Shipping to Guatemala

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

Cut-off

SAE NORTH (SDC-SAVANNAH-NORFOLK-WILMINGTON) U7A
BOOKING: WEDNESDAY 15:00 HRS DOCUMENTATION THURSDAY 12:00 HRS VGM: SAT 15:00
CNTR PORT SD:THURSDAY 14:00 HRS CNTR PORT CY: FRIDAY 12:00 HRS
SAE SOUTH (SDC-PCZ-PUERTO MOIN-MANZANILLO) U7A
BOOKING:WEDNESDAY 10:00 HRS DOCUMENTATION: FRIDAY 15:00 HRS VGM: SAT 10:00
CNTR PORT SD: SATURDAY 10:00 HRS CNTR PORT CY: SATURDAY 12:00 HRS
GOEX NORTH (SDC-HOUSTON-NEW ORLEANS) U7I
BOOKING:MONDAY 08:00 HRS DOCUEMNTATION: MONDAY 12:00 HRS VGM: MON 17:00 HRS
CNTR PRT SD: TUESDAY 14:00HRS CNTR PORT CY: WEDNESDAY 10:00HRS
GOEX SOUTH SDC-CARTAGENA-MANZANILLO) U7I
BOOKING: THURSDAY 14:00 HRS DOCUMENTATION: FRIDAY 09:00 HRS VGM: FRI 12:00 HRS
CNTR PORT SD: FRIDAY 14:00 HRS CNTR PORT CY: SATURDAY 12:00 HRS
WCCA NORTH (GTZ-LAZARO CARDENAS-LOS ANGELES) U8A
BOOKING THURSDAY 16:00 HRS DOCUMENTATION: FRIDAY 12:00HRS VGM: SAT 10:00
CNTR PORT SD: SATURDAY 15:00 HRS CNTR PORT CY: MONDAY 10:00 HRS
WCCA SOUTH (GTZ-ACAJUTLA-BALBOA) U8A
BOOKING: MONDAY 10:00 HRS DOCUMENTATION: MONDAY 15:00 HRS VGM: TUE 17:00
CNTR PORT SD: TUESDAY 15:00 HRS CNTR PORT CY: WEDNESDAY 10:00 HRS

NOTE: To pick up containers form Chimaltenango it is one hour before cut off

Schedule is based on departure date. Dates are estimated and may vary.

Demurrage and Detention

Combined Demurrage and Detention (EXPORT)

Free time DRY Flat & Open top REEF IMO
Days 10 10 5 10
Days after free time expiration 20’ DRY 40’ / 40’hc / 45' hdry Flat & Open top 40’ REEF IMO
Price from 11th day onwards 100 USD 100 USD 100 USD 100 USD 100 USD

 

Remarks
Effective January 1st, 2017

Procedures

Special cargoes

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

Please contact gt.export@maersk.com for detailed information.

Restrictions

Weight restrictions

The same weight restrictions apply as specified for import restrictions.

Bill of lading restrictions

As part of the US Customs 24 Hour Rule regulations, 'To the order of' bills of lading are not accepted for shipments destined to the US or routed via US ports. 

US Customs does equally not accept the commodity descriptions 'Freight all kinds' and 'General merchandise', nor the package type 'pallets'.

 

As per the local regulation, a container is considered as abandoned by the local authority when it reaches below amount of days after arriving at terminal as per below:

Country Export Import
Guatemala 10 days 21 days

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