Update on Sea Cargo Manifest & Transhipment Regulation

11 September 2020

As a part of Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (SCMT) requirements, we would like to guide you on how to provide this information on the Shipping Instructions. This mandatory data element needs to be strictly adhered effective September 20th, 2020.

Shipping Instruction must be submitted prior vessel arrival at foreign port before calling India.

Please follow the below instructions for mandatory data elements required for SCMT regulation

Sea cargo manifest & transhipment regulation
  • Marks and Numbers

    Shipping Instructions needs to be submitted with Marks & Number as a mandatory field and same will be declared to the customs through Import Manifest.

    We will update the default value as “No Marks” if shipping instructions are submitted without Marks & Number and same will be updated in Import Manifest.

    When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online at Maersk website please input Marks & Number in the provided field as illustrated.

    Marks & Number to be provided under “SHIPPING MARKS” while submitting the Shipping Instructions via INTTRA and EDI.

  • Declaration of International HS6 code

    Shipping Instructions received without or incomplete WCO (World Customs Organization) HS6-digit code will not be processed. These shipping instructions will be rejected, requesting the customer to resend the shipping instructions with complete information.

    When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online at Maersk website please input the HS Code in the provided field as illustrated.

    In case of multiple commodities HS codes for all the Commodities needs to be listed clearly in the cargo description field as well.

    HS6 Code needs to be provided in “Cargo Description” field for other channels – EDI and INTTRA with Key word – “HS Code”

    The sole responsibility lies with customer to provide accurate details on the shipping instructions and these will be strictly adhered.

Non-compliance to the above requirements may lead to cargo not being loaded or issuance of original Bill of lading may be held back where the entire risk, cost and consequence remain on account of merchant.

We thank you for your support. We will keep you informed of any further development.

Should you have any questions or require any assistance regarding this new regulation, please do not hesitate to contact your local Maersk representative.

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