Since 2002, the government has been implementing sterner programs that have increased the possibility of border processing holds (BPH) and causing shipment delays.
And while these programs have been extensively justified for the sake of both national and environmental security, there are things that importers and logistic partners can do to avoid creating redundant occurrences.
It is all a matter of lodging the entry for the FCL shipment prior to the first port of arrival instead of the intended port of discharge/destination. There is actually a crucial difference between the two.
If a vessel arrives at its intended discharge port but First Line is declared by the stevedore, then there is a 99% chance that border security will turn the evaluation holds into border processing holds.
By lodging entries prior to the first line and first port of arrival, the chances of this happening will be greatly reduced. We at Kenter strongly advise our partners to adjust their processing dates according to the first port rather than the port of destination.