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Subject:CSMS # 59984132 - CBP Operational Updates in the Port of Baltimore
Date:Friday, March 29, 2024
CSMS # 59984132 - CBP Operational Updates in the Port of Baltimore

Good day all,


See below received from CBP regarding cargo intended for Baltimore:


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<span-size:15.0pt;line-height:140%;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">CSMS # 59984132 - CBP Operational Updates in the Port of Baltimore

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Pertaining to cargo, vessels arriving with cargo intended for unloading in Baltimore may consider proceeding to a different U.S. port until further notice.  Vessel arrival notices and manifest updates, including updating the port of unlading, would be required.

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Vessels already in the Port of Baltimore with cargo destined for subsequent U.S. ports will need to consider whether to hold the cargo onboard or discharge the cargo in Baltimore.  For cargo not originally intended for Baltimore, manifests will need to be updated and either entry or in-bonds filed to move the cargo from Baltimore via truck or rail to the subsequent destination.

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">For export cargo, vessel agents/operators will need to determine if unloading cargo from the vessel would be preferred and feasible.  Export carriers are allowed to submit export manifest post departure.  Carriers are required to submit their export documents, either 1302A or EEM, from the updated port.  For affected EEI submissions, the port and date of export would need to be updated.

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">For U.S. origin cargo, additional approvals related to the Jones Act are required.

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">To avoid delays with perishable and other agricultural cargo, importers and Customs Brokers importing Agriculture cargo under a USDA import permit are encouraged to review their import permits as they may need to contact the USDA Permit Unit to update the approved arrival ports.

Please contact with any further questions.

Notice posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.