Containers outbound from Montreal undergoing extra CBSA scrutiny
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has stepped up inspections of export containers leaving the Port of Montreal.
In a note to customers, Maersk said that as of March 1, CBSA had increased the number of export exams in Montreal. Containers are being referred to the Entrepôts LaFrance examination facility for a full destuffing and exam.
The customs agency is stepping up the inspections to try to intercept increased stolen property and contraband being exported from Canada.
Maersk said customers should expect delays if an export container is selected for a full destuffing and inspection. Import containers are not impacted.
The charges for inspection range from $850 for a 20-foot box up to $1,500 for a 45-foot containers, plus $350 for drayage to and from the LaFrance facility.