Vostochny Customs Regulation
20 Sep 2012
We would like to inform you that under the Russian Code for Merchant Seafaring, the Vostochny customs office requires all Bills of Lading to show the full details of shippers’ and consignees’ names and addresses. Failure to comply with the regulation may result in customs refusing cargo to be discharged and other penalties, including cargoes being returned to their origin ports.
This is effective immediately.
In order to ensure your cargo is in compliance, APL will require that your Shipping Instructions include full names and addresses of shipper and consignee for any shipment destined to the Port of Vostochny in Russia.
This regulation does not apply to other Russian ports.