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January 6, 2017 12:50 pm

Delays in Santo Tomas, Guatemala

January 6, 2017|

Please be advised of major congestion at the port of Santo Tomas, Guatemala due to a recent increase in container inspections by the Guatemalan government. At this time, both imported and exported cargo is being impacted. All shipping lines are unfortunately facing similar delays. We will provide updates when we receive more information. As always, we [...]

June 13, 2016 8:57 pm

Verified Gross Mass Requirement Update

June 13, 2016|

As previously announced the SOLAS VGM regulation requires the shipper to provide the verified gross mass (VGM) to Seaboard Marine prior to loading the container on-board a vessel effective July 1, 2016. To comply with this international regulation Seaboard Marine must adhere to a “NO VGM – NO LOAD” policy therefore your submission of [...]

June 13, 2016 8:52 pm

New Documentation Requirements for Breakbulk & Unit Cargo Exported via PortMiami

June 13, 2016|

As a part of our ongoing effort to keep our valued customers informed and prepared for new SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) requirements, we would like to advise any shippers moving Breakbulk or Unit cargo via PortMiami of new documentation requirements required at time of delivery. Effective July 1st, 2016 any exporter delivering Breakbulk or [...]

June 13, 2016 8:49 pm

Ship Channel in Houston Now Open

June 13, 2016|

Please be advised, the ship channel in Houston, Texas U.S.A. is now open. At this time, operations on the M/V Seaboard Ocean have commenced. See previous advisory.

June 13, 2016 8:47 pm

Severe Weather, Ship Channel in Houston Temporarily Closed

June 13, 2016|

To our valued customers, Please be advised, the ship channel in Houston, Texas U.S.A. is closed today due to strong currents stemming from severe flooding. At this time, the M/V Seaboard Ocean is at anchor in Houston awaiting permission from the Houston Pilots Association to continue operations. The M/V Hansa Meersburg is currently on schedule [...]

June 3, 2016 8:55 pm

Vessel Fuel Charge Increase to Select Countries Effective July 3, 2016

June 3, 2016|

Seaboard Marine wishes to advise its valued customers of a vessel fuel charge increase to / from the following countries effective July 3, 2016; Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The increase and new levels per equipment type are as follows: Equipment Increase New Amount 20' Dry Container  $ [...]

December 7, 2015 3:19 pm

New Verified Gross Mass Requirement

December 7, 2015|

To our valued customers, Beginning July 1, 2016, container weight verification requirements will be enforced as outlined by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), an international maritime safety treaty. Following the effective date, it would be a violation of SOLAS, applicable global law, to load a packed container onto a [...]

December 7, 2015 3:17 pm

Driver Strike Resolved at Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

December 7, 2015|

To our valued customers, We received notice that the strike at the port in Santo Tomas, Guatemala was resolved this weekend. The port has re-opened as of today. The Port Authority has advised of potential delays due to high volume accumulations both entering and leaving the port. We are diligently working to expedite movement wherever [...]

December 4, 2015 3:16 pm

Driver Strike at Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala

December 4, 2015|

To our valued customers, Please be advised, in protest of port congestion at the entrance to Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala, truck drivers are on strike. The strike is likely to delay northbound cargo destined for Miami, Florida U.S.A. Further delays to southbound cargo are also a possibility until the situation is resolved. We will [...]

December 1, 2015 3:15 pm

Honduras Customs Bond Requirement

December 1, 2015|

Effective January 1, 2016 Seaboard Marine (Honduras) will no longer redirect commercial cargo shipments to customs facilities outside the primary customs zone of Puerto Cortes, Honduras. The process of redirecting or transfer shipments shall be performed by the customs agent of the importer, under their Customs Bond or a Customs Bond secured by the importer [...]