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Railcustoms clearance port of Hamburg

As per 1st of January 2013 the free trade zone in Hamburg will be abolished.
To avoid problems while the change and to become acquainted to the new processes there is an official transitional period from the 1st till 31st of
December 2012.
For all containers getting cleared in Hamburg (regardless of the terminal) which are arriving as from the 1st of December the new seaport customs law is applying already analogue to the procedure at CTA.
Every container requires an ATB-number as from this moment on, which must be presented obligatorily to IMS for the rail dispatch.
This applies to the handling for free circulation and as well as to the issuing of a transit procedure (NCTS/T1-procedure).
Only after complete customs release a dispatch per rail can take place.

As from 1st of December containers without ATB number cannot get forwarded.
Concerning the export there are no changes in the customs procedure.

To ensure a smooth dispatch of your containers already cleared as well after the transitional period, we kindly ask You to submit furthermore the ATB-numbers on the basis of the shipping company release order (ATB issuing).

For the initiation of a subsequent-dispatch procedure (NCTS-procedure) the presentation of the ATB number is essential as well for 2013.

On following internet sites please find further information concerning this topic:

HPA Hamburg Port Authority


For any further information please contact our team.

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