Shipping to Bahamas

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

Procedures

Special Cargos

OOG and IMO cargo are subject to standard Maersk Line approval procedures.

Commercial Invoices to Special Customs Requirements

  • Customs Export Entry Validation
  • Export Manifest

Restrictions

Bill of lading restrictions

  • As a part of US Customs 24 Hour Rule regulations, 'To the order of' bills of lading are not accepted for shipments destined for the US or routed via US ports.
  • US Customs also does not accept the commodity descriptions 'freight all kinds' and 'General Merchandise' nor the package type 'pallets'
  • ISF requirements for USA customs, needed 48hr prior too vessel departure. If not customer will be fined up to the sum of $5000.00.

Email your local office

If you want to speak to a sales person about a new shipment or if you have a question about your existing shipment, you can email us and we will respond within the next two days. If you have a more immediate question, you can search for help online.