 0550381087- Citi Bank - Maersk Panamá, S.A.
    • Payments for replacement of Delivery Order, Lost stamps, Return of empty unused equipment: Bank account number: 0550381052- Citi Bank- Maersk Panamá, S.A.


  • Weight Restrictions. Before leaving the port facilities, containers are weighed in order to establish conformance with the overall weight restriction norm 37,000 Kgs.

Demurrage / Detention / Free time

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

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online or contact us by phone.