Shipping to and from St Kitts-Nevis
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Seaway bill: We accept Sea waybill
Private personal consignee: Private individual consignee.
Personal Effects: Personal effects in cargo description is acceptable.
Local Agency: We don’t have any local Agents at destination pls. contact us using our BA Carislands.Import@maersk.com.
Peak Seasons : During September to December. Maybe we can experience space pressure on feeder service.
D&D free time:
Standard Free days for Dry Cargo 10 free days / Reefer 3 free days.
Special Equipment and IMO 3 free days.
After free days D&D costs will be as follow: for 20s $80 per day. For 40s 100 per day.
For Reefers, IMO and Special Equipments $150 per day.
Port Storage Fees only as informative purpose
Standard 5 days dry and reefer
Fee $2.22/ton first 2 days after free time
$2.96/ton next 2 days
$55.56/each succeeding 3 days or part there of
$1.50/ton first 2 days after free time and increases about $0.70per every couple of days
Check with local authorities.
Important: These conditions are not of Maersk/SeaLand but between port authority / government or private entities and Customers at destination. Consignees are encouraged to discuss terms and charges with Port Authority to clarify any potential charges due.
OOG (out of gauge): For out of gauge cargo pre-approval is required. Any query contact: CARISLANDS.IMPORT@MAERSK.COM.
Bill description: Must be in English language.
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 destination. 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 St. Kitts and Nevis is necessary. Foreign bank or consignee is not acceptable. Reject Shipping Instructions and send DCC if the requirement is not met. Switch bill is not acceptable.
In transit: Is not acceptable.
No Partial Bill: No partial bills are not allowed
Vehicles: Vehicles cannot have any soil/dirt/debris on or outside the unit. Vehicles cannot have any leaking fluids.
Original Bills: We will not print Original BLs at St. Kitts and Nevis 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.
Seal Number: Seal number is mandatory; if seals are not manifested unit will not be move out of Caucedo to its destination. Feeder and destination local customs requires it.
IMO Not Accepted:
- List of Dangerous 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.
Equipment Acceptance: 45ft equipment not accepted under no circumstances (do not accept nor confirm bookings for 45ft equipment).
OOG-FlatRack-OpenTop (special equipment) - subject to special approval with destination country.