Shipping to and from Cayman Islands
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Seaway bill: We accept Sea waybill / express release
ALL Maersk doubt/question must be raise with our Customer Service Team:
Local Agency: We don't have any local Agents at Cayman Island. Please contact us using our Business Address mentioned below
Maersk Contact: Carislands.Import@maersk.com
Peak Season: During September to December. Maybe we can experience space pressure on feeder service
Port Storage Fees: Free time : 5 days dry/ reefer 50$/ day first 30 days and 100$/ day thereafter.
This is informative only; it may vary, and this is payable between customer and port authority
OOG: Feeder Pre-approval is necessary send message to Carislands.email@example.com.
Seal number: Seal number is mandatory for all containers.
Consignee full details: Consignee full details in the bill is needed including the e-mail address and phone.
No collect charges: Collect Charges are restricted. All charges manifested in our bills must be Prepaid as we don’t have any Maersk Line Agency at Cayman Islands. Collection Business doesn’t exist. All charges must be updated in the bill as prepaid – Payable at origin.
Weight Limitation: 70,000 lb / 31,751 kg (Including the Tare weight) If the weight is exceeded the cargo couldn't be moved towards destination and will be returned to origin. Shipping Instructions must be rejected / put on HOLD if overweight occurs Customer must receive notification of the situation, so weight conditions are complied. Our Connecting Carrier operator (Tropical Shipping) do not have cranes that support our normal weight limitation).
No foreign consignee: Local consignee is mandatory. If consignee is “To order” or Local Bank, first notify party from Cayman Island is necessary. Foreign bank or consignee is not acceptable. Reject SI and send DCC if the requirement is not met. In transit is not acceptable.
Vehicles: If a non-running/non- operable vehicle, Cayman will accept the above vehicles with the understanding that the consignee would be responsible to un-stuff the container at his own risk and cost at his own facility. We cannot off load this type of cargo. This type of cargo would have to be shipped in a 20' container and consignee would make inland arrangements to move the container.
Original Bills: We will not print OBL's at Cayman Island as we don't have local Agents. Express Release is accepted. Or Shipper must send the full set of Original BLs to their consignee by courier.
Cnee. Details: Bill must reflect the complete consignee details including e-mail address and phone number.
No Partial Bill: Partial Bill are Not Allowed.
Seal Number: Seal number is mandatory, if seals are not manifested unit will not be move to its destination. Feeder and destination local customs requires it.
IMO Not Accepted:
List of Dangerous Goods commodities not accepted
List of Materials not accepted by the feeder (barge)
Class A and B Explosives (Class 1.1, 1.2 All compatibility groups Calss 1.3)
Class C Explosives (Class 1.4 compatibility groups: A,B,C,D,E,F,H,J,K,L, N
Blasting Agents (Class 1.5,1.6)
Infectious Substances (Class 6.2) Radioactive Materials (Class7) Hazardous Waste Materials
Ammonium Nitrate 5.1 UN 1942 due to Haz Mat Safety regulations
Switch bill: Not acceptable
Bank name as consignee: Should be a local bank
In transit: In transit Clause to Cayman Islands not acceptable
Equipment Acceptance: 45ft equipment not accepted under no circumstances (do not place bookings for 45ft equipment).
OOG-FlatRack-OpenTop (special equipment) - subject to special approval with destination country.