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Port of Baltimore or Newark?

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Japspec, Aug 11, 2023.

  1. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    Ship has left Brunswick Georgia 14 hours ago and is expected to make Port Newark in a day. Guess it will sit anchored until it's docked Monday morning.

    Why doesn't this thread topic appear as first in the General sub-forum? It has the most recent activity? What is wrong with this board?
     
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  2. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    I wonder how long after docking and unloading it takes to go through customs. Was hoping to have the truck before Thanksgiving weekend but looks like it might be after.

    Not sure, this thread definitely has the most activity recently lol. I sure do miss the days when internet forums were more active though.
     
  3. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    You need to get the cargo release document from customs

    on my arrival notice I have to wire Norton Lilly International $50 before they will release truck as well

    It looks like Tuesday is the day for me to pick up by the time I get all the paperwork together
     
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  4. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Nice! Let me know how it goes at port for you. First time so I’m a bit anxious. Looks like my broker will be taking care of the paperwork and the fee was part of my invoice so thats all good.
     
  5. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    They just updated the ships arrival to Sunday

    The current position of GRACIOUS ACE is at US East Coast reported 15 hours ago by AIS. The vessel is en route to US EWR, sailing at a speed of 8.8 knots and expected to arrive there on Nov 19, 00:00.
     
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  6. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    Wired my money to them the day after I received the Arrival Notice. Transaction status appears as deposited in their account. I have heard nothing further from them.
    I really have no idea how all this works at the port, but I wonder if there is a priority structure to processing vehicles? New vehicles destined for dealers first? Old vehicles last?
     
  7. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    When you get there in the AM there will probably be 5-10 guys on line waiting already

    They start processing at 8am

    Once you’re up, they check the paper work, make sure you paid the port fee and then tell you to go get the truck.

    mall the trucks are lined up, I had to push a truck out of the way to get to mine which also had a dead battery but they have a support truck cruising around to help out

    you then show your paperwork at the front gate and the security guard gives you the OK to go

    I would guess I was in and out within 35-40 minutes

    Don’t forget your safety vest
     
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  8. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    35-40 mins in and out isnt bad at all, seems easy enough to get the truck. Im guessing theres a parking area to park my SUV + trailer and then walk over to the place to get my paperwork checked out and I drive the truck over after all clear?
     
  9. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    Right across the street there is room to park, you will see all kinds of truck/trailer set ups
     
  10. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Nice okay thanks!
     
  11. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Well guys, I guess our vehicles must be sitting in port now that the ship has left…how long have you guys experienced that it takes to clear customs? Week or two I’m guessing? Getting anxious over here lol.
     
  12. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    Don't think that could be true. My notice from Norton Lilly gives me a window of Nov 20 to 28 to pick my vehicle up or incur further charges.
     
  13. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Gotcha, no idea then when my broker will let me know if thats the case. Hope they stay on top of their game. I wonder if the port will be open the 24th this week. For some reason my norton lilly report didnt say anything, other than it cant be there more than 15 days from discharge.
     
  14. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Forgot to ask, did you get that notice after paying? I haven’t received anything like that yet saying a certain timeframe. Be great to get one though so I can coordinate time off from work and the Uhaul trailer.
     
  15. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    After confirming that they received my wire transfer, I received this today from NL:
    Please note subject cargo has been released by Customs and all Steamship Lines. First free 11/20/2023 / Last free day is 11/28/2023 end of business.

    Please contact the terminal that is listed on the Arrival Notice for terminal procedures / protocol and demurrage cost if applicable. The terminal is open Monday - Friday 800AM to 400PM for retrieval of cargo. No Weekend /Holiday Hours

    Port Of America Newark Terminal / 325 Distribution Street / Newark NJ 07114 / 973-522-0224.
     
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  16. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Gotcha! I guess I’ll have to wait then as my broker will be paying Norton Lilly on my behalf. I’ll have to ask them for an update soon.
     
  17. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    You really need to keep on top of your broker. Your vehicle/shipment is just of many to them.

    Next hurdle will be registration which I hope to do the same day I go to the port.
    Somewhere I read that the Elizabeth DMV office handles imported vehicles, but now I can't find that reference.
     
  18. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Oh yeah definitely. I’m planning to shoot them an email tomorrow to see what step they’re at so I can get the truck. I’m in PA so I’ll have to register as an antique vehicle.
     
  19. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    What day are you planning to pick up your truck?
     
  20. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    Either Friday or Tuesday. My truck is have power steering problems at the moment and I really don't want to have to rent a truck and trailer, adding to the overall cost.
     
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  21. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Gotcha, good to know they’re operating on Friday, I’ll have to get on my broker then so I can take advantage of my day off.
     
  22. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    I’m all set
    U-Haul car hauler is connected
    Wired Lilly the $50
    Paid the $35 port fee
    Leaving in a few hours
     
  23. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    I would be all over your broker
    Be the squeeky wheel
     
  24. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Yep I’m going to be on them today, that is ridiculous that they haven’t even relayed any info to me yet. Definitely gonna use someone else next time. Let us know how it goes during your pick up!
     
  25. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Just talked to my broker, they said that customs clearance for my truck is still pending.

    EDIT: They just sent it over to Norton Lily…now we wait for them.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2023
  26. reggie98

    reggie98 Member

    Did you contact the port? Port fee paid by you or by your broker if you are using one? Upon arrival, where are the vehicles held at the port?
     
  27. Japspec

    Japspec Member

    Also curious about the above ^^
     
  28. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    Didn’t contact the port, just showed up.

    actually I paid the $35 port fee twice because I paid and my broker paid too, I was pushing to pick up today so I didn’t want to take any chances

    make sure you pay the $50 fee to Lilly and the $35 port fee the day before, they will definitely hold you up without them being registered as paid.

    Bring a jumper box, 2nd truck for me and 2nd dead battery

    I was on line at 7:45am with about 8 people in front of me, maybe get on line around 7:30

    it took me about an hour this time on line because several people in front of me didn’t have the fees paid so it held up everyone

    Some of the trucks are about 50 yards into the port on the left hand side, mine was there right in the front row for an easy exit once I got it jumped

    The other batch of trucks are to the right probably 200 yards in

    They will send a worker with you and have you sign off on the truck as being picked up

    then just drive to the gate and show the security guard the paperwork, he keeps one copy

    also that same security guard you need to check in before you go to the office and he will give you a security pass

    bring your safety vest and take the ride home slow!!
     
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  29. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    They are closed this Friday!!

    Schedule for another day
     
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  30. DOUGNASH

    DOUGNASH Member

    This is the place
    Security window is on the right, first thing check in with the guard
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