Shipping to and from Saint Maarten
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Seaway bill: We accept Sea waybill.
ALL Maersk doubt/question must be raise with our Customer Service Team:
Local Agency: We don’t have any local Agents at St. Maarten pls. contact us using our BA 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: Handled directly between port and consignee.
OOG – over dimension cargo: Feeder Pre-approval is necessary send message to Carislands.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seal number: Seal number is mandatory for all containers.
Consignee Details: Bill of lading must reflect the complete consignee details including e-mail address and phone. Consignee must be local.
No collect charges: Collect Charges are restricted. All charges manifested in our bills must be PREPAID as we don’t have any Maersk Agency at destination. 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.
No foreign consignee: Local consignee is mandatory. If consignee is “To order” or Local Bank, first notify party from destination is necessary. Foreign bank or consignee is not acceptable.
In transit is not acceptable.
Vehicles: There may be additional local charges for de-stuffing a non-operable vehicle.
Original Bills: We will not print Original BLs at Sint Maarten 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.
No Partial Bills: Partial bills 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: (Dangerous commodities)
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
In transit: In transit Clause to Sint Maarten 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