Country requirement & restriction

Automated Export System

AES Stands for “Automated Export System” and is the system by which the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census gathers statistical information regarding US Exports. USCBP also uses the AES data for export control purposes. 

The information is known as EEI, or Electronic Export Information – data previously submitted via an SED, or Shipper’s Export Declaration.

AES is required as an United States export regulation. Non-compliance will result in fines and penalties from the U.S. government. We regrettably cannot load your cargo on the intended vessel without the reference, which could result in application of additional charges of a $200 per container shifting fee plus applicable demurrage charges.

AES can be submitted on My.Safmarine in the Shipment Binder or with Shipping Instructions. 

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Special Requirements: 

Pallets or Pallet as a package type is not accepted as a manifested unit of measure for Exports, transhipment and freight remains on board for the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. 

Placard and marking placement for rail cargo moving in North America must have placards affixed to the container 5 feet above the bottom rail. 

Safmarine will not arrange a store door load at the personal residence of a private citizen.

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Safmarine North America

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