Marine Pre-arrival and Reporting Timeframe


Date Published: 2020-04-15

The timeframe below is applicable for reporting pre-arrival data for conveyance, and import cargo with Canadian Customs ACI.

Cargo loaded in a country other than the U.S.

For Conveyance Transmission (A6)
Conveyances with break-bulk cargo 24 hours before arrival
Conveyances with bulk cargo 24 hours before arrival
Conveyances with containerized cargo 96 hours before arrival
Conveyances with empty marine containers 96 hours before arrival
Conveyances with a combination of goods described above 96 hours before arrival
For Bill of Lading Transmission (A6A)
Containerized cargo 24 hours before loading
Break-bulk cargo 24 hours before arrival
Bulk cargo 24 hours before arrival
Empty marine containers 96 hours before arrival

Cargo loaded in the U.S.

For Conveyance and Bill of Lading Transmissions (A6 & A6A)
Containerized, bulk or break-bulk 24 hours before arrival
Empty containers 4 hours before arrival

Note: If the duration of the voyage is less than the pre-arrival timeframe required, data must be transmitted before the departure of the vessel to a port in Canada.

Source: CBSA Memorandum D3-5-1

The above information is for reference only. Seatech Systems Integration Inc. holds no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss or damages in connection with the use of this information.