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The temporary postponement applies to formal entries entered, or withdrawn from US located warehouses in the periods of March and April 2020.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|
|GATE STATUS / HOURS|
|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|
|FLORIDA INTERNATION TERMINAL||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|