Warning of Stiff Fines for APIS Inaccuracies

Press Release
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Crews should triple check Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) data to avoid US CBP penalties.

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising all crew, vessel owners, masters and operators to triple check passenger data before submitting Electronic Advanced Notice of Arrival (E-NOA) and Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) reports to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to avoid financial penalties.

While errors such as misspelled names and transposed dates on the crew list portion of the E-NOA were often corrected in practice without penalties if highlighted by APIS to the submitter, the strict enforcement of any mistakes identified at all will result in a US$ 5,000 fine for the first offence, going up to US$ 10,000 for additional violations.

The CBP office in Washington, D.C has advised:  “This is not a new APIS policy. According to the CBP National APIS Manager, mitigating factors are taken into consideration, but 100 per cent accuracy has always been required. Failure to comply has always been subject to $5,000 penalty ($10,000 for subsequent), and transmitting inaccurate data is serious and to repeatedly do so is unacceptable."

Says Temple Martin, Manager, E-NOA Service Centre: “We are advising customers that ISS will exercise reasonable skill and care to file the E-NOA data correctly and within the prescribed filing deadlines but it cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the correctness and accuracy of the information provided by the vessel owner/master/crew/operator, or if data is not received in a timely manner from the vessel owner/master/crew/operator, resulting from technical problems or human error beyond its control. We provide the E-NOA/D filing process as a data exchange service only."

 

Maritime Reporter February 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

CMA CGM Opens Two Offices

CMA CGM Opens a new branch in Constantine, (Algeria) and an agency in Sihanoukville, (Combodia) Following are the addresses in the respective countries: CMA CGM Algérie,

MMEA Recover Hijacked Tanker

A hijacked Malaysian coastal tanker has been recovered by the prompt actions of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) off the coast of Malaysia. The

Scorpio Takes Delivery of STI Veneto

Scorpio Tankers Inc. has taken delivery of STI Veneto, an LR2 product tanker from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. This vessel will begin a voyage for 60 days at approximately $32,

Communication

Directorate Changes at Fastnet

Fastnet, the UK and Irish listed E&P company focused on near-term exploration and appraisal acreage in Morocco and the Celtic Sea, announces certain management

Transas: The Bridge to Tomorrow

Transas was founded in 1990, by a group of former navigators and engineers, who at that time envisioned ways in which computers could revolutionize maritime safety, communications and security.

Oman to Implement Maritime Communications Network

Oman to roll out the national maritime communications network along its lengthy coastline soon, says Al-Madakhel Investment that has been tasked with design, construction

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0793 sec (13 req/sec)