Have a CBP Hold or AQI/AQIM hold from U.S. Customs or CBP-Agriculture?  

Now What?

First...Thank You for selecting us as your CES site for your examination needs.

(Updated Feb.5, 2021)


Once your cargo arrives to us, you can track it here at:

EXAM STATUShttp://www.cipsmiami.com/examstatus.htm  or simply call us at (305) 373-3620.


If your cargo is on a trade enforcement hold by C.B.P. or C.B.P.-Agriculture,  here’s what to do.

(If you already have a STOP STAMP, skip down to STEP 2)

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 STEP 1 -  Getting your Stop Stamp/ Permit to Transfer to CIPS

*not required for CBP-Agriculture, AQIM exams, ATAG exams, or Agriculture Strip Out exams.  However, NARP exams do REQUIRE a STOP STAMP.

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CBP Miami Trade Services / Selectivity

msetraderesolution@cbp.dhs.gov            Tel:  (305) 869-2687 or (305) 869-2873 

*** Once you know you have an intensive exam pending.  You must upload the requested/required documents to the D.I.S. system within the ACE interface, including the exam site FIRMS CODE -  o-000  (yes, that is the letter "o" and three zeros)

  For Full Container loads, the PortMiami terminals will dray your container to our facility located within the seaport.

- You will give CBP one the of the following IRS numbers below depending on location:


email for drtays - YARD@SFCT.US.COM

www.sfct.us.com

S.F.C.T. contacts page

Javier (305) 347-3844

Jim (305) 347-3841

IRS# for Dray - 26-3160095

Firms Code:  N775

Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company

email for drays  - probres@pomtoc.com

other contacts - POMTOC Contacts page

For Dray Payments - www.pomtoc.com

(305) 533-8120 or (305) 373-5906

IRS# for Dray - 65-0446195

Firms Code:  L239

 

email - inbound@seaboardmarine.com

www.seaboardmarine.com

Seaboard Contacts web page

imports at PortMiami - (305) 530-5757

IRS# for Dray - 59-23148050

Firms Code:  M988

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For loose freight (LTL) or any loads coming from off port:

   Please provide CBP the IRS number of your selected trucker. (see our contacts page for suggested carriers)

  — We have no interchange issues & no special TWIC requirements for drivers or special ID's required to deliver to us.  Just let us know it is coming! cips@att.net

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 STEP 2 - Have your Stop Stamp?  - Getting your cargo to CIPS

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 -  Once CBP emails or faxes the STOP STAMP or the CF-3461 with the Stop Stamp to you
YOU WILL NEED TO SEND/EMAIL IT TO THE TERMINAL WHERE IT IS LOCATED TO HAVE THEM DRAY IT TO US. 
IT WILL NOT MOVE WITHOUT YOUR REQUEST.
And CC us as well please!!  cips@att.net 
Follow instructions below.

  -  At PortMiami, the terminals control the movements of the containers to & from our exam site which is located inside the secure cargo area here at the seaport.

  -  Your container will be moved here by the terminals listed below, but only if they have instructions from you. 

  -  You must send the CBP Stop Stamp and a request for the roundtrip to CIPS located at Shed G.

  -  Once the exam is completed, the container returns to the terminal and you will pick up from there.

  -  So get your request to them ASAP! 


South Florida Container Terminal

email for drays - YARD@SFCT.US.COM

If your container is located at SFCT, also known as APM Terminal, contact the Terminal directly (you no longer have to make the request to the Shipping Line)www.sfct.us.com

Javier, Jim or Mac

(305) 347-3841, 3842, 3843 or 3844

IRS# for Dray - 26-3160095

Firms Code:  N775

Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company

email for drays  - probres@pomtoc.com

If your container is at POMTOC, contact them directly for the movement to our facility.

For Dray Payments - www.pomtoc.com

Abelardo

(305) 533-8120 or (305) 373-5906

IRS# for Dray - 65-0446195

Firms Code:  L239

 

email - inbound@seaboardmarine.com

If your container is at Seaboard Marine please call your vessels rep. or email the whole team here -   POMInboundCoordinators@Seaboardmarine.com

www.seaboardmarine.com

additional Seaboard Contacts web page

imports at PortMiami - (305) 530-5757

IRS# for Dray - 59-23148050

Firms Code:  M988

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For all other OFF-PORT incoming deliveries:

FEC Railway, Antillean Marine, or any other bonded location, CFS/ bonded warehouse, etc. 

There are no interchange or union issues with delivering off-port containers to C.I.P.S.

Only moves WITHIN PortMiami are "union only" moves.

For loose freight shipments that are within a consolidated container.  This applies to CBP intensive exams on LTL that have been issued a STOP STAMP by CBP.  These containers must be drayed with a PTT to the deconsolidator/CFS site to be offloaded.  THEN the LTL must be brought back to the CES site using the STOP STAMP as the PTT for that movement.  


Other misc. Info...

 -  We are located inside the PortMiami at Shed G.  This facility is inside the secure cargo area beyond the security check points at the seaport. We are less than a 2 minute drive to the all the container yards.  In fact, the rear dock of our facility is actually inside the Seaboard Marine container yard giving them exclusive use of 8 container slots, almost guaranteeing you an inspection space even at the busiest of times.  The physical address is 1500 Port Blvd. - Shed G.  

  

-   NO APPOINTMENTS are necessary at C.I.P.S.  We are open from 7:00am till 3:00pm weekdays.  The gates opens by 7:00am for receiving cargo, and we are available after hours and weekends to complete tasks on O.T. (by request)  CBP-& CBP Agriculture examines cargo until 3:00pm.   Any overtime inspections must be requested BEFORE 2:00pm

  

-  The STOP STAMP is your permit to transfer (PTT) to move the cargo to the exam site.  Again, our Firms Code is O-000  (yes, that's the letter O followed by three zeros)

  

-  We do ask that you contact us via email (cips@att.net) or via fax (305) 373-3912,  with a copy of Stop Stamp, and so we know what is coming and are looking out for it.  Make sure we have your up to date contact info so we know who to contact when the cargo is released.

  

-  MOST CBP-Agriculture holds do not require a STOP STAMP from C.B.P., however there are exceptions (i.e.; N.A.R.P. program)

  

-  Stay in touch with your contact at the line or terminal for arrangements and status of the move to our facility.  Keeping us in the email loop will help us track your shipment as well. 

-  If using an independent trucking company to move your cargo to Shed G, from off port, please try to have them deliver between 7:00am & no later than 2:30pm.


Once your freight is here...

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-  As soon as your cargo hits our dock, we make the request with C.B.P. or CBP-Ag for the exam process to begin.  Remember, like you, we are not the government and only make a living by cargo getting released and it leaving our facility! We want it completed as fast as possible for you, our customer, and for your customer as well.  Having been importers ourselves at one time, we understand the time sensitivity of your cargo.  We pride ourselves at getting your examination process completed as fast as any station in the country, maybe even the fastest! (so we have been told).  Examinations are usually completed same day as arrival.  The C.B.P. work day in Miami is from 7:00am - 4:00pm eastern time.  CBP Agriculture Specialists work from 7:00am - 3:00pm eastern time.  So if your cargo arrives within a reasonable time before 3:00pm, we may be able to get it completed that same afternoon.

-  We will give you as much info as we are contractually allowed by C.B.P.  If there is a question we cannot answer, we will refer you to the inspecting officer.


 Once it is Released...

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RELEASED does not mean RELOADED  We are fast, but it does take time to get your cargo back into a container.  We will contact you and the terminal as soon as the examination is complete and ready to go.

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-  Once your cargo is completed the labor portion of the examination process, we will be emailing (preferred method) or faxing you the invoice for our services or at least letting you know we are complete as soon as we possibly can.  We are a small but dedicated company to your cargo exam process, it is exclusively what we do at our warehouse facility.  At this juncture, payment must be made for final release from our station.  We offer several options, but the quickest is to pay via the electronic means via a link on your invoicing email or via PAYCARGO.  We do our best to accommodate everyone in the financial process of the examination to not hold up your cargo. 

-  Keep in mind you will receive an invoice for the CBP exam labor charges ONLY from  C.I.P.S.  No one invoices on our behalf, no one collects payments for on our behalf.  Any other invoice from an other entity that states "exam fee" must be questioned with that entity.  Give us a call for any questions and we will do our best to help.  (305) 373-3620.

  


FINAL RELEASE comes from C.B.P. or C.B.P.-Ag.  We are not officers or inspectors and can not customs release your cargo.  We can only release the cargo from our station once C.B.P. has given us permission to do so.

  

Once released, we will contact the yard from where your container arrived and notify them via email to pick up the container.  We have no control over when they come to pick it up, but generally they are pretty quick.  As a guide, if you receive a release early in the day, the container will probably be going back to the yard just after lunch or around 3:00pm.  If you receive your release late in the afternoon, near or after 3:00pm, you can pretty much count on your cargo being returned to the terminal the following day.  Again, that is not within control of C.I.P.S., but the yards are very good about getting your cargo moving!


    You can also check on the container yards websites to see when your container is available back at the yard.

    South Florida Container Terminal  - S.F.C.T.                 P.O.M.T.O.C. -  https://pomtoc-online.tideworks.com/

-  Please give us a call (305) 373-3620 or drop us an email at cips@att.net anytime with any questions you may have

We sincerely appreciate and thank you for choosing us for your Customs, Agriculture and FDA inspection needs.

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updated   02/05/2021

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