Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has informed its customers of the upcoming EU requirements for inbound cargo on vessels destined to EU ports.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has informed its customers of the upcoming EU requirements for inbound cargo on vessels destined to EU ports which will come into effect on 31st December 2010 for EU bound vessels loading on or after this date. The rule requires all ocean carriers to submit a list of legislation-defined data elements to EU Customs at a vessel's first EU port of call.
OOCL will be responsible for the timely electronic submission of the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) at least 24 hours prior to the start of the loading of vessels bound for an EU port and the latest two hours prior to vessels arrival at the first EU port.
The regulation is applicable to all import cargoes to or via any EU port as well as foreign cargo remaining on board -- cargo which is discharged in a port outside the EU after the vessel has called at an EU port.
To comply with this regulation, OOCL will request its customers to provide complete and accurate shipping instructions before the closing time which will be the same as currently applied for other advance manifest requiring countries such as USA, Canada or Mexico.