North American Update covering the week of April 20th

Latest Port announcements

  • Some Ports remain on a partial working schedule in view of continued blank sailings.
    Detailed overview as per separate overview.

Latest Custom & Border Patrol (CBP) announcements

  • An executive order was signed that allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to postpone for 90 days the payment of deferred selected estimated duties, taxes, and fees for importers experiencing a ‘significant financial hardship’ due to COVID-19.

    The temporary postponement applies to formal entries entered, or withdrawn from US located warehouses in the periods of March and April 2020.

    Significant financial hardship is defined as follows:
    An importer will be considered to have a significant financial hardship if the operation of such importer is fully or partially suspended during March 2020 or April 2020 due to orders from a competent governmental authority limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings due to COVID-19; and as a result of such suspension, the gross receipts of such importer for March 13-31, 2020 or April 2020 are less than 60% of the gross receipts for the comparable period in 2019.

Please consent the CBP website for details:

Due to recent low cargo volumes  
NORFOLK - VIG Hour Change VIG are open 7AM to 6PM M-F and closed on Saturday
NORFOLK - NIT Hour Change 7AM to 6PM M-F
NORFOLK - PMT PMT terminal will close for container business with target date 4th May Inbound and outbound traffic will be held between 1200 – 1300 hours Effective March 16
BALTIMORE Gate closure based on the weekly volumes Gate hours will be 06:00 – 16:45 from Wednesday, April 1st through Friday, April 3rd
PHILADELPHIA Normal Operation / Hours  
TAMPA Normal Operation / Hours  
PORT EVERGLADES Temporarily close gate and terminal operations on Thursdays until further notice Starting Thursday, March 19, 2020 // Closed Thursday 4/23, Friday 4/24
MIAMI POMTOC Gate closure based on the weekly volumes Closed on Friday 4/24, Monday 4/27
MIAMI SFCT Normal Operation / Hours  
HOUSTON BARBOUR'S CUT Normal Operation / Hours  
HOUSTON BAYPORT Normal Operation / Hours  
NEW ORLEANS PORTS AMERICA Normal Operation / Hours  
NEW ORLEANS NAT Normal Operation / Hours  
MOBILE Normal Operation / Hours  
LONG BEACH Pier A Gate closure based on the weekly volumes Closed on 2nd shift Every Fridays
LONG BEACH TTI Normal Operation / Hours  
LAX APM Gate closure based on the weekly volumes Closed 1st shift on Wednesday 4/22
OAKLAND Normal Operation / Hours  
SEATTLE Gate closure based on the weekly volumes Closed on Friday 4/24, Friday 5/1
NEW YORK APM Normal Operation / Hours  
NEW YORK PNCT Normal Operation / Hours  
BOSTON Normal Operation / Hours  
CHARLESTON - WANDO Normal Operation / Hours  
CHARLESTON - NCT Normal Operation / Hours  
SAVANNAH Suspended Saturday gate receiving beginning 4/4/2020 through 4/25/2020  
JACKSONVILLE Normal Operation / Hours  
WILMINGTON Normal Operation / Hours